Why does everyone think that winter wedding=christmas wedding?!

posted 3 years ago in January 2015
Post # 3
Hostess
2787 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@quierajen:  best thing to do is just look up red coloured weddings…never mind the winter…you can add that later…

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@quierajen:  Ughh, I feel you. I personally am not the biggest fan either.. it seems cheesy or something? But yeah, winter tends to = christmas OR like ice blue snowflake themed? Which is also weird. i think you can definitely pull off a beautiful winter wedding without any of that stuff. If I were doing a winter wedding I’d probably want sort of a woodsy glam.. but that’s partially because of where I live, and I associate winter with the mountains.. 

 

here’s a couple of pics I found real quick:

 

 

ETA: if you guys love deep red, try searching for “jewel toned weddings” or something similar.. just forget the winter part entirely!

Post # 6
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386 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Our wedding was December 8th and we had our colors as red (burgandy) and gold. There was nothing christmas-y about it.  As long as you don’t use “Christmas” things you should be fine.  I’ll try to post some pics tomorrow. They need to be resized.

Post # 7
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3570 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

When you visit venues, make sure you ask about whether the Christmas decorations will still be up for your wedding.  I was recently reading about another bee with this issue.

Post # 9
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156 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@quierajen:  Oh, you mean all winter weddings AREN’T Christmas themed? Darn. My world is shattered! Next you’ll be telling me that all July weddings aren’t 4th of July themed (yup even the non-US ones!). I don’t think I could view my world the same!

Post # 10
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Busy bee

If you do a google search for winter weddings and limit yourself to websites from the southern hemisphere (for example .nz or .au) then you’ll see non-Christmas winter weddings, as for us winter is July/August.

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@quierajen:  I’m having a winter wedding. Very close to Christmas but not Christmas themed. We are doing navy, ivory and metallics for our colors. With lots of candles and fairy lights dotted around.

Post # 12
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386 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

 

@quierajen:  Here is a pic.  The center pic got cut off, but on the edges we had our two ushers.  We had them wear their own suits and told them our colors were red and gold. They both wore red ties and looked just fine with the group.  My ring bearer was so excited, but my flower girl couldn’t have been any less interested.  She had a rough day.  It was pretty funny.

The top left is my maid of honor and best man.  (going clockwise) our boutineers, our cake, our chuppah (ceremony canopy which we moved to go over the sweetheart table for dinner), our centerpieces (not the best pic, but it was three containers, one had burgandy gladiolas, one had a white candle with a gold ribbon, and the smallest had gobi berries sprayed gold),  our best man/fathers and groom’s vests, the centerpiece on our sweetheart table. My bouquet was white flowers with berries sprayed gold and my maid of honor and cake topper had red/burgandy flowers with berries sprayed gold. 

The chuppah was equalyptus sprayed gold with gold ribbon and some red flower bunches.

I think as long as you don’t put red and green next to eachother then it won’t look xmas at all.

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2015

We are also getting married January 2015! I go back and forth between neutrals and metallics but I’ve found lots of those types of weddings! Metallics is more new-years (black and gold weddings are really popular for new years eve weddings). Try just searching for colour combos you like? Or search January or February wedding?

Post # 14
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386 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@quierajen:  Also, I think it is super cute that you are getting married on your engagement anniversay.  We started dating on 12/8/04, got engaged 12/8/11, and married on 12/8/12.

 

Also, look on instagram #winterwedding.  There are tons of good pics on there.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Try wine country or napa weddings. 

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