Is it tacky to have a winter wedding theme in october?

posted 2 years ago in Themes
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Tacky? No.  Slightly odd/unusual? Maybe. But you should have the theme you want.  To make it more “Octoberish” you could do a rustic winter theme (e.g browns, reds, ivories, wood, burlap, etc) instead of the classic silver/blue icy winter theme.

Post # 3
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Bumble bee

November might be okay, but October might be a bit weird.. When I think of October I think of fall leaves and pumpkins… not so much snowflakes and icicles.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I think instead of “theme”–which makes me think of, like, snowflake garlands and snowmen centerpieces, or other really obvious decorations–you could easily choose a cooler color scheme. For instance, frosted jade and navy, or icy blue and a warm chocolate brown. Really, you can choose whatever colors you want for a wedding (though personally I’d save a red and green combo for a December event).

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

You don’t have to have any sort of named theme. Instead, choose the wedding colours that you most like and go from there. Silver and various shades of blue, for example are lovely cool colours that could be interpreted beautifully without being labelled as “Winter”

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

jhaley87:  It’s kind of weird unless it’s actually winter in October where you live.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

How explicitly winter are we talking?  I agree with PP’s that a wedding with snowflakes and sleighs might be a bit weird in October.  But, you can do subtle things like blue and silver color schemes, sparkly/blingy decorations, clear globe lights, hot cocoa and cider to drink, etc. to give it a more wintery feel.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

mmm, I donno. October is def still fall. November would be ok – the trees are bare then which gives a winter feel. i consider Nov more winter than fall anyway really.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

Where do you live? If October in your area is warmer, no snow etc, I think it would look off. But if you are in Canada, lol go for it!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

It honestly depends on what you’re considering “theme.” Do you mean snowflakes everywhere, snowmen, etc.? Otherwise, I will echo the sentiments of PPs: Go for a cooler color scheme. Varients of blues, greys, and silver will definitely give the vibe of winter without being obvious about it. You can then add other elements of winter in the drinks and desserts. 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I don’t see the problem. I would think it’s fun. Kind of like a Christmas in July party. I would totally dig it!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

To be honest, it sounds a little weird to me, unless you live somewhere where there’ll be snow on the ground.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

jhaley87:  Nope! Not all all in my opinion! What’s going on outside (the whether) has nothing to do with what’s going inside (your wedding); other than your guest dressing according to the whether. I don’t even know if I have a theme, I’m just having what I like, want n can afford…definitely cohesion,  but not really a theme.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

Agree w cinnamon girl. I think as long as it’s not too wintery then it could work. 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

October I think would be pushing it bc most are still in full blown pumpkins, pretty leaves, etc. mode.

But I think that November would be fine. Where I live November IS more or less winter weather. No so much pummpkins and falling leaves anymore. I would assume Wisconsin is somewhat similar as I live in New England.

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