There are many benefits to having your wedding in the winter, and having it outdoors, no less. For starters, the cooler temperatures mean it may be a little more comfortable for the bride and groom underneath all that heavy, fancy clothing. Even better? There’s little chance of your makeup melting off in the heat, and your ice sculptures will stay pristine! But let’s face it- it can get a little bit cold during the winter in NYC.
That’s why, if you’re planning a winter wedding at Tribeca Rooftop + 360° in NYC, you should make preparations for your guests, so they remain comfortable throughout the entire ceremony and reception. Here are a few ideas to keep the cold at bay on your special day.
Looking for a meaningful favor that your guests will get some use out of? Hand out blankets, or put a basket of rolled blankets for the taking for cold guests who need a little warmth. Choose colors that match your theme, so it doesn’t clash with your decor.
Whether you hand out fuzzy hand muffs, sleek gloves, or disposable hand warmers, remember your guests' digits may be a bit cold in the winter wonderland weather we get here in NYC. Have an ample supply of outerwear accessories that look chic but still get the job done on hand for guests to use and take home with them.
Space heaters are often the unsung heroes of an outdoor celebration. They can take a space from chilly to comfortable, and their unobtrusive design blends well with most decor. Let us help you decide where to place them for safety and to warm the maximum amount of space for your guests.
It’s always a good idea to let your guests know in advance that your wedding will take place outdoors, so they can prepare themselves and their attire accordingly. Indicate on your invitations or save the date cards that guests should prepare to be outdoors, and for approximately how long if you plan to have part of your wedding indoors.
Because it’s winter, your guests will likely have a lot of bulky outerwear. Set up a coat check system so your guests don’t have to worry about their coats getting lost, or having to drape them on the back of their chair (which will get in the way of your photographer’s room shots).
If you are planning on having any part of your wedding outside, be sure to have a plan B in place in case of inclement weather. If it rains or snows, you will want to have canopies, tents, or an inside space booked just in case. Here at Tribeca Rooftop + 360° in NYC, we have both indoor and outdoor spaces for your wedding and reception, so please inquire about the use for each location when planning your day!
To learn more about our venue spaces, please contact Tribeca Rooftop + 360° in NYC today!