(Closed) Winter Wedding…OUTSIDE?

posted 5 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@mariahSpence7:  a giant tent and heaters? Although you might have some problems with heaters since stuff can catch on fire. What month were you thinking?

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 1998

This would be my worst nightmare I hate the cold ahhhhhh:(

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper

@mariahSpence7:  I would never attend an outdoor winter wedding. Maybe your loved ones are hardier than me, but seriously — there is not one person (not siblings, not beloved neices or nephews, nobody) that I would do that for. Ok, there is a tiny miniscule chance I would attend for my own kids, but I would give them absolute hell for it. Or just not attend. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@mariahSpence7:  First of all, where exactly do you plan to do this and what is the snowfall level like?  A little powder to drive through is doable, heavy snow may not be passable.  What are the roads like navigating in winter to the site because you’ll have to have tables, chairs and other rentals brought in.  Start with the most basic logistics and work from there to see if it’s feasible or not.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

@mariahSpence7:  Sounds cold for your guests, but if you really want to do this I’d look for a lodge type facility that has a gazebo that they typically use during the summer, or a deck.   

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Search for DeathByDesign on here, her winter wedding looked fabulous and very woodsy but elegant. The snow in the photos was beautiful. Maybe you could get some ideas. 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I did see an episode of Platinium Weddings where there was an outdoor ceremony in I believe it was Aspen and then the reception was in the lodge.  However, the ceremony was very short and the guests rode in a cable lift care to and from the ceremony.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@mariahSpence7:  allow it to be casual attire. If people think they have to wear gowns and dress shoes in the cold outdoors they will not want to go. And remember to provide plenty of tissues.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee

i think this is do-able, but your ceremony has to be short – under 15 minsutes as guests will arrive early and be outside for longer than your ceremony and hte outdoor space has to be spectacular enough to warrant being outside – mountain top, enchanted snowy forest etc… the back of a gold club in the winter doesn’t cut it. Also it needs to be prestine winter weather – cold but not too cold, not windy, no blizard, so def have an indoor back-up plan. Also you’d need to dress up your bridal party – full jackets, boots, scarves etc….

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