posted by on Feb 5
When the winter months arrive, so do the winter weddings. Instead of basking in the sunshine, you are more likely to be posing for snaps in the snow as the temperatures drop. However, there is something quite magical about a winter wedding and even though there may not be sunshine, you can still make sure your day is bright and happy by getting the perfect accessories to have your own winter wonderland without spending a fortune. There are many cheap wedding decorations online, table decorations and favours too that can have a huge positive impact on making the day special as well as protecting your wedding budget.
Whether it’s a last few touches for your wedding this year, or for the winter months next year, our guide will help you pick out the perfect accessories to make your winter wedding is a complete success.
As well as the actual ceremony, you will also need to buy page boy gifts, wedding accessories to let all your guests know that you are actually getting married! Being a winter wedding, you may have a theme in mind for decorating your venue, which you could match to your wedding invitations.
Popular colour schemes for winter weddings include, white, silver or black and white as these really give off a festive feel. As well as invitations for the actual ceremony, you may also need invites to just the reception event in the evening.
Other stationary that may need to be purchased include RSVP cards for your guests to reply back with and order of service cards, which tell people what will be happening in the wedding ceremony. You may also want to get a Guestbook published which will let guests at your wedding leave you a personalised message, which could be accompanied by a matching pen.
For the venue
Accessories for your venue can turn it from a simple room to a festive wonderland. As mentioned before, colour schemes are usually around the black/white/silver theme to reflect the cold weather. This could be complimented with accessories such as crystal rocks (which will give off a ’frosted feel’), silver confetti or glitter place-cards.
You may also want to buy extra special touches like snowflake candles, seasonal bunting or even make a banner for the venue yourself if you are feeling extra creative, using a ‘Make your own Banner’ kit.
Also don’t forget things such as sparkly balloons, an elegant cake stand that can hold your winter-themed wedding cake and other intricate table ornaments that will create the perfect atmosphere for you and your guests alike.
For the Bride
The bride always needs to be the centre of attention on her wedding day and being cold in the winter; it means the brides wear even more accessories than usual! Extra special touches that you may want to purchase at winter weddings include a wedding umbrella – which will protect you from any wintry showers, whilst still not ruining the elegance of your dress.
White gloves may also be useful for keeping your new ring-clad hands warm, whilst adding a touch of vintage glamour to your outfit. A white or crystal bridal hairpiece also may compliment a frosty winter theme perfectly, or why not try a diamante tiara or beaded shoe clip to really capture your guests’ attention.
Many wedding accessory sites have ‘Winter Wedding’ sections on their sites – which is a good place to start for your wintry accessories, as you won’t have to search through other sections which may not be suitable. Don’t be afraid to look around the site though however, as you may find something you didn’t expect which will fit into your scheme perfectly.