Post # 1
I would love to have a December wedding in 2012. The only thing about my situation is I’m in Wisconsin and with the weather you never know! I’m nervous about it, but I don’t want to spend TONS and TONS of money on just ONE day.
Even though it is a big day, I want to keep it simple and easy. I’ve thought about changing the date, but me and my Fiance love the winter (besides the below freezing temp) we both love snowmobiling, sledding and the out doors. Hate to say it, but we even like shoveling. haha.
What do you December 2012 bees think? Getting married in December in Wisconsin.. Is that crazy or no?
If you are planning a winter wedding in the Wisconsin, Minnesota area give me some ideas about a winter theme wedding. (NOT doing the red and green colors)
Please give me your ideas…
Post # 3
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
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
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 # 6
if you want to, do it! there’s plenty of winter wedding themes floating around the wedding internets right now, i’m particularly loving the red and silver theme (http://www.stylemepretty.com/2010/12/23/vintage-holiday-inspiration-by-sara-gray/) & the metallics.
Post # 7
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.