When Christmas is upon us, winter weddings are sure to follow. Whether snowy or in the tropics having a wedding in December is always magical. If your heart is set on a winter wonderland day and renting a giant snow machine isn’t your cup of tea fret not! There are plenty of ways to set the mood.
How much sparkle is too much sparkle
December is the perfect time to incorporate plenty of sparkle and glitz to your theme. Tis the season after all! Christmas ornaments can come in handy in your décor. Snowflakes in forms of paper cutouts and ornaments will set the mood without the hassle of the loud hisses or damp of a snow machine. The choices of ornaments during Christmas are endless. Backdrops are all the rage in Sydney wedding photography. A backdrop of fairy lights, stars and snowflakes will be sure set the mood and provide excellent photo opportunities for your guests. Make use of the seasonal decorations by combing through your options. Keep in mind to select simple ornaments that will complement the wedding and not come across as a very extravagant Christmas party.
Complimenting your theme with the right color pallet
Choose your color palate wisely. The color pallet must not clash with the décor. It must fit the theme for the overall look and feel to be cohesive. Choosing the right color scheme is difficult, especially for a winter or seasonal theme. Shades of green, orange and yellow for an example will seem questionable if your table toppers and invitations are more winter wonderland themed. If there is no wedding planner in the mix there are always websites, bridal magazines and wedding boards that recommend a wide range of color palates to suit the theme you have chosen for your big day.
Subtlety is key
If razzle, dazzle and ice sculptures aren’t what you’re looking for there are always ways to keep it soft and subtle. Invites, table placements and lettering can include a bit of sparkle without being over the top. Nothing ruins wedding photography like a theme that overwhelms. A slow shower of paper snowflakes during the first dance has become a trend that captures the joy of the season while being hassle free, tasteful and romantic. This way you don’t have to bundle up in your thermal wear and warmest boots to have a picturesque portrait of slow dancing in the snow.
Winter themed décor is arguably much easier to find during December than any other theme you could possibly come up with as the options and sales are indeed limitless. Sure, the joys of the season are in the air but keep in mind to not go over the top with the theme. Make use of the holiday spirit but be sure that you and your partner remain the central focus.