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5 Winter Wedding Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

There’s no setting more romantic than a Michigan winter wedding with a fresh layer of snow on the ground and snow in the air. If you are one that agrees and are planning your Winter Wedding take JD Entertainment’s tips on planning your Michigan winter wedding.

5 Winter Wedding Tips

1) Valet Company

Make sure you get a valet company so you don’t have to worry about elderly or handicapped guests walking in the cold, snow or sleet. It’s never a great start to a reception if there is a guest who has fallen in the parking lot.

2) Winter Wedding Appropriate Bridal Party Gifts

Give the groomsman nice scarves and gloves. You can also gift some muffs to the bridesmaids. They can use them after the wedding, but they also look great for pictures outside.

3) New Years Eve Wedding

I DJ’d a New Years Eve wedding once. The bride and groom wanted me to project a live feed of the “Ball Drop” from Times Square. I set up a huge screen and projector and had the sound muted during dinner while I played dinner music. The screen was showing all the performances and the big party in Times Square. On the bottom of the screen was a scrolling message from the local news station about a “Winter Storm Warning.” We lost half the guests after dinner because they wanted to get home before the storm hit the roads. The next wedding I did on New Years Eve, I started the projection 3 minutes before the ball drop. Lesson learned.

4) Not planning for Extended Travel Times

Keep in mind travel times might be delayed if the weather gets severe. Have a backup plan with your photographer. We had a couple that got married about an hour away from downtown area. They wanted to head downtown for photos in between ceremony and reception. A huge snowstorm occurred during their Ceremony. The photos took 45 minutes longer that expected because of the travel. It delayed everything!

5) Awesome Winter Wedding Décor Ideas

Most Halls or Banquet Facilities put up their Holiday decorations in the winter. Talk to your DJ or a Lighting Company and see if they have some Accent Lighting or Up-Lighting options too. We’ve accented certain parts of the room and or the head table with an ice-white, or an ice-blue color. We’ve also projected snowflakes on the ceiling, walls and or the dance floor. It really changes the look of the room and gives that WOW factor.

Contact JD Entertainment

Need more help in planning or want a great winter wedding photographer? Contact us today or give us a ring: (586) 468-9560. Let us use our experience of working winter weddings to your advantage to make this day the best and most memorable day of your life!

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