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6 WINTER WEDDING TIPS

11/11/2016 12:00:00 AM

The chill of fall is in the air, ice scrapers are becoming a morning necessity, hot coffee is taking over iced, and sweaters are not just a fashion statement—what do all of these things mean? Winter is on the way! If you are planning your dream wedding for the winter months, how can you make sure the warmth of your love shines through your winter wedding? Here are 6 winter wedding tips for you!

HAVE FUN WITH COLOR

Winter weddings traditionally use bright whites, deep greens, and sumptuous reds, but that doesn’t mean that you have to follow tradition. Feel free to play around with fun colors that are bold and bright for your winter wedding. It sounds silly to have key lime and pineapple yellow as your wedding colors during the winter, but it can make things much more fun for you and your guests.

CHANGE UP YOUR BRIDESMAID DRESSES

When picking your bridesmaid dresses, don’t feel bound by tradition or even weather. Winter weddings are almost always inside, so who says that you have to rule out strapless dresses or shorter hems? As long as your bridesmaids look and feel great, don’t be bound by season.

HOWEVER, DON’T TOSS WEATHER CONSIDERATIONS OUT THE WINDOW

Even though you shouldn’t rule out strapless dresses or things that are traditionally worn in warmer weather, that doesn’t mean that you can let your wedding party freeze. Make sure that they can wear coats and sensible shoes when switching locations or loading into the limo. A simple wrap or cardigan won’t do if there is snow on the ground.

MAKE YOUR RECEPTION WARM

Your winter wedding needs a cozy and warm reception to fight off the chill of the outdoors. Consider incorporating candles into your reception décor and using luxurious and warm fabrics to decorate.

BUT DON’T LET YOUR RECEPTION BE TOO WARM!

Remember that your guests will be moving around a lot during the dancing portion of your reception, so blasting the heat isn’t always a good idea. Make sure to coordinate with your on-site helpers to keep the dance floor cooler and the seating area warmer so that everyone is comfortable at all times.

KEEP YOUR GUESTS OUT OF THE COLD

If you are going to have a receiving line or outdoor entrance, timing is paramount to making sure that your guests aren’t left freezing (and that they don’t leave altogether).

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