Thursday, November 20, 2014

Weddings in a Winter Wonderland



Don’t let a fear of bad weather keep your from having the winter wedding of your dreams. A winter wedding gives you the opportunity to incorporate unique features into your special day. If you are a bride who isn’t into the typical spring or summer wedding, you are not alone! Plenty of brides are choosing to tie the knot in the colder months and here are some of the best reasons you can consider to as well!


The Theme

In no way does a winter wedding mean you have to have a holiday theme, but it does allow you to be a little more creative. If you choose to take advantage of the season, you can incorporate pine cones and snowflakes into your décor, creating a winter wonderland with your décor. You can even take this theme to your centerpieces, using icicles, ginger bread cookies, and berries to complete the look. If you choose to create a haven away from the winter months at your reception, you can also choose to use bright, warm colors. This will completely contrast the chilly weather outside, giving your guests a change to escape the cold. 

Signature Drinks 

Instead of a fruity cocktail or typical martini, take this opportunity to create a signature drink that is different from other weddings. Embrace the season and incorporate a unique spiked hot chocolate or mulled apple cider for your signature drink at your reception. You will keep your guests warm with this seasonal drink, while putting a fun spin on traditional cocktails. Find other unique winter cocktails here.

Wedding Attire 

Don’t worry about finding the perfect wedding dress but realizing it would be too warm for a summer wedding. Your dress choices are unlimited! If you choose a dress that will not keep you warm, you can look to incorporate a cape, shrug, or wrap into your look. This is also true for your bridesmaids, giving everyone beautiful accents to their dresses. Grooms are also able to go for a traditional tux with tails and a top hat, complete with a cloak or stylist coat. These options may be too warm for the summer, but are perfect for a winter wedding. Not to mention, your dress will look stunning against a snow-covered backdrop. 

Flowers 

Many brides think that winter weddings are a problem when it comes to flowers and bouquets. While you have fewer options, it doesn’t mean that your bouquet will be any less beautiful. If you are going for a winter themed wedding, you can incorporate berries and pine cones into your bouquet, as well as flowers that are of pale colors to reflect the colors of the season. You can also go for an arrangement of paper flowers that you will be able to keep forever. A limited selection of flowers doesn’t mean that you can’t have the bouquet you have always dreamed of. 

Your wedding day is one of the most magical days of your life, so make sure it is everything you want it to be, no matter what season you choose. Winter weddings are unique and beautiful, especially when you have a fresh coat of snow. Any season can be the perfect season to say “I do”. 

About the Author: Katie is a guest contributor from The Perfect Card Box, creators of wedding card holders built to keep your cards safe in this locked box while displaying engagement photos on the outside.

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