If you’re considering getting married in the winter months, these wedding ideas for January nuptials might spark your imagination to create the perfect day.
Winter Weddings: Advantages
Although spring and early summer are more popular times for weddings, there are many advantages to a winter wedding, especially in January. Since that month is after the winter holidays, and before what is considered the rush of the bridal “season,” you may find the venue of your choice more available and have your pick of dates and times. You also have a wonderful variety of themes to choose from that work well with a wedding taking place in this month, no matter what climate you are in.
January Wedding Themes
Many weddings today start with a theme to plan around. For January and winter weddings, theme ideas might include:
- Blizzard or winter weather
- Winter wonderland
- Snowflakes/ and or Icicle theme
- “Alaskan” or “Arctic” theme
- A fun “summer” theme that might contrast with the cold or blustery weather
- Whimsical penguins, polar bears, or other animals that live in cold climates
- A New Year’s/New Beginnings theme
- Beauty and the Beast
- Snow White
- A “Golden” wedding – gold was first discovered in California in January in 1848
- Formal wedding themes
Your invitations, cake, favors, and décor can all be coordinated with the theme you’ve chosen.
January Wedding Colors
A January wedding works well with many colors. Any shade of blue, silver, and white are gorgeous choices for a winter wedding in this month. Although pastel shades are largely reserved for spring weddings, several pastel shades, such as ice blue or baby blue, lavender, or dusty rose are perfect “icy” options. Rich, deep, elegant colors such as the following also work well for a January or winter wedding:
- Midnight Blue
- Hunter Green
- Deep Aqua/Turquoise