By now, you’ve probably realized that it’s winter. We know, we know… it’s a Southern tradition to forget about winter until it’s late-January and the rain and cold have gotten annoying. So instead of wishing for warmer weather, go find a clearance sale on warm jackets and use winter as inspiration for your wedding.
Winter can be an incredible time to get married if you know how to use the season to your advantage. If you’ve committed to a winter date, you’re in the right place. Here are some tips on how to make the most of your seasonal wedding.
Save Your Travel Points
If the weather is cold outside, it makes total sense to have your celebration inside -- it’s a no brainer. But, think about you and your guests when it comes to moving from the ceremony to the reception. Some choose to have these in separate locations, which is totally cool if there’s no winter chill in the air. But when it’s brisk outside, keep the festivities under one roof don’t make the party move locations.
So, save your grandma from getting a chill in her bones and find a venue that can accommodate both. You and your guests will be glad you thought ahead.
Pro tip: have a coat check at the venue. There’s nothing more annoying that keeping up with your jacket all night.
Use Nature to Your Advantage
Yes, a winter wedding may limit your choice on floral arrangements or seasonal food, but that doesn’t mean you can’t drop the jaws of your guests. Ferns, evergreens and ivory flowers are a great way to embrace the winter spirit. Instead of opting for solely flowers, think about using sticks, pinecones and whatever else you can get your hands on to create an awesome theme for your day.
The same can be said for food. Find out what’s in season in your area and totally immerse yourself into it. If apples are in high supply, then apple pies it is! With just a tiny bit of research, the event can feel even more special and unique.
Pro tip: Irish coffee.
Keep an Eye on the Light
Remember one important thing: winter days are shorter and light is at a higher premium. Just keep in mind when you’re thinking about the time of your event how early the sun sets. It’s a good idea to speak with your photographer and work out the best time to take whatever shots you choose. Lighting is always important, but if you’re looking for natural light, make sure you account for the early sunset.If you’re planning a winter wedding, one last tip: it’s a good idea to keep the dance floor hot all night. Nice Entertainment has some awesome wedding entertainment packages in Atlanta and Charleston. Drop us a line to find out more about our company and services.