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Seasonal wedding decor advice from Ann's Bridal Bargains.
No matter what time of year you’re saying “I do,” chances are there’s something you love about the season. Many springtime brides have always dreamed of an open-air ceremony surrounded by sweet-smelling seasonal blooms, and countless autumn brides-to-be chose their wedding date for the season’s bountiful harvests and rainbow of colors. Are you a winter bride? Maybe it was the warmth of the holiday season that attracted you to your nuptial date. On the other side of the spectrum, we have the summertime bride, whose head has long been filled with dreams of sunshine and bright colors.

Whichever season you choose, the most affordable way to pull off a spectacular wedding is to take advantage of the time of year. Add searching for seasonal inspiration to your wedding planning checklist! Give a nod to the weather with these easy seasonal decor ideas:

Seasonal wedding decor advice from Ann's Bridal Bargains.Spring: Flowers
Many plant species – notably tulips and daffodils – flower during the springtime, which is a boon for the floral-loving bride on a budget. Local, seasonal flowers cost less to purchase than plants that must be shipped from other regions of the country. Incorporate as many fresh flowers as possible, or hold your ceremony at a botanical garden.

Summer: Fruit
Instead of heavy appetizers, serve your guests fresh fruit before your reception. Trust us, they’ll be craving these sweet, lightweight snacks. You, the bride, will appreciate that many fruits are in season (read: less expensive in the summer than they are during other times of the year).

Autumn: Gourds
Don’t even think about having a fall wedding without incorporating nature’s bountiful harvest into your decor. Gourds like pumpkins and squash are a beautiful way to decorate your space totally naturally. If you’re willing to be a little offbeat, root vegetables like beets and carrots can also look stunning in a centerpiece display.

Winter: Holiday decor
Aside from evergreens, there isn’t much plant life to speak of during winter – but that’s OK, because bargainista brides saying “I do” in the colder months have a ton of seasonal discounts to take advantage of. If you’re getting married in a church, the space will likely already be adorned with trees, ornaments and poinsettias. Incorporate holiday-themed decor into your nuptials – trust us, saying your vows in front of a backdrop of shimmering white lights can be incredibly breathtaking.

Blue & Silver Wedding Inspiration
My favorite winter wedding colors are shades of silver and blue, and I love snowflake decorations! Start your winter wedding theme with white linens for the tables. White linens are the most common and the least expensive to rent, but you’ll want to add some color. Consider blue linen napkins tied with silver ribbon. Add snowflakes, ornaments and candles to make your tables sparkle. Order personalized wedding napkins for your bar or cake table like these blue cocktail napkins.

Oh, and don’t spend a fortune on your winter wedding centerpieces. Purchase clearance items after Christmas, like silver ornaments, silver ribbon, white candles and snowflakes in all shapes and sizes. Come back Monday for our Bargain Challenge: Winter Wedding Centerpieces Under $10 Each.

Blue & Silver Wedding Inspiration

Need winter wedding invitation ideas? See our Dress Up Your Invite post from July 15.

Images courtesy of: grey suit photo by Jennifer Lindberg Weddings and floral design by Maggie Gillespie Designs via Style Me Pretty | snowflake votive and place card holder from Bronze Budget Bride |bride and maids from Pinterest | table setting design from Catherine Kut Events, photography from Sherry Sutton Photography via NJ Wedding Planner Blog

Red Wedding Inspiration
Love the idea of a winter wedding but not sure where to start when it comes to wedding colors? Common colors of winter will help set the stage. Think winter berries, red satin ribbon and red poinsettias. You don’t have to use one single color – use different shades of one color as we have pulled together here in our Color Love board.

Red Wedding Inspiration

You can save money by playing off some of the decorations that your church or reception hall might already have for winter. Tuck in greens and pinecones into your centerpieces, chair sashes and bouquet to add to that winter feel.

Images courtesy of: bouquet,  photo by Desires Photo via Inspired by This | wedding dress & coat, via Wedding and Engagement Noise | apple centerpiece, via Budget Brides Guide | chairs, via Moore Creative Blog | berry centerpiece, Debra Gulbas Photography, via Bridal Guide

winter wedding trends
Why are we talking about winter in July? We thought all the brides out there planning a winter wedding might appreciate some inspiration! So we pulled together some of our favorite winter wedding trends that are totally affordable.

winter wedding trends

1. Evergreens

Evergreen trees become beautiful backdrops at outdoor weddings, and you can trim a few branches to use as decoration around your reception. Use them along reception tables or hang them from the backs of chair with jute cord. Present your theme to guests with an evergreen wedding invitation like the one shown.

2. Pine Cones

The pinecone bouquets shown here are naturally super cute! Pinecone bouquets might be time consuming, but you can use pinecones everywhere at you wedding. Fill glass vases with pinecones and use them as centerpieces. Sprinkle little pinecones along reception tables. Add just a few to floral arrangements, bouquets or boutonnieres.

3. Birch Wood

Birch wood is a classic symbol of natural style and a passion for the outdoors. We offer a birch wood wedding invitation that’s really fun. Birch wood and birch bark is great to work with, so find a nice tree trunk to cut into chunks as cake stands or centerpieces. Look for some clean strands of birch bark and start playing with ideas. That’s what we’ll be doing during our upcoming trip to the north woods. We’ll be gathering birch wood and creating some cheap wedding decoration ideas for your nature-inspired celebration. You’re going to love it! We’ll be posting those ideas in August so stay tuned.

Images courtesy of: table setting & cake, Green Wedding Shoes | bouquets, Rustic Wedding Chic