For some people, a summer engagement means they’ll have to wait an entire year before saying, “I do.” But, unless your mind is set on a summer wedding, a winter wedding can be just as romantic and even more magical than summer nuptials. Here are our top tips on how to create an unforgettable winter wedding.
- Be savvy with your makeup and beauty
If you’re getting married in winter, chances are you’ll come across some unique beauty challenges, such as your skin being too dry or being limited to a particular makeup color palette. However, there are plenty of things you can do to get around these issues.
Your hair might get static due to cold air and harsh wind, so consider a fuss-free hairstyle that won’t change your hair’s natural texture. Lastly, visit a teeth whitening dentist well ahead of your wedding to make sure your pearly whites are shining come the big day.
Follow a regular skincare routine and apply moisturizer liberally around the nose and cheek area to keep your skin from looking dry. Also, your wedding day is probably the only time you should avoid wearing sunscreen. That’s because SPF can make you look pale in your wedding photos.
The great thing about getting married in the winter is that you don’t have to worry about your makeup melting. But, you still need to choose your products wisely. Opt for liquid formulas instead of powder-based products. And invest in waterproof products in case it rains or snows while you’re taking photos outside.
- Secure the venue early
When it comes to winter weddings, you never know what kind of weather to expect. That’s why it’s important to pick the perfect venue before you pick a date. A ritzy hotel is a great, stress-free option, especially if you want an elegant reception. Most hotels will give you a complimentary night at one of the suites, so you and your wedding party can get ready in style.
- Hire a videographer
Photos are amazing, but nothing brings you back to a moment like the live-action of video. That’s why many modern brides hire a videographer in addition to a photographer.
Remember to do your research and check your videographer’s work first. It’s essential to make sure their creative style matches your aesthetic. The last thing you want is a wedding video that looks like a home movie. You want a cinematic work of art that’ll stand the test of time and take you right back to your special day every time you watch it.
- Use decor that embraces the weather
Don’t limit yourself to traditional winter wedding colors. Use rich, warm, and romantic tones that bring life to your celebration. Think gold and rose-pink, or perhaps a fresh green and earthy brown color scheme. Choose seasonal flowers and add evergreen foliage or floral accents to complete the look.
Create a festive feel with clever and creative table-scaping in the form of cinnamon sticks, pine cones, log slices, and fir foliage. Have fun with signboards to add cheer to your big day. Use seasonal signage with cheeky messages like “baby, it’s cold outside,” or “joy to the world.”
- Let it glow
Use lots of candles to create a romantic atmosphere at your ceremony and reception. Since winter tends to be quite dark, complement your candles with some fairy lights or mood lighting as well.
Winter nuptials don’t have to be dull just because the grass isn’t green outside. We hope the tips offered in this article will spark the inspiration you need to turn your big day into the fairytale you’ve always dreamed of.