Have you visited the Rockies during the winter months? Each year, as the snow begins to fall, Alberta is transformed into a winter wonderland. If you love the outdoors or are looking to capture a little bit of holiday magic at your wedding, you should definitely consider a winter wedding in Canmore. If you are hoping to say “I do!” under the mistletoe this year, below are a few tips to help your wedding go off without a hitch!
Consider Booking A Single Venue And Leave Extra Time
Winter driving can be tricky to navigate! This is especially true in the mountains where sudden overnight snowfalls can quickly make roads slicker. Booking a single venue for both your ceremony and reception will minimize the travel distance and time for both yourself and your guests. If you do decide to book separate venues, try to book one nearby and give your guests clear directions and ample time to drive in winter conditions.
Dress For The Weather
While it can be tempting to stick to high fashion for your big day, you’ll also want to keep comfort in mind. For brides and bridesmaids in particular, we advise wearing tights under your dress, funky snow boots for the outdoor pictures as well as accessories that will keep you warm such as fur stoles.
Offer Cozy Wedding Favours
Just as it’s important to dress warmly for your big day, it’s equally important to make sure your guests are able to stay cozy especially if you’re opting for an outdoor ceremony. Have space heaters, blankets, and hand warmers readily available and consider warm goodies such as mitts, mini hot water bottles, and customized toques as wedding favours.
Schedule Your Photoshoot In The Late Morning
Winter in the Rockies means a stunning backdrop but also fewer daylight hours. Planning your wedding photos in the late morning allows you to capture the full majesty of the mountains and also gives you some extra warmth before temperatures dip back down in the evening.
Consider A Hot Cocoa or Mulled Wine Bar
Keep guests warm with seasonal favourites such as a hot chocolate (with or without Baileys) or a mulled wine bar for an extra touch of comfort.
New! 2020 Winter Weddings At The Canmore Ranch
Cornerstone Weddings is proud to be the Canmore Ranch’s exclusive outdoor ceremony provider. For 2020 we are happy to announce our brand new outdoor ceremony package which includes:
- A Ceremony Wedding Coordinator
- Signing table with linens
- PA system
- Do-Nut Tent complete with white linens, winter-themed centrepieces, and lighting
- Firepit in the do-nut tent
- Selection of blankets for the ceremony
If you dream of saying “I do” in a winter wonderland, Cornerstone Weddings is here to help you celebrate in style. Contact our team today to learn more!