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There are plenty of reasons to plan for a winter wedding because of the magical feeling it can give and the magical prices it can offer couples who are under a particular budget.
Winter Wedding Ideas and Planning Checklist Free Download "Winter Wedding Bride Planning Tips for The Savvy Bride" at http://www.WinterWeddingIdeas.org. There are plenty of reasons to plan for a winter wedding because of the magical feeling it can give and the magical prices it can offer couples who are under a particular budget. It should be noted that weddings in the usual season could cost a fortune because of the high demand. Having a winter wedding will definitely give a g yg couple more of their money’s worth, but there are a few reminders to ensure that f everything will be perfect on the special day itself: Initial Wedding Preparations 1. Location It is essential to have a location ready for event the special event. In figuring out where to celebrate, it is a must to put the guests into consideration as well It is good to stay close to home, but if a choice, destination wedding is the choice do make sure that transportation would not be an issue to the guests. g Winter is not an easy weather to go through, so p g plan the location ahead of time and it would be a good idea to check out the availability of hotels, for your f il d t family and guests. Book the venue well in advance because some hotels may be booked even 2 years in advanced. It is a great idea to book a ski chalet, a hunting lodge or even a , g g rustic estate that has a snowy scene that could definitely highlight the theme. 2. Date The date is critical because there are a winter. lot of holidays throughout winter If you are planning a small wedding, it would be great to do it near Christmas, to ensure that your family and friends will definitely be able to attend. A larger wedding, on the other hand, may require scheduling the wedding on a long weekend like Martin Luther King Day or even the President’s Day. y It is also important to send out a “Save the Date” note, probably a year in p y y advance, in order to ensure that every intended guest is informed. Winter Wedding Theme The overall theme of the wedding, obviously, winter. So obviously would have to be winter So, it is a must to complement the theme with: 1. Invitations It’s not necessary to put in snowflakes in invitation the invitation. You can just play up with the colors of the season. It is a great idea to use gray and white to make the theme obvious. It is not a good idea to put in a floral design when planning for a winter wedding. 2. Entourage The entourage should complement the theme. theme It would be a good idea to have the bridesmaids wear colors like forest green, icy blue, gray, chocolate brown, white and even jewel tones. It would be great to try and consider light colors for the event in order to contract the winter colors. 3. Wardrobe It is a must to consider the season with wardrobe wouldn’t the wardrobe. You wouldn t want your entourage to freeze to death! Pictorials there’s are necessary and that there s a possibility that the entourage will need to take pictures out in the cold. So, don’t choose strapless gowns and the like. Consider giving your entourage cashmere sweaters to go with their outfits or even cute earmuffs and fancy gloves. Wedding Reception It would be a great idea to put the outdoors indoors during occasions like this. this It is highly improbable to bring winter in a closed event but it is not impossible to bring in the look of winter p g by incorporating snowflakes, frosted glass or even pine cones into the decorations. A soft lighting and a fireside d ti ft li hti d fi id can also do wonders because winter is often associated with the fireplace and starry skies. Given the outside temperature, it is a must to ensure that the venue will not be chilly. Ask if the venue can be controlled as to temperature and ventilation. p It is also important to ask if the venue has a place to store the coats and boots p of guests who might come in dripping wet because of the season. Wedding Photographer Make sure that you hire a photographer who has a repertoire in taking pictures in winter because it is generally a different feel to take pictures in winter compared to taking pictures in summer. Make sure you interview potential photographers in order to know their skills. Most photographers also offer photo guests. booth services for guests These photos would then be great souvenirs. It’s just like hitting two birds with one stone because the photo booth works great for souvenirs as well as entertainment. Wedding Menu Planning Weddings have programs and people usually get hungry in the middle of the program. So, make sure that guests will be comfortable throughout the program by giving them warm cocktails. Since its winter, it would be a great idea to serve warm apple cider, hot chocolate, Irish coffee or even eggnog to make guests home. feel right at home Serve hearty food. Instead of the usual salmon, servings of chicken and salmon try out giving roast, mashed potatoes and rich soups. This will warm y p g your guests upp right away. It is also great to consider roasted chestnuts, shortbread cookies or for even gingerbread f dessert. This will give guests a blast, especially if ddi is h d l d your wedding i scheduled around d Christmastime. Winter Wedding Party Favors The photos would be great souvenirs but it is also a good idea to give party favors like tea bags and chocolate or cocoa mixes that would be great for the season! You can just put these in a knit satchel to give a more beautiful look. It would also be a great idea to give out family’s some of your family s recipes for the Christmas season. You can wrap up your homemade cookies or even gingerbread g g with the actual recipes attached to it! This would be a great surprise for all friends and loved ones! your f Preparing a winter wedding doesn’t one. necessarily have to be an expensive one The couple just need to plan it all out in time in order to make all the arrangements possible. For more great Winter Wedding Ideas, download our free guide "Winter Wedding Planning Tips for the Savvy Bride" at http://www.WinterWeddingIdeas.org http://www WinterWeddingIdeas org
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