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3 winter wedding themes that are easier than you think to accomplish
Getting married in winter can save you hundreds of thousands of dollars, depending on the theme you choose and how you execute your ideas. Winter offers a simple kind of beauty and everything seems to be just a bit elegant this time of year, so if you are considering a winter wedding, check out these winter wedding themes that are easier to do than you may think.
You can do a rustic hunting lodge wedding either inside at a real hunting lodge or log cabin, or outside under tents that have heat lamps to keep things warm. Let the rustic, basic natural setting act as your backdrop and accent things with pieces of stumps carved with your initials. Offer a plain wedding cake topped with fake antlers or pine cones. Place white figurines of moose, elk, or other wildlife around tables or accent food with pine cones. You can even make centerpieces out of pine cones, pine bows, and red roses. Your invitations could be made of thin wooden hearts (found in craft stores) and your guest favors can be a pair of gloves. Set up a S’mores bar and a buffet of warm soups, baked potatoes, and other filling comfort foods. It would be like camping out in elegance!
Sparkle and Shine
Make your winter wedding a thing of elegance by hosting it indoors and decorating with white Christmas lights and fake snowflakes. Fill glass vases full of silver stones, twigs, and white roses and wrap white Christmas lights around the base to make it look bright as your centerpieces for your reception. Hang a mobile of paper snowflakes (touched up with glitter) as your archway and make an aisle runner of a thin, sparkly fabric sprinkled with white rose petals. Serve a five course meal on silver trays to give the food sophistication. Place tall twigs in clay pots wrapped in white tulle, spray paint them with glitter and fill the base with white roses and use them to fill in the corners of the room.
Go vintage with your Christmas decorations this year and use some as your wedding decorations, too. Make it a wedding of lace, natural elements (like apples, walnuts, berries, and birds), and simple beauty. Fill white candy dishes full of apples, accented with pine cones and fake birds and use them as centerpieces. Top tables with lace tablecloths and flank each candy dish with glass candlesticks tied with a lace ribbon in a bow. Serve a three tier cake topped with a silhouette cut out of you and your fiancé’s faces kissing and drape it with pearls and poinsettias. Make yourself a bouquet of red poinsettias accented with white baby’s breath, wrapped in vintage lace. Anything that looks vintage and winter-esque goes well in this type of theme and it is very easy to do this time of year by buying Christmas decorations and ace ribbon used for gifts.
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