Here Are the Secrets to Easy Winter Wedding Planning

Baby, it's warm here

by Stephanie Kaloi

bride and groom walking to venue

Maybe some of y’all are busy getting ready for autumn—aka the time of scarves, football (or so I’m told), and pumpkin spice all over the place—but for me winter is everything. Given that, it’s probably not a surprise that I am a big fan of the off-season winter wedding, and my husband and I eloped in mid-February. I find winter sunsets to be some of the dreamiest and moodiest to behold, crisp-to-cold temperatures make me feel alive, and long nights scream romance to me.

If you’re similarly minded, and contemplating ditching the spring and summer wedding standard in favor of something a little more… chill, it’s time we start chatting about what you need to know about planning a winter wedding.

what to keep in mind when planning your winter wedding

bride and groom in the snow

Venue considerations

Winter doesn’t mean everything has to be white: You can totally incorporate a wide palette of colors into your winter wedding, and there’s no reason to go all white (or holiday-themed) unless you want to. Experiment!

Relevant: If you’re getting married in a church around Christmas and do want all things merry and bright, you don’t have to worry about décor, because the church will be all decked out… for free, free, free!

Go with romance: I mean, you don’t have to, but to me winter is more romantic than any other time of the year. If you want to go all in with candles and twinkle lights, warm shrugs and blankets, fires and dark drinks—just do it.

When it comes to your guests

People might not make it: Remember that winter = holidays, holidays = extra travel and money spent, and the two paired together might mean not everyone can make your wedding. That said, people might be really ready for a party during the cold days of February, so who knows!

Also, they might be late: Consider that winter often brings winter storms, so some of your guests might be delayed by minutes, hours, or possibly a day or two. Keep times flexible if possible, but be prepared to get married whether or not others have flight delays.

Your guests want to be warm, too: Whether this means renting space heaters for a lofty reception hall, keeping (fashionable? Or just warm?) blankets on hand, or offering hot beverages when guests walk in, you’ll want to make sure you’re keeping potentially low temperatures and/or disagreeable weather in mind. If you’re planning to be outside, you definitely want to rent a tent (and our guide to doing so is mighty handy). P.S. Serve warm food!

On photos, timing, and other wedding moments

Remember the light: Winter also means early sunsets, so if you’re hoping for ultra-romantic sunset photos, those might need to happen at 2 or 3 p.m.

But also keep your ceremony in mind: If you’re opting for an earlier ceremony time but still want everyone to party all night, make sure your timeline accounts for all those hours.

oh, and about you…

Consider your ensemble: This is especially important if you’re getting married outside or plan to go outside for photos or any part of your wedding. If you’re getting married in the winter, you’ll probably want to find a wedding dress with long sleeves (or even better: bridal separates), a super fab faux fur wrap (or real, if that’s your thing), or (if you’re especially bold), a winter wedding cape to pair with your gown. Bonus: You can also wear an extra layer of lined tights or leggings under your dress if you have a long skirt!

Boots are a good idea: Speaking of what you’re wearing, a winter wedding may necessitate expanding your wedding footwear options. This doesn’t mean you’re stuck with rubber rain boots or whatever weatherproof option is easiest (though you can be, if you want)—there are tons of options. Examples: one, two, three.

Think about your face: If your skin is prone to drying out, you’ll want to pay extra attention to your lips and face. The wind can be harsh, and cold air is drying in general.

real-life winter weddings you’ll love

bride and groom with christmas lights

How We Planned an Amazing Wintery Wedding in Four Months

winter wedding in the snow

This Is Why You Should Have a Winter Wedding

We Rocked Our Snowy Wedding with Hot Cocoa and a Carriage Ride

bride and groom standing in the snow

How Our 140-Person, $32K Toronto Blizzard Wedding Was Everything We’d Hoped for

couple kissing outside

How We Created an 80-Person Wintery Wedding in the Middle of LA
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Did you have a winter wedding? What advice do you have for future winter WEDDING-planning couples? where did you succeed (and where did you fail)?

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Top Photos: Kelly Benvenuto

Stephanie Kaloi

Stephanie is a photographer, writer, and Ravenclaw living in California with her family. She is super into reading, road trips, and adopting animals on a whim. Forewarning: all correspondence will probably include a lot of punctuation and emoji (!!! ? ? ?).

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  • Alanna Cartier

    I’m getting married in Toronto this November, so it make be wintery depending on how this winter goes. I got a lovely long sleeved gown, but we went for a richer, moodier palette of Plums blushes and rose golds.

