Phil Wenger Photography
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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Seven Tips For Your Winter Wedding

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Seven Tips For Your Winter Wedding

Winter weddings can be straight out of a fairytale with many versatile ideas to choose from. Here are our seven tips to kickstart your creative process! Don't be afraid to incorporate your own touches to create a final look that just screams you!

1. Keep Your Guests Warm

This one is easy! There are plenty of options to ensuring your guests are cozy despite cooler weather on your wedding day. From handing out blankets as favors, the use of candles (they actually give off a good amount of heat when used inside!) to including a hot chocolate bar, a winter wedding allows for creativity as you and your guests celebrate during one of the most beautiful times of the year. It's already such a joyful time! 

 

2. Vintage Winter Wedding

If you and your loved one desire a unique theme, a vintage winter wedding is a stunning choice. A natural palette with pops of color is key! Features such as antique lace with gold details set the scene for your vintage winter wedding. Take time to prepare beforehand and focus on what details are most important to you as a couple. Sourcing authentic vintage pieces can really help showcase your theme! Second-hand stores, relatives, friends, and even vintage rental shops are available to help.

 

3. Inspired by Nature

You may be considering a winter wedding due to the ambiance it provides. Adding organic elements inspired by nature such as pinecones and evergreen sprigs will create the perfect winter wonderland scenery. We've seen weddings that incorporated Christmas trees into the decor to help capture that wilderness look! We absolutely loved it and was a great hit with the guests!

 

4. Romantic Winter Wedding

For the truly romantic, including warm colors creates the perfect romantic winter wedding. Choosing seasonal florals along with details such as rose gold throughout your wedding beautifully integrates the romantic theme. We love the use of multicolored roses! Nothing screams romanticism like the iconic image of a rose to represent the presence of passion and love in abundance.

 

5. Snow Plan

When choosing a winter wedding, it is important to consider the possibility of inclement weather such as snow. Creating a plan to move to a more accessible venue or choosing venues that offer indoor spaces in case of need will allow for a stress-free day even if the weather doesn't cooperate. Every couples wishes for beautiful blue skies with perfectly placed dashes of puffy white clouds! In addition, taking steps to ensure your guests have proper transportation to and from the venue is important to consider as well. If you've chosen a venue that has the potential for wintery conditions, having steps in place to handle problematic issues beforehand is critical.

 

6. Timing

Considering the timing for your wedding day is important during the winter months as it generally gets darker outside more quickly. This affects everything in your timeline! Choosing to capture photos or hold the ceremony earlier in the day should be considered. This is especially important for any couples who hope to incorporate a "Golden Hour" photoshoot. Don't forget that utilizing cozy candles and warm lighting is a functional and aesthetically pleasing option for your winter wedding. 

 

7. Holidays

When scheduling your wedding date during the winter months, factoring in the holidays is important to allow for friends and family to attend. Consider your schedule along with your guests as you choose your winter wedding date. Generally, the end of the year can be a busy time for some more than others. When choosing a date close to any major holiday be sure to allow ample time in between your announcement and wedding day. This helps your guests plan around their holiday schedule while still leaving time to attend your marvelous winter wedding.

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