Temperatures are dropping, snow is falling — and for you, wedding bells are ringing! Here are our tips to make your winter wedding fabulous.
Weddings aren’t just spring and summer affairs these days. More and more couples are opting to marry during what used to be the “off season” for nuptials, and why not? The romantic ambience of a snowy landscape, the relative lack of competition for vendors and sites — there’s lots to love about having a winter wedding. Read on for some of our tips on how to make yours memorable.
Don’t: Be Afraid to Experiment With Color
You shouldn’t feel bound to a palette of winter whites, greens, and reds that traditionally surround the holiday season. Why not choose bold, bright colors and create a tropical wonderland of mango oranges, Key lime greens, or pineapple yellows? It sounds counterintuitive, but it can actually create a fun, unexpected setting for your guests.
Do: Dress Your Bridesmaids in Style…
Throw out the old-school rules that say you have to wear certain fabrics depending on the time of year you’re getting married. It’s completely okay to choose a strapless dress rather than one with long sleeves, or silk charmeuse rather than double-faced satin — go with whatever works for your wedding style and your bridesmaids’ bodies. Check out photos of our favorite http://wedding.theknot.com/bridal-fashion/bridesmaid-dresses.aspx.
…But Don’t: Leave Them Freezing!
Remember, though, you can’t be overly picky about what they wear when your bridesmaids are outdoors (which they will be, even if it’s just to dash from the limo to the church). If you’ve opted for glitzy heels that would be hazardous in snow (let alone ice), be okay with them toting along sneakers or boots to get from one place to the next. And obviously, coats are a must — in most parts of the country, it’ll take more than a pashmina to ward off the winter chill. Get more ideas at http://wedding.theknot.com/bridal-fashion/wedding-accessory-jewelry.aspx.
Do: Create a Cozy Reception…
There are plenty of ways to make your reception an even more inviting space. With the sun setting early, candles will create a romantic glow right from the start of your party. To add to the ambience, consider bringing in lush, soft textures: Think velvet ribbon tied around each napkin or chenille pillows and throws in a lounge area.
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