Winter weddings can be truly magical, especially when there is a light dusting of sparkling snow coating the ground. While this makes for stunning photos, it can occasionally be a logistical nightmare when it comes to the day of the wedding. Having a winter wedding day survival kit is essential to minimize stress and ensure that you are prepared for anything.
Start with the Basics
No matter what time of year your wedding is, there are going to be certain essentials that should be in your wedding day survival kit. Some of these necessities include breath mints, dental floss, aspirin, band aids, safety pins, and a sewing kit. You should also bring any beauty products you might need, like lipstick, hairspray, bobby pins, and makeup for touch ups. Things like tissues, stain remover, perfume, deodorant, tweezers, and blotting papers are also good to have. Gather these all up in advance—if possible—and put them in a bag that you’ll put one of your bridesmaids in charge of on the big day.
Consider the Day and Time of the Wedding
The next step to making your winter wedding survival guide is to consider the time and day of your wedding. Are you getting married in early or late winter where there’s the possibility of no snow or is your wedding in January in the heart of the Snow Belt? By taking a look into the logistics of your day, you can better prepare for what issues might arise.
Contemplate Transportation Issues in Advance
Much of the issues that arise with a winter wedding are related to transportation. All it takes is a snow storm and some flight cancellations to change your plans a bit. That’s why your winter wedding survival kit should also include a list of phone numbers. These phone numbers should be your vendors, venue contact, and anyone not in the bridal party who is still associated with the wedding. Keep these numbers at the ready in case there’s an impending snowstorm and you’ll need to give vendors a heads up or have a bridesmaid call to confirm that someone’s flight is still on time.
Choose Elements of Warmth
The weather surrounding a winter wedding is likely to be cold. That’s why you should also incorporate some elements of warmth into your wedding day survival kit. Even if you’re just moving from the ceremony to the reception outside and aren’t planning to take photos outdoors, you might want to have gloves or even boots. For those taking wedding pictures outside, you might also want to consider a chic blanket, cape, or shawl to keep you warm during photos. Hand warmers might even be a necessity for in between takes if it’s really cold!
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