Something that doesn’t take place as often in the north as it does in the south or warmer climates is outside weddings. There are some hearty souls who aren’t afraid of a little cold weather that will have their wedding outside, even in the snow. If you are one of those people who might be interested in having an outdoor wedding, here are a few things you want to consider.
There are some hearty souls who arenâ€™t afraid of a little cold weather that will endeavor to have their wedding outside, even in the snow. If youâ€™re one of those people who might be interested in having an outdoor wedding, here are a few things you want to consider.
1. Make sure there is plenty of parking whether it is snowing or not. Anyone who lives in the North knows that you can only shovel the snow away, not remove it. If you are hoping to hold an outdoor wedding and there is already snow on the ground keep in mind that even if you shovel the snow to clear up the parking lot it can hinder the amount parking space available. This will put a damper on the mood of the guests having to walk further in the snow in fancy clothes. If you are having a small wedding it is not a big of a deal, but if youâ€™re hoping to invite even 50 people you might need to make sure to be in a place with a larger parking lot to combat the snow.
2. Even in the snow you might be able to still have your wedding outside, something you canâ€™t do during a rainstorm. However, there still needs to be some limits. If the snow is blowing so hard that itâ€™s hard to breathe, itâ€™s probably a good idea to find a barrier of some kind. It doesnâ€™t do any good if you canâ€™t hear what the preacher is saying or what each other is saying because the winds are so strong that theyâ€™re blowing snow in your face and ears.
3. Try not to pick an outdoor location where people have to walk through snow thatâ€™s too high. A little bit of snow is fine, but if the snow is more than 3 or 4 inches high it will be difficult for certain people to get through easily. Unless youâ€™ve planned a winter hike for your wedding, try to pick an area that might be easily cleared if thereâ€™s too much snow to get through.
4. Decorating is already done if thereâ€™s snow on the trees in the background, but remember that if there is already snow on the ground you can always pick some up and splash it on the trees for a few highlights. Christmas lights are always a nice touch if youâ€™re able to do that.
5. Try to pick a place thatâ€™s relatively quiet if you can. That means try to stay away from the roads, especially if you live in the area where it snows so often that you never know when a snowplow might come through. Sound carries well in the wintertime, which is great for the people at your wedding to be able to hear whatâ€™s going on, but not so great because all other kinds of sounds carry just as well.