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Your Winter Wedding

metroWEDDING • Tips and advice from local experts for planning the perfect day for the bride & groom

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CAN YOU IMAGINE getting married by candlelight as the snow falls gently? The glistening landscape provides a natural, cozy and heartwarming setting. After all, this is the season of giving, of family, and with a new year, it is also the season of new beginnings.

There are many variables to consider when planning a winter wedding. FIRST, KEEP IT LOCAL.With everything that’s available through Omaha’s local retailers and providers, there is no need to risk the weather delaying the arrival of all your necessities. To help you create your ideal winter fairytale, they can help you add the little touches that will make your wedding and reception unique and memorable.


Your theme should be the third major wedding decision that you make (following only the who and when.) Choosing a theme in the beginning of the planning stages will help you to coordinate your dresses, invitations, cake, decor and more. It gives you a general idea of what you are looking for so that you are not so easily overwhelmed by the number of local options available to soon-to-be brides. When choosing your theme it is important that your personality as a couple should shine through! Will it be more casual or more formal? Will it be centered around the holidays? A specific culture? How many guests do you intend to invite and what are the ages? What sort of activities, if any, do you want to provide at your reception?

Winter wedding themes are endless if you just let your mind explore all of the options. For something more formal and fairytale-like, think around the ideas of a Crystal Palace, where your decor can be centered around ice sculptures with a pale color theme; clear crystal, pure and glistening white, and ice blues. If you and your soon-to-be spouse are very family oriented, then a holiday theme can help you share the love and provide a nice, intimate setting for you and your guests. Jewel tones such as ruby, sapphire, emerald and a deep purple are warming colors for a Holiday-inspired wedding. And, if you are looking for something more casual and upbeat - a New Year’s inspired theme can be fun and unique with bold colors like bright blue, silver, and highlights of black.

If you are feeling overwhelmed with all the decisions, consider talking to one of Omaha’s outstanding event planners. It’s important that you keep this a celebration of love and avoid allowing it to become a stressful burden.


Invitations set the mood for any wedding, after all it is the “first impression” for your guests. ELIZABETH BASHAW WITH SOCIAL GRACE suggests that you set the tone with soft paper, the feeling of snow and watercolor softness. For an elegant touch, metallics make a great addition. If you desire something more bold, Bashaw recommends holiday reds.

Just remember that your invitations need to speak about who you are and the aura of your wedding. Are you a fan of mother nature? Birds are classy and becoming a big trend; find the bird that most fits the personality of your wedding.



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