Don’t – Feel Restricted to a Winter Theme
Just because you’re having your wedding in the winter months doesn’t mean you have to stick to traditional winter colors or themes. Perhaps you chose the winter because it was more affordable and less for aesthetic reasons – if this is the case feel free to use your favorite color for bridesmaid dresses, flowers, and decor. If you want to maintain a cozy, winter feel without choosing red, green or blue for your colors go for deep gemstone hues and you’ll achieve the same effect.
Do – Consider Seasonality
Considering seasonality for your wedding means choosing items that are particular to this time of year and incorporating them into your day. This can be as simple as having a hot cocoa bar at your reception to use seasonal flowers like poinsettias, roses and calla lilies in your bouquets and centerpieces.
Don’t – Forget to Plan for Your Photos
Winter weddings provide brides and grooms with the opportunity to take stunning wedding photos in the snow. This will take a little planning, however, to ensure you give your photographer enough time to take outdoor photos before the sun goes down. If you want to take pictures outside, keep that in mind when scheduling your day and be sure to leave an early timeslot available for wedding portraits.
Another thing to plan for when it comes to winter photos is your attire. Be sure to purchase a beautiful shawl or coat to wear for your pictures and consider packing an alternate pair of shoes in case the ground is wet or muddy.