Living in the Midwest, many brides are nervous to have a winter wedding but there are actually many benefits to having a wedding in that season. Not only are cost savings a major perk but it is also a great opportunity to be creative with your décor and menu.
One of the top ways you can save money is on décor. During the holidays most churches are fully decorated so that you don’t need to bring in anything for your ceremony. Your reception venue may also be decorated for the holidays which usually means you need to do less decorating of the prefunction spaces and outdoor spaces. Winter weddings are also a great time to get creative with centerpieces that stray away from traditional flowers. Evergreen branches can be used as runners or placed in vases for a centerpiece option. Holiday bulbs can create inexpensive centerpieces by using them to fill vases of varying heights. If you are planning your wedding a year out, after the holidays is always a great time to scoop up great deals on décor.
Winter weddings are a great time to customize food to fit the season. Rather than just having a coffee station, think outside the box and do a hot chocolate station with peppermint sticks, whipped topping and cinnamon. Holiday cocktails such as cranberry mojitos and Tom and Jerry’s are great additions to your standard bar as well. For appetizers, incorporating comfort foods is a fun way to play on the winter theme without weighing down your guests before they hit the dance floor. Tomato soup shooters topped with grilled cheese, mashed potato martini station or turkey slider carving stations are just a few ideas.
Give us a call and let us plan your perfect winter wedding!
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Hilton Garden Inn-Sioux City Riverfront
1132 Larsen Park Road
Sioux City, IA 51103