How to Plan a Gorgeous Fall or Winter Wedding

Although spring and summer seem to be the quintessential times for outdoor weddings, exchanging vows outdoors during the fall and winter season can be an experience not to be forgotten. With amazing fall colors as a backdrop to your nuptials, an autumn wedding allows the beauty of nature, in all her glory, to welcome your guests with the hues of the season. A winter wedding, held outdoors on a brisk day with snow-capped trees or frost-covered grass lends a sense of romance to a beautiful wedding day. The designers at Conklyn’s Weddings would be happy to help you create a fall or winter ceremony that will be unforgettable.

Timing is Everything

Choosing the best time for your fall or winter ceremony should be a top priority once you have settled on an outdoor wedding. While the weather may certainly be a factor, those who want a late afternoon or early evening ceremony should remember that the length of day shortens during the autumn and winter seasons. Consider starting your wedding no later than 4:00 to take advantage of daylight and possibly provide exquisite sunset views. An evening wedding will probably require external lighting sources, especially if you also hold the reception outdoors or in a wedding tent at your chosen venue. Whether you choose natural lighting for a daytime wedding or an evening ceremony under the stars, your romantic fall or winter wedding starts with choosing the timing for the wedding and reception.

Fantastic Fall Nuptials

There are several advantages to considering an autumn outdoor wedding. Since the weather can be anything from cool to brisk, a fall ceremony held out of doors will be mean that heat and insects will not likely be a factor. Nature’s vivid colors make a fantastic background of reds, yellows and oranges. Fall flowers such as marigolds, chrysanthemums and even sunflowers captivate your guests in the autumn sunlight. However, make sure that you have alternate plans for a rainy fall day or a day when temperatures dip much lower than you were anticipating. Even if there is a nip in the air on your wedding day, you can provide blankets for each guest and have a pre-wedding cocktail hour serving warm drinks and coffee. With a bit of planning, your autumn outdoor wedding can be the picture of romantic love for you, your beloved and your guests.

Outdoor Winter Wedding Possibilities

It seems that some people assume that if you are planning a winter wedding date that an outdoor ceremony is off the table. That is simply not the case. Depending on your vision for your wedding, a snowy winter landscape can add enchantment to any wedding. Perhaps you are planning a holiday ceremony in which snow-covered trees and a wintry sun glinting off the ice would be the perfect backdrop for your outdoor wedding. Maybe you want a winter date, and an outdoor venue, but you opt instead for a destination wedding in a warm location where bitter winds and ice are nowhere on the agenda. In either case, if your heart is set on an outdoor winter ceremony, choose your date and the venue to create the winter wedding of your dreams.

The beauty of the outdoors during the fall and winter seasons naturally draw some couples to consider an outdoor wedding. By choosing your date and the time of day of your nuptials carefully, and considering the location of your venue, and possible alternative plans, your outdoor ceremony will be all that you imagined it to be. Conklyn’s Weddings will help you step by step to make your outdoor wedding showcase your colors and flowers while highlighting the natural beauty of your wedding venue.