Tips to make your winter wedding special and unique
Why should you love the idea of a winter wedding? Winter weddings are surprisingly looked over more often than not, but they can be wonderfully unique, elegant and warm. Take a look through the tips and ideas below for winter wedding ideas.
Working with the elements:
- Jacket: Choose a jacket that fits the season. A winter wedding is a great opportunity to add more style and choose a more unique jacket styles and color. You can opt for a darker, more traditional suit jacket or you can use the colder season to try some different styles. A hunting jacket (the traditional english shooting jackets) is a great option. They are usually wool and photograph beautifully, plus they have multiple color schemes and patterns to go with any color scheme. A tweed or houndstooth jacket would be great options as well.
- Hats: Hats can add a fun element to you wedding and bring out your own personality. In the winter, you can bundle up or be true to yourself. You don’t have to play by anyone’s rules!
- Foot wear: With the cold and wet weather, you may choose to wear a more practical option. Several brands now offer sleek and stylish snow boots. Or colorful rain boots are another great option to add some cheer to your day. Feeling more traditional? Maybe a sleek riding boot is more your style. As always, it all comes down to what you feel comfortable in.
- The dress is the best part about a winter wedding. The cooler weather gives you the opportunity to buy a dress with more fabric without the fear of overheating. You can also look for a dress with pockets! Who doesn’t love hidden pockets to keep lipstick and to keep your hand warms? With a winter wedding you can add the glitter and glam. The extra sparkles really look beautiful with the snow. With it being the end of wedding season you might be able to get your dress at a more affordable price because it is right before the new lines come out. A great bonus for the stylish and thrifty bride.
- Shawl/Jackets: The best part about adding a shawl to your wedding ensemble is that it adds a vintage and classic feel, all while keeping you warm. You may decide to do a full jacket, this means it can be a colored wool trench coat, a fur coat, or just a sweater that adds just the right amount of color to your dream wedding dress. The last option is to choose a blanket instead. This could be used to add a fun intimacy to the photos between you and your hubby -who doesn’t enjoy snuggling?
- Tights: Choose your favorite brand and add the layers! Tights can make the chilliest of days bearable.
- Gloves and Mittens: Mittens add a really nice feel of romance and gloves could add a vintage feel for you as well. Instead of the gloves being leather they could be a nice shade of red or eggplant. The gloves could also be your somethings borrowed, maybe grandma has a pair of white satin gloves she wore for her wedding day? Lastly you could always go with using a fur muff to keep your hands warm. This would add a really nice bit of elegance as well as stepping up the classic look as well as making Audrey Hepburn proud.
- Shoes: We are lucky to have lots of options. On a warmer winter day, a heel may still be a great option for you. Worried about cold weather? Coordinate with your husband to be. Snow boots, rain boots, riding boots, and cowboy boots are all great options and will keep your feet warm.
The best part about the fashion for a winter wedding is that all of the extras such as; gloves, mittens, hats, and blankets can actually be coordinated to be your gifts to your bridal party!
Winter Wedding Party Favor Ideas:
Dare to be different, if you choose a winter wedding you don’t have to compete with your friends party favors that they all did this summer instead you can take notes and add a bit more festivity and creativity to your gift giving. For example, in the winter months you can give a hot chocolate mix as a favor and it is something the guests will be able to use. Want more ideas? See below.
- Gingerbread Cookies
- Chocolates (Shaped as snowflakes, snowmen, snowboarders, skies, ice skates, golden leaves ect.) Chocolate in any form in the winter is a good gift!
- Hot Chocolate mix placed with in a mason jar, or a plastic easy to open ornament.
- Fire Starters that smell good.
- Winter Wedding Decoration ideas:
Still not convinced?
Here’s six more reasons why you should consider a winter wedding.