Typically, when you think of an outdoor wedding, you might be thinking in the middle of summer, late spring, and even early fall, but have you considered an outdoor winter wedding? You might be surprised, but a winter wedding outdoors might be something you can consider. Statistics show that 40% of weddings occur between May and August, 34% between September and December, yet 25% are still having weddings between January and April.
You can have a very “cool” experience if you plan it right and have the right Wedding Flowers. First of all, you will want to warn everyone. You can’t imagine the frustration of your family and friends as they show up to your wedding, only to find that it is outside in the cold. You also want to make sure you dress up warm, even with earmuffs and scarves on your bridesmaid, your wedding photos are going to look pretty cool.
You may consider some outdoor, portable heaters, especially for those who absolutely cannot handle the cold. You will want to place them in a position in which they won’t be a distraction for the ceremony, but available for your guests who need some warming up from time to time.
Another great thing you can do to accommodate all your wedding guests is to provide them with warm blankets and warm drinks. This will help to take the edge off of the cold winter chills.
There are many reasons to choose this kind of environment for a wedding. In photos, the moments captured are picturesque and out of a mystic, fairy tale.
You will definitely want to keep the ceremony a bit shorter, but the moment will be remembered for a lifetime. Who could ever forget such a surreal, outdoor experience? Holidays, however, might be something to consider working around. Some dates to try to avoid are the following:
- Hanukkah – December
- Kwanza – December
- Christmas – December 25
- New Year’s Eve – December 31
- New Year’s Day – January 1
- Super Bowl Sunday – First weekend in February
You also might want to consider the lighting. In the winter months the sun sets a lot sooner, so your wedding will have to be very early in the day. A positive aspect is that vendors are probably more willing to work with you since it is typically the low season for weddings and events. If you shop around, you are likely to get some very good deals.
For your colors, you will certainly want to avoid the Christmas colors of red and white, and go for some lovely outdoor winter colors such as: light blue, powder blue, gold, emerald, lavender, brown, soft pink, and cream. With the right balance of colors, you can create the most visually, satisfying experience with a snowy backdrop.
Now, when it comes to flowers, it’s important to know which varieties are the best to work with during outdoor, winter weddings.
We recommend Hypericum Berries. They add a perfect accent to your bridal bouquet. At Whole Blossoms we have Hypericum Flowers Assorted Colors, Cream White Hypericum Flowers, Creamy Yellow Hypericum Flowers, Hypericum Flower Creamy Pink, Pink Hypericum Berries, Peachy Pink Hypericum Flowers, Green Hypericum Berry Flower, Red Hypericum Berry Flowers, Dark Red Hypericum Berries, Chocolate Hypericum Flowers, Hypericum Tinted Bronze Flower, Hypericum Tinted Silver Flower, and Hypericum Gold Flower.
We also recommend Succulents, which are fun and friendly winter flowers. We have the following: Succulent Flowers Assorted, Silver Blue Succulent Flowers, Aloe Aristata Succulent Flowers, Green Wedding Succulent Flower Blue Rose, Green Burgundy Succulent Melaco, Gold Glitter Succulent, and so much more. We have so many new varieties of succulents and if you didn’t know, you should check them out.
Pinecones are also a great addition to your winter wedding floral arrangements.
Finally, Roses are a year round classic that looks great for any occasion. We recommend diverse colors such as White Rose and Red Rose combinations. They will stand out like exclamation points with your centerpieces and bouquets.
For the food, you will want to serve up some delicious soups such as tomato, lobster bisque, and clam chowder. You will want to have plenty of your favorite soups available as they will be greatly appreciated after being in the cold for any length of time.
For your wedding cake, you may want to dress it down and just have a simple white cake garnished with some evergreens for wintery appeal.
At Whole Blossoms, we are here to help you make the best of your very important day and encourage you to browse our catalog of over 3,000 varieties. Go to www.wholeblossoms.com. We also are available for assistance if you call us at 1-877-259-2566. We have the best discounts available and the best quality you can find anywhere else.