With the promise of snow and the excitement of a honeymoon away from the cold, winter is one of the most popular seasons to get married in. Winter may make your wedding photos look like a fairy-tale, but there are more practical considerations that you need to think about compared to the summer months, when good weather makes travel and clothing arrangements simple.
Find a Perfect Location
When choosing a location for a winter wedding, you should pick a wedding venue that all of your guests can access without any trouble and that is central to all of your most important guests. You should also try to find a location with easy access to indoor facilities so that you can stay indoors in the event of unpredictable weather and other winter issues. Aside from that, your wedding venue in winter needs to be magical, which is why Adlington Hall is the perfect destination with stunning year round gardens and state rooms available for hire at all times of the year. Then, your location can help you to forget the cold and indulge in a luxurious setting.
Consider Your Guest List
Your guest list is more important to winter weddings than in summer months as you need to take into consideration the transport issues that guests may run in to if they travel from far away. For winter weddings, you may only be able to invite close relatives or you will have to acknowledge that your guests may need to leave the reception earlier than usual due to bad weather conditions and safety issues. You may also want to send invites out further in advance for winter weddings due to issues such as postage around the holidays.
Choose the Right Dress
When thinking about the clothing of both you and your bridesmaids will be wearing, you need to consider both beauty and comfort for bad weather conditions. If you have your heart set on a thin or strappy dress that is not appropriate for the winter, you should invest in cover up accessories such as wraps, scarfs and shawls that can help to keep you warm so that you do not fall ill for your honeymoon. You also need to think about the right shoes for winter weather, such as swapping stilettos for fur-lined court shoes or boots.
Acknowledge the Weather
It is also important to acknowledge the possibility of bad weather and to plan for rainy days in advance so that it causes no disruption on the day. For instance, you should look for indoor or covered photography spaces for your wedding photos, alternative modes of transport for your main guests, and ensuring that there is plenty of time to get between locations such as the wedding venue and the reception.
Although winter weddings may not seem practical, they can be luxurious events that will make your wedding seem magical- as long as you take the necessary precautions to make sure that all of the events run smoothly.