5 Top Tips to not letting Christmas overshadow your winter wedding

Having a winter wedding brings the festivities to mind - but you needn’t go all out with a Christmas theme. If you want to enjoy a seasonal wedding while avoiding Christmas style then here are some great ideas…

Just because everyone’s talking about Christmas, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a winter wedding personalised to your loves and lives. Embrace the season and your personalities with a unique winter wedding day – and not a trace of Father Christmas!

Tip #1 Choose a strong wedding theme

There are plenty of fantastic wedding themes that embrace winter without going overboard on the festivities.

Woodland wonderland

A woodland wedding with its warm browns, reds and marsala colour palette is a great option for a winter wedding. You can take advantage of the landscape and nature all around without a snowflake or candy cane in sight!
 

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Boho babe

While you may think boho is best suited to summer days, it can look just as wonderful in winter too. Opt for a bright red and pink colour scheme for a glamorous boho look. A long sleeved, flowing dress also keeps you warm while complementing the theme of the day.
 

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Pure and simple

A traditional white wedding theme looks beautiful at any time of the year. Combine with texture for a charming and interesting look. Avoid incorporating glitter, though, if you want to avoid the white winter wonderland look.
 

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Art deco glitz

The Art Deco / Great Gatbsy look is another option for fun-loving brides. Stylish and ultra glam, it’s perfect for a celebration. Choose a colour palette of white, black and gold for a fabulous flapper look and add fun touches – such as a themed photo booth and ultra glam drinks and desserts bar.
 

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Tip #2 Inject your personality into your day

Instead of making Christmas central to you day, let your personality do all the talking. Add unique and personalised touches so that your wedding is completely you!

Taste sensation

Choose a fun wedding cake made up of all your favourite flavours.
 

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Fun photos

Play with props for some quirky wedding photos.
 

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Personal touch

Theme your tables to something that’s meaningful to the both of you.
 

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Homespun haven

Add some DIY touches to elements such as your stationery and favours.
 

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Tip #3 Add some glitz and glam – it is your wedding day after all!

Just because you add a little sparkle to your day, it doesn’t mean your day turns into a Christmas party.

Glam drinks

Add some cute glitzy accessories to your post-wedding drinks.
 

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Glitter confetti

Ask your guests to shower you in glittery confetti shapes, rather than the traditional paper confetti.
 

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Sequin maids

Dress your bridesmaids in sequins for a super stylish look.
 

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All that glitters

Add a glitter layer to your wedding cake for that wow-factor.
 

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Tip #4 Indulge in a warming and delicious feast

Snub the traditional Christmas roast in favour of something more exciting. If you’re keen to offer something really different, why not serve up a spicy street food feast? A winter hog roast is another comforting dinner idea and great for getting your guests talking. Other fabulous ingredients and foods for winter include casseroles, vegetable tarts, root vegetables and comforting Dauphinoise potatoes.
 

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Tip #5 Light up your venue at night

With the days getting shorter, do make sure you have good lighting inside and outside your venue. Great lighting is also very atmospheric and can create a beautiful romantic ambience.

Twinkling tealights

Pop tealights mason jars and hang from trees, or line the paths with the lit-up mason jars.
 

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Moroccan charm

For boho-inspired weddings, add a touch of magic with lit-up Moroccan lanterns.
 

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Candlelit romance

Add some candles to your tables, to be lit-up as darkness falls.
 

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Little white lights

Create an enchanting wedding wonderland with pretty twinkle lights.
 

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