May 31 , 2020
As the days grow steadily cooler, those brides and grooms who have saved the date for a winter wedding can start preparing the last of the plans for their vows and celebrations.
With the air cool and crisp, the colours muted and rusty, and the sun a beautiful dull red, there is much to love about winter. Not only does the weather set a romantic mood, but the photographs from a winter wedding day are without a doubt something truly special, what with the lighting being simply spectacular for most of the day.
As you take care of the final touches for your wedding, these are just a few of the things that you should do or take into consideration:
- Find out about heating
Regardless of where you are getting married in South Africa, the winter nights get quite cold and so your venue should have adequate heating. Most wedding venues will have heating solutions, but in the run up to your day, you will want to double check to make sure that your venue is ready to host your guests in a warm setting.
- Wear layers
Although it’s winter, many couples still choose to have an outdoor ceremony. Depending on where you are getting married, an outdoor wedding will be warm so long as it is in the sun. But as the sun dips, you’d not want to have your outfit spoiled by having to don a thick coat that will cover your attire and possibly ruin your reception photos. You can avoid this by layering your clothing.
You should also consider bringing along a stylish blanket, to use as an accessory in which you can wrap yourselves up for a romantic, loved up photo shoot.
- Beauty tips
The winter months can be very drying. Make sure you keep your skin well moisturised and make sure that includes your lips. In the months before your wedding, you should have a beauty routine (for both you and your partner) that provides plenty of nourishing moisture.
- Keep it all in one venue
Instead of booking two separate venues, one for your ceremony and one for your reception, you should consider hosting your entire wedding in one place. This way you won’t have to worry about losing daylight or the weather turning nasty as you and your guests move from one place to another.
- Warm colours, lighting and food
Making full use of that cosy winter mood, you should think of using warm colour schemes, soft lighting and delicious homely food. When planned the right way, your wedding is sure to be a memorable affair.