5 Things to Consider for Absolutely Amazing Winter Weddings

Winter is one of the most romantic seasons of the year. Chilly weather makes you want to get cozy with your love. And then there’s the snow, the fire, and the holiday lights. Winter weddings may be on your mind, and if they are, here are a few must-haves for your big day. 

Must Haves for Winter Weddings

Must-Haves for Winter Weddings

Winter is almost here, and many people around the world consider it the perfect time to get married. The atmosphere is cozy and romantic, and outdoor winter wedding venues can be even more magical in this season. Winter wedding ideas definitely need to include more thought than a warm-weather big day.

If you are planning an event with winter wedding decor, there are some things that you need to consider. Let’s chat about some of the must-haves and intimate winter wedding ideas to consider.

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1. Choose winter wedding venues.

Winter wedding venues are the most important thing when it comes to a wedding. After all, it sets the tone for your big day. For a cold-weather wedding, you need to be a bit more careful about the location. Some outdoor locations for winter weddings may be too chilly to house your event. 

It is important to think about winter wedding venues that are cozy and have a good heating system. That way, you won’t have to worry about the guests freezing during the ceremony. If you plan to use outdoor places for winter weddings, make sure to think about providing comfort to guests as well. 

If you choose to have an outdoor event, you can provide blankets, bonfires, and outdoor heaters. Having your wedding outside can truly be lovely in the wintertime! 

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2. Look at winter wedding dresses.

Another thing that matters a lot is the clothing you choose for everyone in the ceremony. Be it for the couple getting married or the wedding party, you need to keep the winter theme in mind with your selections. Especially if your event is outside.

You can always look up winter-themed clothing ideas online for some inspiration. Being cozy enough during the chill will allow everyone to enjoy the event to the fullest. 

Be thoughtful and give your bridesmaids cozy blankets to use as wraps over their winter wedding dresses. Vintage fur (or modern fake) wraps and stoles can be a gorgeous addition to bridal gowns, too. 

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3. Serve things that warm everyone up in the cold weather.

Believe it or not, food is an important factor when your guests determine if the wedding was successful or not. Your cozy concept needs to be reflected in the food you serve as well. 

Generally, people prefer hot and delicious food that makes the cold go away and warms them up from the inside. Plan the food menu by keeping winter wedding themes in mind. Things like soups and stews can be fabulous options for cold-weather weddings.  

A hot drink beverage station is also a good idea. Serve hot chocolate, coffee (decaf and regular), and tea. Doing so will ensure that your guests can get warm in a hurry.

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4. Use good lighting and winter wedding decorations.

When it comes to picking winter wedding colors, you should stick to a specific theme. According to that, you have to pick winter wedding decorations. Christmas and winter wonderland themes are especially popular in the cold weather months. 

Lighting should be done in a way that doesn’t take away the coziness of the venue. However, it should still make it easy to take stunning wedding pictures. Adding touches to indoor winter weddings will give you the feeling of getting married in the snow while you continue to stay warm inside. 

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5. Consider practical touches for winter weddings.

When it comes to planning winter weddings, it’s easy to forget the essentials. From extra tissues to lip balm for chapped lips, be winter prepared in every way. These make great wedding favors or would be cute places in “cozy stations” around your event. 

Things like blankets for the guests along with thoughtful favors can make their night. Small, cozy touches can go a long way in communicating your love to your guests on your big day. 

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Truly winter weddings are some of the most beautiful around. With a bit of thoughtful planning, you can create a stunning event while keeping your guests cozy. No matter what month you choose, use our ideas to have a winter wonderland wedding worthy of your dreams!

Must Haves for a Winter Wedding

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