Winter Wedding Style: Dress, Decor, & Flowers
Spring weddings are the first choice of many brides. After all, the weather is temperate, the flowers are in bloom, and romance is in the air. But as lovely as they are, spring weddings must often be planned more than a year in advance because of the competition for venues and vendors. In addition, high-season rates can quickly break a modest budget. A winter wedding can be a welcome alternative, reducing both your stress level and the dollars out of your pocket.
With winter weddings, you can take advantage of off-season rates for everything from venue rental to guest travel and accommodations. There’s also something enchanting about winter wedding style that can make for a breathtaking event. Here are a few ideas to consider for dress and decor.
- Red and white are striking winter colors. Offset your white dress with a red sash, ruby jewelry, or bold red shoes.
- To gather ideas, do a search for “winter wedding style” on Google Images and Pinterest. You’ll find ideas for fashionable faux furs the complement your wedding dress, charming gloves and hats, and close-toed shoes for inclement weather.
- Inscribe your matching wedding bands with the date of the winter day when you tied the knot.
- Hang classy snowflake and icicle decorations in your reception venue. It’s easy to find affordable, handcrafted recycled glass icicles that catch the light gorgeously. The same goes for snowflake decorations in different shapes and sizes.
- Gold and silver accents capture the coziness of a winter wedding. Cover tables with silver satin cloths, and incorporate silver candelabras or silver hanging ornaments. Colorful lighting in blue and purple will highlight these accents dramatically.
- White and red flowers with green accents give winter weddings a classic look. See Borrowed & Bleu’s visual guide to winter wedding flowers. Camellia, Ranunculus, Anemone, and Amaryllis are a few popular red flowers for bridal bouquets and table arrangements.
- Use red berries as accents in your bouquet, table arrangements, and even in your hair! This style board captures a red and berry winter wedding theme.