When planned with romance in mind (regardless of the actual outside temps!), winter weddings can evoke thoughts of velvet-draped, candlelit, cozy events. If you’re planning a winter wedding, here are three key things to keep in mind.

Wardrobe

Leila Khalil, founder of Be Inspired PR and Inspired By This, has some wonderful fashion tips for those who are planning a winter wedding. In “Winter Wedding Planning Tips from the Experts” on huffingtonpost.com, Khalil said, “It’s really the only time of year a bride gets to use fun accessories like scarves, cardigans, boots, faux fur boleros, and put a wintery twist on the classic bridal look.” Her focus on fabric extends to the event décor. “For the wrappings use materials that are more abundant in the winter time like wool, tweed or cable knit!”

Weather

We often focus on what the wedding party will wear when planning a winter wedding. But don’t forget the comfort of your guests. In “4 Winter Wedding Planning Tips You Don’t Know About (Yet!),” Emily Westbrooks wrote, “For a winter wedding, you’ll need to keep the weather in mind. Check with your venue or church ahead of time to make sure the building will have had time to warm up before your ceremony or reception. There’s nothing worse than your guests not being able to concentrate because they’re freezing cold! If you expect there to be a chill, set out a few blankets for your guests to cozy up in.”

Whimsy

If a winter wedding is what you want, then make the most of what the season has to offer. According to Claire McGowran in “A Wedding Planner’s Expert Tips on How To Plan a Winter Wedding,” “winter weddings lend themselves perfectly to romantic, magical affairs…Go all out with the candlelight and fairy lights – stick to warm white tones and you’ll create a gorgeous, twinkling effect. Plus you’ll be surprised at how much physical warmth candles will bring to a space!”

Winter weddings present so many opportunities to embrace the season. Plan ahead, consider the comfort of your guests, and play up the playful, romantic, intimate feelings of the winter season. And don’t forget that Oceanside Cleaners is your “go to” resource for pre-wedding pressing of your dress, after-wedding cleaning, and wedding dress preservation packaging for a lifetime of memories.