There are many reasons planning a winter wedding comes with unique challenges that are not a concern during other seasons. For one thing, winter weather can bring uncertainty. With the right planning, and a certain amount of flexibility, a winter wedding can become a dream wedding. With snow on the ground and a chill in the air, winter weddings have a sense of magic that is hard to achieve during spring or summer. Continue reading for tips on how to plan a winter wedding.

Include the Season into Décor and Colors
Rather than planning a wedding in spite of the cold weather, embrace winter with your wedding theme. Consider deeper colors, such as darker reds or metallic colors to set the tone. Dress your bridal party in winter accessories, such as wraps or scarves—or even matching coats. Choosing flowers that are in season can add an extra winter touch and come at a lower price tag than out of season floral choices.

Plan Ahead
Since the winter season fills up fast with holidays and holiday parties, it is important to plan ahead for your winter wedding. Book your venue and secure all your vendors, especially your caterer, well in advance of your wedding date. Additionally, send out your save the dates well in advance to give your guests time to plan, particularly for out-of-town guests who will need to secure travel arrangements. If you are planning for any part of your wedding outside, from photographs to ceremony, make sure to have a “plan B” in the event of winter storms or freezing temperatures.

Incorporate a Cold Weather Friendly Menu
There are many ways you can take advantage of winter to add a wow factor to your wedding, and the menu is no exception. Your caterer can suggest menu items that are suitable for cold weather. Warm appetizers and hearty entrées are a great addition to a winter wedding menu.

At Martin’s Caterers, our caterers can work with you to plan the perfect meal for your winter wedding reception in Baltimore. To learn more about wedding catering or wedding planning, call (410) 944-9433.