If you have always wanted a romantic Winter wedding in the Rocky Mountains, 2021 may be your year to do so! Winter is typically a quieter time in Jasper making it possible to say “I do” at one of the many beautiful locations in our little mountain town without having to worry about the crowds. A Different Angle Photography thinks that it will be particularly quiet due to the lower volume of international travelers. All of Jasper’s local wedding vendors are ready to help you plan the Winter wedding of your dreams. Whether it is an intimate elopement of just the two of you or a slightly larger gathering of close friends and family, Jasper is the ideal location for your Winter Wedding.
Things to consider when planning your Winter Wedding:
- If you are planning an outdoor ceremony, you might want to consider encouraging your guests to dress for warmth and save their wedding attire for your indoor reception. That way, you will be the focus of their attention and they will not have to think about their frozen toes and hands! For yourselves, it is also important to dress for the elements. You will want to show off your wedding dress to your guests, but please consider wearing a beautiful coat to enhance your dress. Not only will it keep you warm, but it will also allow you to thoroughly enjoy the experience of getting married. A blanket, shawl, or Lululemon jacket do not count as Winter attire!
- This applies to the grooms as well. There is nothing worse than wearing dress shoes with leather souls and wiping out in the snow- it is a common theme that we see. When planning for your Winter wedding, consider long john, mitts, and winter boots to complete your wedding attire. Many of the locations that we would love to take you to for beautiful photos require us all walking through the snow. If you have elderly family members or very young children attending you may want to consider having an indoor back-up location for your ceremony and family photos. The majority of hotels in Jasper can assist you with this issue. We can always get you and your wedding party outside for photos after as long as you come prepared.
3. The time of day that you hold your ceremony is just as important as how you dress for the elements. With the days becoming shorter and the sun dipping below the mountains, having your ceremony earlier in the day ensures that you will have plenty of light for photos and also time to travel to different locations and to pop into your vehicles to warm up when necessary. The shorter days will also give you an opportunity for some night time photos if you would like to do so.
Regardless of the time of year that you choose to exchange your vows in Jasper, please choose licensed local wedding experts who know the area and more importantly work together as a team to help you create your perfect wedding experience in the Rockies.