Are you planning on getting married in the fall or winter? Many couples struggle with ideas for weddings during the colder months, but in reality, there are so many things that you can do to spice up your wedding during this time. Here are a few helpful ideas:
Set the Mood
The most important thing of all is to make the wedding your own. However, guests may find it odd that you are having a beach party theme wedding in the middle of November! So make sure to match the wedding with the season, and plan accordingly. The little touches will make any wedding special. Match your invitations with the weather that you will be expecting, and match the décor with the seasons as well.
For example, for dessert you can do a hot chocolate bar, a caramel apple bar, or a s’mores bar. If your wedding is in the winter months, for centerpieces and guest cards, try using feathers, bark, pinecones, snowflakes, icicles, berries or leaves.
If your wedding is in the autumn months, you could use also add pops of orange, red and yellow to make the wedding festive. Pumpkins and gourds make great centerpieces and table number markings. Tying in nature is another way to spice it up; use logs and hollowed-out bark or wood carvings to make the wedding suitable to your tastes.
There are many ways to make the wedding creative and tie in the season to make it charming and well-suited.
Get Creative With the Gifts
One of the most difficult things for any bride and groom to ponder are the “goodies” to give away at the end of the night. The great thing about colder weddings is that there are many goodies to give that are as cute as they are practical.
For goodies, you can give away custom matchboxes, hot chocolate in a jar, pinecone candles, jar jam, tea, maple syrup, cozy blankets, gloves, cup cozies, and even saplings for the family to grow their own trees!
There are so many options out there to customize the goodie bags for your guests. These sorts of gifts are not only usable and functional, but they will fit in with the season and are easily customizable to really make the guests feel special about attending.
Prepare for Inclement Weather
With a wedding in the fall or winter, there will, of course, be some obstacles to overcome with the weather in general, let alone inclement weather. A smart choice is to hold all weddings and receptions inside, but for nature lovers, an inside wedding is just never an option.
If you are doing an outdoor wedding, make sure to offer coats and space warmers on chilly days and evenings to help make the whole event more enjoyable for you and for your guests.
It’s your wedding. You don’t have to go the traditional route. Use this special event to be creative. It is the perfect way to start your new life!