Although not the most popular season for weddings, many couples decide to have their weddings during the winter season. If you are a maid of honor, bridesmaid, or friend given the honorable duty of planning a bridal shower for a winter wedding, don’t fret!
When planning a winter wedding, many couples use a color scheme that is rich in white, crystal, silver or gold, and blue accents and decor. These colors can also be used to decorate a winter bridal shower. Red is another color that is popular in winter weddings, particularly deep burgundy shades and could be substituted for blue. Doing away with bright colors is another wedding trend, and a color scheme only using white, crystal, and either silver or gold is a way to make an elegant and classy statement. The following examples will use a mostly gold and pale blue color scheme, but the general ideas can be used for the theme you choose.
Once you and the bride (if she chooses to help you plan the shower) have decided on a color scheme, finding winter themed linens for a sit-down brunch or appetizer style party should be fairly easy during the season. The presentation of food and drinks during a shower is very important, so the best idea is to shop around for the cheapest prices on the best quality. Don’t disappoint the bride with a cheap-looking spread. Once you have decided how many tablecloths and runners you will need, do your research. Damask is a hot wedding trend and using damask accents add a touch of elegance to otherwise ordinary linens. Look for tablecloths that are simple but classy in pale champagne with a slight sheen. On the serving table, the cake is typically the focal point in the center.
Cupcakes are also being used instead of formal cakes and can be decorated and presented on a cupcake tree in a way that rivals the most sophisticated cake. If making the cupcakes yourself, stock up on supplies from hip bake supply shops like Bake It Pretty, where you can find wintery cupcake holders and supplies for making blue frosted cupcakes. If using cupcakes, two smaller trees placed to the sides of the table will free up room in the center for a stylish candy bar presentation of treats in blues and creamy whites. Buy a few large clear vases where extra candy/treats can be displayed tied with blue or gold ribbon, but have guests serve themselves from serving dishes elsewhere on the table. These vases can take the place of a centerpiece and cheap but modern plastic serving trays in white can be found at stores such as Target. If you feel like you still need more decoration on the table, place two few small square clear flower vases behind the food filled with white blooms. Tie a gold balloon to each arrangement for an easy but classy decoration.