You chose a winter wedding date because you love the season, but that doesn't always mean you're hoping for a fresh snowfall to coincide with your big day. Even so, it's something you'll need to prepare for. Just as spring brides need to prep for rain, it's important for you to make peace with potential winter weather. Luckily, snow in the forecast can actually make your ceremony and reception even better than you planned. Here, six reasons why you shouldn't let flurries ruin your day.
Snow Enhances a Winter Theme
If your wedding takes place from December to February, you're likely planning to incorporate a winter theme into your celebration. A flawless white snowscape only enhances that idea. Use the snow to your advantage as a decorative element—a glimpse of gleaming white snow through the windows pairs well with a deep color scheme, rustic wooden accents, flickering candles, and winter florals.
A Blanket of White Creates Enchanting Photos
If snow falls on your wedding day, head outside to take the dreamiest newlywed portraits. Just be sure to bundle up with some appropriate cold-weather gear, like a fluffy cardigan or white snow boots.
Guests Can Get Cozy
Perhaps the best part of winter is curling up with thick blankets, a great movie, and a cup of piping hot cocoa. Make your guests feel warm and fuzzy by bringing the same comforts to your wedding day. They'll love a beverage station with hot chocolate and mulled wine, a basket full of cozy pashminas, and a roaring fire if your venue comes with a working fireplace.
Amp Up the Vibe with Winter-Themed Music
As a nod to the winter weather, have your band or DJ play songs about the season. Need some suggestions? Consider Frank Sinatra's version of "I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm," "Wintertime Love" by The Doors, "Snow" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and any rendition of "Baby It's Cold Outside" and "Let It Snow." If you're getting married near the holidays, include some Christmas tunes, too.
You Already Have Backup Plans in Place
Snow on your wedding day can seem like an icy, slushy nightmare, but if you take proper precautions leading up to the big day, there's no need to fret about an impending snowstorm. Make arrangements for transportation, heating the venue, clearing icy walkways, and protecting your wedding dress from the snow. Knowing that you have backup plans will help you relax when checking the forecast.
There's something inherently romantic about snowy weather. Instead of fretting over a little snow, try enjoying the warm, magical, idyllic atmosphere of the day. If guests can see you aren't bothered by the unexpected weather, they'll be more inclined to relax and enjoy your once-in-a-lifetime celebration, too!