Helpful Tips for Planning Your Winter Wedding

Want to create a warm atmosphere while having the dream winter wonderland wedding? Here are some helpful tips to guide you while planning your winter wedding that will keep everyone cozy and comfortable.

Colors: Red & greens set the mood for a winter wedding, but be careful not to overdue this color combo. Deep navy & silver is also a great way to celebrate the Winter season.

Hint: Silver and white is an alternative & sophisticated way to offset the red and green. Try crystals to give your wedding atmosphere a frosted look.

Flowers: Red roses, amaryllis and calla lilies are popular wedding flowers, but you can be creative and accentuate your atmosphere with fuller flowers such as hydrangeas and soft ranunculus’s.

Ceremony: The flowers aren’t the only splash of color you can add to your ceremony. Try a red velvet runner to tie in the color palette of your winter wedding.

Invitations: A black tie event is conveyed nicely when the invitation is more formal. Try a heavy card stock with hand written calligraphy accentuated by colors such as eggplant, navy-blue or chocolate brown. For a more simple way, use frosted Plexiglas and white ink to set the tone for your winter wedding.

Accessories: Formal fur accessories are a way to keep you and your bridesmaids’ warm while outside taking pictures on your big day. They can wrap themselves up in a faux fur shawl, or keep their hands warm in a vintage fur muff, either way, they will be thanking you as they are standing out in the cold taking pictures!

Cocktails: It’s a cold brisk night and you want your guests to be warm and comfortable. Have a hot drink such as spiked coffee, hot chocolate or apple cider, topped with a mini donut. That way you can give your guests a little taste of the ambience you created.

Try this! Have a station where you could make yourself a hot drink as you walk in.  Have instructions on the preferred way to make the drink, but allow the guests to add in some flavor of their own. Cinnamon and various flavors of honey sticks will add the right amount of flavor and spice to warm your guests.

Cake: wedding cakes trimmed with red or green ribbon topped with red roses look classy but bakers like to spice things up a bit. Try a vintage style cake dusted with edible silver powder.

Favors: Cozy slipper socks are a wedding favor that everyone can enjoy after dancing the night away at your wedding.

Wedding Party Gifts: Nothing says thank you more than giving your maids and groomsmen something to keep them warm – give the men flasks and the ladies winter boots.

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