The weather is getting colder, but that doesn't mean that your wedding needs to be put on the back burner until the sunny days of spring! According to the Knot, the second most popular month to get married is October, and we believe there are many benefits to getting married during the colder months.
However, if you are planning on hosting an outdoor event during the winter, there are some things you need to be concerned about, from your wedding rentals to ensuring your guests don't get too cold! So we have compiled a list of some winter wedding do's and don'ts to follow. Here's how to make sure your winter wonderland wedding goes off without a hitch.
Do choose what dresses you'd likeThere is no rule stating that you have to dress your bridesmaids -- and yourself!-- in thick, heavy fabrics just because it's wintertime. Go with whatever fabric and you and your bridesmaids decide on, after all, there are always cardigans and jackets you can use to make everyone warm for the pictures!
Don't be afraid of colorMany brides believe that just because it is cold outside that they have to settle with a muted or dark color scheme for the event. Don't hold your creativity back; choose whatever color you'd like! This goes for your wedding linen rentals and wedding tents as well. Feel free to experiment with color on every surface, because you'll want to create a bright environment.
Do be cozyEven if you decide to go with bright colors in your ceremony and reception wedding tents, go the extra step and create a cozy environment with lush, luxe fabrics. These components don't have to be everywhere, and can simply be a velvet ribbon tied around your wedding chairs, chenille pillows at lounge areas, or fur rugs under the tables.
Don't let your guests freeze!It can be easy to get carried away during your big day, but it is important you don't leave your guests outside to freeze! This includes making arrangements for your receiving line to be indoors and to ensure there is a place for them to go during cocktail hour while you are taking pictures.
With these tips in mind, go enjoy your winter wonderland wedding day!