A Wedding in the Winter is a Beautiful Thing!
Let me introduce myself. I am Kelly, the wordsmith, for Dish & Decor Vintage Rental. As I am working on this blog about winter weddings, it dawned on me that I should share with you our winter wedding experience. My daughter Kate and son-in-law were married December 19th a few years ago. We experienced all 7 of the advantages that I outline in this blog. Their winter wedding was a beautiful thing and absolutely gorgeous at Hotel Baker in St. Charles, Illinois. The venue offered a winter special package, and the wedding was the weekend before Christmas. As you can see in the photos below, the venue was decorated in silver and gold, so the wedding colors of navy and silver complimented the venue. The cocktail area was filled with flocked trees and looked like a winter woodland. We saved $$$ on room decor! Because of the savings, Katie and Andrew decided to hire a harpist for cocktail hours to play Christmas music. Guest just loved this unique touch. As part of the winter package, the venue offered the late-night snack option, so we had a hot dog cart at the end of the evening and also an extra food choice for the cocktail hour. We sent Save the Date cards out early, so family and friends could plan accordingly with the holidays approaching. The wedding was a great big festive reunion of college, high school, work friends and family. I will say...it was cold! We planned for that by giving the bridesmaids pashminas with antique brooches for the outdoor photos. Kate wore a faux fur bolero as well. And the gals are all runners, so their running shoes allowed them to sprint to the various outdoor photo locations. As you can see in the photo above, the winter outdoor photos are really something!
Knowing what I know NOW about renting glassware and dinnerware, I would have added the various colors of blue stemware to our tables to add that sparkle. I could also see the blue and white salad plates on the venue's white plates too. Hindsight is 20/20, so learn from me and contact Janet ⬆️to create your winter reception tables. Remember by going for a winter wedding, you save $$$ which would allow you to elevate your reception tables with these rentals. Adding just a pop of color in the glassware and a patterned or colored salad plate to the venue's standard white makes such a difference.
Look at our reception tables to see what I mean about adding colored glassware.
The mix of mismatched navy, ice blue and light blue stemware would add sparkle to the tables.
The blue and white mismatched salad plates would add additional dimension.
⬆️Check out the colorful glassware and dinnerware inventory above.