Top 11 Winter Wedding Trends for 2011

1. Icy Invites
Your winter wonderland wedding planning officially begins with the invitations. If DIY handmade snowflakes seem a little too theme-ish there are multiple other color combinations and script ideas to achieve crafty winter details. Black and white is a classic choice including sparkly calligraphy and perhaps a deep red ribbon at the top. Icy blue invitations will also dazzle guests accompanied with white detailing. Any snow blown look or hint of sparkle creates a wintery look that is sure to please.

2. Warm Goodies
Everyone likes to be cozy and warm during the winter months so why not thrill your chilly guests with a hot chocolate station complete with both milk and white chocolate mix. The sweet chocolatey goodness will give your wedding a homey feeling and put your guests at ease right before they get crazy on the dance floor.

3. Ice Sculptures
Winter inspires igloos. Winter weddings inspire ice sculptures. In any shape, size or theme ice sculptures are a wonderful addition to any wedding especially in the winter season. If you are not one for a tradition sculpture of a snowflake or swan, try an ice luge. Combining extravagance and colorful drinks an ice luge can provide mojitos, martinis, or any other beverage that suits your fancy.

4. Edible Bride and Groom
Nothing is as seasonal or delicious as gingerbread. Houses, cookies, cakes, brides and grooms can all be created out of this festive food. Use gingerbread figures as a cake topper or as favors for all of your guests. Simply writing the names in icing along with bow ties and dresses are creative ways to jazz up these traditional cookies.

5. Sparkly Blue Bubbly
Who doesn’t enjoy champagne at a party? Celebrate your guests and your winter wonderland wedding by adding a splash of blue Curacao into the champagne flutes. A beautiful ice blue will add to the cool ambiance.

6. To the Poinsettias
Deep red poinsettias are an essential winter accessory. These classic flowers are joyful and elegant at the same time. Whether using them in the bridal party or as centerpieces, a winter bride should not pass up the chance for poinsettias!

7. Hot Churros
A delicious addition to the desserts at your wedding can be freshly made churros. Dipped in sugary powder this treat cannot be missed. Made right in front of the guests, it provides entertainment and a savory delight.

8. Colorful Uplighting
Any event can benefit from extraordinary uplighting. Winter weddings should utilize blues, icy purples, or any warm glow that adds to the ambiance of the room. Creating a fresh look is essential to a top notch wedding in any season.

9. Sweet Tooth for a Sweet Couple
Candy bars are an exciting trend for all events. The colors and actual treats can be tweaked depending on themes and seasons. For winter using white chocolates or ordering light blue M&M’s or minty chocolate Andes are all festive ideas.

10. Holly Berry Plates
Decorating a plate with fresh flowers on the napkins is always a good idea. A better way to mix this up for winter is to place some holly with red berries on the napkins at each setting. This is beautifully festive and an intricate detail that all guests will be impressed by.

11. Winter Incentives
Another fantastic winter perk is the availability of winter incentives and promotions throughout the season. Check out Saphire Estate and the Villa’s newest incentives!

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