12 tips to survive a wedding in the snow!

First off let me start by saying that snow on your wedding day is associated with fertility and wealth so if you are superstitious, relax its a good thing!

If you are both superstitious and practical here are 12 tips to help you survive a wedding in the snow.

1. Confirm all your suppliers are ‘snow ready’ and still able to travel.

2. Phone your local county council to double check the routes you will be travelling on your wedding day will be gritted. If they are country roads plead your case!

3. Make sure that all your important people are still able to make the wedding. [Maybe consider hiring a bus or mini bus to ensure they all have a way to get to and from the wedding.]

4. Don’t get disappointed if some of your guests are unable to make it to your wedding due to the weather; it’s not personal. If you know many wont, remember to change your final numbers with the venue and save yourself some money.

5. Ensure your church will be heated up sufficiently before the wedding ceremony.

6. Wear socks and runners travelling to and from the church, change into your wedding shoes [unless they are runners] as you arrive at the church and reception. If you want a couple of pictures outside wear your runners for these too. [No one will see if you dress is full length.] Even with wearing runners its a good idea to rough up the soles of your wedding shoes as well to give them better grip.

7. Make sure your [external] red carpet is all weather. If its not ask them to only use it inside. Red carpet can get wet quickly and is impossible to move, you don’t want your dress ruined before you even walk down the aisle.

8. Ask your photographer, or bring yourself, an old white sheet, for outside photographs, particularly on grassy areas [if you are having them taken] stand on it, it will absorb the moisture before it gets to your dress. Appoint someone, not in the wedding party, to move it about.

9. Bring a warm coat that can be draped over your shoulders while you travel and between photos.

10. If you are travelling somewhere separate to your church or reception for photos bring a flask of hot tea to keep you all warm. [ps don’t spill on your dress!]

11. Consider mulled wine or a hot punch for your drinks reception if you haven’t already.

12. If you are serving canapés at your drinks reception, consider changing to soup… your guests will love you!

Most of all remember that is all part of your love story! Snow on your wedding day only adds to that… make the most of it and above all, enjoy, enjoy, enjoy it will be magical!

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  1. by Bláithín on December 1, 2010  6:50 pm Reply

    Thanks Keith, love the 'almost' slip... its something I would definitely have done - I'm a horror for typos!

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