Are you planning a winter wedding in the San Jose and Bay Area? It’s a wonderful time of year for the festivities with the weather being milder than it is across the majority of the country. However, there are still a few things to keep in mind to ensure your own comfort and that of your guests. With that in mind, here are a few things to consider when planning a winter wedding in California.
- Don’t Restrict Yourself to “Winter” Colors – Decorate for the weather you love, not necessarily the weather you have. Nothing warms up a chilly night like a room filled with bright, vibrant colors.
- Keep Your Bridesmaids Comfortable – There’s nothing wrong with strapless or off the shoulder dresses in winter. Just be sure to let your bridesmaids have something warm to wrap themselves with when going between the vehicle and the venue. If the ground is slippery, you may want to let the girls bring their heels and change into them at the venue.
- Create a Warm (Not Hot) Reception – Glowing candles and warm colors can make the reception hall immediately inviting to guests coming in from the cold. Just remember that everyone is going to be eating, drinking, and dancing. If you crank the heat up too high, guests will get uncomfortable really fast.
- Have Reception Lines Indoors – If you choose to have a reception line, don’t leave your guests out in the cold while waiting for handshakes and hugs. An indoor receiving line is a better option this time of year.
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