Wedding affairs are not just for spring and summer season anymore. Many couples now opt to host their grand day in what was once an “off-season” and why not! The fact is that between the romantic atmospheres of a snowy landscape, and the relatively less competition for venues and wedding decorators in Atlanta, there is so much to adore about the chilly weather or winter nuptials.
Temperatures dropping extremely low, snow falling, and wedding bells ringing aloud, here are our top five dos and don’ts to make your winter wedding a fabulous affair!
When planning a winter event, you should not feel bound to the standard winter white, red and green palette that surround the traditional holiday season. You can coordinate with your wedding planners and why not consider choosing bright, bold tropical and bold colors such as mango orange, pineapple yellow, or lime green? This may sound counterintuitive; however, it can actually work wonders to create a thrilling and unexpected setting for all your guests.
There are countless ways to make your wedding reception an even more inviting space. As the sun sets early, you can use candles to create a romantic nightglow for your event. To add a cozy ambiance, you can consider bringing in soft or lush textures. You can think of having velvet ribbons tied to napkins on the table décor r have chenille throws and pillows in the lounge area.
However, remember that when you plan a winter wedding, you cannot be overly fussy about what you wear and what your bridesmaids wear outdoors. Even if you do not plan an outdoor wedding, just to dash out of the car can push one to face the chills outdoors. If you opt for glitzy heels, walking can be hazardous in the ice or snow, so be okay with swapping them with boots or sneakers to move from one place to the other. Obviously, coats are also necessary or depending on the intensity of the cold, you can wear a pashmina to keep the winter chill away.
As your guests attend your wedding, there are oodles of “winter inspired” ways you can be thankful to them for joining you at your big day. You can have winter or holiday-themed wedding favors as your favorites such as special ornaments with the name of guests on each one of them. Another great option is to offer some late night snack. Who would say no to some hot chocolate cookies and hot cocoa or mulled apple cider with some ginger snaps?
Winter days come with exceptional cold outside but things could heat up on the dance floor. It seems that your guests are breaking a sweat, you should ask your event planners and site managers to turn the space a notch down. Another great option is to separate the thermostats for the other areas of the reception space and set the dance floor area a few degrees lower.
When planning a winter wedding, you should discuss with your event planners for better ideas on how to create the best theme!