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Getting Married This Winter? Here Is Our List Of Dos And Don’ts!

BY Apoorva | 08 Dec, 2016 | 6610 views | 4 min read

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. 1465631604_Sangeet_Night___For_Web_290

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!  1480506702_15138536_10155516533279418_2610748125454046797_o

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. f71761140bbd61025ace087eeb304bf4

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....

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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.
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