There is just something about hearing wedding bells in the winter. You don’t have to worry about sweating off your make-up, overheating in your dress and if you plan it around the holidays, your venue may have a beautiful display of lights, at no cost! (Like the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana). We have put together ideas for a fairy tale winter wedding and a gift guide for the Bride and Groom and those attending!
When it isn’t 400 degrees out and you are trying your hardest not to melt, you can add more to your dress, especially when you are outside taking pictures! Add something cozy and warm like a fur throw or a shall. This makes your dress a little more unique and gives it more character.
During the winter, you can incorporate a lot of deeper, richer tones into your wedding palette. One thing we have noticed is a lot of people using jewel colors like Ruby, Emerald or Sapphire. You may decide to only show off your colors at the reception with centerpieces and table cloths, or you can add it in to your bouquet. This bride decided to incorporate her colors into her wardrobe and wedding party! The Maid of Honor wore a Sapphire dress while the bride wore Sapphire heels and jewelry to match!
It is also a great time to sparkle. The winter months can get a bit gloomy, so adding sparkle to your winter wedding spices it up!
Now let’s chat about what you need at your wedding. These Mud Pie items are perfect to purchase for your own wedding, or give at a wedding shower ahead of time, so that the Bride and Groom can use them on their special day. The Happily Ever After Cake Set (top left) comes with a silver stamped “HAPPILY EVER AFTER” cake server along with a gold glitter (there’s the sparkle again!) “Happily Ever After” cake topper. Make cutting the cake even more special with the Mr & Mrs Plate & Fork Set (top right). The set comes with a ceramic plate with “MR & MRS” on it and a beaded edge around the side. It also has two silver “MR” and “MRS” stamped forks! How cute!! Ok, now did your wedding really happen if you didn’t use a hashtag?! Your wedding comes and goes in a blink of an eye, but pictures capture memories forever! Use social media to keep them all in one place and to see how your guests are enjoying their time! Use the Hashtag Sign (bottom left) so everyone can share their fun! Now the Mrs. Dress Hanger (bottom right) is a great gift from the Maid of Honor, mother, or bridesmaid! This is a must-have item, especially to capture the perfect picture of the wedding dress before the bride puts it on!
It seems like everyone in your friend group is getting married doesn’t it? Now it would be a tad bit awkward if you gave every single one of them the exact same wedding gift, so we have picked a few of our favorites and each BFF gets something a bit different! The Wedding Hostess Tray Set is one of our obsessions at the moment! It is the PERFECT gift to give to a couple, especially if they have just moved into a new home together! Initial gifts are always great to give a bride changing her last name! We have the Lower Case Wood Block Initials as well as the Wood Initials (these are uppercase letters!). We just gave the Mr & Mrs Right Mugs as a gift to a friend last month and she LOVED it! She couldn’t stop laughing and was so excited to use it every morning with her new boo, so he would be reminded daily who was always right in the relationship. You can’t go wrong gifting the Wedding Invite Clip Frame. Print off a photo from when she said yes, or if they did an engagement shoot, clip on your copy of the invitation and give as a sweet gift that the happy couple will cherish forever!
The month leading up to a wedding can be extremely crazy! So crazy, that the bride and groom forget to step back and take it all in. Make sure they get that moment. While they are off on their honeymoon, get one of their wedding pictures printed, place it in either our Mr & Mrs Black Square Frame, Just Married Frame or Mr & Mrs Deluxe Frame and leave it at their house for when they return!
Show us your spin on winter weddings and what you give as a gift to the future Mr and Mrs on social media! Tag us @mudpiegift and use #mudpiegift so we can see your winter wedding wonderland! Shop more of the Mud Pie Wedding Shop! Cheers Mud Pie newlyweds!