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Winter Wedding Decorations for a New England Wedding Venue

Winter Wedding Decorations for a New England Wedding Venue

winter wedding in new englandEvery bride has a general sense of the season that is most appealing to them. Some prefer to be spring or summer brides with an outdoor ceremony and flowers in their hair. Others appreciate the natural harvest hues of autumn and choose a wedding date during that season. It is a rare few who embrace the winter season and want to turn their wedding day into a Winter Wonderland. When you choose Venus de Milo as your banquet hall in Swansea, MA, our team will work with you to select the best options to turn our New England wedding venue into a winter landscape of your dreams.

Dreaming of a White Christmas?

If you really want there to be snow for your wedding photos and on your special day, it’s a good idea to consult with experts who can give you a good idea of how the weather will be during each month of winter. While we are not always guaranteed a White Christmas – just like the ones you used to know – anytime after the holiday season is usually a safe bet for regular snowfall or at least some fluffy white stuff hanging out on the ground. It is crucial that you do not rely purely on the weather to set the tone for your winter wedding decorations. There are things you can do – ideas you can embrace – that will help it feel like winter even if you held it indoors in the middle of summer.

Take into consideration the holidays and what that might mean concerning RSVPs from guests. Many people travel to see family during the holiday season, and it is very likely that you will get a higher percentage of “can’t make it” cards than “we’ll be there” responses. Hanukkah and Kwanzaa are both celebrated in December, alongside Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. New Year’s Eve on December 31 and New Year’s Day on January 1 might be more convenient for some guests to attend, but challenging to get the right venue. Pay attention to Super Bown Sunday weekend – especially if the Patriots are in the game – to avoid no-shows or guests watching on their smartphones during the ceremony.

Winter Wedding Decorations

Some of the best ideas in winter decor when you host a wedding reception in MA include cozy items and metallic accents. Faux fur, seasonal foliage, glittery pieces, and anything snowflake or snow-related can be a great backdrop for your celebration. Centerpieces can be a lot of fun to make with the help of your bridesmaids for a unique touch of whimsy and fun. Guest favors can include hot cocoa mugs, gourmet marshmallows, and custom cookies. Bridesmaids gifts can reflect the season as well, including scented hand lotions, hand-crafted scarves, gift cards for hot coffee, and other delicious treats.

You might think you are limited to silver, gold, and winter white to avoid looking Christmassy in your decor, but there are plenty of other choices available for winter wedding decorations. Icy blue tones, classic cream and off-white shades, jewel colors – including ruby, emerald, sapphire, and amethyst, as well as bright red berry tones, can all be used for your winter wedding at the banquet hall in Swansea, MA. Mix and match a dazzling array of seasonal colors to create beautiful wedding party attire choices, accents, accessories, and more. Don’t forget to add something warm in the accessory department for your freezing bridesmaids – and yourself!

Bring the Outdoors In

Consider natural decor items, including pinecones, birch wood slices, and evergreen branches for a rustic, farmhouse nod in your winter wedding decorations. Accent with lovely white LED candles set atop silver candlesticks and accessorize guest tables with wood, metal, white china, and natural pieces. Get creative with your table markers and keep them on point with the winter wedding decorations at the New England wedding venue. Select natural linen colors to avoid going overboard in the color department, which will also highlight your well-planned decor when you host a wedding reception in MA.

For the bridal flowers, including the bride’s bouquet, bridesmaids bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages, and ceremony displays, consider other seasonal blooms and options that bring the theme and colors throughout the entire day. Roses are beautiful any time of the year, and there are many color choices that can be used in a bouquet that includes holly, ivy, evergreen, and even tiny twigs, pinecones, acorns, and other natural elements. Branches that are spray-painted metallic tones of silver, gold, and copper can also be used as accents in a bouquet.

Schedule a tour of the world-famous Venus de Milo when considering locations for your winter wedding. Our banquet hall in Swansea, MA, boasts five beautiful ballrooms that can be used as a memorable backdrop for your special day. If you are looking to host a wedding reception in MA and have not toured our facility yet, give us a call at 508-678-3901.

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