Winter Wedding Wonderland

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It seems like everyone is planning on succulent-filled spring nuptials or a boho beach vows these days. But here are five great reasons to consider a winter wedding:

The Savings
Warm weather celebrations are more common. But, that means vendors (especially venues) may have deals and more availability during the winter. This makes a winter wedding a more affordable option for brides on a budget.

The Décor
Winter wonderland theme, anyone? Think about all the darling DIY touches you could add. Pull in touches of sparkle and old Hollywood glamor. Shades of gold and champagne, vibrant red, or deep navy are all beautiful hues for this time of year.

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The Beverages
Picture this: The reception is over and friends and family are gathered around a big fireplace with hot cocoa and Bailey’s. Hard cider and spiked eggnog also fit the seasonal beverages bill.

The Photos
Gather your bridal party and bundle them up in faux fur shrugs and boots for a group shot in the snow. As pretty as the beach can be, snow is a crisp, timeless backdrop — especially in New England. There’s nothing sweeter than a picture of the bride and groom huddled closely together with rosy cheeks and hand-sewn mittens.

The Day of Love
Winter is filled with beautiful holidays. But, the weeks surrounding Valentine’s Day are the most romantic. From paper hearts, to chocolate hugs and kisses, the decor is not only adorable, it’s easily accessible. Give guests hand-written valentines or have them write down advice and words of love on paper hearts and drop them in a jar for you to keep. Bonus: You’ll never forget your anniversary.

With Cupid just around the corner, you may have a proposal coming your way — and a year to plan is just right. Say so long to sandals and opt for Swarovski-studded snowshoes instead.