It may not be the warmest time of the year to tie the knot, but a winter wedding ceremony can be truly magical. More wedding venues throughout the nation are taking advantage of the whimsical and charming nature of the season, providing couples with one-of-a-kind ceremonies.
While winter weddings are becoming more mainstream, it’s essential to remember that the cold weather and chances of experiencing snowfall during the ceremony can create issues that no bride or groom wants to face on their special day.
We have listed the common winter wedding pitfalls that happen during the season to avoid these mistakes, ensuring your special day is picture-perfect.
Not Providing Winter Essentials for Guests
Even if you warn your guests to prepare for the winter ceremony, they either disregard your advice or forget it altogether. Which often results in cold and uncomfortable guests. That’s why providing winter essentials such as a basket of blankets, gloves, scarves, or offering warm drinks and cocktails is a great way to ensure everyone’s comfort throughout the winter wedding ceremony.
Planning a Winter Wedding without the Proper Budget
Though winter weddings are thriving, it is still uncommon in many areas, and most couples believe that holding these ceremonies during the odd season is cheaper. However, that is not the case. Destinations, hotels, airfares, and florists typically cost more during the winter season, so if you are planning a magical winter nuptial ceremony, ensure to prepare yourself financially.
Disregarding Winter Must-Haves in Your Emergency Kit
Brides and grooms want to look their best for their picture-perfect day. However, it can be challenging to maintain your best look when facing cold weather conditions and snow. You need to add extra winter must-haves to your emergency kit to ensure you are looking you are very best on your special day. Winter essentials include tissues for runny noses, hand warmers for comfort, and powder for pink cheeks.
Forgetting to Bring Extra Pairs of Shoes
Brides often wear lavish heels to their wedding ceremonies to complete their beautiful wedding dresses. However, these heels can get uncomfortable quickly. That’s why flats are essential to have in any bride’s wedding day arsenal, but winter brides require more care, so it’s ideal for them to bring an extra pair of boots to take on the cold elements.
Heels are also vulnerable to wet environments, so it’s best to bring the temporary pair of shoes for pre and post-wedding activities, so you don’t destroy them.
Having Separate Locations for the Wedding Ceremony and Reception
Most modern couples choose to hold their nuptials and reception in different areas. However, this is not ideal if you want to have your wedding during the winter season because, during the colder seasons, countless things can ruin the venture from one location to another.
Failing to Buy Wedding Insurance
Although winter weddings can be whimsical, it can also be dangerous, especially if your area is prone to blizzards. For instance, if your local governor orders a state of emergency and all roads are closed during your wedding day, guests and vendors may not be able to go to the venue. Having wedding insurance during the winter season provides coverage for all costs associated with having to cancel your wedding or when you want to change the date.
Winter weddings can provide you with vibrant colors, delicious comfort foods, and fun, unique favors that can top traditional weddings held in warmer seasons, but make sure to prepare appropriately to enjoy your special day with ease.