Many vendors and venues offer winter pricing for their off peak months, mainly January, February & March. If you are planning to go with anyone of these months, remember to consider day light savings time. The sun sets earlier in the winter, which means you have less daylight time to capture your photos outdoors.
Outdoor Freezing Photos
Not everyone will be up for this! It’s important to keep your photos stress-free, even if you are freezing. Relax your face. Not everyone can smile when their cold. Make a list in advance of the photos you want taken outdoors, so your photographer can keep things moving right along. Bring tissues.
Ceremony on site of venue
If you are having your ceremony on site of your venue, first decide if you want to see your fiance before the ceremony or not. If not before, you will only have pictures of the two of you once the sun has set. It is best to do your first look and photos before your ceremony when it’s on site, so you can have both daytime and evening photos together. If you do not think of this after booking your venue, you may be very disappointed, as this may not be traditional to everyone. It’s important to remember that you will have all of the photos you want with your hubs to be by making the switch to seeing him beforehand, and you will look forward to the pictures soon after!
Inclement Weather Risks
Search for a venue that has a plan for inclement weather, like having an onsite generator! If the power goes out, so does your DJ, and so does the kitchen. This is not cool. Come up with a list of questions for your Matre’d and make sure you get answers.
Provide Guest Transportation for Safety
Always provide a shuttle for your guests, especially if you are planning for a winter affair. Many Limo companies can provide you with shuttles buses that will take your guests to and from the hotel to venue, and have no issue with trucking through ice or snow. Do not let your guests’ take the chance in driving, it will add more stress to your day. However, there will be those who will take the risk.
Many winter months are near some of our most favorite Holidays to spend with our family and loved ones. Whether it be Thanksgiving, Christmas, NYE, or Valentine’s Day, remember to provide your guests with a little something extra for attending your Wedding which is also a holiday. When you choose to have your wedding on a Holiday, you are also sharing your day with that Holiday. People’s expectations for the Holidays come once a year, and if you don’t have a TV somewhere in your venue for them to see the New Year’s Eve ball drop on your NYE Wedding, this could be a damper on things. Expect questions from your guests about your Holiday wedding plans.
The best part about a winter wedding? Rockin’ a Fur!