You can save moneyWinter months can mean it’s off season for most vendors. Some venues offer discounts in the offseason to bring in extra business. Photographers and DJs usually offer discounts during the offseason as well. However, one thing you won’t save money on is flowers.
Helpful hint: Some types of flowers are extremely hard to find in the winter months. Check ahead of time to see what flowers are in season and which ones will work for your wedding. This will help keep your floral budget from skyrocketing.
Prepare for potential weatherBeing winter time, you could end up with some treacherous winter weather or hazardous conditions. While nothing is guaranteed, it’s best to be prepared for all types of weather. Check with the venue and see if they offer free rescheduling due to unforeseen weather conditions.
People may say noWhile no one likes the hear the word, no, especially when it comes to your wedding, you may receive a few no’s from guests you have invited. It’s nothing personal, some people just don’t like to travel during winter months. This is something you should be aware of when planning a winter wedding.
Invest in winter accessoriesHaving winter accessories will make all the difference in keeping you warm on your special day. You don’t have to wear a scarf and gloves. A long sleeve wedding dress, a cape or veil, or a matching cardigan are all great options.
Stay on top of your beauty prepDry skin and chapped lips are very common in the colder winter months. As a bride, this is something you should prepare for ahead of time. Chapped lips and dry skin do not look great in wedding photos.
Extra travel timeBad weather can cause a lot of traffic and it doesn’t matter how close or far you are from the venue. Traffic is still traffic and it can cause you unnecessary stress. Plan accordingly and make sure you give yourself and your guests plenty of extra travel time.
Have your ceremony and reception at the same venueKeeping both the ceremony and reception at the same venue reduces the amount of travel that will take place. This will reduce the chance of people getting stuck in traffic or not be able to travel due to a change in weather.
Winter décorUsing candles can create a very romantic atmosphere. Just make sure that your venue allows you to use real candles. Glitter is also a very festive option. You don’t have to overload your wedding with glitter, but it does make a great accent. It’s also a great idea to check the décor of your venue. They might have holiday décor that does not match your wedding decorations.
Coat CheckThis is a great option to have. Have a coat check set up and make sure the coats will be stored in a safe place. The last thing a guest wants to worry about is having to hold onto or watch their coat during the ceremony and reception.
If you have your heart set on a winter wonderland wedding, keep these tips in mind during the planning process to help ease the stress and avoid any disasters. The Historic Pinecrest would be a wonderful place to host a winter wedding in Colorado Springs. If you want to schedule a private tour of our venue, give us a call or text 719-357-8613 today!
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