Although spring and summer are prime wedding seasons, winter weddings have seen a recent surge in popularity. The winter season can provide a beautiful backdrop for your dream wedding. However, given the challenges that come along with winter weather, it’s important for couples to plan ahead for any possibility. While it’s not always possible to anticipate any event, you can increase your chances of having your wedding day go off without a hitch if you’re able to avoid these four common winter wedding mistakes:
Not having a backup plan
It’s wise to have a wedding backup plan at any time of year, but it’s especially important to do so if you’re planning a winter wedding. The weather can be highly unpredictable, so you may even want to have several alternate plans should things go wrong. Encourage guests to come early and highlight the sights to entice them. If guests are stranded for an extra night, inquire with hotels to see if any of them will offer discounts. If you have your heart set on a wedding party tent, make sure you have an indoor alternative in place should snow storms make their way into the forecast. Wedding insurance can also be an asset. Since the cost of an average wedding was $13,106 in 2012, you stand to lose a lot should your wedding not be able to proceed as intended.
Relying on guests to be prepared
It’s entirely possible to hold your ceremony or reception outdoors in the winter. But even if you warn your guests ahead of time, you shouldn’t expect them to be prepared for harsh winter weather. Be sure to provide gloves, scarves, and baskets of blankets if you’re holding your ceremony outdoors. If you want to use wedding tent rentals for your reception, opt to serve hot food and drink to keep your guests in good spirits. To entice them to take advantage of outdoor dance floor rentals, make sure to keep the music pumping. This will ensure your guests can focus on you and your celebration instead of the cold weather.
Assuming you can’t keep party tent rentals warm
Couples often have the idea that you simply can’t have an outdoor winter wedding, but it truly is possible! A sturdy, heated tent rental can keep your guests comfortable and happy all night long. They’ll never even be able to tell it’s chilly outside! Don’t dismiss the idea of enjoying outdoor dance floor rentals in a wedding tent. While it’s not always advisable in especially snowy or freezing climates, more than likely, it’s absolutely doable. We have a variety of outdoor heaters that will make your event the celebration you’ve always dreamed of, even in the dead of winter.
Failing to get creative
Don’t feel limited by your choice of season. You don’t need to stick with traditional color palettes or wintery attire. You can make your wedding whatever you want it to be, regardless of the time of year. There are tons of creative ways to utilize the beauty of winter without looking clichéd. The key is to not feel restricted and to be flexible.
Whatever your winter event, we can help make it special. From outdoor dance floor rentals and tents to linens and decorations, we’ll provide everything you need. For more information or to start planning with us, contact us today!