You’re finally putting together the wedding of your dreams, and you may have been thinking about it for a long time so you generally know what you like and dislike. Family, friends and future in laws might offer their opinion on details big and small, which could have you pulled in different directions on what you want.Things like choosing the perfect flowers or picking the right color scheme won’t seem like an easy choice to make once you’re feeling the weight of all the other things you have to choose and people to please.
Then there’s seasonal aspects to think about, and planning a winter wedding can be the hardest one of all. Check out some easy tips to help you make your wintertime wedding the best it can be, without creating more stress for you in the process.
Put Old Christmas Trees to Good Use
One of the more popular themes to use in a winter wedding is to incorporate lots of foliage covered in fake snow. There are potted plants and flowers that can be used this way, but many couples like to use fake trees. They’ll cover them in pinecones and dust them with some fake snow. If you’re thinking this might be something you’d like but you don’t have the budget, think again.
Ask your friends and family to dig around their attics or basements for unused or old Christmas trees. Use what they don’t want any more to decorate your ceremony or reception area. You don’t have to hang ornaments on them, but it’d be a nice personal touch to put lights on the trees that match your color scheme. Guests will never be able to tell between foliage you bought and what you reused!
Have a Bonfire or Two
When people think of winter, they think of things like snow and the holidays, but what’s winter without a bonfire? Roasting marshmallows and making s’mores are some of the best things you can do when the weather gets cold, so don’t forget to work them into your wedding. Especially if you’re holding your reception where there’s an outdoor space you can use, a bonfire or two is a must have.
Both kids and adults will love roasting some marshmallows after eating whatever meal you plan for dinner. Place a trashcan next to the fire pit and bonfire magic will be part of the entertainment. You can even make s’mores packets with the ingredients already unwrapped and portioned out so everyone can take a bag from their seat at the reception tables and enjoy their dessert when they’re ready.
Don’t be Afraid of Colors
Another cliché that winter brides in particular have to deal with is the neutral or pale color scheme. People assume that because it’s a winter wedding, a snowy wonderland is going to be your theme. The good news is that even if your dream is to get married in a wintry world, that doesn’t mean you’re stuck with the usual winter colors of white, green and red.
Think of wintery, subdued colors that aren’t the usual greys and browns. Combine colors into a scheme like dark ivy, winter berry red, champagne and pewter. This is just one of the many great options for winter wedding themes. One of the best ways to see if you like the colors together is to look around online for bouquets that have your chosen hues so you know if they look as great side by side as they do in your head.
There are lots of ways to use unique colors and decorations to express yourself and the love of your life to your guests. Talk with friends and family to get creative ideas, but trust your final opinion, there is no need to get boxed into a decorating choice when the possibilities are endless.
Written by: Kacey Mya
Kacey is a lifestyle blogger for The Drifter Collective, an eclectic lifestyle blog that expresses various forms of style through the influence of culture and the world around us. Kacey graduated with a degree in Communications while working for a lifestyle magazine. She has been able to fully embrace herself with the knowledge of nature, the power of exploring other locations and cultures, all while portraying her love for the world around her through her visually pleasing, culturally embracing and inspiring posts.