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While spring and summer are the most popular wedding seasons, more brides than ever are choosing to host their nuptials during wintertime. Not only does the snowy backdrop provide lots of decor inspiration, planning your nuptials during the off season can save you money while being less hectic. But if you aren't sure when you should have your wedding, take these winter wedding dos and don'ts into consideration:

Do apply the winter theme - As you're organizing your wedding planning checklist and preparing to send out your wedding invitations - tie in the winter theme. Your reception decor can feature icicle lights, frosted windows, and evergreen and pine cone centerpieces.

Do be different - Think out-of-the-box with your winter-themed decor. Your bouquet could feature white flowers with bronze accents, or you can incorporate a vintage look with the seasonal decor. Just plan to be different and use your own style as a guide.

Do take advantage of winter activities - If it's not too cold, you can host the cocktail hour outdoors and offer guests steaming cups of hot cocoa or apple cider. Additionally, during the same time you can let kids build snowmen by providing them with hats, gloves and scarves.

Winter Wedding Dos and Don'ts


Don't be hesitant to feature comfort food - People love to eat comfort food during cold-weather seasons to help keep them full. Offer guests heavier meals like pot roast, potatoes and stews.

"Don't forget about staying warm - Be sure you factor staying warm into the wedding planning. As you buy your dress, opt for a heavyweight fabric. Additionally, pick out a matching thick shawl and boots (if your dress covers your feet). Also, you might want to choose a venue with a fireplace and central heating.

Don't shy away from color - Winter white is the obvious choice for cold-weather weddings. But don't forget to feature other colors as well. A bold red hue would look great with evergreen accents. Additionally, gold and metallic touches will create a whimsical decor style.

Take all of these wedding ideas into consideration as you plan your upcoming nuptials. Just remember to be true to your wishes and your big day will be a hit.