WINTER WEDDING ADVICE
The seasons are changing so we are bringing some winter wedding advice to the blog! There is nothing prettier than a bride and groom in fresh snow for wedding portraits. If you are planning a wedding in the winter, there are some things to consider to make your day run smoothly and warmly.
Remember the sunset is earlier in the winter. In Utah, the sunset in December is at around 5pm. So when you are touring venues, remember that the light outside will be gone during your reception. Also, be sure to plan family and portrait picture taking time to be before sunset!
Formal sessions are a MUST! Weather is unpredictable so planning to photograph the must have photos before hand is smart! Also the best light for engagements/ formals session is usually around 9am 3pm, because it is warmer and brighter.
Keep Driving Time Down
Keep your venues near each other to avoid icy roads. Including a lot of driving on a wedding day adds unnecessary stress if the roads are bad. If at all possible, organize your timeline and venues within 20 mins or less of each other to keep your guests safe, and everyone on time!
Choose a venue that will look good if family portraits take place inside! Depending on conditions, we might need to take portraits indoors! Venues will open space, white walls and big windows are helpful!
Be strategic with what you wear! If you plan to take any photos outside, consider wearing leggings and boots underneath your dress and pants. When wedding dress shopping, make sure that the dresses you try on are long enough and not too tight if you want to do that. Also including a cape or shawl can keep you warm. Grooms can wear multiple shirts, or a thicker dress shirt.
Remember that even if your wedding is around Christmas, you don’t have to feel pressured to have a Christmas wedding. Lots of my couples use winter was the theme, complete with lights, crystals, pine and snow!
Hide hand warmers in the grooms pockets. This will be the perfect way to warm up your hands real quick.
lead photographer at Kylee Ann Studios
& expert in providing efficient, romantic and service-oriented wedding photography for the kind couple.
I am professional third wheel and wedding expert. When I don’t have my camera in my hand, you will find me babysitting my friend’s cute kids, walking someone’s dog, or listening to a podcast…. or probably all three of those things at once. I am passionate about serving brides with kindness, preparedness and a little bit of humor. If you like what you see here, click below to see another sample of my work! Let’s be friends!!