As winter approaches the idea of shying away from the warmer “wedding season” becomes very appealing to those looking to save money and host a truly unique wedding experience. Winter may present several event planning obstacles that you would not even consider in the warmer months but don’t let the cold deter you from hosting your perfect wedding, rather use it as point for inspiration.
With a little imagination and a few good ideas, you can create an amazing winter wonderland for yourself and your guests. In this two-part post, we will look at six tips to ensure that your winter wedding is a resounding success.
Choose a winter friendly venue
Choosing the right venue is essential for your wedding’s success. Your venue needs to be winter friendly meaning that not only does it have the right ambience but it is sufficiently equipped to handle a winter event with appropriate heating and catering options. Your venue needs to be cosy so ask to see examples of other winter weddings that have taken place there.
We know that successful weddings are about more than just music and although the music plays a big part in setting the scene for you and your guests the décor and lighting do even more. At UP A TONE we will work with you to make sure we get the ambience just right with the range of additional entertainment and decor services
Consider the location
Location is always important but more so in winter. You want a venue that is relatively easy for your guests to find and access. You should also consider climate so for example Cape Town winters tend to be quite rainy, thus you would look for a venue where the rain will not be a factor, think about mud and the proximity of the parking area to the venue.
Don’t forget the comfort food
Your menu is the perfect opportunity to let the season shine. Steer clear of fruit salads and cold meats and opt for heart-warming winter favourites. Many catering companies have a modern take on classic winter dishes which will add a touch of sophistication to your wedding so you needn’t worry about losing that. Don’t forget to offer warm drink options and look for ways to show off with your menu.
Don’t miss part two of our post where we look at three more tips to for hosting a successful winter wedding.