Planning a wedding can be a challenge when the months turn colder. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t have the wedding of your dreams with some added elements of the season. When planning your big day timing is everything. The first thing to choose is a date. As you look at the calendar, decide how deep into winter you want the big day. Keep in mind depending on where you live winter can become brutal the further it goes. Try to pick a day that is cool enough for your theme, but won’t hurt anyone because of the temperatures. Start introducing your guests to your theme with your stationery. Do you want a winter holiday theme to set the mood? What about a beautiful snowflake? They are all one of a kind just like you.
Choosing the Winter Elements for Your Day
This is where the fun of decorating comes into play. What elements of the season are important to you? If you plan to have an outdoor celebration ask your venue if they have a snow plan in place. Consider using a cooler color palate to embrace the colors of the season. Elements that are in blue and white tones help set the mood no matter where you celebrate. Use the winter holidays as a palette inspiration. Add festive touches with battery operated lights. You can even use small holiday decorations to bring the theme together.
Fun Ideas to Add to the Day
Think of your favorite winter foods and drinks. Create a menu around these foods to add another personal touch to your winter wedding. For instance, a hot chocolate bar means a fun, whimsical drink for everyone. Younger guests can enjoy a traditional cup with marshmallows and milk. Adults may enjoy adding some liquor to the drink. A spicy touch of cinnamon brings the cold weather drink down to Mexico.
If there is too much snow for an outdoor wedding, consider bringing the white stuff inside. Use fake snow as an aisle runner to create that winter theme without risking frostbite. Add a romantic glow to a cold winter day with a fireplace. Check with your venue to see if they provide one. If not consider renting a warm stove or a fire pit to create the same type of effect.
Let your guests take home a piece of the magical winter day. Create a wedding favor that looks like a snowflake. You can use crystals for a heavier option. Add a personal thank you with a small picture of you and your beloved in the center of the snowflake.
It’s your day; make sure winter comes to life in your dreams. Grab your favorite cold weather jacket and your beloved for a day of memories and fun.
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