Snow covered trees, majestic soaring peaks, and quiet tranquility that echoes through the crisp winter air. Whether you’re a fan of winter for its many outdoor activities or simply love the beauty of the season, there’s no denying that the Rocky Mountains transforms into a winter wonderland during the colder months. For couples wishing to celebrate their love in a unique setting, particularly straying away from the peak summer months (which can save money), an outdoor winter wedding gives you the chance to embrace the magic of the area while celebrating with your loved ones. If you’re planning an outdoor winter wedding, below are a few tips to keep in mind, as well as the details of our exclusive partnership with The Canmore Ranch below!
Keeping Things Warm
First and foremost, let’s address the main question on everyone’s mind: how do you stay warm during an outdoor ceremony? While this can largely depend on the weather on the day of your wedding, it’s best to have a plan in place that allows everyone to feel as comfortable as possible. This includes having blankets, mitts/gloves, hand warmers, and plenty of warm beverages (like our hot chocolate bar!) on hand to help people beat the chill. Ensure that guests are aware that the venue will be outside so they have plenty of time to plan ahead and dress appropriately as well.
Have A Back Up Plan
The unfortunate reality with any outdoor ceremony is that sometimes mother nature simply makes conditions too harsh to proceed with your original plan. While the mountains do have plenty of mild winter days, heavy snowfall and extreme temperatures can happen at a moment’s notice. To avoid disappointment, its always best to work with your venue to secure a backup location where possible. That way you’ll always have peace of mind and can focus on the celebration at hand!
Introducing The Winter Wonderland Package
Cornerstone Weddings is proud to be the exclusive outdoor ceremony provider through the Canmore Ranch. This stunning venue offers couples a natural aesthetic, and our brand new package 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 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!