Are you planning on getting married this winter? Here are some tips on how to decorate and plan your winter wedding.
Décor that appeals to the senses is important when trying to pulling off a romantic winter wedding. “Choose colors of rich jewel tones such as purple, forest green, and navy. Sapphire blue, ice blue or powder blue, silver and white can be used if you want to steer clear of the traditional Christmas colors”, suggests Lynette Gamble, senior coordinator of Affairs of Grandeur. The glow of candlelight will add warmth and ambiance to your ceremony and reception site.
Lynette also suggests to keep floral costs to a minimum, use flowers that are already available during the winter months. Some flower choices are: poinsettias, roses, amaryllis, and lilies. Evergreens are popular choices for decorations while holly branches and other plants with red berries are ideal for use in floral arrangements.
The season that you are getting married can spark some great, creative ideas for wedding centerpieces, says Stephen Badali of the Wedding Ideas Guide, who suggests adding pine cones or holiday items.
Mikki Viereck, WedAlert’s resident wedding expert from Ask Mikki advises choosing white flowers (with touches of silver twigs and/or silver netting. Additionally, silver ribbon on the cake, tables, bouquets or chairs would work.
Many reception facilities have cozy fireplaces to add ambiance and warmth for your winter wedding.
Adding an ice sculpture to display during your cocktail hour and/or reception is always a great idea for a winter themed wedding.
Also, you can consider winter foods for your menu. Include hot chocolate with the coffee service, and start with a hot soup appetizer.
As for favors, Lynette Gamble recommends candles of course. “Cinnamon Apple, Pumpkin Pie, and Vanilla are all pleasant scents that remind you of being a kid in your grandmothers’ kitchen and they’re nice this time of year”, says Gamble. “Spiced teas, coffee mugs, snow globes and Christmas ornaments imprinted with the couples name and wedding date will also make great favors.”
Good luck with your upcoming wedding. May it truly be a Winter Wonderland.