Winter Weddings

Winter weddings can be stunning.  The brightness of the landscape combined with the pop of colour from bridesmaid dresses, photos coming out like a scene from a snow globe, it’s downright idyllic.


There are a few things to keep in mind when planning for a wintery wedding.


1.  Location


This seems like an obvious one, but it is in your best interest to make sure that your location has a back up in case the weather turns rough.  It’s wise to have a spot where older relatives can retreat to, in order to get out of the cold.


Hotels often won’t mind having wedding photos in their lobbies, but be sure to call ahead.  There might also be a small fee to bear in mind.  This makes for a good backup if the weather is truly inhospitable.


2.  Footwear


In the excitement of the day, people can often forget the effect of the cold.  Don’t sacrifice comfort for fashion.  Wear the right shoes for the affair.  Have a pair of heels for a few photos, but definitely have practical boots on hand.  In the majority of photos, your feet won’t be seen, so it’s definitely wisest to go with function over fashion.


3.  Mind Your Time


It’s no secret that the winter months have the shortest days.  If you’re keen on having snow-filled wedding photos, set things a little bit earlier.  Daylight will fade quickly and once that happens, photos are much trickier to handle outdoors.


4.  Gear Up


Tying in with proper footwear, everyone should bring a coat.  Your aim should be to get posed, drop the coats, take the shots and put the jackets back on.  Winter photos are beautiful, but not it is worth catching pneumonia.



To break it down:  Time it right, dress appropriately and have fun.