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Winter Wedding Uncertainty

Thinking about having a winter wedding but uncertain because of weather and limited options compared to Spring, Summer and Fall weddings? We put together some thoughts to consider that might help you decide if you want to say "I Do" in the winter!

You may save money with a winter wedding since many wedding vendors and venues are slower in the winter than any other time of the year.

Whether large or small, winter weddings tend to lend that cozy, intimate feel with the cold weather outside, but the warmth inside.

You won't have to deal with sweat and feeling sticky during a photo shoot with a winter wedding!

Many folks opt to have their winter wedding around the Holidays to take advantage of using Christmas decorations that your venue may be decorated with. If considering this, try to pick a day that isn't so close to the Holidays, like early in December before the month gets too crazy for everyone.

Mother Nature is taken out of the equation when planning a winter wedding, so that element of stress is eliminated. No need to worry about wind or rain!

Travel and accommodations tend to be cheaper in the winter.

It's the best time for black tie!  How uncomfortable it can be to wear tuxedos in the summer months. Winter is perfect for them!

Photo Credit: Michael Bambino
Flowers: Yellow Canary

If you've already decided on a winter wedding, here are a few tips to consider:

Consider having your ceremony and reception in one venue so that your guests don't have to travel from one location to the other in the cold.

Make sure to plan for winter accessories for you and your attendants!

Extra time for travel is essential! Make sure to allow for this when putting together your wedding day timeline.

Make sure to have someone in charge for coat check at your venue.

Consider offering a hot drink as your guests arrive to your venue, to help get them warmed up.

Fun, winter alternatives to traditional favors include mulled wine spices, candy canes or little bottles of Baileys.

If you decide to get outside for some photos, make sure you are prepared with hand warmers and chapstick for your clutch!

Enjoy the magic and uniqueness of your winter wedding!

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