(Closed) Winter Wedding?

posted 9 years ago in Themes
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My sister got married last December. It was gorgeous! It did snow, but she only had 25 guests who were all in town, so I can’t say too much about how that affected things.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Here’s a pic ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Trying again…

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Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

@Salsals – I’ll let you know in 3 weeks how it goes.  ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

Anyway, here’s my thinking on the situation… 

Will you have a lot of out of town guests & where would they be coming from?  I mean, there’s always a possibility for weather related delays – be it snow, rain, wildfires, fog, nor’easters, etc.  And in some parts of the world, winter starts in September and lasts through April.  So, that’s the first thing.  Secondly, you need to figure out how many of these out of towners are must have in attendance people (i.e. parents, sibs, etc.).  My FI’s family is from the West Coast & we knew that the majority of the family wouldn’t make it, but we spoke with his immediate family & they decided that they’d make a week long vacation of their trip out here.  So, in the event that there are weather related travel delays, we do have some wiggle-room.  As for your local guests – NJ/NYers are tough.  We don’t let a little stinkin’ snow keep us housebound!  ๐Ÿ™‚  Seriously, I don’t think I’ve ever not attended a function because of winter weather.  Worst case scenario, I’ve worn snowboots & a heavy parka but just checked them @ the coat check and changed into appropriate footwear.  We’ve got great public transportation & fantastic car services at our disposal in the area.  You could also consider having the reception @ a hotel so that guests have the option of staying the night.  Or if you’ve got a lot of guests coming from one location, you could do a shuttlebus. 

Other things to consider with the winter wedding – photography.  That’s what’s giving me a headache right now… scouting locations that I like for indoor plan B photos. 

@Ottawa – what a gorgeous pic!  Your sis looks so cute & brave to have her legs out in the winter!  ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I was a tad bit worried about the weather. For a while, they were calling for a 30 inch blizzard in Michigan (where my family was driving from). However, it only snowed 10 inches, so it was fine. All of the important people, family and closest friends, booked their travel for Thursday night. That way, they would have a whole day of flex time, just in case they were delayed.

The hardest thiing is taking photos. Obviously outside ones are the nicest – but it was coooold. I’m looking forward to getting my pro photos back – hopefully our faces are not expressing the extreme cold.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2010

My cousin got married in Philly in November and it was snowing.  It was gorgeous.  Im a summer kind of girl, but it was beautiful!

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