Just like summer, winter has some fabulous destinations for weddings. If you are considering a winter wedding, here are five reasons you should say “yes, please!” First off, the colors of winter sparkle and shimmer in the light and dazzle at night, and ice blue goes beautifully with the white of the bride’s dress. When planning for your wedding, the colors you choose or gravitate towards will ultimately decide in which season you want to be wed. Fall and winter colors range from blues and browns to reds and golds, and if bling is on the agenda, a winter wedding may just be the right season.Nothing sparkles more than ice in the moonlight, or snow in the sunlight, so planning that epic cold weather wedding could be just the ticket. Like the photo here, even lack of color can add to that romantic setting. Using lights and white roses, with blues for the place settings, any other color can be added to give your reception that pop of color.
Reason number two is the variety of bridal gowns available for these colder times of year, many of which come with amazing wraps, coats or capes. If the bling is there,then a little bit of fur will set it off magnificently. Consider the amount of stunning and creative photos one could have in the leaves of fall or the snow-covered grounds of your venue in the winter. A sleigh ride to and from your ceremony is one guests will remember. Brides will also have the ability to be creative with her bridesmaids, from color to accessories. Nothing says winter wedding like bridesmaids in mid-length dresses with gorgeous knee-high boots!
Reason number three is the epic amount of stunning arrangements that can be made for the reception. Winter is the time for Christmas lights and nothing sets off a venue like tiny white lights strategically placed. Pine cones can take an ordinary centerpiece and make it extraordinary, and they look amazing in bouquets, too. Also consider a venue with a fireplace, which will make the reception a warm, cozy and inviting place for your guests.
Reason number four is the food that is available in the colder seasons which warms the soul, and also can be very budget-friendly. Soups are a delightful starter that resonate well in the winter and less in the warmer weather months. Treat guests to a late night hot chocolate, or even serve a spiked hot chocolate drink at the bar. Candy bars set up in reds and whites or blues and whites will tie the theme together seamlessly and look amazing. Warm desserts will end the night on a high note, such as creme brulee as an option with or without cake.
Reason number five are table numbers and seating cards, as the sky is the limit for creative cold weather weddings. Pine cones and succulents can be used for both table numbers and seating card holders. Snowflake ornaments, and even leaves, make elegant cards for the guests, while even a painted or glittered pumpkin will make for whimsical table numbers. Cozy up and let the ideas flow just by looking around at the natural backdrop of a winter or fall day. From providing guests with gloves to handing out pine cone candles as favors, a winter wedding will set you apart from the rest.
By Kristi Cereska