Planning the Perfect Winter Wedding
Winter is a magical time of year and is a perfect backdrop for a wedding! Even if you live where there is no snow, a winter wedding can be stunning and filled with brilliant colors, festive scents and glamour.
Winter Weddings - The Weather Factor
Before you make the decision to have a winter wedding, you should ensure that it is the right season for you and your groom. If you despise the snow and cold, consider a spring wedding when the weather is more favorable or an autumn wedding that is far from the heat of the hot days of summer. If you're hoping for an outdoor wedding, winter is not the best choice. On some occasions, a winter wedding can also hinder travel plans for your guests if the weather is badly affecting road and air travel.
This is not to say that an outdoor wedding is entirely out of the question. But, the cost of keeping your guests warm, the food hot, and flowers from freezing is very expensive. If you are set on a winter theme, keep an indoor venue in mind.
Planning A Holiday Wedding Theme
A wedding around the time of a major holiday can be stressful for the bride and groom, family and guests. Hosting a wedding near Christmas may seem like the perfect time of the year, but it can be an added expense rather than a blessed occasion for those who are already stressing about their finances and gift giving.
There are many beautiful themes you can employ, however, to make your wedding a memorable one that will tie into the festive season. If you happen to celebrate Christmas, decorate your venue with evergreen garlands, sparkling colored lights, red bows, and large blooming poinsettias. If you're planning on having your wedding at night, note this on your guest invitations, as it typically requires a more formal dress.
Winter Wedding Theme Essentials
A winter wonderland wedding complete with plenty of white lace, crystal accessories, and an ice sculpture or two can create the ambiance of ice and snow. During this snow-touched occasion, making your entrance via horse and carriage will be the perfect beginning to start your celebration.
Valentine's Day is also another trendy theme to consider for your nuptials. A romantic locale filled with hearts, roses and Victorian accents shout 'love' without uttering a single word.
With the right theme, a winter wedding can be simply spectacular and be the wedding of your dreams.
Wedding Planning Tips and Ideas
Disposable Camera FavorsA recent trend in centerpiece decorations are disposable cameras with ribbons and bows tied around them. Type a note to hang from the camera letting guests know to take pictures throughout the night and then place the cameras inside a designated box as they leave.