Challenges of Winter Weddings, Part 1

Weddings are the most important day of your life. After all, you are committing to the person whom you want to spend the rest of your life with; it’s a big deal. As such, you naturally want everything to be perfect because you will remember this day for the rest of your life.

Signature Event Rentals is an event planning and event rental company that offers everything you will need for your wedding event, including wedding tent rentals and wedding chair rentals to linen rentals and wedding decor rentals. We are located in Virginia and serve customers in Maryland and Washington, DC as well. Our mission is to be your one-stop-shop for all event rental needs. We work tirelessly to ensure you are completely satisfied and that your event goes off without a hitch. In this blog post, we’ll offer up tips on how to overcome the challenges of a winter wedding. Contact us today to get started!



Winter weddings can be absolutely breathtaking with the stark trees, a blanket of snow on the ground, and beautiful bride in white with her handsome groom who stands out in the pictures. Yet, weather will be your biggest challenge when planning a winter wedding. If you live in a place where it could be snowing on your wedding day, you’ll need a contingency plan. Thus, if you are planning an outdoor wedding, make sure it is at a venue where you can have the wedding inside in case a snowstorm does blow in. While you may be okay screaming your vows in a blizzard, odds are your guests don’t want to stand out and hear them, especially if they have little kids or they are elderly. Ensure your choice of venue has options should you need them.

Travel Time

Travel in the winter can be challenging, either driving or flying. A winter storm in one part of the country could delay guests to your wedding in another part of the country. Thus, Signature Event Rentals in Virginia recommends that you consider an afternoon or evening wedding time rather than early in the morning. This allows for extra travel time for you and your guests if the roads are bad and allows for the snow plows to plow the road in the morning so the roads are better around the time of your wedding.

Notice of Your Wedding

If you are a last minute planner, then a winter wedding is not for you. Winter in the United States happens during the busiest time of year for everyone with the holidays. The last thing you want is to add to your friends’ and family’s stress by giving people little notice of your wedding. Travel costs are increased during the hectic holiday season, and flights might not even be available. The point of a wedding is to declare your undying devotion to one another in front of those you love, so you’ll want to do everything to can to ensure your loved ones can make it to this special day.

Bring in the Warmth — Wedding Party

Besides the weather, the biggest challenge of a winter wedding is staying warm. You’ll not only want to consider you and your groom staying warm, but your guests’ comfort as well. First things first: the wedding party’s wear. There is a plethora of winter wedding dresses available that are every bit as beautiful as summer wedding dresses. Do choose for warmth, and consider layers underneath your dress such as leggings. You probably want to nix the high heels and go with perhaps some stylish boots instead. Your feet and your head get coldest the easiest, and you don’t want to miss out on some wedding details because you are concentrating on your shivering cold feet. Consider a shawl if you are having an indoor wedding but want outdoor photos. That way you can get some great shots in short sleeves but not catch a cold doing so.

Signature Event Rentals reminds you that you’ll also want to consider the comfort of your wedding party. Choosing a short-sleeved dress for the bridesmaids perhaps is not the best idea for a winter wedding.


When you’re planning a wedding, there are so many moving parts to coordinate that it can be dizzying, from the wedding venue and photographer to the bridesmaids’ dresses and the tuxedo rentals. You’ll usually take all the help you can get.

Signature Event Rentals specializes in making your wedding day truly special by taking all of the event rental planning off your plate. We offer most everything you’ll need to make your wedding day truly special. We offer wedding tents, a dance floor, and audio and visual equipment rentals. We set up everything you’ll need where you tell us to. In addition, we offer heaters, which you can place around your wedding venue in order to make the cold tolerable for your guests, and so much more. Contact us today to get started!