There's something inexplicably lovely about the
festive season. All around, there's a definite sense of cheer in
the air, cosiness is valued highly, and it's a perfectly social
season, too. It makes sense, then, that a winter wedding is the
dream for many engaged couples!
But, with the big day itself sitting on December
25th, it can be a challenge to strike the right balance
between festive and romantic when it comes to the winter wedding
aesthetic. Here are some of our tips for helping strike the
While snowflakes are a beautifully
delicate symbol of the season, and look stunning when elegantly
embossed on heavyweight cream card stock - perfect for invites -
other festive motifs won't have the same effect. Avoid Christmas
characters (sorry, Santa) and animals associated with
them like polar bears, penguins and reindeer, and instead opt
for purely wintery symbols. This is especially true when
it comes to your wedding stationary, as this sets the tone for your
It's oh-so easy to indulge in a little bit of fun
when it comes to Christmas, but when it comes to room décor, it's
essential to keep to the theme in only the most elegant of ways.
With the centre pieces for example, avoid jolly snowmen
characters, and perhaps opt for delicate fairy-light adorned branch
arrangements, or even opt for vases full of white, snow-coloured
flowers with a sprig of mistletoe and holly. It goes without saying
that a snow machine should best be left out of proceedings!
Food is a complicated affair when it comes to a
winter wedding. On the one hand, certain things like mince pies and
pigs in blankets are one of the best bits about the season, but
they're also so intrinsically linked with Christmas! After all, you
don't want your guests to feel like they're at an elaborate
Christmas dinner - your wedding should be remembered in its own
Instead, perhaps steer clear of the popular
post-wedding roast dinner, and opt for something a little
different. Dauphinoise potatoes always go down a treat, and you
can't beat a medley of roasted winter veg - perhaps served with
beef wellington, or a slow-cooked lamb shank?
Dessert is easier to differentiate from a
Christmas-style meal - leave the heavy fruit cake puddings, and
adopt something warming like hot chocolate fudge cake, or cinnamon
and apple pie. You could even serve up some peppermint hot
chocolates with tea and coffee for ultimate winter vibes!
Of course, your wedding can be anything you want it
to be - these are just some
ideas if you're looking to remove the seasonal festivities from
your special day. At the end of it all, as long as you have a
wedding day you'll remember for the rest of your lives for all the
right reasons, we consider that an absolute success!
These are just a few of our top tips for your
special day - but we'd love to know if you've any more to add! Let
us know in the comments if you had a winter wedding, and how you
themed your day.
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