Winter weddings offer a fashionable setting when walking down the aisle. A blanket of snow sparkles on the ground, complementing elegant white bridal gowns, while the season offers cool color palettes for brides to plan that special day. Contrasts between color and white result in dramatic, crisp pictures with stunning beauty.
An added benefit of having a winter wedding is that the season’s holidays are also a time when families already gather, thus saving many travel expenses. Another benefit – “Tis the season to be jolly.”
Wedding cakes offer unique opportunities for creativity, including embellishing with ornaments, greenery, and festive holiday colors.
Christmas can inspire the theme and decorations of the wedding. Bridesmaid dresses can use the colors of the season, silver, reds, greens or blues, to stand out against the white wedding dress. Groomsmen can add the colors to their cumberbuns and bowties. Bouquets can use the colors and flowers of the season.
Decorating for Winter Weddings
When it comes to decorating the space, Christmas lights can be strung throughout to capture the spirit. Many wedding halls use mini LED lights all year round to adorn their establishments. Adding additional LED light strings in the wedding colors to the interior would not be difficult. Strategic mistletoe can also be fun. Place one over the bride and groom’s table, and add a few in various places on the dance floor.
Wedding photos should take advantage of the local snowy locations and festive Christmas decorations. Take pictures around the Christmas tree for memories, personalized ornaments, and Christmas cards the following year.
The use of personalized ornaments can have a number of applications. Use them for place holders. You can also have the balls as part of the centerpieces, or have solid colored ones with the date on them for guests sign and write messages. They can then be added to your annual Christmas tree for those friends and family to see when they visit during the holidays, and become happy memories as older family and friends are no longer with you.
These wonderful keepsakes will remind you of your wedding day as you decorate your Christmas tree together each year. Guys, if you want to really impress your new bride, have personalized ornaments done secretly and have them as part of your first anniversary gift.
Winter Wedding Favors
Christmas stockings are also a great item to add to the mix. The mini stockings can be used in a number of ways. Wedding favors can be put in them like wrapped candy, candy canes and wrapped gourmet gingerbread men, but be creative and personalize to cater to your guests.
If you want to keep with the theme and make an impressive entrance or exit, use a sleigh or carriage. Winter weddings can be fun as well as beautiful, so create winter wonderland memories that will last a lifetime. For additional ideas, visit our Christmas Lights, Etc Wedding Lights Guide.