With Halloween behind us and Thanksgiving right around the corner, the winter wedding season is fast approaching. To help you plan your colder-weather nuptials, we’ve compiled a list of our top five winter wedding tips for this season. If you have a 2020 date, there’s still time to incorporate some of these ideas into your ceremony or reception:

1. Choose flowers that are in season.

This includes amaryllis, anemone, camellias, Casablanca lilies, forget-me-nots, French tulips, gardenias, holly, jasmine, orchids, mini gerberas, paperwhites (narcissus), poinsettias and roses, according to Teleflora. Additionally, you can also use in-season fillers such as Queen Anne’s Lace, solidago, waxflower, limonium, Montecasino aster, statice sinuate, gysophila and hypericum. Also consider pinecones and mistletoe!

2. Don a jacket.

If you live in an area where the temperatures are frosty, you probably want to wear something over your dress for any outdoor excursions. Don’t worry about taking away from your look; a covering can, in fact, enhance it! Leather, faux fur and velvet are popular options this year. Consider shawls, wraps, capes, coats or even a cozy blanket! 

3. Keep your guests warm.

What better way to stay warm and cozy than with a hot chocolate bar! Create a station equipped with candy canes, cinnamon sticks, marshmallows, chocolate shavings, whipped cream, etc. You can also provide liquors such as Bailey’s or peppermint schnapps so your guests can concoct boozy creations.

4. Don’t be afraid of a “holiday” color palette.

While you don’t need to plan a full Christmas-themed wedding, winter or holiday colors can lend a festive feeling to your nuptials. Colors to consider include rose, wine, gold, emerald green, forest green, gray, white, silver, navy and gray-blue. 

5. Bold makeup.

While warmer-weather weddings typically lend themselves to more natural makeup looks, feel free to be more dramatic this winter! A dark red or plum lipstick can really make your winter wedding look pop, as can flashy, sparkly eyeshadow. 

Planning a winter wedding? Team SPE is here to help. Feel free to contact us to discuss your ideas at (216) 870-4513 or scott@spedj.com

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