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The winter wedding season is upon us, and this means that the time has come to plan your own winter wonderland wedding! From crisp white dresses and perfect puffs of snowflakes to glittering icicles and twinkling lights, winter weddings are all about creating a romantic atmosphere (and hiding away from the heat for a bit). With so much to keep in mind when planning your winter wedding, we’ve put together some handy tips to help you along the way.
Keep your cocktail hour warm
The cocktail hour is a fantastic way to get to know your guests and ease them into the reception ahead. And while it’s probably not ideal to have your guests shivering while they mingle with you and your loved ones, don’t skimp on the decor either! Use warm colours and textures such as rugs, warm wall hangings, and winter tableware. As well as keeping your guests nice and toasty, this will also help to set the tone for the rest of the evening.
Don’t skimp on the decor
The same decorating tips apply to your winter wedding as any other season – you don’t have to go all-out crazy, but you do need a sense of style and Winter wedding decor should be warm and inviting. If you’re having a winter wedding at the end of Autumn, you can keep your decor in warm shades like orange, red, and yellow, or you can add a touch of neutral colours to create a sense of the new season. In Winter, the decor needs to be especially inviting, as it’s a time when most guests are not in the mood to visit. So, your decor needs to be warm, cozy, and inviting. You can accomplish this by using warm colours, adding rugs, pillows, and plush winter decor.
Be sure to have an aisle runner
Yes, this is more of a tip for the wedding day, but it is worth remembering days before and days after. If you’re having a winter wedding, your aisle runners will need to be replaced with something that’s specifically designed for snowy conditions. If you’re not sure whether your winter wedding is going to be extremely snowy or not, there are some things you can do to make sure that your guests have a warm welcome. For example, you can have a large bowl of hot drinks and small fires around the venue to make your guests feel at home. You can also have a drop-in and visit your guests to make them feel more at ease.
Use textured wallpapers in your photography backdrop
If your winter wedding is set in a castle, a forest or a beach, then there’s a good chance that you’re going to have a gorgeous backdrop to photograph your wedding party. But if your winter wedding is being held in a skyscraper, an indoor venue, or an industrial estate, then you might not have this luxury. Luckily, textured wallpapers are great for creating a gorgeous winter wedding backdrop wherever you are. Textured wallpapers can be either woven or printed onto wallpaper. Weaved wallpapers are woven from one piece of material, while printed wallpapers are created from one piece of material. When choosing a texture for your winter wedding, it’s worth considering the purpose for the backdrop. For example, if the backdrop is for the photos, then a smooth texture is ideal. In many cases, the winter wedding venue will have a textured wall that is perfect for your winter wedding decor.
Light up the dance floor with uplighting
If you’ve got an uplighting rig, or if you’ve got a friend who has one, then you’re in luck. If not, don’t worry, there are other ways that you can create a glamorous light show on your winter wedding dance floor. If you have an uplighting rig, then simply drop some white lights or coloured lights onto the dance floor and take some photos with the lights on. You can also create some interesting patterns by using a projector and a large piece of paper or a piece of fabric. If you don’t have an uplighting rig, don’t worry, there are other ways that you can create a glamorous light show on your winter wedding dance floor. If you’re lucky enough to have a pool on your venue, then simply place some coloured lights in the water and take some photos with the lights on the dance floor. You can also create some interesting patterns by using a projector and a large piece of paper or a piece of fabric.
Give guests mugs and heaters to keep their drinks hot
If you’ve got a hot beverage station at your winter wedding, don’t be afraid to give guests mugs so they can keep their drinks nice and warm. Similarly, don’t be afraid to stock up on hot beverages such as tea and hot chocolate so guests can keep themselves warm. If you don’t have a hot beverage station at your winter wedding, don’t worry, there are other ways that you can create a glamorous light show on your winter wedding dance floor. If you’re lucky enough to have a pool on your venue, then simply place some coloured lights in the water and take some photos with the lights on the dance floor. You can also create some interesting patterns by using a projector and a large piece of paper or a piece of fabric.
Wrapped candy is a must-have at every wedding reception
If you’re having a winter wedding, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t serve dessert at your reception. In fact, it’s a good idea to have a few sweet treats on hand so that guests have something to snack on while they’re waiting to leave the reception. Wrapped candies are a classic winter wedding treat that are easy to make, and they come in all sorts of fun flavours. You can either make them yourself or buy them from your local confectioner, but make sure that they’re wrapped in something festive.
And don’t forget about the food!
As with any wedding food, you want to make sure that you’re serving winter wedding food that appeals to all of your guests. This means that you need to make sure that the food you’re serving is both festive and tasty. While you’re making sure that your food is appealing to all of your guests, it’s also a good idea to check that the food is both healthy and reasonably priced. Winter weddings are a great excuse to eat cake and cookies, but they’re not a good excuse to gorge yourself on sugary foods that you’ll regret later.
So, that’s it for now and Enjoy!
As you can see, planning a winter wedding isn't all that different from planning any other wedding. In fact, you'll find that winter weddings are just as exciting and enjoyable as any other type of wedding celebration. With a little bit of planning, you can make your winter wedding a memorable experience for your guests and for you.
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