The best tips on how to create a stylish table set up for your winter wedding
Are you wondering how to create a stylish table set up for your winter wedding? Read on and find out the best tips.
So many different styles to choose from, from elegant, simple, and modern to glittery, romantic, and luxurious. It is up to you which one will be present on your special day.
Winter is the most wonderful time of the year and getting married during this season can be absolutely magical. December is considered to be one of the most romantic months and lots of couples choose this season to get married. Christmas waves a magic wand over this world and everything becomes more beautiful and magical. So I completely understand if you are considering getting married to the love of your life during this time.
One of the most important things to think about when planning a wedding is the decorations, especially the flowers. Table centerpieces can make the whole atmosphere more special.
There are plenty of ways how to make your table look amazingly winter-like and stylish.
Find out how!
1. Winter Wedding Table Decoration
Every table needs a unique and attractive centerpiece that would give a lead to the table style and theme pointing to the Christmas season and that special day. It can be with ornaments, floral centerpieces, candle lanterns, or fruity Christmas wedding centerpieces. The list of the options is huge.
Elegant Christmas table decorations can include some greenery, fancy napkin holders, decorative candles, nice crystal glassware. The combo of classic gold elements, a white tablecloth, plates, elegant cutlery, vases, chargers, and metallic rim glasses give the table a luxurious and classy look with a fresh, modern twist.
Shades of silver and gold are usually present when Christmas decorations are in question and these colors give an elegant edge to your winter wedding. Then you can combine these colors with white, green, burgundy, red the other typical winter colors.
I love table settings with emerald green and gold cutlery. Incorporate the emerald green with a velvet table runner and complete the look with chic glasses and lush white blooms. Can you imagine something more elegant than this? 🙂
Decorate with eucalyptus for a more natural look
If you would like a more natural look, you can use some greenery for the table runner, like eucalyptus, and add some nice green glasses. If you love a rustic theme, you can use lush pine branches to achieve the best Christmas feeling.
2. The flowers can’t miss either!
The most popular winter wedding flowers here in Spain are tulips, calla, hyacinth, calendula, white roses, and anemones. I always recommend using local and in-season flowers for your wedding to avoid shipping and help to reduce the carbon footprint. Transporting flowers across the globe while maintaining cool temperatures is anything but eco-friendly! So please bear this in mind when choosing your wedding flowers and consult with your florist on which flowers are in season and locally grown.
You can create a beautiful and stylish table centerpiece from these flowers and also can use them for your bridal bouquet.
Clean and green endlessly elegant
You can achieve an absolutely elegant and subtle look by decorating your table with plain glass vases of white and green flowers with a mixture of tulips, hyacinth, and eucalyptus. If you wish you can also incorporate some succulents as this is one of the most eco-friendly plants. To keep things in balance, a white linen table cloth set with simple white china and a fancy napkin holder will add a luxurious edge to your table.
Snow white tulips with cream roses
The tulip is a typical winter flower, which does not withstand the heat of summer. It’s the most elegant, and delicate winter flower. Combination with cream roses and cotton buds gives you an absolutely gorgeous, subtle, and also natural look that you can use either for your wedding bouquet or table centerpiece.
Tips for your bouquet: Even on a cold winter day, a white rose bouquet—weaved with warm yellow accents and texturally-rich feathers—brings warmth to any setting. You can add some dried flowers also to make it even more unique. For a festive spin, combine roses with foliage and berries, and infuse peach-toned roses and tulips for some softness.
I know this is not in season during the winter, but I had to mention it also as they are such a popular choice for wedding decorations. They are so gentle, simple, yet elegant and they are perfect for winter weddings as they remind of snow. Do they remind you of that also?
They bloom only from spring until the end of summer, So they won’t be an eco-friendly option, but you can consult with your florist if she/ he does preserved ones.
Just put them in a nice and striking vase and you will see how beautiful they are. You can also create nice small centerpieces from these flowers by incorporating them with some cranberries in a nice tall glass vase with floated candles. It will give you a truly romantic and winter-like look.
3. Keep the Christmas spirit present at your winter wedding
Keep the Christmas spirit present at your wedding by incorporating pine, cones, cranberries, pomegranate into your centerpieces.
Add some ornaments to your centerpieces if you are having a winter wedding. They give such a nice touch to the classic flower arrangements. Mix in some conifer branches and cones as well.
You will need a lot of glass vases or jars or even big wine glasses. Fill some with pine cones, ornaments. Complete the look with vintage gold candle holders, vases, and elegant cutlery.
Whether the setting is casual or formal, minimal or maximalist, monochromatic or colorful – it’s the smallest of details, the tablecloths, and napkins, crockery and glassware as well as the candles and flowers that can make the day truly wonderful and memorable for guests,
The stationary plays an important role in your table decoration also. They have to be in harmony with the wedding color and style. One factor that you need to consider is the season of your wedding. You want your theme to match the time of year, in this case, with the winter.
You can find absolutely gorgeous and also eco-friendly options.
The most eco-friendly option is the digital invitation but if you insist on physical invitations then go for plantable seed paper ones If you would like to add an elegant, luxurious touch then you can opt for an acrylic wedding invitation. However, you have to know, that acrylic is not eco-friendly as it is not recyclable.
But there is an eco-friendly option,this is the Green Cast by Madreperlais which is the world first and only 100% recycled and 100% recyclable cast acrylic sheets.
If you would like elegant winter wedding invitations , opt for classic and timeless palette in shades of neutrals and gold for a cohesive yet classy look.
Finishing your table with a little present that doubles up as a place setting like personalized ornaments by papercase. studio.
5. Lights for your magical winter wedding
Let’s don’t forget the lights for your winter wedding decoration. They are an essential part of it. Fairy lights and candles create a beautiful and magic atmosphere.
String lights give a real Christmas feel and leave your venue gorgeous.
Whether you put them in jars, candelabras, in wreaths, on top of the reception tables, or have your attendants walk down the aisle with a lit candle, you simply can’t go wrong with adding in more candles for your lighting options. Surround your tapered candles with winter greenery or a wreath for a gorgeous contrast. But remember, less is more is key to using Christmas lights at your wedding, especially if your stunning wedding venue speaks for itself and requires only minor decorating touch. It is eco-friendly in that respect too, as you don’t have to use a lot of cut flowers for decoration.
Use beeswax candles as they burn longer and also pull toxins from air or soy ones which are also natural without paraffin.
You can use a Christmas snowflake projector. It will give a unique touch to your wedding and together with all the other lights, it creates a beautiful, wintery, romantic atmosphere.
6. Spain is one of the most popular wedding destinations
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It’s no surprise that Andalusia is one of Spain’s hidden gems for destination weddings. There’s something so incredible about Spanish Andalusia weddings. From stellar wedding destinations to fabulous weather conditions. Likewise, let’s not forget about the rich cultural heritage on display.
With over 300 hours of sunshine a year, Spain is one of the most popular wedding destinations among couples. Andalucia is the hottest part of Spain. Even in December, we have around 15 degrees but there are plenty of other reasons why get married in southern Spain which you can read more about HERE.