Many who choose to elope in Montana are not from the area, and the biting wind and freezing temps of winter can quickly make your exciting day not so pleasant. Here's six quick and easy tips to keep the cold out of your winter elopement. By Montana Bride Vendor Jennifer Vernarsky Photography
1. Dress in layers and bring a blanket. Wearing layers on your winter elopement day is very important. Wear long johns or nude-colored, fleece-lined leggings under your dress to keep warm. Having a blanket or two handy to wrap up quickly can also protect you from the wind.
2. Winter boots are a must. Don't try to elope in several feet of snow without the proper footwear. You'll need winter boots; but don't worry, they'll hide nicely under your dress, so just make sure they're warm, waterproof and comfortable.
3. Bring hand and foot warmers. Hand and foot warmers are a simple way to keep your hands and feet warm for several hours! Slip a pair in your boots when you're getting ready, and stock a pair in your mittens that you can slide on and off throughout the day.
4. Coordinate your coats with the shoot's style. Buy matching or color-coordinated puffer jackets or flannel shackets that are cute and stylish to wear over your wedding attire. The outwear can add to the look of the shoot while keeping you warm!
5. Sip on hot drinks. Having hot coffee, hot cocoa, or tea (spiked or not!) available to sip on throughout the day will help keep you warm from the inside out.
6. If possible, park close by. Take breaks throughout the day to cuddle in your running car for warmth and to sip your warm drink before heading back out into the cold. Quick breaks in the heat will keep the chill away, and you'll be able to last longer for photos – making your day that much more enjoyable. Stay warm!