- Wedding Theme Ideas
- Winter Wedding Ideas
Party Resource Guide
Presented by Event & Wedding Planners
Ideas For Your Winter Wedding
Ideas For Your
Many couples shy away from a "winter
wedding" but think twice about the benefits of blustery
nuptials. Winter is the season of celebrations: the solstice,
sacred holidays, New Years and even Valentines.
Why not choose it to christen your
new life together?
TO PLANNING YOUR "WINTER WEDDING".
The key to
pulling off a coordinated event: Evoke your theme
throughout the affair. Whether that theme is as general
as a season or a feeling, or as specific as a
special flower, it should be the subtle
thread that ties everything together. Your location,
invitations, flowers, menu, cake, and favors should all
cleverly reflect one common concept. Then, get as
creative as you can!
Since this is a Winter Wonderland Wedding, make your
venue a "snow-filled" haven.
essential ingredients when selecting a location for your
magical winter wedding is that the location is warm
on the inside but scenic in the snow. Think,
Ski lodges, clapboard bed-and-breakfast, chalets,
castles, ballrooms with grand fireplaces. If your
wedding will be in a location that does not have snow,
hire an ice company to blow snow at the entrance to your
comes to designing your reception, the color scheme is a
crucial factor. Sometimes the winter season may merit
the use of many shades, but winter should be about the
simple impact of a few choice hues. The first on the
list is White. From the bridal gown to the
glittering engagement ring it needs no explanation.
Think true white, off white, ivory, glittering diamonds
and crystals. Besides being traditional, white is also
an incredibly contemporary color. Blur the line between
outdoors & indoors by continuing the white palette
indoors. Let white reign supreme. Add
touches of ice blue, lilac, and silver.
wedding & reception will be in the evening, remember
that dusk comes early, so schedule your wedding &
reception so that guests can enjoy the location in
lining driveways, walkways, banisters, porch railings &
etc with hundreds of Snowflake Luminaries or punched tin
lanterns (with a snowflake pattern). Light candles about
1/2 hour before guests are to arrive. If you have a
large number of candles to light use a six-inch butane
torch, handy tool, saves lots of time.
twinkle lights in the yard, in trees and on porch
railings and in other strategic locations.
silver urns or ice buckets with snow and arrange glossy
greenery so that it is spilling out of the container.
Flank the front porch or entryway with these
the ice sculptures, use them outside or inside or both.
Illuminate them with a spotlights.
Winter Aisle Runner
| Fashioned with
crisp white, non-woven rayon and personalized
free of charge, this wintery fresh runner
creates an elegant setting for every bride to
walk down. Features and facts: Stunning wedding
aisle runner with seasonal snowflakes
surrounding your names and wedding date. Made of
non-woven rayon. Personalization pattern is
placed 8 ft. down from the top of the runner.
Personalize with two block first names (max of
12 characters per name) and numeric date printed
in black with your choice of blueberry or ice
blue snowflakes. Aisle runner comes with
adhesive-strip backing for placement and easy
pull cord for extension. Runner measures 36" w x
100 ft. long.
Deco Beads Clear 1/2 Oz Pkg
Clear Deco Beads grow into a
gel-like marble when you add water. These Clear Deco Gel Beads
are non-toxic and hold over 100 times their weight in water.
Each package makes over 1 1/2 quarts of beads that are made of
polyacrylamide and measure approximately 5/8 inches in diameter
when fully absorbed with water. Create stunning floral
arrangements, centerpieces and candle displays by using these
Clear Deco Beads. Do not flush down drains.
More Deco Beads
separate space for a coatroom, where guests can store
there coats, bags & boots. Use urns to hold umbrellas
and old worn vintage oriental runners to set boots on.
If the room has a fireplace that would be perfect!
monochromatic (white, off white, & ivory) flowers and
arrange in crystal vases and bowls, silver mint julep
cups or silver chalices.
lighting to a minimum and use hundreds of crystal or
glass candle holders and votive holders to illuminate
the room. Place ice blue or lilac votives & tapers in
Snowflake Candle Holders
and match these frosted white and glacier blue
tea light holders for your winter wedding
theme.*Note: Candles not included."
To create an
illuminating centerpiece, place a glass vase
inside another that is slightly larger (secure them with
the wax adhesive (tacky wax). Take a piece of one wax
adhesive circle, "work" it a little with your fingers
and place it under the inner glass vase, waterproof and
invisible. Fill between the glass vases with water
tinted with blue food coloring (another color could be
used). Place a Pillar candle in the interior vase. Make
a series of these centerpieces in different shades of
the same hue (a few extra drops of food coloring will
yield the desired contrast).
displays of iced branches everywhere. You can
create incredible iced branches with tree branches,
tacky glue, and diamond vase filler. Place a sheet of
newspaper down for a work area. Pour a pile of Diamonds
in the center. Place tacky glue on the branches and roll
in the Diamonds. Let set 1 hour and you have ice covered
branches. Easy as that!
that your table tops offer a very large surface area.
Covering then with beautiful specialty linens, is one of
the most economical ways to change the look and feel of
your room. Cover winter tables in rich fabrics like:
velvet, taffetas, or metallic organza.
table with white, silver, and all that shimmers! Set
your table in winter white with dazzling silver accents.
Ice blue or lilac candles, silver placemats and napkins,
add drama to even the plainest white plates and serving
bowls. A vase of white flowers and a delicate sprinkling
of fake snow down the center of the table add the
magnificent table can be fashioned with one (or several)
of the simplest items: a cake pedestal. The pretty
pedestals raise decorations and sweets high, elevating
offerings in every sense. Use to elevate food on a
buffet table, flowers for a centerpieces or to show off
votive holders or stacks of cookies whose ribbons repeat
the colors of the flowers.
pine cones for place card holders.