    • Bon Bon Jambon

      I’ll be getting married in Buffalo this (early) November, so in ways, I hear you! The weather can really go either way. Your palette sounds absolutely lovely, and wishing you all the best! Cheers!

      • Alanna Cartier

        All the best to you too!

    • emmers

      That sounds beautiful!

    • Kelly

      That color scheme sounds like perfection

  • Lisa

    Oooooooh, this is filling me with such wedding envy! I couldn’t talk my Californian husband into a winter wedding, but I totally had one in my fantasy world.

  • C

    Bookmarking and sending to my mom! We have finally settled on a wedding just a week after New Year’s 2017 – so just four months! We had originally planned for early spring but family stuff popped up and so we had to pick early January or *July* at the earliest, against my mother’s protests. Hopefully this will help her realize you can have an awesome wedding without fourteen months lead time if you don’t want it (she thinks we should wait until next October).

    By the way, if anyone has any ideas on how to solve the bridesmaids-dress-color conundrum for winter, especially if you have a good off-the-rack source, I’m all ears. My original idea for cornflower blue cotton eyelet dresses is not going to work on a chilly day in a church dressed up for Christmas. Black and navy seem too somber, red or green too matchy to a Christmas theme, and a metallic seems too fancy for an afternoon party. I’m tearing my hair out over here!

    • Amy March
    • flashphase

      Jan 15 wedding – I’m doing navy dresses from modcloth

    • Jess

      Blush/Neutrals? Dark Grey? Seconding Amy March’s purple – especially in jewel tone Royal Purple if you want it to be more festive, less formal.

    • Lisa

      Definitely think you could go either darker (navy, eggplant, emerald green, sapphire blue), or you could do pastels (ice blue, blush), which tend to be popular around wintertime. Ivory could also be an option if you’re ok with dresses in a similar shade to yours. I don’t think that green or red automatically codes as “Christmas” if you aren’t pairing it with the other. (So red or green but not both together.)

      I’m in two weddings this winter, and for the first we’re wearing this grey tulle skirt with ivory tops of our choosing. For the second, they’re going with a variegation of pinks so we’re supposed to select a cocktail dress in our preferred shade.

    • emmers

      We did black (in November), with everyone choosing their own dress, and then a coral/pink scarf to lighten things up, and bright bouquets. I’m (clearly) a huge fan- I loved seeing what dresses my ladies chose, and they looked awesome! It was also super easy for them to find little black dresses that they’ll wear again. The coral helped a lot to make it not somber, as did the bouquets. Just my $0.02!

      • emmers

        Here are some!

        • emmers

          I also feel like a gold sparkly scarf or a deep purple or deep blue or something would all be awesome!

    • Essssss

      Jewel tones!

    • savannnah

      My favorite late December church wedding has long dark grey dresses that were elegant and festive but didn’t scream Christmas and everyone looked nice- no matter how pale.

    • PAJane aka Awesome Tits

      Deep jewel tones with metallic accessories! Glitzy, but not overly glitzy.

    • Bethany

      Bridesmaids are wearing navy for my October wedding. We’re doing bright greens and whites in their bouquets so they will really pop against the dresses and (hopefully) won’t look somber at all! I also love the jewel tones suggestion!

    • NotMarried!

      I just finished up a late summer wedding with 4 weeks lead time. 4 months is totally doable!

      R.E. the bridesmaid dress color – i vote for navy if you like that color. its in the same world as the cornflower blue and is absolutely acceptable. My mantra was … its my favorite color so its appropriate. Full Stop.

      • PAJane aka Awesome Tits

        What color shoes do you wear with navy? I have yet to figure this out.

        • KitBee

          Silver! Or any other metallic, or nude.

          • PAJane aka Awesome Tits

            I really wanted silver shoes to go with a navy bridesmaid dress, but the wedding was in February, and all the silver shoes were super strappy. I went with grey. They were…okish. Nude would have been a good choice.

        • NotMarried!

          I wear black pumps with a navy suit to court.

    • C.

      Thanks for the suggestions everybody! Everyone here is helpful and lovely per usual!

    • EF

      we did navy or grey, up to the guys and girls in the wedding party to decide for their suits and dresses or kilts. the mix ended up looking really nice and not somber at all!

    • idkmybffjill
    • Kat

      I’m seeing a lot of wine/burgundy with champagne and ivory accents for winter. Also, eggplant or plum, or icy blue/grey. Pick something simple and maybe gift your bridal party a pretty cashmere wrap if you’re still worried about them being cold.

