A winter wedding has the potential to be one of the most romantic events a guest will ever attend. The chill of the landscape versus a cozy, intimate setting makes a stunning backdrop for your love story. Although the season might present unique obstacles, this guide will help you plan ahead to ensure that you’re well-prepared for anything Mother Nature puts in your path.
Indoor vs. Outdoor
The first major choice you’re going to be making is whether to use an indoor or outdoor venue or even a space with flexibility for both. In a mild enough climate, you can still have an outdoor wedding or reception in the dead of winter with just a few tweaks. Consider the predicted weather forecast and go from there.
Warm Up Your Venue
Thoughtful heater placement in an outdoor enclosed tent takes a lot of the guesswork out of keeping your guests happy. How else can you maximize that outdoor Winter Wonderland feel? Here are some suggestions:
- Warm beverages always bring to mind snow days and childhood memories. Use that to your advantage! Coffee and hot chocolate service is a classic warm-up for your guests.
- Provide blankets or even gift cloaks or muffs to guests to keep warm during the parts of your event taking place outside. This can be a great way to add a vintage flare if your theme allows for it.
- Cold, hard surfaces are no fun so always opt for padded chairs or seating covers as opposed to plastic or bare wood varieties.
- Smaller spaces are easier to heat. Use drapery on walls to help insulate the venue you’re decorating. Don’t skimp on the candles either…they look gorgeous and will actually produce some heat of their own.
Let Your Imagination Wander
If your venue is in an area that gets snow, what about a horsedrawn sleigh to bring guests from their cars to the ceremony? Consider using ice sculptures to welcome and direct guests. Winter weddings allow for so many creative and romantic options that aren’t available any other season. When you’re ready to get started, contact AV Party Rentals. We’ll show you how rentals can help maximize your budget so that your special day is as magical as can be.