As the calendar turns to October, the weather begins to change and the temperatures begin to cool, our minds begin to think about the holiday season’s many joys of food, family, and friends. If you are planning your wedding, the upcoming winter season might be a beautiful and special time for you to say ‘I Do.’
How do I begin to plan a winter wedding, you ask? First, choosing a winter theme for your ceremony and reception can keep your planning on track and make your life easier for you. Some examples of winter wedding themes include Winter Wonderland, Snowflake, and Christmas. In the case of a Christmas-themed wedding, holiday colors of reds, golds, and greens would be appropriate. For Winter Wonderland and Snowflake themes, shades of silver, white or jewel colors of sapphire, ruby and emerald are popular and beautiful wedding color choices.
A rustic locale for your event, such as an inn, can add an element of beauty, especially if you arrive to the location of your wedding via a horse-drawn carriage. If a rustic theme is not your first choice, you could also choose to marry at a friend or family member’s home, or a banquet hall.
When choosing your wedding invitations, you should choose colors that match your wedding colors. You could create white invitations with embossed snowflakes or holly, for example. Be sure you include a firm time for your ceremony as well as the dress code and location in your invitation. An RSVP for holiday wedding invitations can be very helpful as guests might have conflicting holiday commitments, leaving them unable to attend.
For winter wedding attire, you may choose a beautiful shawl or stole that you might not be able to wear at other times during the year To mimic the beauty of the season, you may choose to wear silver or sparkly platinum jewelry. For your gown, snow white is always an appropriate choice for winter weddings and any style of dress is acceptable.
If choosing decorations for your ceremony or reception, choose items that match your color palette. For Christmas themes, bunches of red and green balloons or colored fabrics can add a nice touch. For winter themes, blue and silver hues in candles or centerpieces can be pretty.
For reception food items, choose filling, winter favorites, such as beef stew, baked ham and side dishes such as macaroni and cheese and mashed potatoes with gravy. You can serve holiday shaped sugar cookies or other iced goodies for dessert.
Winter wedding favors can be a great way to thank you guests and provide them a small token of your wedding as a keepsake. Wrapping candles in colored tulle to match your color scheme, disposable cameras so guests can take their own photo memories, or packets of apple cider and hot chocolate make wonderful items for winter weddings. Bottles of bubbles or small soaps make nice and appropriate favors too.
Whether you decide to plan a snowflake theme or a Christmas inspired ceremony, we hope your winter season turns into a Wedding Wonderland!