Winter weddings are becoming the
fashion. More and more couples are choosing to forgo summertime
gazebos and roses for the pristine beauty and crisp, sparkling glory
of frosty winter nuptials. While there may be a chill in the air,
romance warms the heart for wintertime wedding bells.
Wintertime bridal showers provide a cozy alternative to the hectic
summer wedding season. And you can give the perfect bridal shower
for the bride who dreams of a winter wonderland. A winter themed
shower provides many unique options for creating an exciting theme
and designing a setting that will meet the bride’s expectations.
In spite of the colder temperatures, winter makes the perfect backdrop
for an unforgettable bridal shower, offering endless creative avenues
for an impressive motif. When planning a shower for a winter bride,
My Wedding Favors can help you create a dazzling party atmosphere.
A winter-themed bridal shower offers the chance to take advantage
of a non-traditional color scheme. Start with a glittering color
palate of white, silver and blues. Embellish tables with shimmering
cloth or paper to add an icy effect; use mirrors, crystal or glass
vases, glittering table confetti or artificial snowflakes to complete
a wintry look. Try spray-painting dead tree branches white and use
them in lieu of flowers for a centerpiece, or substitute a glowing
candle to evoke the warmth and romance of a wintry evening.
To create the impression you’re inside a glacier or enchanted
ice cave, white twinkle lights can add some extra sparkle to the
room. If you’re holding the shower in someone’s home
and you want to project a warmer atmosphere, a blazing fire in the
fireplace can add a cheery ambiance. No matter where you hold the
shower, soft instrumental music can lend a magical touch.
Once you’ve created the perfect winter wonderland for the
bride and her guests to see, extend your preparations to food and
games. Serving ice cream, specially made cookies or frosted desserts
can add the perfect flavor to your winter theme. Rich coffees or
cocoa, chocolates, and mints all make excellent winter bridal shower
favors. So long as your menu is warm and filling, or cool and refreshing,
you can’t go wrong. Use silver chargers and clear glass plates
for a more formal place setting. Clear plastic or blue paper plates
for more casual gatherings also work well.
Be sure to plan ahead for entertaining the bride-to-be and her quests.
Keep the party spirit lively with themed games like Pin the Nose
on The Snowman and traditional wedding games such as a trivia game
based on facts about the bride. Playing games enhances the party
experience and helps create lasting memories for the bride and guests.
When preparing the games, make sure you have enough materials for
all the guests and suitable prizes for the winners.
Remember, the key to having a successful winter wedding shower is
to remember that, though it may be cold outside, things should always
be warm and cozy inside.