It’s the most wonderful time of the year… to get married! Wintertime, the holidays and Christmas all evoke images of crystal lace-like snowflakes, soft white snow and colors of cool blues or soft velvety reds and greens. What a perfect time for a wedding! Nature provides evergreens, frost, icicles and cool crisp evenings perfect for cozy indoor get-togethers.
Imagine a candlelight evening to set off the sequins in your gown or a reception hall lit only by strings of white lights entwined with greenery tied with big red bows. Or glittery lacy snow flakes hanging from the ceiling of the dance floor. Whatever your idea of a winter wonderland, a wedding in the winter holds many exquisite opportunities for decor. And winter wedding accessories also offer many gorgeous options.
Some winter weddings have enjoyed nature’s own spectacular show by holding their ceremony out of doors! The wedding party can stay warm as well as fashionable with fur (of faux fur) wraps, stoles, muffs, hats and coats. Marabou or fur trimmed dresses set off the pristine gifts of the season. Keep your guests warm with some warm spiced cider or hot chocolate. After the ceremony, you can all go back inside to warm up in the candlelight.
A horse-drawn sleigh can carry you to the ceremony or reception site, regardless of whether you have it in or out of doors. Or the carriage sleigh can carry you off as newly weds from the reception! A “getaway” sleigh in lieu of a car could be as enchanting as a fairy tale! You may even be able to use a winter wedding window cling on the sleigh (with the owner’s permission of course) with “Just Married” printed on it in addition to your names and even the date! Even without the sleigh, this unique addition makes any vehicle into a magical “carriage” to take you away as newlyweds!
Your winter wedding ceremony and reception can be enhanced with a winter themed collection of a guest book and pen, toasting flutes and matching cake serving set. Adorned with the most darling snowflakes and ice blue colors, it will make you feel like an ice princess on your wedding day!
Make your royal entrance down the aisle with a lovely winter themed personalized aisle runner printed with your names and wedding date, in your choice of blueberry blue or ice blue. Celebrate the moment when two become one with a winter themed personalized unity candle that includes the same matching snowflake decor.
Warm up with some dancing over your personalized winter themed dance floor decals that also match your snowflake cool blue theme. Safe to stick to any non-porous surface, these wedding reception “must haves” are easy to apply and remove. They show up perfectly in the photos of your first dance as a married couple, the father daughter dance, and the bouquet and garter toss. They also make a great center for the obligatory “chicken dance”!
Your wedding cake can even be part of the themed winter charm with a personalized cake topper that includes the festive snowflake theme as well as your names and wedding date. Set it atop a matching winter themed table runner that also announces your names and you have a sweet place for cutting the cake and making your first toast. What a stellar backdrop for your wedding photos.
Don’t forget the photo booth! Offer the hottest trend in weddings in the last few years at your wedding reception and see the hilarious results! To make it even more special, you can even place a photo booth backdrop complete in the same theme as the aisle runner, cake topper, dance floor decal, and table runner. And yes, it’s personalized so every photo that comes out of it shows your names and wedding day so everyone will remember!>
And the personalized winter wedding themed items don’t stop there. Banners are available with the same choices that are perfect to hang on doors or to be used for just about anything!
Don’t forget the wedding favors! Snowflake, winter, and holiday themed wedding favors are plentiful. Everything from edible favors such as packets of cider and hot chocolate, candy, muffin mix, and even maple syrup give you a sweet way to say thanks to your guests. Or winter themed votive candles, trinket boxes and book marks make both a kind gesture and stylish statement at your place settings.
Why wait for spring to have your wedding? You don’t have to be a June bride! If you enjoy the splendor that the winter season has to offer, enjoy the best of it when you plan a winter themed wedding!