Winter weddings have a lot going for them. Yes, summer weddings sure are stunning but there are some downsides to consider. Here's our Essential Winter Wedding Planning Tips.
Winter weddings can be utterly magical and romantic, but there are a few inevitable issues that go hand in hand with weddings held during the darker months. If you're having a winter wedding, don't panic; all these problems are really small and totally avoidable with some preparations beforehand.
If, due to the pandemic, you have decided to change your plans & opt for a winter wedding, don’t panic. All of the problems that are a wedding in the colder months throws up are small and totally unavoidable if you do some preparations beforehand. Here are some simple tips and tricks to ensure your winter wedding is the best day of your life!
Invest in Winter Accessories
It’s going to be cold so you’re going to need accessories in order to keep warm. A faux fur stole, a veil or a cape are all good options. You could also opt for a long-sleeved wedding dress.
Go Velvet for the Grooms
For the grooms and grooms men, a velvet blazer is ideal. It’s a nice thick fabric which will keep the guys warm and it’s bang on trend.
Winter Beauty Preparation
Chapped lips and dry skin are inevitable during the winter months. Keep your lips moisturised in the lead up to your winter wedding, use a good face moisturiser and have some lip balm in a small bag on the big day.
Slip Something 'Cosy' on Underneath your Dress
If it’s really cold, you can always wear thick tights under your wedding dress and have the same for your bridesmaids too. As long as your dresses are long, nobody will know!
Glitter Chic in the Snow
You can't get more festive than bridesmaids in glitter. Sequin or glitter dresses are always easy to find come winter, plus they look wonderful in photos.
Keep your Bridesmaids Warm
Your bridesmaids will be chilly too! So when you’re planning your own cover-up, don’t forget about your bridesmaids too.
Make Extra Time for Snow, Ice, Rain, Sleet, Hail...
For getting to your ceremony and venue, don’t forget that bad weather means bad traffic. So leave extra time to travel to your ceremony, no matter how near or far you are going.
Wedding Reception Candles
A wedding in winter means it will go dark quite early. So embrace it with lots of romantic candlelight in both your ceremony and reception space.
Go for Winter Tones
Decorate your venue in rich, warm tones of berry red, burgundy, black and gold. You can also add extra wintery romance with lots of natural greenery or even a hint of tartan maybe!
Winter Wedding Favours
Blankets or pashminas, sparklers, cookies, mulled wine spices, candy canes or little bottles of Baileys are all lovely and doable winter wedding favour options.
Time your Winter Wedding Photos
It gets darker much earlier in the winter, so adjust your photo schedule to have your pictures taken in more light. Taking portraits before your ceremony is usually a good idea. If you’re not sure what to do, chat with your photographer – they will have a good idea of what will work.
Keep your Hands Toasty
Ice cold blue hands are not a good look in winter wedding pictures. This is where hand warmers come in and you can get some really pretty options throughout winter. You could also get crafty with some DIY hand warmers.
We hope we have inspired you to go for a winter wedding because not all big day's need to be in June! Choose your dream wedding dress with us at Confetti & Curves by booking your appointment here.