Weddings aren’t only for the summer. Buck the trend and join an increasing number of couples who are getting married in the winter months. You have a bigger choice of venues, it is often significantly cheaper in all aspects, and you can create a truly memorable experience for you and your family and friends. Here are some ideas to inspire you with a winter wonderland wedding.
- Keep Their Toes Warm
Providing flip flops or flat shoes for guests to dance the night away is great, but for a winter wedding how about slippers? Soft and cosy slippers are particularly appropriate if you have a cosy bar area with an open fire, or a space where guests relax on comfy sofas. You could even give gifts of wraps or shawls to keep people warm and cosy as the evening draws in.
- Seek Silver Dresses and Wraps
If you are getting married in the winter then you can go for a bridal gown or bridesmaids dresses with a bit of sparkle and some lashings of fake fur. If you prefer a bit of colour, choose silver dresses rather than white. And accessorise with faux fur wraps that help to keep the chill in the church at bay while still looking pretty.
- Take Advantage of Christmas Decorations
If you are decorating the venue on a budget make the most of the abundance of decorations you find in the shops in the run-up to Christmas. You don’t have to go full-on Christmas with reindeers and Santas, but you’ll find plenty of sparkly baubles, snowflakes and lots of choice in glittery table decorations to make the place look festive and fun.
4. DIY With Natural Winter Wonders
Go foraging in the forest for the ideal decorations on a budget – pine cones. Spray with glitter and use as place settings, or combine with winter foliage for centrepieces that make a real wintery impact on your guests.
- Choose a Wintery Venue
Some venues like www.heythroppark.co.uk in Oxfordshire work at all times of the year, and are lovely in the winter when the landscape is bare, striking and naturally beautiful. Choose a venue with a sumptuous interior for great photos and don’t worry too much about the exterior.
- Use Candles
One of the best parts about designing a winter wedding is your chance to use plenty of candles for atmosphere and for warmth. Make sure you keep everyone safe and you can experiment with different candle groupings and even scented candles on the tables.
- Go for Gold (And White)
Reds and greens may be too overly Christmassy for a wedding but gold and white is a classy choice of colour scheme. You could also choose deep purple shades and tones of forest green with navy blue. You can often go for a more intense colour palette in the winter as the surroundings are barer and less colourful.
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