If you are planning a winter wedding, you are fortunate enough as you can use a lot of natural items that can help you cut down your wedding expenses. Most of them are seen just about anywhere. Aside from using expensive flowers, you can decorate your winter wedding with some seasonal accents such as real pine cones, cranberries, greenery, and even snow to give a natural beauty to a very special event in your life.
To start decorating your wedding ceremony and reception, you may want to use some seasonal greenery such as pine boughs, holly, and boxwood. You can use these greens in a variety of ways to enhance your wedding. Square boxwood wreaths are one of the most popular décor to church doors. Also, boxwood are often used to create customized monograms of the bride and groom, which can be hung on the back of the couple’s chairs or on a wall in the reception venue. For the pine boughs, you can use them to surround the bases of vases, jars, or platters that you would like to use on your centerpieces. They also look great on hurricane lanterns, or as runners down the centers of dining tables. If you want to use holly, they look great when twined around candelabras as well as on chairs.
You can also use different kinds of berries to add a more seasonal, natural accent to your winter wedding. One really beautiful berry to use is the winterberry, which loses its leaves during the Fall, revealing a bride red look. Its twigs and branches can also be used to create a rustic Christmas appeal.
Another source of a natural winter wedding decoration is the birch trees. You can use the peeled bark in making small baskets and lampshades. It can also make a natural, rustic décor on the tables when cut out and hung. For further embellishments, some greens and berries can be incorporate. One great thing about birch bark decorations is that they can be carefully stored and can be reused in the future.
Real oranges are also a wonderful idea to incorporate into a winder décor. They give a nice pop of color on whatever they may get used for. They are also beautiful to be added in making natural centerpieces. For example, in a clear glass bowl, arrange a variety of oranges, cinnamon sticks, pine cones, and some greenery. Use a low footed bowl in this idea. Once you are through, you will get to see a very quick, yet festive-looking decoration to jazz up your dining table. The decorated bowls can also be used to embellish the guest book table as well as the escort card table. And if you want to create pew decorations for you ceremony, consider some orange pomanders and sprays of greenery. Old fashioned orange pomanders make beautiful hanging ornaments to your lovely venue.
Natural wedding decorations and other wedding supplies are often cheaper and in fact you can get some of them without spending anything. For your winter wedding favors, you can see a lot of choices online. Mostly, they come in a variety of forms. You can find winter themed coasters, votive holders, wine stoppers, favor boxes, and a lot more.
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