Top tips to take the chill off a winter wedding
Planning a wedding at any time of year takes a lot of doing but when you’re planning a winter wedding there are a number of other things you’ll need to consider. From the décor you’re going to choose to the outfit you’re going to wear, here are some top tips for the ultimate winter wedding:
Consider the Temperature
Everyone wants to look their best on their wedding day but in the winter you’re going to need to take the plummeting temperatures into consideration. That doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice that stunning dress you’ve had your eye on but does mean you need to think about adding an extra layer. Places like Coast have a whole host of outfits for brides and wedding guests that evoke all the glamour you desire but with some added warmth.
Use the Weather to Your Advantage
Whilst you might not get snow on your big day, that doesn’t mean you can’t centre your wedding on this theme. Consider using ice sculptures for centrepieces and wintery themed table names (like Jack Frost, for instance). You could even hire a fake-snow machine so you can create a magical atmosphere – and without all the mess of real snow. And for one last touch, why not hand out blankets to your guests during the wedding ceremony/reception? Not only will they appreciate the added warmth but it adds a cute finishing touch to your winter wedding too.
Opt for Warm Drinks at the Wedding Reception
If your guests have had to travel to the venue from the wedding ceremony or you’ve been dragging them outside to have their photos taken, provide them with some warmth by offering them warm drinks instead of champagne at the wedding reception. Mulled wine or hot chocolate (with a shot of whisky) will go down a treat. And you can always have them served up in clear glasses to add a quirky touch that will look great on your photos.
Choose Ice Queen Make-up
Create added impact to your outfit with natural base make-up and pearly shades. This will look stunning against your white dress and you can even add to it with silvery touches to your eye make-up. Opt for pearly shades on your nails and lips and keep the rest of your make-up neutral to add to the dramatic effect.