Winter Barn Wedding? Here’s Five Great Tips
Trawling the Internet as we do to learn more, find inspiration and seek opportunities to collaborate with others, I stumbled upon this article “Five Tips For Planning a Barn Wedding in the Winter.”
There’s some great advice like checking the temperature, clearly a potential issue in big barns, particularly really old ones like Godwick Great Barn, which were built long before central heating and often as they housed livestock were designed to be well ventilated. So a winter wedding will require extra heating, or certainly some provision. At Godwick we have underfloor heating, but even with that working flat out, I would recommend some additional heating in winter months to keep the barn toasty warm.
I love the idea of having lots of shawls and rugs and throws around, which is always a good idea if you have older guests. They do feel the cold more, so ensure granny and granddad keep warm by having some blankets to hand!
Make extra provision is a good tip..! Skimping on glassware and such like is a false economy, which often has the bar staff pulling their hair out and creates a lot of additional washing up! Let’s face it as the night draws on, who really is keeping track of their glass!
I also like the tips about asking whether previous brides would be happy to offer their advice about using the venue and about checking it out at the time you’ll be having your ceremony so you can see what the natural light is like inside the barn at the time you’re holding your ceremony. This can help with your styling.
One tip not mentioned in the article is car parking. Let’s face it many barns are on farms and not necessarily with hard standing around them for car parking. So check out the facilities and talk to the owner and see if they have a plan for wet weather and parking the cars. Also how far do guests have to walk from car park to venue… If it’s winter being able to drop guests near the door maybe a big help for the ladies, the men can struggle across the field!!
Having said all this, barns are magical wedding venues at any time of year, but can be styled to create a really magical setting, particularly around Christmas!!
Read the original article from Rustic Wedding Chic – Five Tips For Planning a Barn Wedding in the Winter