A winter wedding can be tricky in a range of categories, so there are considerations you’ll want to take into account when you’re planning. Here are just a few you’ll want to think about before you start sending save the dates.
Winter days are shorter and darker, and there’s no way around it. When you’re planning a winter wedding, you need to make sure you consider the light for photographs during your wedding day.
Consider having your ceremony earlier in the day, so you can ensure that you will have enough time after the ceremony for outdoor shots. Also, if you know you want bright wedding photos, talk to your photographer ahead of time to make sure he or she thinks this is possible based on your venue for the time of year.
2. WARMTH AND WEATHER
If you are the kind of person who loves cozy sweaters and fur stoles, a winter wedding might be right up your alley. For a winter wedding, you’ll need to keep the weather in mind. Check with your venue or church ahead of time to make sure the building will have had time to warm up before your ceremony or reception. There’s nothing worse than your guests not being able to concentrate because they’re freezing cold! If you expect there to be a chill, set out a few blankets for your guests to cozy up in.
3. COLOR SCHEME
Winter color schemes can be beautiful, but the season does lend itself to different pairings than summer weddings. Keep those muted tones going, with peachy pinks or dusty greens, and you’ll avoid the “Frozen” look.
Certain flowers will, of course, be more expensive or downright impossible to get during the wintertime. But that doesn’t mean you’re completely limited. Talk to your florist about what’s in season in the winter, and work from there. Greenery like eucalyptus lends itself well to a winter wedding, and branches can be downright elegant (and inexpensive!) as centrepieces. And where you can’t go overboard with flowers, you certainly can go wild with candles.
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