If you’re planning to get married during the winter holidays, you might go with a touch of frost and plan an amazing white wedding on New Year’s Day. Or, you might want to evoke the traditions and spirit of Christmas with festive décor and arrangements of holly, pine cones, and classic red roses. A holiday wedding is a beautiful and exciting experience for everyone who attends.
Classic Flowers or Daring Arrangements?
Hopefully, you adore the holiday season and all the festive cheer that goes with it, but you’re not tied to any specific colors or décor just because it’s Christmas or the New Year. In fact, you might want to branch out from the traditional holiday colors of green and red with a winter centerpiece that features a tropical theme.
Think of delicate orchids that sit among snow-touched pinecones and winter holly or centerpieces with a hint of gold and glitter. Make your guests feel like they’re in a magical woodland fairytale with baskets of fresh balsam and fir. Your wedding will feel cozy and welcoming with the flowers and greenery of the holiday season.
Choosing Your Color Scheme
If you’re already planning your wedding, you know that the color scheme is one of the first decisions you’ll make since it impacts just about every design decision you make for your wedding decorations.
One of the coolest ways to celebrate a New Year’s wedding is to include black and gold with the classic silver and white decorations. Imagine your beautiful reception with white & gold centerpieces with holiday flowers and warm glowing candles.
Creative Holiday Touches
If you want to play up the holiday appeal of your wedding, don’t assume the only way to do so is with a Christmas tree at the reception and wreaths on the walls. Enhance the feeling of the holidays by placing little cardinal figurines in your centerpieces, or create edible wedding favors in delicious candy cane swirls.
If you choose to get married on the New Year (or right before it), you’ll love getting wild with the confetti and champagne and spending midnight with your beloved family and friends. Encourage your guests to have one last “hurrah” before everyone’s New Year’s resolutions kick in on January 1st.
There’s no doubt that you’ll have fun planning your holiday nuptials. Trade in the summer wildflowers and sunshine for the crisp, clear beauty of winter and a holiday wedding.