If you’re looking for wedding ideas we’ve some stunning ranges that evoke the special atmosphere of the colder months, a time when the natural world is at its most enchanting and the approaching Christmas festivities make the season feel extra special. It’s a truly magical time of the year and a wonderful period to celebrate your nuptials so if you’re struggling to decide on a date for your big day, we’d encourage you to consider the months later in the year. Certainly summer may provide more venue options – getting married on a beach or having a marquee in the garden isn’t really viable due to the unpredictable weather of the UK! – but if you’re opting for a chic city-based, or a stately venue in the countryside, both options look wonderful against a backdrop of crisp white snow or dappled by pale winter sun.
A major pro of getting married during the colder months is that the cost is likely to be less, with venue hire and other suppliers generally charging less than they do in the summer. Another benefit is the availability of your guests who are less likely to have booked a holiday during the colder months, plus you may find the availability of venues is better too, meaning there’s more chance of securing a date at your dream location. Add in the fact that winter weddings perhaps stand out a little more than an event held in the summer (it’s a less busy time for so your special day will be remembered as being a bit different) and there’s a lot to commend holding your celebration at this time of year.
Practicalities aside, there are so many ideas and themes you can employ to make your celebration stand out from the crowd. If you’re getting married close to Christmas you might like to embrace the seasonal theme on your special day – our Winter Wonderland range helps you to do this in style without veering into novelty territory. It’s a stylish range in a chic colour palette of gold and white, illustrated with a subtle pine tree and reindeer design. As well as pretty tableware pieces for your reception buffet, you’ll find some imaginative extras, such as snow-filled, snowflake embossed baubles designed to hold a place card – an unusual way to show your guests to their places. Lay a foil-wrapped treat on each setting with co-ordinating chocolates featuring a delicate snowflake or regal reindeer design. A scattering of shimmering gold snowflake-shaped confetti and diamonds is a simple way to make your tables sparkle – intersperse your confetti with some shimmering tea lights to cast a truly magical glow across your room.
While you may not have a wide choice of options when it comes to floral displays, this doesn’t mean your flowers should be any less creative. Rich blooms in shades of red, plum and gold make a dramatic focus for your hand-held bouquets and table displays, or you could go for simple arrangements in silvers and whites, using seasonal berries to add a flash of colour. Take a look at the Martha Stewart website for some sophisticated ideas for your floral displays.
If you’re more drawn to silver tones take a look at the Shimmering Snowflake range, which – as the name suggests – takes its inspiration for this classic festive motif, which is incorporated across a range of tableware and decorative items. Perfect if you’re looking for something subtle with just the right amount of shimmer, the range includes stunning accessories such as diamante napkin rings, snowflake-shaped candles and elegant tin pails, ideal for personalising and making into memorable favours.
On the subject of favours, we’ve found some really creative wedding inspiration on the web, from simple wool gloves, tied with ribbon and decorated with a personalised tag to mini champagne bottles (particularly apt if you’re getting married on or close to New Year’s Eve.) Or you could look out small gifts such as snowflake soaps or candles, which you can wrap in cellophane and secure with a personalised label.
A simple silver-themed look to your décor creates a really chic setting, and we have lots of other products you can mix and match into your scheme, from pearlised ivory and silver balloons to crystal or heart-shaped bubble pots, topped with a silver lid.
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