If the colder weather has you worried about your winter wedding, here’s how to protect your big day from the elements!
Get wedding insurance
If you know you’re tying the knot in the colder months and snow is a possiblity, then get yourself some appropriate wedding insurance ASAP. Some insurance packages can cover cancellations, damage or no-shows if the snow gets too bad, so get this sorted well in advance.
Speak to your venue about their backup plan
Contact your wedding venue (and your planner or co-ordinator if you have one) in advance of your day to discuss what the back-up plan is if the weather turns on you. Make sure your guests aren’t left outside for any period of time, and that any marquee venues will be secured and weather-proofed. You’ll also need extra people on hand to deal with wet floors if need be.
Make sure you have appropriate footwear
If the floor is slippy, icy or snow-covered, then heels or even standard flats just aren’t going to cut it. Make sure you have some snowboots or moonboots ready to go under your if you’re worried about walking. This applies to the bridesmaids and groomsmen too – don’t leave them with wet, frozen feet for the sake of your photos!
Provide blankets and heaters
Ask your venue if they have any patio or space heaters available for spaces that may need them, and have plenty of blankets on hand for your guests to snuggle up with. This is especially recommended if you’re marrying in a church, which tend to be cold!
Consider putting your guests up the night before
If the forecast is looking dire, then consider having some of your important guests stay in a hotel on-sight or close to the venue the night before the big day. We’d recommend this for parents, the bridal party, elderly guests such as grandparents and those coming from far away to avoid any travel issues.
For more winter wedding advice, visit our Planning section!