Winter is one of those seasons that is cozy and beautiful without even really trying, which is why hosting your "I do's" smack-dab in the midst of a snow-filled wonderland is such a great idea. But how to make it extra amazing? Well, today we're teaming up with our friends at Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino for some tips + tricks on doing just that. From yummy s'mores to rich hues, we're counting down the guest-impressing list right here, right now.
TIP ONE: TREAT YOUR GUESTS TO TASTY SURPRISES
One of the reasons we love winter weddings so very, very much is all of the creative touches you can add to your ceremony + reception. And that includes yummy treats for you and your guests. Start by welcoming your nearest + dearest to your "I do's" with a hot-from-the-oven chocolate chip cookie and skip the pre-ceremony cocktails and offer up a hot cocoa bar instead. Hint: Rock candy sticks are the perfect stirrers. Sooo good.
TIP TWO: EMBRACE WINTER COLORS, PATTERNS AND TONES
Winter is the season for luxurious hues with deep jewel tones, silver, gold and lots and lots of sparkle leading the pack. So incorporating these beautiful tones into your Big Day? A total must. Try adding a kick of color to your attire (hello, shoes), then focus on glamming up your ceremony + reception decor. It's going to look beyond romantic.
TIP THREE: ADD SOME S'MORES TO THE SOIREE
No winter wedding is complete without a tasty s'mores bar... that's just a fact. So when choosing the perfect venue to host your celebration, ask about fire pits like the ones at Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino. Your guests will LOVE whipping up those tasty treats fireside under the stars, complete with cozy blankets and the s'mores kits you had waiting in their rooms. It's the perfect welcome to the weekend.
TIP FOUR: MAKE YOUR WELCOME GIFT A HELPFUL ONE
And speaking of welcome gifts... there's nothing nicer than a sweet little bag of goodies for your guests when they arrive for the party of the century. We suggest including lip balm, hand warmers, custom earmuffs and a small whiskey bottle to keep your nearest + dearest warm throughout the entire party.
TIP FIVE: MAKE THE WEEKEND OR DAY EASY ON YOUR GUESTS
We all know winter weather is a little unpredictable, so choosing just ONE venue for the entire weekend is, well... the easiest way ever to accommodate all of your guests. I'm talking a sweet spot like Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino, so your nearest + dearest can ditch running around town and really relax. Think a full-service salon and spa, on-site catering and restaurants, late-night activities and even in-house babysitting for the littles. We call that completely no stress.
SIX: DON'T SCRIMP ON PHOTO TIME
Your wedding day will go by in an absolute blur... trust us. So setting aside some real time to capture images of you + yours in your very own winter wonderland is key. And so is choosing a venue that will make the perfect background for all of those amazing shots. Think snow-capped mountains, sparkling icicles and oversized Evergreens. (Hint: Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino has all of that.)
SEVEN: ADD WINTER WARMING DETAILS INTO YOUR FASHION
The best part about winter weddings? The fashion. Think brides rockin' faux-fur stoles, bridesmaids with the cutest earmuffs and groomsmen in dapper tuxes. And winter fashion isn't just stunning to look at - it's pretty convenient, too - with hidden pockets for storing cell phones AND lipstick. Want to really set the mood? Buy your bridesmaids each a pair of cozy boots as a special gift. They'll love you for it.
EIGHT: SAVE SOME MONEY ON FLOWERS
We love a beautiful bouquet, and when it comes to decorating your space in style, winter greenery and bright red berries is definitely where it's at. Avoid those out-of-season floral costs by getting creative with year-round plants, then add the aforementioned seasonal elements to really make your centerpieces POP.
NINE: UPGRADE YOUR ARRIVAL
Three words: horse drawn sleigh. It's romantic, fun and the best way ever to arrive at your reception when the ground is covered in snow. Your guests are going to love this one.
TEN: SAVE MONEY ON THE HONEYMOON
Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino may be the world's best place to host your winter celebration, but when it's time to grab your love and rush off to paradise for your honeymoon, they have that covered, too. That's because when you host your Big Day at Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino, you can earn up to five free (yes, FREE) honeymoon nights anywhere in the world. Learn more about it here.
From the awe-inspiring Lake Tahoe to the snow-capped Sierra Mountain range in the distance, Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino is THE place to celebrate your "I do's" in winter wonderland style. Think an elegant lake-view ballroom, icicle-clad cottages and snow covered everything. It's romance times about a million with a talented staff just waiting to host your dream soiree. Oh, and those summer, spring and fall weddings? They can handle that, too. Contact them now to start planning those magical moments.