Although most of the wedding ceremonies are scheduled during Summer and Spring, a winter wedding can be a beautiful affair. Here in Florida the winter season is so mild that you can easily have an outdoor wedding even in December. So if at this point you have decided to get married when the snow is falling up North and everyone is celebrating the holidays, then here are some winter wedding ideas for you:
Where to have a Christmas Wedding?
Historic parks, a private club or a historic mansion can be some of your choices when you want a winter wedding atmosphere. But if you want a private wedding with few people invited, a house or inn with a fireplace can already make the ceremony intimate. That is of course if you live or want to hold your wedding at the state with a guaranteed snow during the date of your wedding.
If you plan to hold your Christmas Wedding in a Florida location, we rarely have snow but are sometimes it is chilly in the evenings, then you can add winter elements to the ceremony and reception to make it more winter-themed.
Winter Wedding Tip: Make sure that the place where you plan to hold your event is adequately heated or cooled during the winter season, especially during your date. We can provide heating and cooling for your event. Check if they use seasonal decorations as most places are already heavily decorated during this time of the year. This will save you money.
What Decor fits the Winter Wedding Idea?
Any Christmas decorations like Christmas trees, mistletoe, etc. will do if you want to achieve the ambiance of winter. Do not invite Santa Claus and his reindeers though because this would take the attention off of the bride and groom. Add some lighting effect around the room using pillars of candles arranged with white pillars. Use floating candles as a simple holiday centerpiece decorated with snowflake effects. You can consider red or green tablecloths or silver or gold tablecloths to add some sparkle and elegance.
A wedding tent can be rented and decorated with Christmas lights but we recommend leaving this to the professionals so nothing goes wrong with the electrical connections and the types of lights used near the tent fabric. You would not want to accidentally spark a fire.
What to wear at the Christmas Wedding?
Bride: It is always expected that a bride would wear a long silk gown during the ceremony since gowns are often designed to be worn during a temperate climate. The gown suitable during the winter wedding could involve more capes, shrugs, wraps, and coats to protect the bride from cool temperature. Of course, you want to hold your ceremony and reception in an adequately heated or cooled room. The thing is, you have to adapt your dress to the venue of the event and the activities what you will do.
Groom and groomsmen do not require special designs for their attire. A coat and long pants would be enough. You may even consider making your event black tie. This would make the event especially elegant.
What to Serve at the Reception?
To get a winter theme cakes, decorate with sugar sculptures, silver embellishments, or snowflake patterns. Special treats can include spiced wine, eggnog or hot chocolate. Ask your caterer to serve food that would be timely and would fit your theme.
What Holiday Flowers to Use?
White and silver flowers are perfect for winter theme weddings. To celebrate the season, red and green can be used as well. White flowers include roses, poinsettas, crocus, stephanotis, lilies, and football mums. Silver flowers include baby blue eucalyptus, silver-dollar eucalyptus, and dusty miller. For less expensive flowers, there are roses, tulips, and ornamental berries, which grow during the winter season. Talk to your florist on what flowers you want to use.
The thing is, there are probably thousands of ideas you can apply to your Christmas Wedding. All you have to do is to use your imagination or ask your friends for contribution on what are the things that will truly make a winter wedding special.