Planning a wedding can be stressful, and planning a wedding during the winter months can often make things a bit more difficult. Fullerton Inn loves hosting weddings and our years of experience helps us do so.
Fullerton Inn has some tips on how you can throw the winter wedding of your dreams regardless of the potential weather forecast.
Focus on Dressing Appropriately
Even if you are having an indoor ceremony, you should dress for cold weather. The bride should consider purchasing some type of formal coat that is elegant but practical. Choose bridesmaids dresses that are full-length and consider getting your girls matching jackets or shawls for outdoor pictures.
As for the men in your wedding party, consider renting a tuxedo with a heavier fabric to keep them warm. A velvet blazer is a warm option that also happens to be trending.
It is important to encourage your guests to dress warmly as well so they are comfortable too. Indicate on your invitation how much of the wedding they might spend outdoors to help guests understand how they should dress for the occasion.
Prepare for the Worst
The weather can be unpredictable so the best thing you can do is over prepare. If you are taking photographs outside, make sure you have a back-up, indoor location in the event that it is absolutely impossible to take outdoor pictures when the day arrives. There is a chance that you won’t be able to go outside and you have to have other options available to you in order to get the pictures you desire.
If a lot of your wedding party is traveling, make sure you encourage them to leave plenty of time to travel. If you do wake up to a blizzard on your wedding day, it is important to understand that will happen with your vendors if the need to reschedule arises. Consider wedding insurance in the event that you must cancel the wedding the day of to avoid losing money on deposits.
Consider the Holiday Season
Most major holidays fall between late November and early January, and that is going to reduce the number of people that can attend your wedding if you’re planning to have it within those months.
A lot of people take time off of work for the holiday season which you must consider. If you want a winter wedding, consider late January or February when a lot of people got more paid time off given to them.
A marvelous winter wedding is possible with the right planning. Planning a wedding for 2018? Contact Fullerton Inn to get started today!