With October in full swing and fall becoming more and more noticeable as the days pass us by all of a sudden winter is looming into view, and although not the most popular time of year to get married, many couples opt for the beauty and coolness of a winter wedding. A lot of couples are shunning the traditional summer wedding season and opting for winter weddings, with a chance to change from the norm. Winter can provide us with beautiful sunny and crisp days or even the chance of snow and you will also have your pick of vendors and venues out of high season too. Winter can be a wonderful time to get married with a beautiful clear and crisp background for photos and you can find many ways to incorporate this season into your wedding.
Wedding fashion color themes
If you are getting married in the winter you can, if you want to, play up to the traditional colors of the season. For a December wedding you might want to go with traditional greens and reds of the Christmas season and can even make Christmas the theme of your wedding. Bridesmaids can wear either deep red bridesmaid dresses or emerald green and will stand out perfectly against the white of the brides dress.
Match your flowers to the season
Winter weddings traditionally have less of a flower choice unless you are prepared to pay big money for your arrangements but you can never go wrong with roses. Red or pink roses for the bride and cream or white roses for the bridesmaids will look great against the dresses. Opted for green for your bridesmaids? Why not tie in the green in the bridal bouquet with some extra foliage too. Pair the cream roses of the bridesmaid bouquets with the boutonnieres too.
Add winter to your décor
Bring winter inside and add some little touches to your wedding décor. Winter weddings are not really the time to spend too much time outside so ensure any outside contact is short and sweet. Arrange your photos with military precision so people can go inside as soon as their role in photos is finished. For décor pine cones, holly, wreathes and mistletoe all work well and will fit beautifully into the color theme of your wedding.
What should I wear as a guest?
If you are a guest at a winter wedding you have so many more choices than at a summer wedding. A simple fit and flare dress paired with a great knitted poncho or jacket will look fantastic and keep you warm too. Winter, being the coldest season, means you have so many options of pairing your dress with a pashmina, jacket or cardigan to keep yourself warm. A welcome change from all those summer weddings you might find yourself even more excited by a winter wedding. Shoes you can go from some traditional court shoes or even heeled shoe boots will work with the right dress.