Dreaming of a beautiful snowy day to be united in matrimony on? Winter weddings are mere runner-ups to wedding in the warmer months, but can be equally as elegant and formal. Weddings held in winter are very festive and celebratory, being close to the holidays.
Consider incorporating some holiday wedding decorations to your winter wedding. Deciding on a location can be somewhat limiting for a winter wedding. It is ideal to have a nice, crackling fireplace as a backdrop, but this may not be easy to find. Check with relatives and friends for a suitable, cozy place in their homes or perhaps an intimate inn complete with fireplace. Because winter can be unpredictable, consider eliminating a large window as part of your wedding décor, as the weather may look dreary and even gloomy.
For the menu at your wedding reception, almost anything can be served. You may want to add a few winter dishes to your menu, such as sweet potato pie, stewed squash, gingerbread, or roast turkey. Winter wedding beverages may be eggnog, spiced wine, or hot chocolate, spiked if you would like. For your wedding cake, go all-white with patterns of snowflakes, silver embellishments, or sugar sculptures. Consult with your caterer on topping your cake with a wedding-themed snow globe.
Two color combinations often used in winter weddings are silver/white and red/green. Play it simple and elegant with silver and white floral arrangements using dusty miller, silver-dollar eucalyptus combined with white roses, crocus, or lilies. For the red and green themed wedding, go pine with red holly and red roses. The flowers that are in season may be discounted depending on your region.
Create warm lighting on your wedding reception tables by placing pillar candles amongst pine foliage. Post-holiday sales will provide many decorations for your winter wedding including strands of white lights which can be strung around doorways and along table edges. Always impressive are floating candles in bowls of water or cranberries. The most popular and practical winter wedding favor is a handmade ornament. This can be a plain Christmas ball with a name or picture on it. Spiced chocolate, peppermint tea, and hot cocoa mix all make wonderful and tasty wedding favors. Snow globes and cookie cutters are also great holiday or winter wedding favors.