A winter wedding can be utterly magic and romantic. Traditionally, weddings were held in the summer because of the warmer weather, but it’s becoming more and more popular to have a fairy tale inspired winter wedding.
There is more planning that needs to go into a winter wedding. You need to think about your guests’ comfort, the venue must have plenty of room indoors, and you have to choose a great coat to go with your wedding dress/suit.
At Grand Avenue, our Nashville Wedding Transportation used to be a seasonal business but now we take bookings all year round.
So, if you are thinking about planning a wonderful winter wedding, we’ve gathered some winter wedding planning tips to make sure your winter wedding goes off without a hitch.
Think About Your Guests
This might not be the first thought in your planning, but your guests are one of the most important parts of your wedding. If your guests are having a great time, you will, too. You need to make sure they will be warm throughout the day, make sure their transport from the ceremony to the reception is easy and enjoyable and that they are entertained throughout the day. If you’ve ever been to a boring wedding in a cold room, you will know why!
Check Out the Venue
The venue is always a huge consideration when planning your wedding, and that is especially tricky for a winter wedding. The venue needs to have plenty of indoor space, preferably with a few separate areas, so your guests can move about. It’s also a good idea to have a heated outdoor area, this will add a flow to your day and stop anyone from feeling trapped.
Choose Your Transportation Carefully
Some companies would advise you against hiring a classic car for a winter wedding, but it is really a matter of preparation. The central heating on an old car won’t be as powerful so you will a heavy jacket to keep warm.
At Grand Avenue, we believe you should choose the car with your heart and not your head. Look through our fleet of amazing, luxury cars and go with the car that you really want. All of our cars are professionally maintained, and our drivers are highly-trained experts, so you won’t have to worry about anything on your special day.
Think About Winter Fashion
When choosing your dress or suits for the big day, think about going with a thicker fabric. This will keep you warm throughout the day. Alternatively, you could choose coats that go with the color theme.
It can also be worth having something warmer to change into for the reception. Whichever way you choose, remember you don’t want to be uncomfortable on your wedding day.
Mulled Wine/Cider Instead of Champagne
Instead of champagne on entrance, why not go for a hot drink like mulled wine or cider. This is a great way to keep your guests warm and get everyone into that winter/festive spirit.
Winter Photography Tips
Don’t forget to think about your wedding photography. Because the sun sets a lot earlier in winter, you should consider having an early ceremony, so your photographer can make the most of the sunlight. It’s a small thing but it will make a huge difference.