This Ogden Temple wedding one for the books! Believe it or not, this was a winter wedding before all the snow came! Despite being able to see the grass, it was such a cold day. But nonetheless, cold days like this are still happy ones!
Planning a wedding during a cold weather season can be a unique and memorable experience. Here are some tips to help you and your guests stay warm and comfortable on a cold wedding day:
Layer your attire: Choose wedding attire that allows for layering. Consider wearing a wrap, shawl, or faux fur stole over your dress, and have your bridesmaids do the same. This will provide warmth while still looking elegant.
Opt for long-sleeved dresses or suits: If possible, consider choosing wedding dresses with long sleeves or thicker materials. For the groom and groomsmen, opt for suits or tuxedos made of heavier fabrics to provide insulation.
Provide warm accessories: Offer warm accessories like gloves, scarves, or blankets for your guests. You can have a basket of cozy items available near the ceremony or reception area for anyone who needs them. Between pictures, have someone have a blanket to keep you warm! Having hand warmers is a great trick to stick in your hands and your shoes to avoid purple hands during photos.
Warm beverages: Serve hot beverages like hot chocolate, mulled cider, or warm spiced wine during the cocktail hour or reception. It will help your guests warm up from the inside and add a cozy touch to the event. This wedding had a hot cocoa bar afterwards and I absolutely adore that idea! I’m also just a sucker for hot chocolate.
Heated venue or outdoor heaters: If you’re having an outdoor ceremony or reception, consider renting outdoor heaters or choosing a venue with sufficient heating. Make sure your guests have a comfortable space to stay warm.
Timing and scheduling: Plan your wedding day timeline with the cold weather in mind. Consider having an earlier ceremony to make the most of the daylight and avoid the chillier evening temperatures.
Indoor photo locations: If you’re taking outdoor photos, have some indoor backup locations for your photo session. This way, you can still capture beautiful shots without subjecting everyone to the cold for an extended period.
Embrace the season: Embrace the charm of a cold weather wedding. Incorporate seasonal elements into your decor, such as winter florals, cozy lighting, and warm color schemes. Create a warm and inviting atmosphere that celebrates the beauty of the season.
All in all, having a winter wedding is nothing to be afraid of! We embrace the cold and embrace the joy that comes. If you are planning a winter (or any season, really) wedding, I’d love to be a part of it! Reach out on my contact form to get in touch.