Most brides dread rain on their wedding day but for brides getting married in the winter months, our bet is that they have their fingers crossed for a white wedding! We have seen some absolutely gorgeous white winter weddings so we wanted to pull our top ten to remind our winter brides not to fret if weather rolls in! It all comes down to being prepared, so here is a list of ten ways to prepare for a white wedding that we have seen here on the blog!
Warm Blankets : Having piles of warm blankets ready for your guests is a great idea if you are going to have any events outdoors! We love we weddings have a variety of plaids to mix and match, or when they are all offered in the wedding colors. These really add to the ambiance and photograph extremely well! Not to mention they will keep your guests toasty and happy.
Snowy Photographs : Use the snow in your photographs! Images like these capture the true essence of you wedding! If snow is on the ground, make sure its included in the pictures. It serves as a nice reminder of what your wedding day was really like !
S’mores : If you can have an outdoor fire to keep guests toasty, you should absolutely give them something to toast ( and snack on! ) while they are warming up! S’mores are one of those things that everyone loves and never gets to do enough. You can have pre-made s’more kits or a s’more building station nearby! Hot drinks are also a great idea to have to wash them down!
Snow Boots : If you are getting married outside and there is snow on the ground you will probably be forced to opt for some non-wedding footwear. Embrace this and be prepared to wear some boots that you love! Some of our favorite wedding style touches are the most rustic! These boots for example are an awesomely rustic option for a snowy wedding.
Snowfall : There is always the possibility of snow during your ceremony if you’re having an outdoor winter wedding. The great thing about snow, is that unlike rain, the show can go on! Getting married while snowflakes fall all around sounds so magical! This wedding went on in this midst of a blizzard is it was all the more beautiful! Embrace the weather you’re given on your wedding day and find the beauty in it!
The View : If you’re having an indoor winter wedding somewhere where its just too cold to be outside, try to find a venue that lets you take in the wintry surroundings. This vermont wedding venue has a truly spectacular view that makes you feel like you are outside, except for the fact that you are warm and cozy, and inside.
Fresh Snow : If you are lucky enough to have fresh snow on your wedding day, take a walk after the ceremony and make your first marks on the world as a couple! Its a perfect way to celebrate the beginning of your life together!
Winter Light : Embrace the winter light! It is cooler and softer than the light the rest of the year and the more you take advantage of it the better! Fresh white snow gives you a wedding backdrop unlike any other, and that coupled with beautiful winter light will make for wedding photographs that absolutely glow!
Play in the Snow! : Take advantage of the fresh snow and build a snowman with your wedding guests or make snow angels!! You could also start a wedding wide snowball fight depending on your crowd! As long as the bride throws the first snowball people will likely get in on the fun!
Sledding Send Off : If you can manage it, a sledding send-off would be absolutely awesome! We love this “just married” sled complete with tin cans and the the bride and grooms names! The more you can make the most of the snow the better! You will remember it for the rest of your life! You could even try to find an old vintage sled to have at the reception that people could sign as a guestbook.