3 Things to Consider Before Saying Yes to a Winter Wedding


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If you think about having a winter wedding, there are a few things you should consider before making the big decision. From the weather to the attire, we will cover some of the basics in this article. You can make your work easier by letting a wedding registry help you take care of the gifts, so you have enough time to focus on the rest. 

  • Do you want snow? 

If a winter wonderland is what you desire, everything gets a bit tricky. You cannot ever be fully sure that it will snow on the big day, but there is a way you can get the scenery you wish for: you may want to consider a destination wedding in a cold place.

While this is obviously the only solution if you come from a warm country, it can be a good idea for those from the Northern hemisphere as well. Even if your home is usually in a cold climate, only a few places can deliver the promise of permanent snow during the winter. 

Moreover, if snowy wedding photos are the main priority to you, you have to make sure you are selecting a region that usually has active snow on your chosen wedding date.

  • What to wear?

It might seem like a good idea to still choose traditional wedding attire, such as a princess gown, but you might be disappointed to hear this is likely the wrong choice. One of the downsides of having a winter wedding is making peace with the fact you or your guests cannot wear the same outfits you would for a July wedding. For example, exposed shoulders and cleavage can be an easy way to get exposed to harsh temperatures.

You should instead opt for bridesmaid dresses with long sleeves, so your team won’t be shivering during the ceremony. However, if you still want to maintain the look, especially for photoshoots, you can also choose cardigans or faux fur wraps, which can easily be removed for a few minutes.

Another thing to consider is if it is actively snowing during your wedding day while you are outside for the ceremony or the photoshoot is that the snow will eventually melt and can truly disrupt your makeup or hairdo – try to research the most waterproof makeup you can find. 

  • What else to consider

An exciting part of winter weddings is the fact you can easily incorporate holiday foods and styles into your big day.  On the other hand, working around several holidays could prove to be a difficult task, as businesses may be closed, and your guests may not be able to attend your wedding. 

In addition, flights can be delayed, as winter weather can make it so that some of your guests, or even yourself, cannot make it to the destination. If they are driving instead, roads could also be blocked in case there is a big snowstorm.

Another factor is the fact that the sunset is quite early, which might create a beautiful atmosphere, but it is definitely something to consider when it comes to the material lighting for your photoshoots.  

Angel Eva
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