The ink might not be dry yet on your winter wedding invitations, but when it comes to tying the knot in the festive season, it’s worth planning ahead.

With Christmas around the corner and the question of snow on everyone’s lips, winter is a wonderful time of year to walk down the aisle but the chilly season presents some challenges of its own.

There’s no need to fret though – with a little practical planning, you’ll be fully prepared whatever the weather has in store for your big day.

Keep cosy and come prepared

Winter wraps and stoles of faux fur are exceptional options for warming up your wedding wardrobe and a dress designed with long sleeves will help to keep the shivers at bay. If your dresses are long, you and your bridesmaids can wear warmer tights beneath the skirts to keep you cosy.

Functional can still be fashionable when you choose a pair of elegant boots for your wedding footwear. If heels are a must, keep them pristine for your ceremony and photos by wearing another option for any outdoor walking.

A colder climate can dry your skin, so select a high-quality moisturiser and pack your lip balm for the big day.

Allow for the winter timetable

Winter roads can be slow in some conditions, so take the traffic into calculations when it comes to travel times to your ceremony. After all, you wouldn’t want to be late!

The nights draw in earlier and earlier in the colder season of the year, so figure this into your planning so there’s plenty of daylight for some festive outdoor photos to remember your winter occasion. A pre-ceremony shoot can also be an excellent alternative.

Consider your guests and make life simple

Whenever possible, consider holding both your wedding ceremony and reception within the same venue. In winter weather this will make a smoother transition for your guests and cut out the trials of travel spoiling everyone’s enjoyment.

If you must ask them to take a trip, start the spirit of Christmas early and greet your guests with mugs of mulled wine to warm them up.

By following these handy hints, you’ll be sure to sidestep getting snowed under with wintry worries. Beginning your together forever in the festive season is twice as magical, so don’t miss out on the opportunity of a white wedding you and your guests will always remember.