When the weather gets cold and winter comes, everything changes. Holiday cheer is in the air and wedding season is in full swing. While some might shy away from having a winter wedding, snowy celebrations of love bring great opportunity to completely transform a venue into a winter wonderland. These can be filled with a cozy fireside ceremony, elegant holiday décor and festive, decadent, classic food that your friends and family will delight in. Take a look at our favorite winter wonderland wedding ideas that will ensure your guests feel nothing but warmth, cheer and love.
Cozy by the fireside
There is nothing that brings warmth to a special occasion quite like a fire. In a literal sense, when you host an event like a wedding during the winter season, choosing a venue that includes a fireplace is something to consider. Not only do they help keep your guests comfortable and toasty, but they also offer a beautiful backdrop for the nuptial ceremony. Guests will enjoy sipping on a cocktail while relishing in your quaint and cozy décor, illuminated by the crackling fire.
Add holiday style into your décor
Holidays are magical, so why not incorporate some of this magic into your wedding décor? Bring a festive twist to your color palette by decorating with nature’s best luscious greenery, textured pinecones and rustic cranberries. If you want to provide more luxurious ambience for your guests, decorate with gold, silver and ice-blue accents. Regardless of the theme you choose, include a few winter wonderland touches in your centerpieces, food tables and table settings to create harmony between your event and the scenic season.
Add holiday favorites to your menu
Part of what makes the holiday season so spectacular is the signature food. If you are having a winter wedding, why not take fulladvantage of this timely opportunity and serve up a menu of holiday classics? Bite-sized portions of turkey with gravy, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and an assortment of desserts are always crowd pleasers. From the moment guests walk in the door, they will be reminded of home with the enticing aroma of delectable seasonal favorites.
Personalized packaged parcels for guests
It is common for guests to receive party favors at weddings, and winter weddings offer a great opportunity to makes these gestures creative. If you and your partner have a sweet tooth, consider ordering personalized candies and have them packaged with paper tags and a thank you note. Or, if you and your significant other have a green thumb, give guests small potted plants that they can grow at home. No matter your age, everyone loves to be given a gift with a surprise inside, especially during the season of giving, so wrap any small favor in a unique way and send your guests home with a treat they will enjoy.
Are you planning a winter wonderland wedding? Let Hicks help you prepare for your big day and make your wedding dreams into realities! For more information, contact Event Rentals by Hicks, or visit www.hicksconventions.com.