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.
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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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!
Choose a fun wedding cake made up of all your favourite flavours.
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Play with props for some quirky wedding photos.
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Theme your tables to something that’s meaningful to the both of you.
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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.
Add some cute glitzy accessories to your post-wedding drinks.
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Ask your guests to shower you in glittery confetti shapes, rather than the traditional paper confetti.
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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.
Pop tealights mason jars and hang from trees, or line the paths with the lit-up mason jars.
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For boho-inspired weddings, add a touch of magic with lit-up Moroccan lanterns.
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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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