Your Winnipeg wedding will be a day that you’ll remember for the rest of your life. Here is your guide to making your wedding in Winnipeg the best it can be!
1. Make the Most of the Weather for Your Winnipeg Wedding
If you’ll be getting married in Winnipeg over the summer, be sure to plan for all kinds of weather. In the middle of even the warmest months, you could run into everything from a hot and humid 30C day, to a cold north wind blowing in and leaving you covered in goosebumps. That being said, as long as you plan ahead, there are lots of options for making the most out of the warmer months for everything from wedding photo locations, to outdoor receptions and ceremonies.
A popular alternative for Winnipeg brides who are getting married over the summer is to host their outdoor wedding a short drive away from the city in cottage country. There are certainly wedding venue gems within the City of Winnipeg – Kildonan Park (pictured above) is a great spot for pictures or as a Winnipeg venue location you can book.
Yes – Winter Weddings in Winnipeg can be Great!
You can be forgiven for assuming that we might overlook winter weddings. But don’t discount the opportunities that “Winterpeg” can provide during the cold winter months.
For example, how about renting a bona fide horse-drawn carriage in November, bundling up in a warm wrap, and being driven over the gorgeous Provencher Bridge to your ceremony at St. Boniface Cathedral? Now that’s how you make a dramatic entrance!
If the winter weather is mild, you may be able to take outdoor wedding photos, provided that everyone is provided with warm, fashionable wraps. But do have a backup plan in place in case you need to retreat indoors. One popular location is Fort Garry Place, located conveniently near the heart of downtown.
2. Decide on a Location for Your Ceremony
If you prefer a traditional church wedding, Winnipeg is full of churches that ooze historical charm and will make for a memorable setting for this special ceremony. If you prefer a more contemporary look for a religious wedding ceremony, there are often options for that as well! Springs Church in Winnipeg is the city’s…and the province of Manitoba’s largest! It’s also a gorgeous facility for a wedding.
On the other hand, if you’d rather have a secular ceremony, then be sure to consider locations such as a nicely decorated corner of the banquet hall that you’ll be using for your reception, or an outdoor ceremony if the weather is cooperating. Fort Whyte Center is a popular choice for both ceremonies and receptions. If the weather holds up, it’s a gorgeous location for an outdoor ceremony, but worst case if you need to move indoors, they can accommodate that too!
3. Choose a Location for Your Winnipeg Wedding Reception
There are tons of banquet halls to choose from for your reception, if that’s what you’re looking for. The Hotel Fort Garry is great if you love the old-world elegance of that era. Fort Gibraltar is just overflowing with character. Also consider locations such as the Winnipeg Art Gallery and the Niakwa Country Club.
Your Winnipeg Wedding Will be Fabulous with Proper Planning
The points mentioned above are by far some of the biggest factors that you’ll have to take into account when planning your wedding, aside from the guest list and budget. Once you’ve figured out those details, you’ll have to get started on ordering your favors, gifts, decorations, and miscellaneous supplies. Save the time of running all over town to shop by ordering online instead – it’s so much easier! In Casa Gifts wedding supply shop ships daily to Winnipeg and carries a larger selection than any local store. It’s totally Canadian with most items shipping from Canada!