Guest Author - Sandra Sable
The romantic thought of the thick fluffy snow, a horse drawn sleigh slipping down roads or through a park, sipping on hot chocolate. Having a skating party on a frozen lake. These ideas conjure up thoughts of winter wedding fairy tales. Sharing these moments with your new husband. There are positives and negatives to a wedding at this time of year.
Lets start of with the positives. The colors choices are endless, red, gold, green, silver, blue, the list goes on. The flowers and greenery of the season, lead to pallets of magic. Amaryllis, poinsettia, evergreen branches and holly, can create beautiful displays. If you are having a church wedding, the churches are usually decorated for the season, festive and cheerful, bringing about a beautiful gathering without an extra expense of decorating the church.
The tables can be covered in white linens, plates of homemade (or store bought) cookies, gingerbread and fudge. Centerpieces can be tree boughs encircling peppermint twisted candles, with the light flickering across snowflake shaped confetti I know the picture is painting as we are speaking. You can use a lot of Christmas themed items that are inexpensive through out the year to buy. The positives are great this is just the tip of the list.
I know now a few negatives. Your flowers will probably be a little more expensive, and florist availability is sometimes a little stretched at this time of year. Family and friends may be out of town, or if you are out of town, it may take great efforts to gather everyone at this time of year. Travel can be pricey; hotels can be expensive for the holiday. Weather might put a damper on festivities. These are just a couple of the pitfalls of a winter wedding.
Although things tend to cost just a little more, careful planning and purchasing of winter themed products in January as well as throughout the summer can keep your budget down. I feel the beauty of the season can outweigh any negatives. Thought and creativity can create the ultimate winter wedding.
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