Being a winter bride has a special form of significance–kind of like being a rare snow queen being especially showcased in cameo style. By arranging your wedding to take place during the colder months of winter, you can enjoy a special measure of attention that’s all yours–particularly as winter weddings are not as thought of as frequently as those months during which warm weather is expected and dry weather is what’s hoped for. Excluding the possibility of an ocean side wedding on the beach or another equally romantic outdoor location for the festivities, there are many wonderful ways in which your winter wedding can truly celebrate the season in a signature style. Many of these custom details are not possible to pull off when a wedding takes place in the fall, spring or summer.
Become the Snow Bride
A winter wedding gives you the ideal opportunity to rock the whole white thing, with white being the entire color of any self-respecting wintertime ambiance. In addition to your winter white gown, veil and accessories, create a dreamy world of white to the sides, up above and below. Wedding designers are doing a lot of fantastic things with twigs on up to full trees that can be painted white and woven into arbors, trellises and placed all around, for a true wintry effect. White options for floor decor just need to be safe and support a large volume of traffic. Bring in white temporary flooring from a staging and lighting company. Tabletop arrangements can include lovely snow globes that you can order with a personalized bride and groom inside. What a wonderful area to create a fantasy snow feeling for your guests! Take advantage of the chill in planning your reception fare–with heartier menu and food options that feature more heated dishes. You can serve some wonderful hot chocolates and coffee drinks at a special “hot chocolate bar,” stocked with every imaginable add-in, like mini-marshmallows, candy canes, cinnamon sticks, and milk chocolate chips. And don’t forget the perfect alcohol companion add-ins, like Kahlua, Disaronno, RumChata and Pinnacle Salted Caramel. This is an excellent opportunity to serve other yummy hot toddies like hot buttered rum cider and Russian tea. When you depart, make it snow, with white confetti! And if your winter wedding happens to take place somewhere without snow–make it happen! By creating your own reception snow, it’ll even be more special for everyone. Your younger guests (and those younger at heart) can enjoy some sledding on inexpensive plastic sleds you provide, make snowmen and enjoy snowball play.
Your Fun Choices
Even if you plan on going strictly conventional, you can take advantage of the reception and some photos to add to your “straight” look, a warm, furry vintage jacket and mittens…or you and your groom can don some festive winter scarves as accent pieces after the ceremony. Why not include some cute winter footwear that’s hidden below your gown?
Winter Footwear for the Bride
What about slipping your altar-bound feet into a pair of cute rain-Wellies or perhaps some rubber snow boots that come printed with a wedding motif? Lots of brides are opting for some whimsical and surprising rubber boot footwear beneath conventional layers of silk, satin and lace. Looking around on Pinterest, you can get some gorgeous ideas for adding ultra-feminine touches of ribbons, bows and more for snazzing up those winter staples. You can even snag some gorgeous full-western designed rubber boots for women-replete with fun and trendy patterned designs. They’ll be a lot more comfy, and especially when you and your new Mr. hit the dancefloor! Check out Shoebuy.com for starting your search among reasonable prices.
Your Gorgeous Winter Bouquet Options
Your winter options truly expand the range of lovely inclusions like pine cones, baby’s breath and mistletoe. These can be added au naturel, or painted a beautiful white for special serenity. The flowers most closely associated with winter favorites are freesias, dusty miller, poinsettias and lilies, and your choice to go all-roses is excellent in the winter–mix in some snow-like baby’s breath for a perfect match. Your choice to go all-white or to add in color is safe for a winter bouquet, with the top colors being gold and silver. Why not add only one– smattering of ruby red lusciousness to match your solo makeup feature of ruby red lips? Just make sure to evaluate each potential color addition. One thing about a wintertime color arrangement to any aspect is to let white dominate. The shape is wide open, from a cascading effect to the simple, hand-tied touch.