  • flashphase

    Considering my options for jackets/wraps for a January wedding – any suggestions? We’d like some outdoor photos and I don’t want to freeze…

    • Lisa

      One of my friends did a faux fur trimmed cape (like this) for outdoor wedding photos, and she looked like a freaking snow queen. I love those pictures of her.

      In the less dramatic realm, you could do a smaller cape in ivory or one of your wedding colors. If it’s not too cold, I love leather jackets over wedding gowns, too. You can never go wrong with sequins, but most of those jackets aren’t going to be super warm. You could always buy yourself a nice, fancy winter coat and scarf, too, which you’ll then be able to get more use out of in the future!

      • flashphase

        I was thinking leather jacket! I already have one :)

    • Rebekah Jane

      I always say check out Rent the Runway! They’ve expanded into clothing and their jacket selection includes some super bridal fur wraps and jackets.

    • Dorothy Parker

      I wore a white fur motorcycle jacket from BCBG for my December wedding with my extremely formal silk ball gown. Our outdoor pictures are my favorites.

    • EF

      here’s what i went with, a short cape! ordered off etsy, extremely cozy and warm.

    • I got a vintage fur stole from Etsy and it was perfect for our January wedding.

  • soxgirl

    I would have loved a winter wedding, but when we started planning we’d just come out of the worst winter in 70 years (Boston got 8 feet of snow that NEVER MELTED) and it just seemed like a logistical nightmare.

    • Lisa

      This was the concern that ultimately trumped my winter wedding fantasy, too. We knew no matter where we had the wedding people would have to fly in, and we didn’t want to risk important people not being able to share the day with us because of weather.

    • tr

      Seriously, as gorgeous as winter weddings are, I could never handle the logistical concerns! Where I live, we generally enjoy fairly mild winters, but the downside of that is that if we get 1/2 an inch of snow, the entire city shuts down. Yes, we only get those light snows 1-3 times a year, but they always seem to come at the worst possible times. On top of that, most of our guests are coming from out of town, but within the same general region (meaning they don’t know how to handle snow, either), so even if the weather is clear here, it may not be clear for Mom and Dad 200 miles away.

      • Lisa

        And even living in the same town doesn’t guarantee anything! I had a high school teacher (with one of the greatest weddings stories I’ve ever heard) who got married in January 2000 the day after the first storm of the Winter Blast came through. (For reference, the Blast lasted and closed my school district for a month.) They ended up with about a third of the wedding guests they’d planned for, and all of their vendors cancelled on them.

        • Hannah B

          So..did they potluck it? (Also this reminds me of the Paige and Evan wedding on Royal Pains when they got married in the Hamptons in the “off season”)

          • Lisa

            The family kicked it into high gear! The groomsmen went to a gas station that was open and bought 2 liters, chips, and other snack foods, and the bride’s grandmother called a local pizza place and promised to “make it worth their while” if they delivered to the church basement. Then the grandmother got in touch with the local radio station and convinced them to play the couple’s first dance song at a specific time.

            It was not the wedding either of them imagined, but they both loved it! My teacher said that he’s tried to take his wife out for a nice anniversary dinner, but she always insists on ordering pizza from the restaurant that delivered to their reception. :)

          • PAJane aka Awesome Tits

            The way everyone pulled together — including the radio station! — is utterly charming.

          • “I Don’t Knowww, Margo!”

            Right?? I’d watch that romantic comedy.

      • AtHomeInWA

        Do you live in Western WA? Your story sounds awfully familiar.

        • tr

          Haha, no, literally the opposite end of the country (Tennessee)! However, I’m kind of glad to know the mid-south isn’t the only place that completely loses it at the mere thought of snow!

          • Lisa

            Badtown is located in a southern state, and I was baffled when the entire town shut down for a week for 6″ of snow. On the first day, we didn’t leave home (because drivers were all over the place), but after that, we were just fine to go out and do errands. I also don’t understand this idea of putting sand on the road instead of salt! Can anyone explain it to me?

          • Jenny

            Salt water still freezes, just at a lower temp (around 28 degrees F), So salting helps if it’s just hovering around freezing, mostly to help keep roads free of patches of black ice. Sanding roads is better actually as it adds texture to the snow/ice and helps prevent skidding and losing control. The caveat to both of these is that road crews need to a. know the difference and when to use them, and b. be able to fairly continuously lay salt or sand while the weather is occurring/accumulating. I’ve found that in the places that “get winter” for less than 5-7 weeks a year, the road crews have absolutely no idea what they are doing, which is too bad, because largely neither to the drivers on the road.

