A Winter Wedding Checklist

The hype around winter weddings is real, and here’s why:

One of the plans for your wedding day is picking the perfect season. Although the wedding season (May to October) is the most popular with future brides and grooms, there’s something magical about having a winter wedding.

winter wedding checklist
Photo by Natasha Fernandez

It could be the holiday cheer, the obvious emphasis on decorations, the snow outside, or a fabulous venue you’ve found.

If you’re considering getting married in the jolliest season, you’ll want to pay attention to some specific things.

We’ve outlined them today for you in our special winter wedding checklist!

Remain Moisturized

The first thing you should write down on your wedding to-do list is to buy chapstick for you and the groom, some face cream, and alert your bridesmaids and guests to bring one with them as well.

If you decide to get married in the peak of winter, you’ll need to learn to cope with low temperatures. It’s not just weddings, though; staying moisturized during cold weather is winter care 101.

In many ways, cold weather is good for us, but it’s not recommended to be in the cold for too long because your skin dries quickly, causing it to itch. So, before you say the faithful “Yes” to each other and kiss, make sure to put some chapstick on your lips and some face cream.

Create a Food Menu

online seafood for winter wedding
Photo by lobsteranywhere

It’s winter, and we’re all excited about holiday cooking, trying out new recipes, and enjoying the hot and tasty specialties. And when planning a wedding, food is one of your strongest assets.

A lot of different food can be found on your winter wedding menu. Typically, there are two courses, appetizers and an entree (plus dessert). If you’re out of ideas, some popular entree ideas include fried chicken, kebabs, lobster, steak, lasagna, and so on.

As you can see, fish is a popular wedding dish.

And before you even ask—don’t let the cold weather prevent you from ordering your ideal wedding menu. You can order seafood online, and it will be delivered to your doorstep.

Dress Warm

The next thing you have to pay attention to when making your wedding checklist is to pick your clothes wisely.

Certainly, your winter wedding wardrobe will require warmer layers of clothing, but that shouldn’t stop you from dazzling your guests with a beautiful wedding dress.

If the reception is taking place outside, gloves won’t be necessary, but you and your groom should definitely consider some warm coats. Your bridesmaids and guests should be dressed warmly as well, at least for the outside ceremony part.

Give Your Guests Extra Travel Time

Planning a wedding in the middle of winter sometimes means that the weather won’t be your best friend. Depending on your wedding location, snow storms, rain, and strong winds are not out of the question.

That’s why, when you’re sending out invitations, you should let your guests know that being late won’t be the biggest problem.

You should organize your wedding so that you allow extra time for guests who are coming from far away. Getting safe to the location should be on the top-priority list.

Focus on Winter Colors

Last but not least, you need to come up with a winter wedding palette. Each season has its own recommended colors to complement the entire event.

Winter equals holiday, festive, and cheer. And the colors that perfectly describe this are emerald green, navy blue, burgundy, and of course, red.

Using on-trend colors for your winter wedding ambiance will contribute to the atmosphere and wow your guests.

Wrapping Up

Although we’re all used to planning a summer wedding, you can’t deny that there’s something magical about tying the knot during the winter season.

If you’re considering having a winter wedding, you should start making your checklist now. Some points include staying moisturized, ordering a lot of food, dressing warm, giving your guests extra travel time, and creating the perfect wedding color palette.


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