(Closed) Winter Weddings in the North?

posted 9 years ago in Michigan – Grand Rapids, Holland, Muskegon and Kalamazoo
  • poll: Winter wedding in Michigan? Your reaction?
    Winter is life here - just embrace it and go for it! : (16 votes)
    73 %
    If it really is the best option, make the best of it. : (2 votes)
    9 %
    I pity you your foolishness, have you forgotten what January is like? : (1 votes)
    5 %
    You'd better be talking about a destination wedding, crazy person! : (1 votes)
    5 %
    If you get married in January in Michigan, you'll regret it. : (2 votes)
    9 %
    Other - witty comment below ;) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    7 posts
    Newbee

    I am having a February wedding in Wisconsin, so you are not alone! Yes, we are worried about the snow, but we are just hoping for the best. Winter was the best time to plan our wedding (FI is a farmer), so we decided to embrace it and go with a Valentine’s Day theme. I would think you can do a lot of beautiful things with blues, whites, silvers, snowflakes, etc. in January!

    Post # 5
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    245 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I’m from Quebec City, Canada and altough winter is beautiful here it is also unpredictable and intense (think an average of 15 ft of snow)  and I would be scared to be snowed in on my wedding day.

    Post # 6
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    10218 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2010

    oh i would totally love it!!! being from the south i never get to see real snow, you know? i would think it was cozy, comforting, romantic and warm… are you having the wedding in a hotel though just in case? if so your guests can definitely have the option of checking into a hotel if the weather gets too insane.

    Post # 8
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    2767 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    You need a box for “winter weddings are awesome – totally do it!”

    I would have done a winter wedding if I couldn’t have done fall.  Winter weddings are s so beautiful and there are so many lovely decorations.  You could do a blue and white wedding with lots of icy decor.  After Christmas you can score so much decor for a low price.

    Plus I always thought it would have been fun to get one of those white furry capes to wear over your wedding dress.  And ride in a sleigh with your new husband.  

    You could serve hot chocolate to keep all your guests warm and toasty.

    There are so many options for winter weddings.  Photos would look great too if there is snow.  We did our engagement photos in the middle of January in MN last year and I love how they turned out.  If I could go back and do my wedding over I would have considered a winter wedding much more than I had.  

    Post # 9
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    145 posts
    Blushing bee

    I agree that there would be so many fun decor options for a winter option! And hot chocolate to keep everyone warm…I love it! Even though I hate cold and snow there’s still a little part of me that thinks winter weddings are very romantic and have a cozy feel to them.

    I definitely think you should go for it!

    Post # 10
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    1230 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I was just telling my Fiance the other day that we should change our date in order to have a winter wedding in MN. He looked at me like I was crazy and I know we shouldn’t change it now because we have everything set, but I think it would be wonderful. Yes, you have the chance that there will be a blizzard and a 100% certainty that it will be below freezing and most likely below zero but I just think a winter wedding sounds fabulous. A friend of ours got married in December and it was just lovely. I say go for it!

    Post # 12
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    682 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I think winter weddings are beautiful. if you are going to do it, play it up.

    Post # 13
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    1207 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    I’m doing a winter wedding in Toledo, Ohio.  Hoping snow doesn’t hit too hard by New Years Eve.  Our reception is at the hotel everyone is staying at, so if we get snowed in, we can just have an extended party!  I hope that doesn’t happen though, because we are supposed to leave for our honeymoon on 1/1/2010!  Haha.  My mom had a winter wedding, and I never planned on it, but I’m so excited, because I LOVE snow!  Love it.  Like favorite thing in the whole wide world (besides FH) love it!  Even though it’s not a huge theme in our wedding, I am making capes for me and the BM’s so that we can (hopefully!) have all kinds of fun outdoor snowy pictures!

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