December 15, 2008

Let It Snow!

Hi Susan,

My boyfriend recently popped the question but we’ve already hit a roadblock. We’re talking about the time of year to get married and having troubles. Both of us love the winter and snow but we know weddings aren’t usually held at this time of year.

Any advice?



Congratulations Josie! Roadblocks aside, this really is an exciting time for you and your fiancé … yes fiancé … try to enjoy it ☺

Winter wedding, eh? Yes, typically weddings are held in warmer months but by no means does that mean you have to rule out the snow all together. Plenty of people have gorgeous weddings at this time of year and there aren’t problems. And when you think about it, Mother Nature can mess up the best of plans at any time of year (remember the blackout?).

Here are the two things you should do.

First, prioritize. Figure out the reason(s) why you want a wedding in the cold months then think about the possible hazards (storm with guests not being able to attend being the biggest). If you can live with the thought of some things missing, your love for snow will likely outweigh the problems.

Second, have a back-up plan. If you choose a venue out of the way, have a shuttle on call to take guests back and forth. Ensure your venue has a back-up generator in case of a power outage. Have hotel rooms close by for everyone. You get the picture.

There’s snow reason (hehehe) why you shouldn’t plan a day around boots, blustery temps and white all around!



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