Planning a Winter Wedding

November 27th, 20101:22 pm

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Planning a Winter Wedding

Though most brides want to be married in the freshness and warmth of spring and summer, there are the more creative brides who want to be married in the winter.  Winter is a great time of year to get married, especially for the budget conscious bride.  If you are thinking about or are planning a winter wedding, here are some tips to help you on your way.

Theme

Those brides planning a winter wedding usually have an easier time with choosing a ‘theme’ than bride’s getting married during the spring or fall.  Christmas, snow, snowflakes, ice, and winter wonderlands are all popular Christmas themes.  Alternatively, you may want to choose something completely unrelated and go with your very own unique theme.

Location
A winter wedding can be held indoors or outdoors, though for the majority of the planet the only feasible option is indoors.

The benefit to choosing a location for a winter wedding, though you most likely cannot have it any where but inside, is that you can expect to see a 30% reduction on the venue price for a wedding during the winter months.  If you do want to have an outdoor wedding, this is also very possible, even in the snow.  You must make it very clear to your guests on the invitation, however, that the wedding is outdoors and that outdoor attire is required.

Attire

You can still have that beautiful wedding gown, regardless of whether your winter wedding is indoors or outdoors.  A great addition to any wedding attire during the winter weddings is a faux white fur cape or stole to throw over your shoulders.  You can also try a white, shimmery cashmere cape that you can easily throw over your shoulders to keep you a bit warmer.

Jewelry should be kept to silver tones rather than gold tones so as to reflect the icy appearance of winter.  A sparkling platinum or silver tiara is a great addition for any winter bride.  A crystal or diamond pendant that is shaped in a snow flake is also a great choice for any bride who is being married during the winter months.  Remember that the key for all winter weddings is to give off that cold, iced over look so try to avoid any jewelry or colors that have golden tones.  You may even choose to dye your hair a more ashen shade if you naturally have a warmer color to help fit in with you winter theme.

Food

Wintertime is a time where filling, fattening foods are definitely accepted.  Choose comfort-classics such as stews, baked hams, and pastas with thick sauces such as homemade baked mac ‘n cheese and mashed potatoes with lots of gravy.  Turkey is also a popular choice, given how most winter weddings are either between or after Thanksgiving and Christmastime.  If you set up your food to see as if it is a holiday feast, the atmosphere of your wedding will reflect that joyous, celebratory feel.

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