It may not be the most popular season to have a wedding, there are still plenty of great reasons to have a winter wedding. Winter weddings have the advantage of being one of the most beautiful seasons to plan a wedding around, but there are also more factors to consider when planning the perfect winter wedding. At Lucky Little Chapel, not only will you find beautiful venues for your winter wedding, but you will also find a friendly and knowledgeable staff to make sure that your special day is absolutely perfect.
’Tis the Season
When you plan a winter wedding, keep in mind that it is the holiday season as well. You can use this to your advantage by incorporating seasonal foods, decorations, and attire. Consider providing warm beverages, and classic holiday dishes, and even incorporate classic winter smells.
You would also be wise to consider the date of your winter wedding carefully. There are plenty of dates that will cause conflicts with holidays and religious days.
Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, New Year, and many other “black-out” days fall around December. Be mindful that some of your guests will not be able to attend your wedding.
But Don’t Feel Like You Have to Have a Winter-Themed Wedding
That being said, you don’t have to have a winter-themed wedding. Your special day should be exactly what you want it to be and you shouldn’t feel pressured into having a theme that isn’t what you envisioned. The great thing about planning your wedding is that it can and should be everything that you want it to be!
Take Shorter Days Into Consideration
Although winter can make for a beautiful backdrop for your wedding, you will be wise to make sure that you schedule accordingly to account for shorter days. You can choose to have indoor photos, but if you wish to take photos outside, you will have to plan your wedding ceremony and reception around your photoshoot.
Create a Cozy Reception Space
Even though December brings us the gift of a beautiful winter backdrop, your guests will appreciate a warm reception space to escape the cold. Not only will you want to keep a warm reception area, but you should also keep in mind that the event space can get too warm, especially on the dance floor. Talk with your event coordinator to make sure that the temperature of your reception space is cozy and comfortable for your guests during these winter months.