How to Put Together a Winter Wonderland Wedding

It’s easy to get carried away once you decide that you’re going to have a winter wonderland themed wedding. You want your wedding to be classic and glamorous, not tacky and distasteful. Here are a few ideas to help you have a gorgeous and memorable winter wedding.

How to Put Together a Winter Wonderland Wedding

Attire for Your Winter Wedding

Winter themed weddings should have an elegant feel to them, so think Hollywood: the groom in tails, and the bride in a white long silk dress with diamond jewelry gracing her body. Many brides  opt for a strapless dress, but if you’re having pictures taken outside, this probably won’t be an option. Instead, choose to wear a wrap, shrug, cape, or gorgeous coat. As for the bridesmaids, a wrap would be the perfect addition to their dresses, and a great bridesmaids gift, too!

Where to Have a Winter Wedding

For an intimate winter wedding, you may want to have the ceremony performed in an inn with a fireplace – this will be oh-so-cozy. For a larger wedding, a private club or historic mansion will still have the same amount of warmth, but with more room. If you aren’t sure of the weather conditions of the state you’ll be getting married in, you may want to stay away from rooms that have a large picture window. Sure, it’s nice to think that there will be snow falling delicately on the windowpane, but you may just end up watching rain come down instead. You should also make sure the venue you use is properly heated during winter months – you don’t want to freeze out your guests!

Planning the Menu

You can have all of your favorite food but add some winter touches like a squash dish, or warm pumpkin soup. You may even want to serve eggnog, spiced wine, or hot chocolate (alcoholic or non-). A white cake with lace patterns and silver embellishments will give your guests the illusion of snowflakes.

Winter Wedding Flowers

Would you prefer the icy elegant look of silver and white, or truly stick to a holiday theme with reds and greens? If you prefer silver, look for dusty miller, silver-dollar eucalyptus, and baby blue eucalyptus, mixed with white flowers such as roses, football mums, crocus, lilies and stephanotis. For a brighter bouquet, you may want to consider red roses with holly and pine-tree greenery. Tulips, roses, and ornamental berries will be less expensive, but still beautiful choices.

The Décor for Your Winter Wedding

Decorate your tables with simple, beautiful white poinsettias, or fill the room with light with pillar candles on a bed of pine branches. Use strands of small white lights to decorate doorways and archways. Bright red cranberries in a bowl surrounding floating candles would be an easy and stunning centerpiece.

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