Though some couples want to marry at the height of the summer or travel abroad to marry on the beach, others prefer the winter months to tie the knot. Indeed, with the dark nights and the chance of snow, marrying in the winter can be particularly romantic – but there are a few things you need to think about to ensure your wedding day goes off without a hitch…
Inviting your guests
We’re all busy people, but as soon as November hits, it seems as if we go into overdrive. With an office Christmas party to plan, Halloween and Thanksgiving celebrations to prepare for, and indeed Christmas itself, it’s hard to find the time to get everything done. So to avoid disappointment and ensure everyone can make your wedding, send out your invitations as soon as you possibly can, and make your wedding day the new gettogether for your family.
Giving gifts to loved ones
With Christmas just around the corner, your wedding is a perfect excuse to cut costs. Rather than handing out wedding trinkets and thank you notes, you can give guests their Christmas presents in lieu – and the same for your partner. Indeed, if you know your wife-to-be wanted a wedding ring unlike any other, you can surprise her with romantic Claddagh rings during your vows; it’ll be an early Christmas gift and another way to demonstrate your commitment.
Theming your wedding
It’s easy to opt for the Winter Wonderland route or even plan a Christmas-themed wedding, but there are so many ideas to consider for your wedding theme. You might choose to go all-white-everything, adopt a rustic and cozy style, or choose a winter woodland theme. Use Pinterest to find interior design and theming inspiration and rely on a planner if you are too busy to think of a theme – but be sure you and your bridesmaids’ dresses are appropriate.
Wedding day weather
Check the average winter weather for your wedding location and be sure to prepare for every eventuality. Whilst it would be lovely to have a white layer of snow for your wedding photographs, you’re probably more likely to have cold and dull weather. Add outdoor areas but be sure to have a back-up in place should the weather take a turn for the worse, and remember that whether it’s raining or shining, you’re getting married to the love of your life!
Transport and accommodation
Finally, make sure you prepare your transport and accommodation months in advance, not only for your immediate family but for guests coming from far away, too. Hotels quickly book up in the winter months so make sure you book as many rooms as possible to persuade guests to stick around for the evening celebrations and organize buses or taxis to and from your venues so guests don’t have to worry about diving in the cold and wintery conditions.
There you have it – just some of the ways you can prepare a winter wedding in advance. We wish you the very best of luck with your wedding day – have a blast and enjoy every minute!