          • Eh

            In addition to Jenny’s comments, salt is bad for plants and animals. For example, it kills plants along the road way and hurts animals paws (and isn’t good for them to eat). Sand is probably also cheaper. Where I live (a cold, snowy, icy part of Canada) they use both in at least three forms. Just before snow/ice is expected they spray the roads with a salt solution which sticks to the road which prevents the initial snow/ice from accumulating. Then when the snow/ice has started they put down a combination of salt and sand (and plow). And if it is freezing cold they can only use sand because the salt water will freeze. We also get so much snow that they don’t clear the residential roads all the way to the pavement (just to “snow packed”) so those roads are just sanded to make them textured. It takes a lot of snow to shut down my city. Last year we got over 20″ one day and the city was a disaster (everyone had gone to work/school and then the snow hit) on the evening commute, but everyone went to work the next day. I live in another city that was hit by about the same amount of snow but mostly over night and it was shut down for a day to clear the roads.

    • EF

      i am from boston but live in the uk. got married that superwinter, and was a little worried about flights from boston being cancelled or delayed, but it totally worked out. we’re planning a 5-year party in boston, and i’m psyched for the winter options (and hopefully a real amount of snow!) that will be available!

    • we got married during that superwinter….in Vermont…in January like lunatics. But we lucked out with the ONE weekend that didn’t snow the whole winter and only some of the flights out got cancelled. But that just made for extra family time.

      To be fair to our planning selves, the theme was “That one christmas episode of Newhart”…where there was a blizzard and everyone got snowed in. So we were mentally prepared no matter what.

      • emmers

        I think I remember your wedding on APW. It was so pretty!

  • AtHomeInWA

    If we decide to get married before I’m out of grad school we have exactly three options for dates that won’t break us as human beings: 1) mid-September 2) the first week of January 3) Christmas. Factor in that his immediate family + my immediate family + my bridesmaids now means we are now arranging an event for people from 5 different states and 4 different academic schedules (two grad students, one teacher, and a middle schooler) and no matter how you slice it, it is a logistical nightmare.

    I figure say “f*** it!” and plan an event where everyone can get snowed in and have an excuse to spend a few more days with people they only see once every three years!

    • Lisa

      One of my best friends is getting married on 12/30 this year for this exact reason. She’s a resident, and most of her friends are tied to an academic or hospital structure in some way. It was easiest for her to plan around a scheduled school break and when people could hopefully get time off because “holidays.”

      • AtHomeInWA


    • emmers

      I went to a 12/30 wedding a few years ago, and also a 1/1 wedding. Both were fun! I say go for it!

    • JC

      As a former Washingtonian, my vote is for mid-September. Best kept secret in the US…

  • PAJane aka Awesome Tits

    I’ve been pushing for the colder months for our ceremony, but also kind of panic when I think about people having to drive in snow. I’m terrible at it, and would worry all day that the loved ones traveling to see us may be, too.

    • Eh

      My relatives traveling in snow is why we didn’t get married in the winter (October instead). The easiest way to travel for most of my family is by car because flying from where they live to where I live is expensive and not direct (a large group lives 8 hours from me and another large group lives 16+ hours from me). I grew up in a snow belt so I am used to snow and also being stuck at home because of snow. I no longer live in a snow belt (but we still get lots of snow and ice). We live an hour from my in-laws who are from the area. My in-laws are used to everyone living in the same town so the fact that we live an hour away causes problems for them. For example, when discussing plans for Christmas we agree to the plans and then they say “but what if it snows” (since they all live in the same town, snow generally isn’t a problem). Well, then we might not come and we will bring an overnight bag in case we get stuck there. We have provided the same response the last four years and it still pains my MIL. It would break my MIL’s heart if it actually snowed on Christmas Day and we weren’t able to drive to their house.

      • PAJane aka Awesome Tits

        Whatchagonnado, though? You make whatever reasonable, safe effort you can, and the rest is up to Mother Nature, who has no concept of holidays.

        • Eh

          And I am used to living my life like that. It would break my MIL’s heart if we did not make it to Christmas. Luckily we have not had an issue yet.