Snowflake Place Card Holders
winter-white wedding? These silvery snowflake
place card holders can be hung by their black
ribbon loops on snowy branches as your guests
enter the reception. Guests can take each
snowflake to their designated table and use the
stand to prop them upright once there. At the
end of the soiree they can take them home and
use them as photo ornaments. The options are
endless for these magical snowflake favors,
perfect for any winter wedding.
a holly leaf silver and place in the center of a folded
white napkin or wrap napkins in satin ribbons or silver
bell napkin rings.
A good centerpiece is a glass bowl filled with Styrofoam
balls that have been dipped in glue and then each rolled
in a different color glitter - try using ice blue or
light lilac, and silver contrast - then sprinkle some
iridescent shredded cellophane around the base of the
Personalized Napkins are the perfect complement to
any events. Napkins provide a sturdy yet elegant feel.
With your personal party details imprinted on your
napkins, you'll create a fabulous decoration to use
during the party, and a wonderful keepsake to treasure
after the party! Choose your color and imprint color.
Choose to personalize your napkins with a design
forget the Snowflakes!
glittering chandelier crystals from windows panes with
lights in white tulle and drape over a window frame like
soft, snowy curtains. Tie back the tulle with a
snowflake ornament or white satin ribbon.
Use seasonal evergreens to deck the halls, doorways,
windowsills and rooms.
evergreen-scented candles by your entryway to set the
scene as guests arrive.
winter wonderland with Snowflake Gossamer. Use Snowflake
Patterned Gossamer for decorating magic and makeover
miracles, nothing beats gossamer's versatility and
durability. Create a snowy scene by covering walls and
ceilings with this lightweight, sheer material.
Snowflake Patterned Gossamer is also a wonderful accent
for columns, windows, and floors.
Theme Gossamer White/Silver Snowflake Roll
WINTER WEDDING FAVORS
a small favor as they leave. It can be as simple as a
white gift bag or satin pouch with a holiday card,
votive candle and white chocolate truffles tucked
Warm everyone up with cups of hot
chocolate, a fancy coffee bar and hot buttered apple cider and
Passed Hors d’Oeuvres. Make sure to have music in the
Spirited Hot Chocolate or
Hot Alcoholic Coffee Recipes.
Spruce up your cocktail hour with
flavors of the season like peppermint, butterscotch, and
cranberry. Or try a
Godiva Chocolate Martini,
Peppermint Martini, or a
Vanilla Peppermint Martini for your white winter wedding.
Choose a Menu
Talk to your caterer about making
sure the hors d'oeuvres match the libations, and let seasonal
ingredients be your guide for your hors d'oeuvres as well as the
When you're selecting your cocktail
hour hors d'oeuvres, choose flavors that mesh well with your
signature drink. You might love mini quesadillas, but sipping a
peppermint martini at the same time could leave an odd
Opt for savory winter bites infused with seasonal foods and
flavors, such as rosemary, almond, and warm cheeses.
THE WEDDING CAKE
To finish off your winter fantasy,
top off a snow white cake with crystalline accents (blown
bubbles of sugar) and let the opalescent orbs alight on a base
of white fondant leaves & berries. Each icy bubble will catch
the light shining from behind it. Set your cake on a silver cake
stand and place it on a table covered with a white embroidered
Chair Covers, Satin
Chair Sashes, Chair Bands
Deco Beads, Gel Beads,
Paper & Plastic
Votive Candles, LED
Candles, Votive Holders
Snowflake Flared Flutes
Glass flutes and flared bowls with white snowflake designs. 9
3/4" tall. May be personalized on back with names and event date
or single initial if names and date are not wanted.
Personalization will be done in the engraving style of your
choice. Set of two.
Elegant Balloon Column Each
Use the Elegant Balloon Column to
accent the entrance of your Winter Wedding. The 10 feet high x
24 inch winter balloon columns have (24) blue and (24) white
balloons attached to a metal balloon post and topped with a
snowflake Mylar balloon.
Snowflake Fantasy Arch Each
This freestanding cardboard arch is
a perfect entryway to your winter wonderland. The one-sided
snowflake adorned arch is 10' high x 12' wide x 1' deep and
includes a 100-twinkle-light strand.
7' Lighted Snowflake Each
This 3-D Lighted Large LED Wire
Snowflake comes outlined in LED lights and is free-standing.
Each Large LED Wire Snowflake stands 7 feet tall and may be used
as a photo op for winter receptions and used indoors or
Luminescent Canopy Gazebo Each
The Luminescent Canopy Gazebo
features four luminescent square columns with a metal topper.
The fabric canopy gazebo measures 9 feet high x 9 feet 2 inches
wide x 9 feet 2 inches deep and stores flat. This Luminescent
Canopy Gazebo can be used for to decorate Weddings, Receptions
Snowflake Printed Columns Each
Use these Snowflake Printed Columns
to jazz up your reception room! These cardboard printed columns
are sprinkled with iridescent snow and are adorned with a
Clear Light Up Snowflake
This Corex 3D Lighted Snowflake adds
bright, giant winter fun to your event. 4 feet tall 3-D standing
snowflake. Corex is weather resistant coated cardboard material.
Light bulb not include.
Bronze Candelabra Each
MY M&Ms; Wedding Packs with Personalized M&Ms;