Dreaming of a White Christmas? Perhaps not if you’ve planned a winter wedding.
There’s a reason that the song is so famous: so many of us dream of a White Christmas.
The snow on the ground is a real symbol of a magical winter. It cosy, romantic and makes for incredibly beautiful photographs. However, if your big day is set for winter, you may be set to welcome a completely white wedding.
A forecast of snow can be cause for concern to brides and grooms-to-be. The thought of Mother Nature bringing dramatic weather beyond your control can be disconcerting. Don’t worry: as always, at WeddingHour, we’re here to help.
If your wedding is set to be a snow-covered celebration, take a look at our top tips for planning, being prepared and embracing the magical day:
Wrap Up Warm
Remember Phoebe and Mike’s wedding in Friends? Her stunning gown wasn’t meant for cold weather, but she braved it down the outdoor aisle nonetheless! You may choose to show your gown off during the ceremony, but make sure you have a beautiful warm wrap that is a true part of your outfit. Don’t throw your day-to-day coat on top: buy a stunning fur bolero or a gorgeous wedding coat that really sets of your dress.
Have a Back-Up Plan
You may have dreamed of travelling by horse and carriage to your venue, but you might have to accept that just may not happen if the snow is falling down. If snow is forecast for your wedding day, have a second choice transport in reserve – and embrace it! Who says you can’t style up a 4×4 or wedding bus with gorgeous ribbons?
Chat to your Suppliers
What do they do if the snow is forecast? How have they handled snowy wedding days in the past? Good suppliers – like those you’ll find on The Wedding Affair’s approved supplier list – will be well-versed in handling bad weather. Check if they can travel to the venue in the snow and, if not, who they’ll be able to send instead. That way, they’ll be no disappointments or surprises (and, if the worst comes to worst, you’ll have checked you’re covered by your wedding insurance).
Many venues, particularly historic hotels and castles – such as the ones that host The Wedding Affair’s luxury wedding shows – can be a little cold. And if you’re having a marquee, you really do need to be prepared for chilly weather! Make sure the venue can supply plenty of heaters to keep you and your guests warm all night long. Why not add an extra touch, and serve hot mulled wine as your reception drink? That’s certainly keep you and your guests toasty!
Did you know that snow on your wedding day is considered a sign of fertility and prosperity? A white wedding may just be your lucky charm!
Let us know how you handled the snow on your big day by getting in touch: [email protected].