Summer is ending, Fall is beginning, and Winter is on it’s way in! The majority of weddings take place in the summer when lots of vacations happen but fall and spring weddings are close behind. Winter weddings are a bit more rare but just as beautiful! I myself chose to have a Winter wedding and I want to help you get the most out of this amazing and quiet wedding season!
Winter Wedding Benefits
- Venues have less bookings so you are more likely to get the one you want.
- Venues often are cheaper because they are trying to entice more bookings since it is so quiet.
- Vendors are also less busy in the winter so it’s easier to get the vendors you want and also quite possibly at a cheaper rate!
- You get to work with some lovely color pallets.
- You can add some items to your outfit like fake fur boots or a shawls and the guying in those suites and tuxes aren’t to hot.
- It is beautiful!!!!! Winter white goes well with everything and though it might be chilly outside for those wedding photos you’ll get some amazing images!
- You won’t be competing with other friends getting married! I currently have friends trying to decide which of three weddings they will go to next July; but, your friends won’t need to do that when you get married in December.
Winter Wedding Themes
Just because your wedding is in December that doesn’t mean you need to go with a holiday theme. Check out this list of winter wedding themes:
- All White Wedding: This one is easy and cheap. You are looking for an absence of color with a few stand out pieces. Add a hint of silver and grey with the suits and bridesmaid dresses. White flowers are easy and cheap to get in the winter.
- Lodge Themed Wedding: When you get married in Vermont like I did there is lodge theme abound! Using what the venue has, wood beams and soft lighting helps really set that lodge theme mood. Wrap the beams in soft white Christmas lights for some extra wedding flair. Use the brown all around you in the lodge and woods and add some pine cones.
- Winter Wonderland: Blues for ice and Whites for snow help make this theme pop! Use fake snow and icicle lights inside to really try to bring the outside inside for this beautiful theme.
- Black and Red: It’s formal it’s fun and it’s easy! It’s easy to accent a winter wedding with red it’s abound during the holiday season and bridesmaid dresses in red look stunning!
- New Years Eve Themed: I got married and though the majority of my theme went with the Lodge theme we did have some New Years Accents. Including putting silver into everything we did and having a party supply area for our countdown at midnight. New Years Eve items typically are silver, gold, and black all which go with that classy formal winter wedding look.
- Holiday Craze: You can still go with that classic look and bring in that holiday season. Play off all of those Christmas trees laying around and use the green and red colors to accent your wedding.
There are lots of ways to pick out what kind of wedding favor you’d like to give your guests. Here are some suggestions for that special winter time!
- Hot Coco Mix
- Apple Cider Packets
- Mini Spruce Trees
- Pine Scented Candles
- Snow Globes
- Winter Gloves and Scarves
- S’mores Package
- Anything in the shape of a snowflake or snowman
Always go with your favorites when picking out a menu. Chances are if you like your guests will too! But seasonal items are always fun! Here is a collection of winter wedding dishes:
- Soups: Butternut or roasted squash with pumpernickel croutons, potato-leek with amaretto creme fraiche, or rich cheddar potato.
- Salads: Any basic salad with the addition of cranberries, pears, goat cheese, and walnuts.
- Main Dishes and Sides: Fillet Mignon, potatoes, steak, mac and cheese, salmon, lamb chops.
- Vegetarian Options: Portobello stuffed with cornbread and risotto, or a simple and delicious pasta good for both vegetarians and kids!
- Drinks: Milled wine, spiced hot cider, hot coco, egg-nog
Winter time flower options might be limited but that doesn’t mean you can’t think outside then box. Add in your theme to your bouquet and flower centerpieces. Adding pine cones, berries, winter greens all add a nice touch to your winter bouquet. Check out this list of in season flowers:
- Calla Assorted
- Kangaroo Paw
- Lillium Casablanca
- Lillium Stargazer
- Paper Whites
- Snap Dragons
- Sun Flowers
Have more questions about having a winter wedding? Leave me a comment or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org!