When you think of winter, most think of cold weather, snow, ice, rain, sleet, mud and yuck. When I think of winter, I think of pine trees, candy canes, Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths, hot chocolate, fireplaces and sleigh rides.
Here are some winter wedding ideas ideas that will get your guest to love your festive celebrations.
Remember that winter weddings are all about themes. So what comes to mind when we talk about Christmas and winter? Right! Snowflakes, sleigh rides, Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths, and candy canes. One of these symbols incorporated into your wedding invitations will start off your winter nuptials right. A company called Red Bliss has some really great designs for a winter themed wedding.
Every wedding that I have been to has had nothing on the door of the church, the pews are usually decorated with white ribbon and white bows. This is a winter, Christmas style wedding, let’s think green, red, candles and presents.
How about winter pine wreaths on the door to announce your winter wedding. If you want to be frugal on the decorations, opt for red or green ribbon and bows on the pews. You can add decor by adding unlit candles or small wrapped presents attached to the bows.
Another great idea, is instead of having people sign a guest book when the arrive at your winter wedding, have them sign little cards. You can have little cards in red, green, silver or gold for your guest to sign, then they can drop them in a clear crystal bowl before going into your wedding ceremony.
Bride & Bride Maids Dresses
I attended one wedding and thought my friends dress was wonderful for a winter wedding. Instead of having a full white wedding gown. She had a pleat in the skirt of her dress that was crimson berry red, it started with a corset ribbon of red and then fell into the pleat. Her Maid of honor and Brides Maids wore dresses of the same color as the crimson red pleat. I thought it would be great for a winter bride and wedding.
Winter Wedding Receptions
There are many ways that you can turn your wedding reception into a cozy, warm, festive wedding receptions. Just think theme, theme, theme. You can use a festive style! The tables are covered with white table cloths, green and red table banners are placed across the table to make the table look like a present. The flower arrangement should be the same color as the table banner to finish off the design.
Royal frosted snow flakes can be a wonderful gift for the guests. These are snow flakes made out of royal frosting, they are sure not to melt. You can tuck them away in a great silver guest bag.
If classic style is your winter wedding bliss, then think romantic and classic. You can decorate the tables with classic lace and votive candles. They are sure to bring a winter glow to your wonderful wedding reception. The wedding cake can be decorated with wonderful winter flowers. Table centerpeices of winter flowers and fruits will be sure to set off a conversation among your wedding guests.
Warm and cozy is my thing. I’m planning to decorate my wedding reception with a feeling of log cabins. Guest will sign old western post cards and put them in an old fashion saddle bag. We are skipping the usual limo from the wedding and opting for a horse drawn carriage. The wedding reception will be aglow with candlelight. You bet hot chocolate and candy canes will be served at the reception.
What every you decide to do to celebrate your winter wedding with style, I’m sure its going to be a great celebration.
I hope that some of these hints will make your wedding a little more special.