You’re either a summer wedding or a winter wedding kind of person and with the persuasive summer heat and pretty pastels that come with having your big day during the summer months, a winter wedding can sometimes be overlooked.
With the height of the wedding season in August/September, wedding parties tend to forget the magical effect a winter wedding can have on your guests. Sometimes you have to brave the chilly weather and have yourself a warm and whimsical winter wedding!
The perks of a winter wedding are endless. Firstly, they are much more affordable; fewer brides decide on a winter wedding, which means it won’t be sold to you at a super competitive price and your guests won’t be worried about having to choose between yours and another wedding invite.
Here at Tilly Mint, we have a few tips and tricks up our sleeve to achieve that perfect festive feeling.
It’s all in the detail
Floral table runners are the perfect decoration all year around. Put a festive twist on the decor by adding seasonal touches of twigs, fragrant greens, and red berries.
If you don’t want to brave the cold enough to bring your winter reception outdoors, bring the outdoors inside your venue with wooden furniture, lots of woodland details, and pretty fairy lights to truly capture a magical rustic reception.
Greenery doesn’t have to limit itself to the tables. Add wreaths, pinecones, and candles to your wedding cake and transform it from simple to extravagant.
Food to warm the soul
Soothe the souls of the wedding party with comforting foods. Having a food station filled with sweet treats and hot cocoa will warm the wedding party up. Perhaps you can offer hot chocolate or mulled wine instead of champagne when they arrive at the reception.
Don’t be afraid to sparkle
The festive season is filled with sparkle and so could your dress. Don’t be afraid to go a little over the top with embellishments, it will add an extra touch of magic to the big day. Long sleeves will stop cold shoulders (or feet…) and will keep you warm throughout the day.
Winter and Christmas go hand in hand; Incorporate Christmas festivities in your winter wedding for a truly extravagant celebration.
Why not use Christmas cards as your wedding invitations to get your guests excited for both events? Decorate your venue like you would your Christmas tree with tinsel lights and baubles. You could even replace canapes with mince pies!
Winter is the time for love and comfort. So what better time to have your special day than in the cosiest of months? We hope our tips can help you create a winter wedding filled with enchanting memories you can treasure forever.
Fashion designer and style icon, Nicole Richie, married singer Joel Madden in December 2010. The couple opted for deep winter green foliage and Nicole’s flowers matched her white lace dresses perfectly. Their daughter, Harlow, wore a metallic gold bridesmaid dress and the wedding cake had gold décor, complementing the white icing.