Are you having a winter wedding and puzzled about your décor plans? You must be wondering just how much of Christmas feel should be brought in to your winter wedding without losing the purity and fervor of the solemn ceremony. Here are some ideas for your wedding that will enhance the joy of the season without the cliché.
The red and green color scheme seems a little old. Why not spice it up (or snow it up) and use white with silver and add a bit of sparkle with a sprinkling of crystals? This way, you can still bring Christmas cheer to your wedding, without overtly referencing red and green.
Follow the Star
Borrow from the Christmas story to add to your wedding décor. You can follow your own star, by walking down a starry aisle to meet your groom at the altar. Stars of all sizes and colors are available this time of year, so you will have no trouble deciding which ones will accompany you down the aisle to meet the love of your life. Not to mention that stars will add a heavenly element as well as a sublime grace to your Christmas wedding.
Boughs of Flowers
Everyone loves poinsettias, Christmas roses and holly, but to add that special pop to your holiday décor ideas, try white hydrangeas, lilies and lilacs. Those colors will look nothing but elegant when paired with silver and gold. However, don’t forget about roses and mistletoe which will always look good in a bride’s holiday bouquet.
Icing on the Cake, Literally
What’s a wedding without the wedding cake? If you think simplicity is elegance, you’re sure to love a white cake dusted with silver where the only decoration is a cascading red and green ribbon. Yet, if you’re like some of us out there, you go all out for Christmas and your cake will be no different. We love what others have dubbed the “Christmas Candle” look. It is a cake with a band of silver glitter on each layer, topped with sparklers for candles. It’s a definite statement cake and made for those couples who love to stand out.
Unforgettable Christmas Tree
Is it Christmas without a tree? The good news is, you won’t need to look far if you want to involve Christmas trees at your wedding. We think you should put a tree to good use by eschewing the gift table and having guests place their gifts under your tree. You can also use that same tree to help guests find their seats. We even know of one couple who had their guests’ names and seating assignments written on ornaments which they could then take home. Needless to say, it was a big hit and they had a keepsake they could use for years to come.
A Christmas wedding can be just as fabulous as any other wedding. You even have an added bonus of being surrounded by décor to use on your big day. Yet, the most important feature is to have fun planning your winter wedding and adding those bells and whistles. Have fun planning and have a very merry Christmas!