Planning a butch wedding at any time of year usually requires lots of work, forethought, and attention to detail, but wintertime weddings often have their own set of concerns and items to consider. This is especially true if you live in a colder climate and have snow and frigid temperatures to contend with. Be prepared is the best tactic to make your winter butch wedding a smashing success!
We’ve rounded up some of the best winter wedding tips for you below. If you have any to add to the list, we’d love to hear them. Just leave a comment and we’ll add it to the list!
Location – Your choices here are nearly as wide open as for weddings any other time of year. However, there are a few things you should consider:
- Is the site adequately heated? (This is not necessarily a deal-breaker. If you feel the venue’s temperature is a bit chillier than you’d like, you can always have wool blankets available for your guests. Blankets monogrammed with you and your bride’s initials might even make fantastic wedding favors!)
- Does it offer a cozy and inviting environment that fits with your overall theme?
- Are there plenty of nearby parking options available?
- Will it be difficult for your guests to get to if it is snowing?
Photographs – The weather and lighting during winter need to be kept in mind, especially if you are planning to have some outdoor pictures taken. If your heart is set on pictures of you and your love with a snowy backdrop, keep in mind that the weather is a fickle friend and there is no guarantee you’ll have a “white wedding.” So, have a backup pl
an in place to avoid any heartache of not getting the perfect shot. Also, if you’re planning to get wedding party shots taken outside, make sure everyone will be warm enough, or willing to brave frigid temperatures and put on a smile. Also, if natural lighting and outdoor photos are a priority for you, make sure you plan your wedding for early enough in the day.
Flowers – Your selection of flowers will be lower in winter than summertime, but fortunately there are still lots of festive, elegant, and creative options available. Think poinsettias, eucalyptus, pine cones, evergreen boughs, and holly.
Color Schemes – Winter definitely lends itself to darker shades and more muted tones than a summer time wedding. Red and green, or blue and silver, accents can look especially festive and seasonal.
Attire – The crisp temperatures of winter create the perfect backdrop for a stylish houndstooth newsboi to accessorize your butch wedding attire. And under your tux, make sure you’re sporting a long sleeve dress shirt accented with a bowtie, suspenders, or cufflinks from HauteButch. We’ve got all of your Butch Wedding in Winter essentials covered!