Winter is the peak season for weddings in India and boy, won't they be beautiful. The air is cooler but its chaos in the wedding world - because winter comes with it's own demands. Temperatures are dropping, streets are getting foggy and for you, wedding bells are ringing! Here is the ultimate list of Dos and Don’ts for a winter wedding this year that you need to keep in mind. Simple stuff, but paying heed to these small things helps.
Image Source via Neha + Zoheb's Wedding
Here Are The Do's:
Do experiment with colour!
Winter colours are all about jewel tones and deep hues. Take a look at the ultimate list of colours
that we’ve put together for you!
Do wrap yourself
Although you want to look gorgeous on your wedding day, chances are that during the shopping you’re going to forget about the freezing temperatures. If you’re feeling chilly during your wedding it’ll spoil your day, so opt for a velvet shawl or sparkly cardigan for a touch of fabulousness! Or use a heavier dupatta - Benarasi or embroidered, whichever you prefer. In short, off-shoulders and bikini blouses are out. You just don't want to look uncomfortable.
Do have winter-inspired foods
There is no place for ice-lollies in the freezing winter reception! Opt for hot-chocolate or kashimiri kahwa tea as a welcome drink. Also, you can opt for soups, tandoor food and hot desserts (garam jalebis!) in your menu. You can also read more about the coolest Instagram food trends for winter here!
Image source via Vartika & Thibaut's Wedding
Do your research
Before you book your venue, get every guarantee from your venue about access, mobility, heating, lighting, walk ways for guests just-in-case of inclement weather conditions.
Do talk to your photographer
It gets dark much earlier in the winter so adjust your photo schedule for more light. Make sure that you build in time to your day to have those all-important shots in natural light. or wake up early morning. Light is important, days are shorter - you get the drift?
Do pay attention to your groom’s clothing too
For grooms a velvet blazer is ideal. It's a nice thick fabric which will keep the guys warm, plus is perfectly on-trend. Make sure both of you are dressed for the weather.
Pic via Style Me Pretty
Do opt for wintery favors
Choose winter wedding favours. Blankets or pashminas, sparklers, cookies, cute gloves, candy canes or little bottles of Baileys are all cute and doable winter wedding favor options.
Do factor in delays
Smogs or fogs on the road can lead up to delays for your guests. So give enough space between ceremonies!
Here Are The Donts!
Don’t get discouraged
If you’re struggling with how to decorate your wedding venue, be inspired by all things wintery! WedMeGood will give you tons of ideas about how to create a magical, enchanting setting for your big day. Pine-cones, candles, baby breath… the choices are endless! Just look at our gallery
and type "winter".
Don’t forget to send your invites out early
Especially if you are planning a destination wedding. This season is high on weddings so early invites mean your guests can plan accordingly. Since October - December is Diwali, Dussehra, Thankgiving, Christmas....
Karan Sidhu Photography
Don’t opt for off-season flowers
Opt for flowers with incredible scents and soft tones such as: winter jasmine, irises, roses and lilies.
Don’t overlook vendors
Since the winter is a peak time to get married in most parts of the country, you can have trouble finding the vendors you want so don’t forget to book your vendors early.
Don’t forget your hair
People often relate dry hair with summer when it’s actually cold temperatures that can really cause problems. Use some deep conditioning hair masks in the last two weeks leading up to the big day to keep your hair nourished.
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Don’t have a very long baraat time
If you have an evening-ish wedding, don’t opt for a long baraat. It’ll not only be uncomfortable on the horse or your carriage, but your guests won’t have much fun either. And it gets chilly and the night is short!
Don't Forget Beauty Prep
Chapped lips and dry skin are inevitable come winter. Keep your skincare routine updated according to the weather! Talk to your MUA also if you have super dry skin.
Don't go over-the-top and large with decor
Instead, winters are about cozy times and intimate feels so play to that - candlelight dinners, soft cushions, pretty pastel florals. Everything should say - cozy!
Wear something warm under your lehenga
Tights or a velvet-lined in-skirt - most of us use can-can but that doesn't keep you warm.