  • Rebekah Jane

    My cousin had to plan his wedding around professional baseball season, but the black-tie December wedding that happened because of his schedule was stunning. It even rained buckets the day of, forcing them to change ceremony venues, but it was still gorgeous. The bride truly embraced the wintery concept and did everything in ivory, including her bridesmaids dresses. BUT the most awesome thing (and the idea I wanted to share) was that the two snuck off together before the ceremony and went ice skating in their bridalwear! It was made for amazing pictures and was a cute moment between the two of them.

    • Lisa

      So many <3 for bridal wear ice skating!!

      • LJ

        I am having a February wedding in the naively optimistic hope that the only city in Canada without winter will somehow seem wintery… ice skating can be done whatever the weather (covered outdoor rinks with cooling systems for the win!) so that may just be what I suggest!! LOVE IT.

    • Eh

      Ice skating pictures are awesome! My step-sister and her husband got married in September but rented the ice to get some pictures on their wedding day. Her husband and his groomsmen love hockey (the best man plays professionally).

  • Eh

    There is something very magical about winter weddings. We got married in the fall but my next choice would have been winter (it’s just too hard to travel for large chunks of my family in the winter due to weather). We had wedding pictures from our immediate family’s (parents, grandparents and siblings) weddings on our cake table at our reception (and now on the wall in our dining room). My favourite is probably my husband’s grandparents. They got married because his grandmother was pregnant so they had to get married quickly (they got married in February and their daughter was born in June). The picture (obviously b&w) we have is a close up of them standing on the steps of the church and it’s only the top half of their torsos and up. What I love about this picture is that there is big fluffy snow – blurry white dots – falling all around them. It’s so romantic.

  • Rose

    Oooooh. Our mid-September wedding was perfect for us, but my secondary imaginary wedding was around New Years and included a LOT of little twinkly lights. And lanterns. And candles. Just generally a lot of light and glitter. Plus a super dramatic bridal cape. Love the winter wedding ideas!

  • EF

    We got married january 10th! I think the best piece of advice is as with all weddings, remember people are grownups. Don’t worry if they’ll get there or are cold – they’ve been travelling in winter and dressing warm for decades and can take care of themselves. Our venue was a pretty good temperature, and that was obviously important, and we also recommended a hot whiskey (hot toddy!) for those who wanted to warm up. But it was okay — a couple flights delayed because of snow, but people got there. No worries.

    Do consider your own needs, though. I am a cold weather person and was like ‘ha! i dont need a wrap or anything!’ but a couple weeks before the wedding ordered a capelet. excellent decision.

    • tr

      I think the key is to think about who YOUR guests are.
      The reason some people warn about travel and things is because some adults don’t travel in the winter. Some adults live in places where the roads because impassable if there’s an inch of snow. Some adults barely own a sweater, much less anything appropriate for days where the windchill is below zero. But that doesn’t mean all adults are (or even most adults) are that way.
      In my case, after considering who MY guests are,, and where MY venue is located, I had to rule out a winter wedding. Because my guests and I all live in an area that gets snow just often enough for it to be a legitimate concern, but not so often that people know how to deal with it. The roads that connect the bulk of my guests to my town are narrow 2 line highways that aren’t great to drive in the best of of conditions, and would be incredibly dangerous in icy conditions. Our state highway department is underfunded, and their general approach to snow is “I guess everyone’s going to be staying home this week”. And, even if my guests could get to the wedding in the event of snow, most of the vendors also live in outlying areas, and would probably have to cancel.
      As a result, in my case, knowing WHO my adults are made it clear that no, a winter wedding would not work. It’s all about knowing your guests. Just as how having a vegetarian option IS important if you met most of your guests in a vegan commune, avoiding winter weddings IS a good call if your VIPs are adults who for some reason can’t handle winter.

      • EF

        well, yes, know your people. but that’s surely a pre-assumption for every step of planning.

  • Hayley

    I am totally having a winter wedding. But I live in SoCal so there will be no snow. In fact, it might even been like 80 degrees. I keep seeing pictures of the bridal party in the snow and fur wraps and hot chocolate bars and I feel like mine will be the least wintery winter wedding. Anyone have suggestions for a not really cold winter wedding? (Or pictures?)

  • AmandaBee

    I fell in love with some of the winter weddings featured here on APW, and we seriously considered having our own. In the end, summer won out because it just worked better with my schedule as an academic, but I love the idea of a cozy, magical winter wedding.

