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Winter wedding concerns?

Franceska, on July 8, 2020 at 2:26 AM Posted in Etiquette and Advice 0 10

Hey everyone, this is my first post. So I’ve always wanted a winter wedding with a winter wonderland theme, I think the snow is so romantic and just the cozy vibe a winter wedding brings. My only concern is that there might be a bad blizzard or snowstorm that would cause my guests or vendors not to be able to get to the wedding. We live in New York. Like I said, I love snow and if it was just a couple inches for the pictures it would look beautiful but if it gets bad it’ll be a problem. Has anyone else had a winter wedding or considered it and had these weather concerns?

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Latest activity by Jasmine, on July 8, 2020 at 12:20 PM
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    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    I did not have a winter wedding and I do not live anywhere with changing seasons but I will say maybe that’s something you can ask your vendors directly, I’m sure they have some contingency plan or solution to it, etc
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  • Elmarose
    Expert July 2022
    Elmarose ·
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    Hello welcome and congratulations on your engagement! Smiley ring Since you live in New York are there any days that you typically know the weather to be okay in? My aunt lives there as well and had her wedding on December 14, 2019 and everything came out beautifully Smiley smile I had a wonderful time and I flew in from Los Angeles as well. I didn't have any issues. Maybe pick days earlier when it normally begins to snow usually between November and early December from what I have seen has been more mellow.

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  • Caitlin
    Expert January 2021
    Caitlin ·
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    These concerns are totally rational. I love the idea and image you have. I can't say that I have much advice, but everything will work itself out. Wishing you the absolute best of luck 💕
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    Super October 2021
    Ashley ·
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    That’s so tricky. You really just never know, so you have to weigh your options. Is it worth it to take the risk? I live in the Poconos, and sometimes we get snowstorms in October! (I missed my sister in law’s baby shower a few years ago for that reason.) On the other hand, there’s also the possibility that there won’t be any snow at all. Winter is weird.
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  • Margaret
    Master October 2020
    Margaret ·
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    Not a winter wedding but planning a wedding in the Keys during Hurricane season. Read the farmer's almanac and see what the weather predictions will be like for the time frame you're looking at and hope for the best. If we spend our lives worrying about what if's we'll never live our lives to fullest with enjoying the glad I did it moments.

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  • Elysia
    Dedicated May 2022
    Elysia ·
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    My fiancé and I were originally planning a winter wedding for the same reason! We only changed it so it would be easier for family to travel. I’d say try to go for early winter, like November or December. Take it from someone who has a January birthday—my birthday parties always got cancelled/rescheduled when I was younger because of snow. Also, the January wedding I went to this past year was the only day of winter where it snowed a lot in my area. Of course you still don’t know what will happen, but you have better chances with an earlier winter date.
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  • Anna
    VIP October 2020
    Anna ·
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    A friend of mine had a winter wedding and honestly I don’t think she worried about weather. We’re in NC and wedding was early December, but she actually got about an inch of snow on her wedding day and it was beautiful. But you’re in New York, winter is a bigger concern. I saw something recently about the majority of weddings happen between Jun and Aug and I just thought that was crazy. It’s so hot, but only in the south, I’m assuming many northern brides pick dates when there’s less fear of a blizzard ruining everything. (And southern brides are concerned with heat, humidity, hurricanes)
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    Super December 2020
    Anais ·
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    Well we are planning on a winter wedding at Lake Tahoe which is in the middle of the mountains. We really looked at which months it snows the most and chose December because normally when it snows it’s lighter snow than other winter months.
    You also just want to make sure to have a back up plan in case it snows too hard!
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  • Julie
    VIP February 2020
    Julie ·
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    I had a winter wedding this past February in Baltimore. I definitely worried about weather, and while it was freezing (daytime high of 25) and windy, there was no blizzard. The good thing about NY though, is that they have snow control on lock down. I'd invite oot guests a few days earlier (that's what we did) so if there's bad weather and a flight gets postponed, they can make it the day before or day-of
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  • Jasmine
    Master August 2021
    Jasmine ·
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    We're having a winter wedding as well except our wedding is in February. I'm not sure how long snow lasts out there but if you're really concerned, you can always choose another month within the winter season and look into ordering fake snow and a snowfall machine. Just an alternative idea. Good luck!
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