Bride - November 27, 2012 - by: miguel
Top 5 Winter Wedding Dos
With winter being one of the most romantic times of the year to tie the knot, many brides opt for cold-weather nuptials. Here’s a list of do’s to spice up any winter wedding:
1. Do treat your guests with warmth
Instead of sending your guests out into the chilly weather empty handed, think about providing your well-wishers with to-go cups. Emblazon these custom favors with your own creative and personal wedding labels. Line the exits with tables of warm beverages like coffee, tea or hot chocolate. These seasonal drinks will say thank you to your guests and keep them warm at the same time!
2. Do opt for color
Whether it’s for your bridesmaids dresses or the flower arrangements, you should feel free to opt for more stand-out colors. A bold palette can be a fun and unexpected way to surprise your guests.
Flowers that are popular in the winter time include amaryllis, calla lilies, red roses and tulips. However, you can opt for other flowers such as vivid ranunculuses or hydrangeas. If you stick with white flowers, you can make the blossoms pop by wrapping the stems in colorful velvet, satin or crystal-embellished ribbon.
3. Do remember to care for your skin
It’s important to keep your skin moisturized, especially during the winter months. Pampering your skin will ensure that you have a radiant glow on your big day. Remember to hydrate from the inside as well – drink plenty of water to make your bridal blush even more bright!
Many brides who are looking for a bronzed glow also opt for spray tans or self-tanners on their big day. If you’re nervous about how the spray tan or self-tanner will turn out for your wedding, don’t be afraid to try it out a few months prior. Experimenting ahead of time will ensure that you look sun-kissed when you say your vows.
Of course if you’re planning on getting a spray tan for your wedding day, be sure that your makeup matches your complexion. Try out several different foundations and blushes ahead of time to make certain your colors are right for your ceremony.
4. Do stray from the typical cocktail
Winter weddings can provide you with even more creative options for your cocktail hour. The Knot suggests infusing your drinks with holiday flavors such as peppermint, cranberry or butterscotch. Try a chocolate martini garnished with a candy cane or champagne with a mint sprig.
If you really want to amp up cocktail hour, try decorating the space with holiday ribbons. You might even want to match the colors you use in your decorations to those of your cocktail. Your guests will love the color coordination!
5. Do provide your guests with transportation
Providing guests with transportation options, should there be inclement weather, is a definite do. Many brides choose to have their ceremony and receptions in the same location to make it easy for those attending. Another option would be to arrange transportation from the ceremony to the reception, whether it’s aboard a large bus or through a car service.
Should you have your guests drive to the reception space, arrange for valet parking so they can avoid walking in inclement weather from their cars.
For more ideas and tips on how to make your winter Phoenix wedding unforgettable, look to LUX Wedding Florist for all of your floral needs.
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