  • LJ

    Can I throw y’all a question about winter wedding planning? Pacific Northwest, February 2017, no more than 30 attendees including everyone (me and fiancé incl). So no snow but rain is like 70% likely, around 35-45 Fahrenheit/1-10 Celsius. We have a wonderful restaurant reception thing in a heated building 10′ away for right after, but want to do a short sweet ceremony on the beach. Other than “dress for the weather, don’t wear heels and bring a brelly”, what should we tell our guests and is it acceptable to, assuming all are able bodied and under 65 years old, ask them to stand in a huddle around us for the 10 minute ceremony? I think the brellies may make for really cool photos and I really don’t want to bother to set up chairs/decorations/tents etc (all of which require a permit if used, and suddenly the cost is $2500+ higher) for what will be a very casual, short and sweet thing…. and the ocean is gorgeous enough backdrop too.

    • guest

      You know, if I was attending I would be counting the minutes until the ceremony was over. (Also, don’t forget that even if the ceremony is 10 minutes, weddings often don’t start on time, and I’m someone that would get there 15 minutes early anyway). I would be anxiously jumping up and down to generate body heat and hugely distracted by how damp and cold I felt; I would not be focused on your vows, your dress, your partner, the magic. If that’s fine with you, then I think it’s fine.

      • LJ

        Obviously that wouldn’t be fine with a reasonable person….??? :|

        There’s a covered concrete area under the restaurant at ground level so early arrivers would be sheltered. I’m waiting to hear if a ceremony in the restaurant is an option they’d be willing to entertain.

        • emmers

          Honestly, I feel like most outside weddings I’ve been to have been plagued by yucky weather (recently had a nice 100 degree one :)), but it just makes for a funny story. Yea, it’s not the most fun, but for me those have been some memorable weddings! So while your guests may not love it in the moment, some of them, at least, will love the stories. For example, my husband and I still talk about the guy who sweat through his shirt in front of us, and you could see his nipples (no undershirt!).

          As long as you keep the ceremony short and sweet, I think you’re fine.

    • idkmybffjill

      Could ushers hand out hot drinks? Or maybe a table with hot drinks when everyone arrives? That way they’re holding a warm thing! I feel like it would only bother me during the time I was waiting for the ceremony to start. This sounds gorgeous to me… like Phoebe and Mike’s wedding on friends but on a beach!

      • LJ

        Yeah I would be SUPER down for having a big carafe of hot coffee on arrival – my fiancé is totally a coffee snob so that could be a nice treat to add. The restaurant has a bar if people are “that” early and the park itself is gorgeous and easy to explore….. and there’s a sheltered area right beneath the restaurant they can wait in for the 5-10 minutes beforehand anyways :)

        • idkmybffjill

          Done! Also 45 in a coat is not even that cold – you’re golden. :)

          • LJ

            Yeah, that’s what I figure…. the hot drinks definitely make it more inviting too! Easy peasy. It’s also likely to be closer to 50 (10 Celsius? I think that’s around 50?) at the warmest time of the day, which our wedding ceremony will be closest too…. and hey, maybe it won’t rain at all :) thanks for the tip!

          • idkmybffjill

            Celsius means nothing to me but 50 with a hot thing! Very cozy. Sounds gorg!

            Extra bonus suggestion – if you have guests coming who don’t know how to dress for cold (I have texas family so that could be real) – maybe see if you can find some cheap shoe covers for if it rains!

          • LJ

            Good idea! Most family is coming from a half-day’s car travel at farthest so they should be good… mostly worried about people putting on heels and then having to walk in sand haha… I’ll be in boots myself….. and I just googled the conversion and yes, 50 exactly. Possibly 35-40 and pouring rain…. possibly 50 and beautiful sun….. so coffee probably won’t go amiss either way :)

    • CP2011

      If I were a guest I would definitely be expecting a covered area. I live in the Pacific Northwest and wouldn’t be thrilled about standing in wet sand in the cold wind…but I’ve spent time at the coast in January several times with sunny (but windy weather). My other advice about beach weddings is sound amplification. Even with only 30 guests, with the waves, wind, open space, etc, your guests may have a hard time hearing your vows, which is a huge bummer.

      • LJ

        Sound is a good point…. ugh haha why can’t this be easy.

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  • Jephonie

    My best-friend and her husband had their engagement party at and it turned out to be one of the best engagement party venues in Brisbane. It has a very elegant ambiance and red brick walls and crystal chandelier gave a very rustic feel. They also serve mouth-watering food and drinks and is very popular for people looking for cocktail party venues. I don’t see why it wouldn’t be a great wedding venue for you.

  • Ally Lowe

    I’m getting married in early February, 2018, in Seattle. On purpose. I’m bookmarking the hell outta this page.