When you and your fiancé start to plan your wedding, the season or time of the year is a very important factor to consider. Having a winter wedding and reception can be a fun and exciting way to make your special day the memorable event you have always dreamed about. Andre’s Banquets and Catering has several locations that are perfect to play host to the most perfect wintertime wedding in St. Louis.
Benefits of a Winter Wedding
One of the benefits of hosting your wedding and reception is the cost savings. This time of the year is considered to be off-season and most vendors offer discounted or off-season pricing. Andre’s Banquets and Catering offers discounted pricing at all of their locations in the winter months. One reason for this is the weather can be a little unpredictable. However, my advice is to embrace the weather for this time of the year. Just think of how beautiful your photos will be with a light blanket of snow as your backdrop! It is imperative to make sure you do have a plan for inclement weather. You can utilize shuttle services or even a carpool system. You also need to make sure your event location is prepared for you and your guests as you arrive if there is inclement weather on your big day. Andre’s Banquets and Catering has a winter weather plan for all of their locations.
There are so many options for decorations and the atmosphere you wish to create for your winter wedding. Many locations such as Andre’s at Seven T Farms and GlenMark Farm have an outdoor fire pit. The smell and sound of crackling cedar burning as your guests enjoy the outdoors and the cool crisp air can give the perfect setting for a winter wedding in St. Louis. That’s in addition to keeping your guests warm and cozy. You can incorporate lots of garland and twinkle lights to help make your setting very cozy too. Winter florals such as pine can be bold and deep in color and often give off the perfect scent to make you dream that you are in a winter wonderland. Using holly and berries can also help give that winter theme with subtle hints of the holidays. Be sure to ask your venue if they change their décor for the season or even use any holiday decorations. Andre’s Banquet’s and Catering offers holiday décor in the package at their in-house locations. You can expect to find wreaths, Christmas trees and even pine incorporated in the lighting.
There are also many different unique ideas you can do at a winter wedding that are festive and enjoyable for your guests. A “smores bar” is interactive and delicious. Imagine everyone from the young to the young at heart can roast their own marshmallows and lick their stick fingers and indulge in a winter-themed sweet treat. Another way to keep your guests cozy and satisfied is to offer a “hot chocolate bar” or “specialty coffee bar”. You can add all kinds of fun treats to the bar such as marshmallows, flavored whip creams and syrups. Toppings like shaved chocolate, nuts and peppermint will give your guests the drink to remember. Andre’s Banquets and Catering offers a coffee station at every event and loves infusing your unique enhancements. As you plan and design your wedding cake, keep the winter theme and taste in mind. Surprise your guests with a mouthful of the perfect winter flavored cake such as spiced, eggnog or peppermint chocolate mousse. By carrying the winter theme all the way through your event to the desserts, you will leave a lasting impression of your wedding and reception on your guests.
Wedding Winter Weather
Planning a winter wedding can be fun and enjoyable. Even if you get an unseasonably warm day in the winter, it is still going to be cold when the sun goes down. This is the time of the year when a bride can be very creative while trying to stay warm in her gown. It is important to add in a faux fur coat, shawl or long sleeves on your dress to stay warm. Remember when planning a winter wedding in St. Louis to embrace the weather and plan for the unpredictable. Andre’s Banquets and Catering is the perfect company in St. Louis to help you plan and execute the perfect winter wedding in St. Louis.
Andre’s Banquet & Catering in St. Louis
At Andre’s, we are a full-service catering company. We provide the meal, 4-hour open bar, china dinnerware, linen tablecloths, chair covers, the personnel, as well as an onsite coordinator. We are a one-stop-shop facility that can offer guidance in planning and organizing your day. Andre’s coordinates with several different vendors to make your planning process painless! Andre’s we take the tangle out of tying the knot!!! Contact us today for any questions or reservations.