Wedding Tips: A Winter Wonderland Wedding

November 15th, 2010

Q: What’s sparkly and sophisticated, uber-trendy but oh so individual, and sure to be a day to remember?

A: Your winter wedding! Here are some of our favorite on-trend tips.

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Shrug it off – or rather, shrug it on. Shrugs, wraps, jackets and shawls are not only cozy, they’re couture. In general, go for heavier fabrics and solid, rather than open-worked (i.e. lace), material. (Lace over a lining, however, is fine.) A three-quarter or full length sleeve works well here.

Bling is the thing. Wintertime allows you to go sparkly and get away with it. Take advantage of the season by adding glittery accents. Shimmery/shiny materials are also A-ok for winter 2010 (and winter 2011, sources tell us).

Make a statement with color. A winter wedding doesn’t have to be just…white. One accent color on the bride’s gown is very on-trend and adds drama and flavor. Stick to clear, cool-toned (rather than warm) colors like ruby red, emerald green or purple. Or shine in a gold or silver accent piece. This season’s bride’s favorite way to show her true colors? A wide ribbon circling the waistline.

Go fine and feathered (and maybe faux). The season allows for mega impact and lets your inner diva really shine, so choose embellishments you might otherwise shy away from. Try loads of retro feathers, some faux fur trim or other high-drama touches.

Show your great taste. Coordinate wedding favors with your wedding party’s attire and/or with the reception room décor. One great idea? Edible favors (yum) with winter flavor. Try seasonal brownie pops, cozy and comforting individual cupcake mixes and other treats. Or do up the season with snowflake-inspired favors that are always in style.

Click the pics below to get the goods on the coolest winter wedding favor ideas.

Don’t forget to have your photographer snap a pic or two just for us – we love to see our beautiful brides and gorgeous grooms on their special day!

pic #1, top right: www.projectwedding.com (Dress: Platinum for Priscilla of Boston)

pic #2, center left: www.projectwedding.com (Dress: James Clifford Collection)