Winter Wedding Trends

by Meredith Toews Posted on November 26, 2009

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Less is more. Flipping through any wedding magazine these days and you will find this to be a common theme. But even on a tight budget or timeline, it is easy to add spice to your winter wedding!


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Comfort Food Stations
Nothing says winter like comfort food. What about offering a carving station that serves hand-carved brown sugar spiced ham sandwiches? Or a food station serving mini grilled cheese sandwiches paired with petite servings of tomato soup served in mini pumpkins? Or a mashed potato bar? Instead of a traditional wedding cake, offer your reception guests a selection of winter pies such as pumpkin and pecan. Grandma will be so honored when you serve her famous pecan pie!


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Eco friendly Accents
Think beyond the traditional winter accent of wheat stalks. Use slate tiles as chargers at your reception’s place setting and discarded terra cotta tiles as place cards. A chalkboard for a menu card is also a nice touch. For a festive table setting, layer leaves between clear plates.  In lieu of a guest book, have guests write their wishes on small note cards and tie to a display of gold embellished branches.


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Natural Decor
Play up the harvest look by adding colorful fruit and vegetables to your centerpieces such as pomegranates, eggplants, grapes and artichokes. To add visual interest, accent live flowers with feathers. Add white feathers to your bouquet or in your veil or headpiece. Use peacock feathers in your centerpieces.


(image by JanaeHess)

Invitations
The days of black ink embossed on white paper are nearing an end. When ordering your invitations don’t be afraid to mix and match. Play with various fonts and colors. (Sample to follow on Sunday)

Wedding Party Dresses
Matching bridesmaids dresses are not a must. Try various shades of one color. This look works especially well in the winter, as jewel toned colors blend well. Tie it all together with matching clutches or wraps. Your bridesmaids will rest assured when they ask “will I wear the dress again?”

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more about Meredith Toews

With experience in special event coordination, I understand the important role that presentation plays in creating a first impression. I have been in the wedding business for over eight years and have partnered with over 200 brides. I have addressed approximately 25,000 wedding invitations but my work goes beyond wedding invitations to include escort cards, table signs, holiday cards, genealogy trees, and menu boards. I strive to create a clean and elegant look that will impact your guests.

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