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For those who love and enjoy the cold weather, a wedding in the winter would be perfect for you. Having a winter wedding could be cost effective, as winter is usually considered off-season for wedding vendors. Another perk of a winter wedding is that mother nature often provides a beautiful setting which make for great wedding photo opportunities.

So you are considering having a winter wedding… Here are a few tips to making it great.

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Snowy mountains provide a beautiful backdrop. (Snippet and Ink)

1. A Little Snow Don’t Stop No Show

When selecting your vendors for your wedding, be sure to ask them what their policy in the event of inclement weather. To go a step further, you may want to ask them to include a clause in your agreement.

2. Have a Hot Beverage Bar

If you must have your ceremony outside during winter, keep it short and provide a hot beverage bar. Apple cider, hot chocolate, hot toddies would make great selections to serve to help people stay warm. You may also consider having “spiked” options.

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Hot cocoa (tumblr)

Hot apple cider (The Antique Door)

Hot apple cider (The Antique Door)

Hot Toddy Station (Martha Stewart Weddings)

Hot Toddy Station (Martha Stewart Weddings)

3. Be Picture Ready

Nature will already provide a great backdrop or setting for you to use. All you have to do is play this up. A nice faux fur shawl or cute boots could do the trick.

Clearly ready for the weather (Martha Stewart Weddings)

Clearly ready for the weather (Martha Stewart Weddings)

A cute, warm shawl (Style Me Pretty)

A cute, warm shawl (Style Me Pretty)

Sleek black fur coat (Bridal Musings)

Sleek black fur coat (Bridal Musings)

These wedge booties are sooo cute! (Martha Stewart Weddings)

These wedge booties are sooo cute! And the pink ribbon add such a feminine touch. (Martha Stewart Weddings)

4. Have a Plan B

Since you can never really predict the weather, I think it’s best to always have a Plan B. A snow storm could occur on your wedding day and your guests are already in town, so you decide to still have the wedding. In this event, some vendors may not be able to make it. Incorporating items like candles and DIY things are always a good idea. You can bring those items with you or quickly grab the items needed at a store.

Pine cone place card holder (Events by Social Graces)

Pine cone place card holder (Events by Social Graces)

A cozy feel with yarn and candles (Pinterest)

A cozy feel with yarn and candles (Pinterest)

Frames, candles and string of pearls can add a nice, elegant touch (Style Me Pretty)

Frames, candles and string of pearls can add a nice, elegant touch (Style Me Pretty)

Gold glitter branches place in a vase are a great way to add some sparkle. (Pinterest)

Gold glitter branches place in a vase are a great way to add some sparkle. (Pinterest)

5. It’s Just One Day

(Pinterest)

(Pinterest)

Remember that your wedding is simple just one day, the first day to the rest of your lives together. So something goes wrong or doesn’t turn out the way you envisioned, it’s okay. Weddings are to celebrate the union. Just something to keep in the back of your mind.

Have questions about incorporating some ideas into your winter wedding? Or need a few idea suggestions? Let me know… I would be happy to help!

– G
@seekyourbliss
@highlifesuite

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