The departure of summer can mean only one thing: it’s time to start planning your winter wedding! Festive occasions such as Christmas; classic movies and literature such as The Snow Queen and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; and of course stunningly evocative moments like witnessing the first snows of winter or the tranquillity of a frosty garden at dawn give you so much to draw on when planning your wedding theme.
Read on for a few tips on how to transform your winter-themed wedding from a nice idea written down on the page to a fully-realised occasion that is full of magic, wonder and enduring memories.
Fine Tune Your Theme
So you’ve decided on a winter-themed wedding to accompany the arrival of the new season, but precisely which theme will you decide to go for? Maybe you want your wedding decor to evoke feelings of vintage Christmas time in your guests. In this case, you could use retro-frosted bouquets and vintage place cards to achieve this effect.
Perhaps you want to bring some fantasy and magic to your nuptials with a winter Snow Queen-style wedding? For this you may want to use shimmering snowflake napkin rings and bauble decorations to bring a hint of wintry glamour to proceedings.
The secret to making your wedding perfect is to employ a keen eye for detail. Decide which details of your winter theme you would like to accentuate. From there, you need to decide which decorations, favours and other ornamentation you will use to pick these details out.
Work these little details into the decor for your special day and achieve the wedding of your dreams.
Sort the Invitations
Planning your winter wedding isn’t simply about planning the day itself. You also need to pay attention to other details such as the wedding invitations. Continuity is key when planning and designing a wedding that is both beguiling and tasteful. Accordingly, your wedding invitations are no exception to this rule.
Subtly-themed invitations and ‘save the date’ cards are perfect for introducing a tasteful thematic thread to your wedding right from the get-go. This will be the first point of contact with your wedding for many of your guests, so it is important to get this detail right.
Cool winter colour schemes and stylish cards embossed with snowflake patterns are ideal ways to work a winter theme into your wedding preparations. They will also give your guests a sneak preview of the festivities to follow.
Plan Your Decorations
As mentioned above, planning a themed wedding is all about continuity and consistency. With your invitations posted and your theme finely tuned and tweaked, you need to start thinking about decorations.
It is with the decorations that you can really tie your wedding theme together, turning our venue into an expertly-designed and thoroughly-charming winter paradise. Snowflakes are an obvious but effective place to start. These fragile and unique structures are some of nature’s most subtly beautiful and astounding creations.
Snowflake confetti and diamonds also make great decorations to place on your guests’ tables, as well as snowflake place card holders, snowflake candles, or even snowflake favour pails. These are all effective ways of working a winter wonderland theme into your nuptial celebrations.
Of course it is important to mix it up a bit. Other decorations such as frosted pinecones, star-effect lights and tree centrepieces dripping with icy jewels and lights will help to add those all important finishing touches to a winter wedding.
Winter has a beautiful and dreamlike quality that you can use to turn your wedding into an occasion that you and your guests will never forget. When choosing decorations, aim to make this your focus. You can showcase all these exquisite qualities while capturing the magical power of this underrated season for a truly breathtaking wedding.
Check out our Winter Wedding Pinterest Wall for further ideas.