Living in the northeast does have certain challenges when it comes to winter and spring weddings. What if you’ve planned the perfect outdoor winter wedding, complete with a beautiful blanket of snow on the ground, and then…it starts to snow on your wedding day. What do you do?
First of all, don’t panic! It may not be the weather you were hoping for, but there are ways to make the most of it. Here are a few tips on how to make your winter wonderland wedding work, even if the forecast calls for snow.
Plan B…Just in Case
Even if you’re planning an indoor ceremony and reception, it’s always a good idea to have a backup plan in case the weather takes a turn for the worse. Talk to your venue about what their contingency plans are in case of bad weather, and make sure you’re on the same page. That way, if the unthinkable does happen and it starts to snow on your wedding day, you’ll be prepared.
Dress for the Occasion
If you’re planning an outdoor winter wedding, chances are you and your bridal party will be wearing dresses or gowns that are not exactly conducive to walking in snow. So what do you do? First of all, make sure everyone has a pair of comfortable shoes to change into for the ceremony and photos. And secondly, don’t forget the shawls! A pretty shawl or wrap can not only keep you warm during the ceremony, but it also makes for great photos. You can even incorporate them into your decor by draping them over chairs or using them as table runners.
Embrace the Snow!
One of the best things about getting married in the winter is that you don’t have to worry about sweating through your dress or being too hot in your suit. So take advantage of it! If it does start to snow on your wedding day, go outside and embrace it! Take some beautiful photos in the snow, or even have a snowball fight with your new spouse. Just make sure you have someone on hand to help keep your dress clean and dry (ahem…that would be your Maid of Honor’s job!).
A little bit of snow on your wedding day can actually be a lot of fun! Just make sure you’re prepared with a backup plan and some comfortable shoes, and embrace the weather. After all, it’s not every day that you get married in a winter wonderland!