Despite the chilly weather, winter is one of the most magical seasons, which makes it perfect if you’re planning on tying the knot. To ensure your special day is just as you imagined, here are some key things to remember when hosting a winter wedding.
Use the Season as Your Muse
There are many magical qualities about the winter season that make it so fitting for a wedding. From the snow-topped trees to the holiday décor to the glowing lights – there’s a lot to use to inspire you. Even if you’re not in love with the season or the cold, focus on the beauty of it for your décor, outfits, flowers and everything in between. When you look past the cold, you’ll see how much there is that you can take advantage of and incorporate into your special day.
Be Over Prepared for the Weather
Having said that, it is still winter which means the weather can be pretty unpredictable. We recommend being over-prepared for it. Have some extra supplies on hand to ensure you and your guests are comfortable, like warm, cozy blankets, along with scarves and gloves. Also, it’s a good idea to call ahead to make sure your venue has shovelled and salted the pathways if a storm whips up the night before.
Bring Backup Up Boots and Shoes
There’s nothing worse than having cold, damp feet, especially on your wedding day. When you’re going to and from the car or walking to get the perfect snow-filled photo op, you’ll need to swap out your fancy stilettos for something more practical. Bring your boots, coat and shawl so you can stay warm. You’ll still look great and get to stay cozy during the process.
Plan Alternative Routes
Blizzards can happen at any time, and sometimes, they can be extreme enough to shutdown certain roadways, or at least make it more challenging to get around. It’s best to be prepared with a few alternative travel routes for you and your guests.
Serve Hot Beverages to Keep Warm
During those bone-chilling days, it can be challenging to warm up, especially when you’re in a dress. To help you and your guests feel cozy and comfy, serve some hot beverages. Whether it’s hot cocoa, hot apple cider or even some mulled wine, it’s an extra thoughtful perk that will go a long way towards making the day start off on the right foot.
Find the Right Venue
When you’re looking for the perfect venue to host your wedding, make sure it has everything you need for your day to go off without a hitch. Some things to consider include an easy location for guests to travel to, ample parking, a spacious setting that can easily accommodate your party size, and in-house catering.
If you’re looking for an elegant, modern venue that offers everything you need for a hassle-free and memorable wedding day, St. Elias Centre has you covered. Get in touch with us to learn about what we have to offer.