Wedding Planning Tips

By: Alexine

When it comes to planning your winter wedding there are many decisions to make regarding your flowers. From the seasonal types to the color selection, you can come up with many different arrangements. Here are some useful tips to help you make the flower decisions for your winter wedding.

Warm Colors

If you looking for a warm and cozy feeling at your wedding to get people away from thinking about the ice cold weather, red and gold tones are a great place to start. With red you can have a mixture of bright cherry red and burgundy or choose one to accompany the gold or yellow tones. These colors have a variety of flowers to choose from in winter so you should have no problem making your decisions.

Cool Colors

On the other hand if you are going for the winter wonderland feeling of ice and snow the cool colors like purple, blue, white and silver are a great choice. In the winter these colors come in a variety of flowers including roses, lilies, orchids and daisies. You cannot go wrong with the cool colors for your wedding as many winter decorations use ice blue and silver as accents.

Green Foliage

If you are looking for much simpler winter wedding arrangements then you will want to go with the green foliage look. They use everything from bayberries to holly berries to put a little color into the arrangements. The smell of the fresh cut balsam fir mixed with beautiful pine and sprigs of berries or silver painted sticks will bring the winter feel to your wedding.

Bridal Party

Depending on which colors you choose there are different flowers carried by the bride and bridesmaids and worn by the groom and groomsmen. If you go with any of the colors mentioned above then the bride could carry a bouquet of white lilies or white roses while the groom wore a coordinating boutonniere.

However it would be different for the rest of the wedding party. For a warm color or green foliage wedding the bridesmaids could carry red roses and the groomsmen would wear red boutonnieres. Then for cool colors the bridesmaids could have bouquets of blues and purples with coordinating boutonnieres for the groomsmen.


To ensure you have plenty of color at your winter wedding you will want to have flower arrangements in all possible locations. Make sure you have one beautiful centerpiece for every table if they are round and two if they are rectangular. Also you will want an arrangement in each bathroom, in the entry, at the bar, on the cake table and on the orderves table if there is one. This will bring color and comforting aromas to the whole wedding.

Decision Making

Hopefully you have your colors picked out and it is just a matter of choosing flowers in that color group or working with your florist to discuss the flowers you do and do not like. Giving them a better idea of what you are looking for will ensure that you are not disappointed with the end result. Be mindful as some flowers are more expensive than others if you are working in a budget. It may mean choosing a different type of accent flower or a different shade of your color.

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