We’re in the middle of the holiday season, and there really is something magical in the air. And while we love spring, summer, and fall weddings when the weather’s warm, there’s something about winter weddings that is very romantic and appealing. Not to mention not all of us can escape to Cartagena like Lauren and Andres Santo Domingo.
If you’re considering a winter wonderland for your wedding, there are some fun and unique themes that aren’t available the rest of the year. You probably won’t be able to do the whole wedding outside since it’s likely to be quite chilly, but getting married in the off-season means that venues might cost less than normal.
As in any season, determine what exactly it is that makes love winter. Is it the snow? The clear blue winter sky? Or maybe it’s the feeling of warmth and spirit that comes with the holidays. Figure this out and then decide how you can bring that feeling into your wedding and decorations.
Consider how the venue will be lighted. Taper candles, tea lights, and twinkle lights can add romance without breaking your wedding budget. You can also try Par Can lights for a variety of color combinations that’s sure to please.
You can also celebrate your winter wedding with color—remember, winter is not just white. There are also blues, greens, browns, reds, greens, and more. Using the right combination can give a winter feel that’s not devoid of color. If you do want to use white as part of your color theme, make your linens white to help reflect light around the room and add your colors as accents.
Perhaps one of the easiest (and cheapest) winter wedding decorations is a tree branch centerpiece. Purchase or find curly tree branches (like willow or Manzanita) and decorate them with candles, lights, flowers, or snowflakes. Use them as centerpieces at your wedding reception; this will lend itself to a glistening winter look.
One of the things we love about winter is the sudden appearance of mini Christmas trees in stores. These tiny pines are perfect centerpieces for a winter wedding and they’re relatively inexpensive. You can spray them with glitter or fake snow, set them on a cotton round, and surround them with votive and pillar candles to bring an earthy winter feel to your reception area.