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What are the dos and don’ts of a Winter Wedding?

  • By Ridhima Arora
  • November 21, 2019
  • 4 minutes read

We all would agree with the fact that winters are the best time to organize weddings. They offer comfortable weather to get decked up and have a sweat-free enjoyment. Plus, colder weather offers a romantic ambience that makes us love winter weddings. We have discussed winter wedding themes as well as some tips for planning one in our previous blogs. But now, we want to discuss a few things that you shouldn’t overlook during the planning process. 

So, check out some top dos and don’ts for planning a winter wedding that will help you plan a perfect one…


  • Go for bold colours as well as textures for your wedding or other functions’ décor

You can choose reds and golds to make your celebrations look all pretty in winters. When it comes to textures go for velvets and silks that will add depth to these bold colours.

  • Always the keep the cold weather in your mind

The weather conditions will influence the availability of certain foods as well as flowers in the market. So while planning beware of these factors that can affect your décor as well as menu for the wedding functions.

  • Pick your outfit accordingly 

You can’t go for lighter fabrics like georgettes or laces for your weddings. Instead go for winter-friendly fabrics such as silks and velvets that too in bold colours such as red, gold, blue, wine or green colour. 

  • Choose an indoor venue

Winters can be a tad bit uncomfortable, so it’s advised to book a closed banquet kind of setting that will be comfortable for you as well as your guests. You won’t want your guests to shiver in cold in open. 

  • Make necessary arrangements

If you are planning to get married in an open lawn kind of setting, then it is advised to arrange some bonfires or heaters to keep your guests cosy and warm. This will help them to stay longer in the wedding function

  • Go for a complete winter food menu

When it comes to Indian Weddings, the variety of food served makes it no less than one of the most extravagant food fests. But when it comes to winter wedding, you have to give extra attention to the menu. In those cold winters guests need some nice comfort food to feel themselves again after posing for their perfect pictures. You can add savouries such as kulhad of Rabdi or variety of soups to make your menu perfect. You can also add appetizers such as pakodas, cheese balls, pizza, sweet corn, dim sum or pasta to spice up the evening. And don’t forget those winter favourites such as sweets like Jalebi, Gulab Jamun, choco lava cakes, puddings etc.

  • The correct lighting

Winters are gloomy which can make your venue look the same. If you want to avoid a gloomy setting then you have to use lots of different lighting throughout your wedding venue to make it look all beautiful. It has been seen that the perfect use of lighting to pull off an unforgettable winter wedding. You can also use a mixture of candlesticks, pillar candles, chandeliers, dreamy fairy lights, and Edison bulbs that will create a warm and cosy glow.

  • Creative use of flowers

You can make the most out of flowers for decoration in winters. It is the perfect season to get the best flowers both Indian and exotic. Plus, these flowers also stay fresh for a prolonged time, due to favourable weather conditions. So, make the most of those beautiful flowers to set an elegant looking wedding setup. 

Also Read – How to be a confident bride on your wedding day?


  • Don’t stick to just Winter Wonderland theme

We know its winters, you must be inclined towards that dreamy white wonderland theme. But, it’s too passé now, there are so many new themes as well as bold colours trending nowadays that can make your winter wedding look ethereal. 

  • Not taking pictures in the outdoors

If you have planned a winter wedding then it does not mean that you are just confined to taking pictures indoors only.  We know it will be a little cold outside, but you can still coordinate beautiful pictures with your photographer. Also, there are some areas where the sky gets darker earlier in the day, so work with your photographer to create a timeline that lends itself to suitable lighting.

For more tips on planning a winter wedding read our blog- How To Plan A Winter Wedding?

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