It’s hard to believe another year has gone by! If you’re planning a 2016 winter wedding, get excited: It’s coming up quick. That’s why we checked in with Alexis O’Mara, owner of Unique Weddings By Alexis, to get her insight on the top trends to watch out for at the beginning of next year.
Forgo the flowers. Branches in centerpieces are hugely popular for winter weddings next year. There’s also more of a focus on height. Tall centerpieces add tons of elegance to the reception room.
Create a snow-like effect. Using crystals to catch the light can imitate the glimmer of a snowy night—a nice touch for a winter wedding. Reflective containers like mirrored vases also create a similar sparkle.
Serve something warm–or festive. A warm amuse-bouche paired with wine is a nice touch during the cocktail hour. A winter-themed signature drink is also a good idea—think something simple like Prosecco with a cranberry garnish or something more elaborate like iced spiked cider or a pumpkin sangria.
Set up a dessert station. For example, a made to order cannoli bar, a chocolate chip cookie station or fresh cider donuts. It’s more filling than a piece of cake.
Set the mood with a signature scent. A lot of venues can help you pump delicious scents into the reception to help guests experience a warm and relaxing environment. Some fun winter ideas include chocolate, peppermint or pine. The couple could also give out a custom candle that matches the scent as a favor. The Boston Candle Co. has tons of options.