(Closed) *Am I Crazy or Not.. Be Honest!*

posted 8 years ago in December 2012
Post # 3
461 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I say go for it. I always wanted to get married in the winter in VT….the only reason we’re not is that the timing was off. 

Post # 4
6394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

You’re not crazy…but it’s definitely a risk. Would you have a lot of Out of Town guests or is everyone pretty much local?

As far as winter weddings go, I really like light blue and white or you could do silver and gold together.

Post # 5
6015 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I think you should just throw caution to the wind and do it! It would be so pretty in the snow! I’d worry about the weather too, but if your not having too many Out of Town people … perhaps everyone can snowmoble to your wedding? 

Post # 7
2790 posts
Sugar bee

I’m from MN and I know the feeling. I actually think that winter is such a beautiful time and the photos would be amazing if you did it. Things to think about…

– December is an extremely busy time of the year. Having a lot of Out of Town guests could cause conflicts in schedules because of traveling for the Holidays.

– December is PRIME TIME for snow, cold, and freeezing

– Colors can be anything. I think rich colors are your best bets, I always love Blue and Silver, Silver and Gold, my tree right now is Purple, silver and black. Make it your own

– Traveling no matter how close people are is ALWAYS an issue. Be prepared that if it does snow on the day of your wedding you may have some No show guests due to fear of the weather.

– Make sure you have a backup plan for everything in case a vendor gets stuck somewhere inconvenient, maybe your flowers cannot be flown in due to the weather, someone may get stuck and not be able to get a hold of you.

– Maybe show up in a horse drawn sleigh. Have lots of hot cocoa. Wear warm shrugs. Have mittens, scarves or tights.

Winter is a wonderful time. I think Uggs are adorable and you will most certainly have to snuggle your Fiance. I don’t think you are crazy but I hope you are a planner because being a winter bride will require it.

Post # 8
35 posts
  • Wedding: May 2011

I say go for it. I’m also a wisconsinite and you never can predict the weather here. It could be a blizzard and beautiful or mild and sunny. I wouldn’t postpone your big day because of weather. Really any time of year you never know what you will have, unless you are in the carribean and it will always be sunny! But that doesn’t sound like you! Do what you love!

Post # 9
177 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I am a former MN & WI resident who is planning a 12/8/12 wedding in central IL and I vote “yes”.  Like the other midwest bees said you really want predict the weather so why bother worrying about it.  I really can’t remember too many early Dec. blizzards that have ruined a whole weekend (really I can’t remember any at all).  

Out of Town guest always have the options of coming in a bit early or staying late if there is a weather issue and having an extended celebration of your wedding.

Post # 10
1251 posts
Bumble bee

I am from MN, and I wanted a winter wedding originally, but I got to scared of the logistics of it. I was just worried that there would be some huge snowstorm or sleet fest and none of my guests would be able to show up. 

It’s too bad, because I really love the idea of bridesmaids in wool tights and snow boots!

Post # 11
987 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I think it would be fine except if you have a lot of out of town guests.  I’d like to attend a winter wedding provided the reception is somewhere warm and cosy! 

Post # 12
106 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

No you’re not crazy! Winter weddings are beautiful!

My sis had a wedding the week before Christmas and it worked out pretty well for out of town guests because most could take off “for the holidays”. Plus, decor-wise, you could have tons of options. And especially if you and your fiance love winter, then even more so.

I’m not familiar with midwest winters, but could you mitigate some of the risk of a huge snow storm by trying for early December (as opposed to mid- or late-December)?

Post # 13
7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Not crazy at all! I just had a winter wedding in CT and it was fantastic! We did more of a winter feel than a christmas situation. I did eggplant gold and ivory. It was great.

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