4 Wedding Planning Tips for a Very Merry Winter Wedding - Presented by Mango Muse Events, Top Destination Wedding Planning and Design Firm.

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Although most weddings take place in the summer, winter weddings are growing in popularity and top destination wedding planner, Mango Muse Events shares 4 wedding planning tips to create a merry winter wedding.

A winter destination wedding

A winter destination wedding (Photo credit: David Pullum Photography)

Pick a date just outside of the holiday prime time or for a winter destination wedding, have guests fly out early and enjoy the holidays together.

Summer is the most popular season for weddings (about 35% of weddings take place in the summer) because couples love the stable sunny weather, but weddings in spring, fall and winter are growing in popularity. There is something undeniably magical about having a winter wedding whether it is a Christmas wedding, a New Years wedding, a Valentines Day wedding or sometime in-between. Despite the chillier temperatures, couples are embracing winter weddings all over the world. Top wedding planner, Mango Muse Events shares 4 tips on how to create a merry winter wedding with lots of cheer.

1. Keep guests warm and toasty! The first thing to think about with winter weddings is the weather. Unless the wedding is a destination wedding somewhere tropical, the location will most likely be experiencing some cold weather and maybe even some snow. Make sure that precautions are taken to keep guests warm. Rent heaters so that guests are comfortable and consider providing blankets and/or scarves that are handed out when guests arrive.

2. Be careful when picking a date. With winter come the holidays and thus, higher prices on flights and hotels. Keep guests in mind when wedding planning so that the guests flying in won’t be hit with a huge cost. Pick a date just outside of the holiday prime time or for a winter destination wedding, have guests fly out early and enjoy the holidays together. Also keep in mind that while there are fewer weddings in the winter, corporate holiday parties may be happening at the same time, which will increase competition for the same resources like catering. And if the wedding date falls on a holiday, expect to pay a premium for all vendors.

3. Be flexible. Winter weddings have a high possibility of rain, snow, hail or storms, which can affect even the best-laid plans. Make peace with this possibility upfront and be willing to adjust if needed. Purchase some event insurance to cover you in case of inclement weather and hire a professional wedding planner to handle any issue or problem that comes up.

4. Celebrate the season. Most couples that choose to have a winter wedding choose to do so for a reason. Maybe it’s a love of Christmas or the snow or the excitement of a new year. So, play up the parts that are particularly special as a couple. Consider making a hot chocolate and coffee bar with all sorts of different tasty options. Or have little fire pits with comfy seating and blankets instead of a lounge. String mistletoe above the ceremony area and scattered throughout the room. Make it an all white wedding or adorn everything in twinkle lights. There are lots of options, just be sure to personalize it.

About Mango Muse Events:
Mango Muse Events is a boutique event planning and design firm specializing in customized destination weddings and events both big and small. Mango Muse Events doesn’t just plan weddings, they create custom wedding experiences. Marrying their planning expertise with their design creativity, Mango Muse Events takes a wedding or event to the next level by making the process and the event completely customized. Mango Muse Events is based in the San Francisco Bay Area and orchestrates events across the world from California to Bali, Mexico to Italy, New York to the Caribbean, Hawaii to Paris and everywhere in-between. Please visit http://www.mangomuseevents.com for more information.

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