20 Useful Tips For Winter Wedding Planning

Winter weddings can be utterly magical and romantic but some issues may arise during planning and the event itself. If you want your wedding buttery smooth, these tips and ideas may help you.

Wedding Attire

Consider having a long sleeve wedding dress if you feel like it – you’ll be much more comfortable in it. Then invest in winter accessories: it will be cold and these little things will keep you and your guests comfortable. A faux fur stole, a cape, a cardigan, a jacket, a scarf will keep you and your bridesmaids warm. Put on thick tights under your wedding dress (as long as it’s long) – nobody will know! If you’re wearing heels, have another shoe option for your outdoor pics: think of wearing warm, maybe fur boots as an alternative to usual shoes. Ice cold blue hands are not a good look in winter wedding pictures, this is where hand warmers come in. Grooms and groomsmen can wear velvet, it’s very trendy and it’s a very thick fabric, which will keep the guys warm. Make sure someone is in charge of taking coats at your reception and making sure they’re kept safe.

prefer a long sleeve wedding dress to feel comfier if it fits your taster and your bridal style

prefer a long sleeve wedding dress to feel comfier if it fits your taster and your bridal style

invest in a proper coverup of your choice, there's a plentry of options for every taste and budget

invest in a proper coverup of your choice, there’s a plentry of options for every taste and budget

change up for fur boots for outdoor pics, you'll feel warmer and you won't spoil your expensive new heels

change up for fur boots for outdoor pics, you’ll feel warmer and you won’t spoil your expensive new heels

try a stylish hand warmer for a refined and vintage feel, decorate it with a heirloom brooch

try a stylish hand warmer for a refined and vintage feel, decorate it with a heirloom brooch

an emerald velvet groom's suit with a striped shirt and a bow tie for a stylish winter groom look and a comfortable feel

an emerald velvet groom’s suit with a striped shirt and a bow tie for a stylish winter groom look and a comfortable feel

offer faux fur stoles to your gals to keep them warm and comfy while shooting outdoors and for a refined touch

offer faux fur stoles to your gals to keep them warm and comfy while shooting outdoors and for a refined touch

long sleeve velvet dresses will keep your girls warm during the whole wedding and maybe they won't require coverups

long sleeve velvet dresses will keep your girls warm during the whole wedding and maybe they won’t require coverups

make someone keep an eye on yoour guests's coats at the venue during the celebration

make someone keep an eye on yoour guests’s coats at the venue during the celebration

Wedding Venue

Bad weather means bad traffic, so give extra time for travel to your ceremony – no matter how near or far you are going. If possible have your ceremony and reception in the one venue, or venues very near to each other. This will make transport easier in case of bad weather.

It will get dark quite early, so embrace it with lots of romantic candle light in both your ceremony and reception space, it will not only cozy up the space but also make it more romantic and inviting.

provide many candles for decorating your reception space, they will create an inviting and welcoming ambience there

provide many candles for decorating your reception space, they will create an inviting and welcoming ambience there

consider having a fireplace in your venue, it will warm up the space and make it super cozy, whether it's a reception or a ceremony space

consider having a fireplace in your venue, it will warm up the space and make it super cozy, whether it’s a reception or a ceremony space

Food/Drinks

Serve a hot drink on arrival for your guests, it will keep them warm and comfy. For a subtle winter wedding touch get yourself a cute winter cake topper or make a cool hot chocolate or s’mores station to embrace the season. Make the menu winter-like and keep it like that in every part, from appetizers to desserts.

a winter wedding cake topped with snowy pinecones helps embrace the season

a winter wedding cake topped with snowy pinecones helps embrace the season

fun wintery snowy mountain cake toppers of wood is a creative idea even for not a winter wedding

fun wintery snowy mountain cake toppers of wood is a creative idea even for not a winter wedding

winter ho chocolate martinis with marshmallows as a signature drink at the wedding

winter ho chocolate martinis with marshmallows as a signature drink at the wedding

hot chocolate with marshmallows is ideal as a drink to serve at arrival, every guest will be happy

hot chocolate with marshmallows is ideal as a drink to serve at arrival, every guest will be happy

mulled wine is ideal for any winter wedding, it may be served at arrival or available at drink bars and stations

mulled wine is ideal for any winter wedding, it may be served at arrival or available at drink bars and stations

serve comforting and warm food like creamy tomato soups with toasts to keep your guests comfy

serve comforting and warm food like creamy tomato soups with toasts to keep your guests comfy

mushroom cheese ravioli with thyme, rosemary, garlic and parsley are a great course idea for vegan guests

mushroom cheese ravioli with thyme, rosemary, garlic and parsley are a great course idea for vegan guests

serve delicious creama brulee, a warming up and cozying up dessert for any season

serve delicious creama brulee, a warming up and cozying up dessert for any season

puff pastry wrapped pork with mushrooms is a great and hearty way to go, ideal for winter

puff pastry wrapped pork with mushrooms is a great and hearty way to go, ideal for winter

a fig, cheese, nuts, herbs and bacon salad is a hearty starter for a winter wedding

a fig, cheese, nuts, herbs and bacon salad is a hearty starter for a winter wedding

Wedding Photography

It gets dark much earlier in the winter so adjust your photo schedule for more light. Taking portraits before your ceremony is often a good idea. If you’re not sure how to go about this, just chat to your photographer.

Have nice umbrellas on stand by for outdoor wedding photographs. These don’t have to be fancy – simple and black can often do the job.

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