Nothing is as magical as a winter wedding that includes from wintery florals to holiday music. The seasonal wedding detail adds a warmth and charm to even the frostiest of days.
From wearing warm weather attire to crafting an outdoor bar to capture the seasonal spirit, here is everything you need to know to throw a lavish festive wedding party worthy of the most magical time of the year.
Cozying by a fire and intimate walks after the first snow, winter gets filled with memorable moments and a winter wonderland wedding is a perfect excuse to add some dreamy, romantic touches to the ceremony and reception décor.
You can incorporate evergreen branches and pine cones in the center pieces and place settings for a rustic affair or simply opt for some beautiful chandeliers and candles for inviting glow.
Unwrap some of the best holiday and wedding décor to impress all your guests with memories:
EMBRACE THE WINTER WEATHER:
It is romantically recommended that if you are getting married in winters, then embrace it. Whether it is snowy or frosted, go out in the environment to capture some beautiful winter photos. Nothing can capture the essence of the winter day then photos set against the snowy backdrop.
If you think branches are not beautiful then you need to see this décor idea. Simply nod to the winter landscape with elegant tree center pieces that can be strung with thematic adornments like hanging crystals and tinsels.
CUSTOMIZE YOUR SIGNAGE:
A perfect and striking personalized element for the event, calligraphed signage is a beautiful option for the winter ceremony or a reception. Wrap it up in greenery for a real model contemporary charm. You can utilize your signage for welcome décor or create a grander display for your seating chart.
You might get plenty of classy ways to incorporate snowflake motifs in your winter wedding but an elegant and stylish cake topper will always be a safe bet to play.
HOST IT OUTSIDE:
It is your wedding, so never shy away from hosting it outside, even during the cool winter months. A winter wedding presents the perfect opportunity to throw a festive and a cozy affair. You can consider an outdoor ceremony with a cozy indoor reception.
THEMATIC ESCORT CARDS:
Make your seating display serve double duty by ensuring that it looks pretty and seasonal enough to double up as a beautiful décor. You can attach it to a pine cone for unique wintery escort cards.
SHOWCASE THE WINTER STYLE:
Show off your fashion and dressing sense in your wedding during winters. You can try out a striking floral cape over the gown for outdoor shots while using similar color scheme bouquet. Plan the accessories by correlating them with major parts of wedding style. Do not forget to include florals in the bouquet.
Holiday garlands are easy and a perfect way to decorate the ceremony aisle during winters. You can both lay them on the ground or elevate those using hooks.
PAY HOMAGE TO THE VENUE:
A Palm Beach wedding that seamlessly tied in the tropical features of its location with the winter season; if this is your fantasy then this décor idea if for you. This holiday season fulfill your dream in the best destination named Florida. With a variety of tropical plants that can be painted white to create the winter vibe along with wedding fun. The palm trees lent a unique quality to the refined environment.
Throw a practical way to keep the winter weeding guests warm by using Knit Blankets that can also be used just for show. Drape the blankets over wooden seating to upgrade the rustic ceremony.
OPT FOR A RED LIP:
For a perfect winter hair and makeup, a bold red lip will add a unique combination to a holiday inspired style. For an old Hollywood feel, you can use deep burgundy for your lips and pair it with a matching gown. Now only the color choice will stand out against white gown but will also add an element of glam to your snaps.
DESSERT WITH A BOW:
Decorate your white wedding cake by taping it with a big green bow for the ultimate holiday gift themed confection. You can also choose the bow color as per your choice depending on the interior and decor of your venue.
Use brown leather for the seating that will make you feel the familiar sense of comfort and ease that comes with colder months. Drape the greenery to give an illusion of a forest while the green garland can be mixed with apples and other fall fruits to bring the feel of winter holiday season inside. If you plan for an outdoor seating in your design plan then make sure to include plenty of blankets or heat lamps to adjust the guests to the cold atmosphere.
In your center pieces, offer a mixture of textures and shapes. If you are planning to work with long banquet tables then try to incorporate different blooms that vary in style but still compliment each other.
PROMOTE BOLD COLORS:
If an all white color scheme is not your thing then do just the opposite as an interesting alternative. Winter wedding does not mean that you have to opt for white and muted tones. For an outdoor display, vibrant shades of red will compliment the wooden table and the loose greenery of the center piece. Bright colors against the snow add a breath of fresh air and excitement to the table.
PINE CONES AND BERRIES:
Adding pine cones and assortments of berries to bring the low center piece to life is going to be a magical option to opt for, even in the depth of holiday winters.
HIGHLIGHT WINTER ELEMENTS OF YOUR SPACE:
A winter wedding that utilizes the seasonal indoor back drop provided by the rustic venue is a real magic to see. In such a case, a beautiful vintage hearth served as a ceremony back drop and a cozy focal point throughout the evening can be tried. Adorn the mantel with florals and votives to create another layer of coziness to the designs.
Decorating venue is common but decorating the cutlery will take your creativity a level up. This season incorporate fresh evergreen sprigs in the plate settings for a little seasonal texture and subtle whiff of everybody’s favorite crisp pine scent.
Integrate seasonal elements in your day of style while paying homage to your wedding location. Add props to showcase the festive quality to the photos and day. Brides can wear a long sleeve lace gown with full skirt with a delicate mix of tradition and femininity.
HOT CHOCOLATE BAR:
Ditch the ice cream bar this festive season and let your guests enjoy a warm pick up after dinner. Set up a hot chocolate bar with candy cane spoons, marshmallows and extra chocolate toppings to keep the guests cozy all night.
PLAY WITH PATTERNS AND TEXTURES:
Add warmth to the winter wedding by layering cozy textures like Pendleton plaid and velvet. A rich and saturated color palette of brown, green and auburn can be included throughout both the floral and décor details. Abundant candle light is paramount to any wintery setting and the glow becomes more impactful if you can light a fire place in the room.
ROOM WITH A VIEW:
The winter wedding decorations are not necessary to be kept indoors. Provide your guests a perfect outdoor view as well of the winter wonderland with illuminated trees outside the reception windows.
MIX TRADITIONAL AND MODERN:
Play with both festive and classic styles this holiday wedding season. Merge by integrating contemporary elements with traditional. Get married to a historic venue and opt for modern laser cut dress. A perfect element that can be paired beautifully with the snow fallen back drop outside.
ELEGANCE AND BEAUTY IN THE RAFTERS:
If rustic venue is your idea and planning to say I DO in any such place like a barn or a cabin then highlight the raw space with long and beautiful chandeliers. Use contrasting elements for adding an eclectic and romantic feel to the whole setting inside the venue.
TRY FESTIVE AND WEDDING ENTERTAINMENT TOGETHER:
A holiday season is always a wonderful time to get married because everyone in the house and the society as well is in the fun spirit already. This holiday season; in your wedding arrange a festive and wedding entertainment hand in hand. This is a fun way to make your guests feel even merrier. Arrange a group of singers serenading together or have guests chiming in to sing along. You can also arrange a choir; one of the best option to elevate a festive and wedding experience. It can either be a flash mob of singers that dress up as cocktail / evening attire posing as guests and emerging from crowd or even a formal choir.