It’s officially winter wedding season! With an enchanting backdrop of snow and colder weather, doesn’t a cozy indoor ceremony sound dreamy? Weddings throughout November, December, and January have so much potential to be completely magical experiences. Even if you’re not a big fan of winter, planning a wedding this time of year can be so fun. Let us show you why!
The ultimate goal of winter weddings is to create an atmosphere that is warm and inviting. You want your guests to feel like your event is a little getaway from the chilly weather and the hustle of the holiday season. At the end of the day, even little adjustments can really make a big difference in the overall feel of your wedding! If you’re stuck on where to start, we have a few suggestions to get you going in the right direction.
One of the biggest ways to influence the coziness of your wedding day is through your venue. Before you make a final decision, ask yourself if whatever venue you’re looking at has elements that are conducive to a cozy environment. This could include things like a fireplace/firepits, space for string lights, and a large indoor space in case of inclement weather.
Your venue is the foundation of your entire day, so make sure to look for one that has the potential to become whatever you want it to be.
Another fantastic way to embrace winter themes is through your menu. Whether you are offering a full meal or a few desserts, there are a variety of rich flavors and dishes that are perfect for the cold-weather months. This could include roasted veggies, hearty soups, warm drinks, and baked goods.
Focus on comfort foods and seasonal dishes whenever possible. If the menu you’re planning leaves guests feeling satisfied and a little nostalgic, then you’re on the right track.
The thing that will really seal the deal for your winter wedding day is your decorations. The best part is that they don’t have to be over-the-top or holiday-themed to be cozy and inviting. A good place to start is with your color palette: choose bold, rich hues paired with lighter complementary colors.
Utilize varying textures and patterns throughout your tablescapes and displays. As far as lighting goes, fill your venue with as much mood lighting as possible. Avoid harsh overhead lights and go for lamps, string lights, and candles!
Avoiding Holiday Overwhelm
As the bride and groom, your mood sets the tone for the event. If you’re feeling relaxed and welcoming, your guests will feel that! One tricky aspect of winter weddings is that they fall during a pretty busy time of year. On top of wedding planning, you may already be feeling overwhelmed with family gatherings, holiday parties, and other festive events. Outsourcing the planning and execution of your big day will help you feel like the guest of honor at your cozy winter ceremony. Don’t let the stress of planning take away from your wedding day experience!
Cozy winter weddings are more than a few twinkle lights and a hot cocoa bar, though those things are a great addition! It really comes down to your plan for creating the atmosphere you are dreaming of.
From the start, think about what you want the vibe of your wedding to be and make a plan to get there! Magical wedding days don’t just happen, they require lots of hard work to make them happen. We would love to be there with you every step of the way so you can enjoy your warm winter wedding day as much as everyone else will.
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