There cannot be a great time to for a wedding than the winter season as there are no scorching summer heat or monsoon showers. Though summers are the peak wedding season in India, there is something special about a winter wedding as the overall mood is festive with the Christmas and New Year. As winters are not typically a peak wedding season, you can take advantage of the availability of your preferred venue and off-season discounts in hotels. And moreover, the most romantic day - the St Valentine's Day is celebrated during winters.
And if your wedding is happening in winter, none other than a winter theme is a great idea. Today, a seasonal wedding theme is becoming a trend. And as wedding planners beat the best, there are many new ideas on seasonal wedding themes.
Winter wedding can be a unique celebration that many couple dreams as it is romantic and glamorous especially due to its picturesque setting. Winter themes are very popular in the West.
In India, it is associated with Christian weddings as it fits well to their formal ceremonies. But no matter the caste and traditions, anyone can have a winter theme.
Winter Colours and Decor
The most common winter colours are white, light blue and silver. A perfect blend of these colours in your décor with add-ons like delicate snowflakes, snowmen, snowballs and shimmers top the list. It will leave a great impact on the guests. A snowflakes theme in a white backdrop with themed flower arrangements is another choice.
To make it more unique, use a lot of white candles in your decorations and dress the tables with laces. You can even create a snow resort feel with sleighs and ski motifs or cutouts. And finally, the bridegroom arrives in style on a white sleigh or carriage. For a unique Indian feel, you can create a mirror effect with white chandeliers, mirrored panels or with a surreal play of light.
White and silver flowers are perfect for winter theme weddings. White flowers can be roses, lilies, orchids, tulips or crocus. Dry flower arrangements with glitter would also work well.
Moreover, get a theme wedding cake decorated with sugar sculptures, silver embellishments, or snowflake patterns.
Winter Wedding Ideas
Christmas theme is another sub-motif of winter weddings and any Christmas decorations like trees, mistletoe, etc... will go perfectly with a winter theme. If you want to create a unique winter Christmas wedding, you will have to make sure that décor items come from unique sources.
Uniqueness is required to bring an element of surprise. And don’t forget to arrange a Santa to make a surprise appearance after dinner to dance with a song or two. Finally, send your guests home with a personalized Christmas gift as a reminder of your special day.
Valentine’s Day theme is another great winter choice if your wedding falls on or around Valentine’s Day. Décorate the venue with red and white roses and tables with red roses placed in silver vases as centrepiece. Chocolate fountains, strawberries all around, red rose bouquets, heart shapes all look absolutely stunning and romantic. And not over, have your DJ pass out roses to women.
Indian couples who do not want to use the traditional colours of winter can use their own colour schemes and use winter elements in their design. Green and red will be an excellent choice. Indians also would love silver and gold coloured winter wedding as we like a decor that sparkles.
For more creative couples a perfect fairy tale wedding or an icy wonderland can be recreated.
Winter wedding ideas are very creative even with invitations. The invitees should get a feel on what they might experience on the wedding day from the invitation. Invitations can be made with winter wedding colours, themed papers or with snowflakes and icicles in their design. Invitations can even be shaped with a winter motif design or watermarks with fireplace, snowflakes etc…
Many of us think that colours of typical Indian wedding attires are not in sync with a winter wedding. But Indian designers say that Indian bride dressed in traditional red is a perfect contrast for winter weddings.
Since white sari is inappropriate for non-Christians, you can even choose shades like pink or blue with silver zari. White sari with crimson border embellished with zardosi looks awesome. White kundan work jewelry with hair accessories goes perfectly with them. Gowns can come with a faux fur wrap with a crystal tiara. As adorable flower girls in silvery white lehengas arrays at the ceremony, it will look magical.