07 Dec 2016
In Ask Bijou's last instalment of the year, Bijou Wedding Venues ponders the necessity of a festive-themed wedding in December
Welcome to the December edition of Ask Bijou. The run up to your wedding day will be exciting, regardless of what season you choose to tie the knot. As we are in the middle of winter, this month’s question has come from a bride planning her winter wedding for next year…
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We’re planning a December wedding, but do you think it’s essential to have a festive theme for our day?
Just because you’re choosing a December wedding doesn’t mean that you have to choose a wintry/festive theme for your wedding day in any way. Some couples like to take advantage of the time of year and some wedding venues will put up their own Christmas trees and decorations, but if you’d rather opt for an alternative theme, then don’t be afraid to step away from the norm.
For couples wanting to steer away from an all-out festive wedding theme, but who would still like to add that touch of winter-glam to their day, check out our top five ideas below:
Metallic wedding cake: Metallic wedding cakes have been huge this year and we predict this awesome trend to continue for years to come. Browse online, in magazines and on Pinterest to find a selection of incredible, metallic-themed wedding cakes for inspiration.
Fairy lights: Christmas or not, fairy lights look incredible in any season. Speak to your venue about how best to display fairy lights at your wedding.
Stoles/shrugs: Barn walls can get cold during the winter evenings, so if you’re planning a December celebration in a barn-style wedding venue, consider having a basket of blankets/stoles/shrugs that your guests can borrow in order to keep themselves warm.
Wellington boots: Just because you’re getting married during the winter months doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy the grounds of your wedding venue as much as you could if you were getting married in the summer. To take full advantage of your wedding venue, be sure to order a pair of white wellington boots that you can wear under your dress, in order to step outside and enjoy some romantic, winter wedding photography.
Lanterns: A December wedding usually means cold, dark nights, so to illuminate your wedding venue, consider having candle-lit lanterns displayed outside to guide your guests home.