Winter weddings are wonderfully popular. Many venues are pre-decorated with a Christmas theme, giving you a little more scope to splash out on personalised Christmas decorations, wedding jewellery and special gifts for your bridal party.
Whether you choose to theme your wedding around Christmas or decide on an icy, winter coloured theme such as blue and white, your big day can be an elaborate magical wonderland or an intimate romantic celebration.
If you’ve decided on a fabulous festive wedding celebration, you can add special detail to the decoration in your venue. No Christmas themed wedding is complete without a gorgeous Christmas tree, and what better way to decorate it than by adding personalised glass ‘Mr & Mrs’ baubles.
For extra special touches on the head table, you could incorporate a selection of personalised ‘Merry Christmas’ tall champagne flutes, engraved with your wedding date – perfect for when you raise your glasses for the toasts!
For the other tables in the room, candlelight is wonderfully romantic and warming in winter, so adding personalised ‘Merry Christmas’ or ‘Wedding Day’ candles, finished with your names and wedding date, can make for beautiful table centrepieces. For an added touch of creativity, you can surround the candle with pebbles, rose petals or flowers that fit with the colour theme of your wedding.
If you’re going for a wintery colour theme of white and another colour, an elegant Special Memories white PU guestbook will look classic with your wintery décor, and would be the perfect way for your guests to congratulate you in writing on your special day.
Crystal jewellery is a great choice for a winter wedding. The word 'crystal' was developed from a Greek term 'Crystallos' from 'Krysos', meaning frosty and ice cold. It was believed by The Ancient Greeks that crystal was a form of ice that was so cold it wouldn’t melt.
For a show stopping, glamorous ‘snow queen’ look, consider a crystal tiara hairpiece, that will look beautiful on its own, or attached to a lovely long veil.
Pearl jewellery is a classic choice for bridal jewellery at any time of the year, but due to its fresh, clean creamy white colour – cultured freshwater pearls are well suited as an accessory to a winter wedding dress.
It goes without saying that diamond jewellery is a brilliant choice and very popular in bridal jewellery. Just like pearls, diamonds are suitable for weddings at any time of the year, however a winter wedding invites all things sparkly, making diamonds a fool-proof choice that can be glamorous and radiant, or simply traditional and classic.
Having your wedding in the winter months allows you to buy great gifts for your spouse or bridal party that can be based around Christmas or the wintery theme of your soiree.
For winter weddings of 2014, we have one of the best gifts for your bride-to-be if she’s a fan of beads and charms and all things Christmas! Chamilia have designed a fantastic ’12 days of Christmas’ Chamilia bead set, featuring a sterling silver bangle with crystal accents, complete with 12 themed charms from the beloved carol such as 5 gold rings and a partridge in a pear tree. This gift comes in a white leatherette jewellery case. (Please note: this item is a limited edition for autumn/winter 2014 and is subject to availability).
Winter wedding gifts for the groom can be anything from a Merry Christmas tankard, to a personalised photo frame with a picture of the two of you. These make for wonderful gifts that can be enjoyed as you begin your new life as husband and wife.
Men’s accessories are also a wonderful gift for the winter months, from cufflinks to a four piece wine connoisseur set, you’re sure to find something he can wear or use for the party season or on your luxurious honeymoon.
Many couples choose to give a gift of appreciation to their bridal party to thank them for their support in the lead up to the big day. A great idea could be to choose gemstone jewellery associated with the month of your wedding date. You can go for icy blue topaz jewellery for November, indulge December with purple tanzanite or warm up January with a fiery garnet.
Alternatively, you can choose a coloured gemstone fitting with the colour theme of your wedding – deep blue sapphire or rich emerald green compliment white and ivory and are colours that work particularly well for winter.
For a Christmas themed wedding, you have a range of festive gifts available for men, women, boys and girls, from jewellery to collectibles, gorgeous charms and accessories, the choice is endless!
Whatever décor, jewellery and gifts you choose, winter weddings are truly magical, and it will surely be a day that you and your guests will remember for a lifetime.