Tips for a Beautiful Winter Wedding From Coke

The holidays are not only a time to spend with family and friends, but also the time where millions of couples across the world are getting engaged. If you are one of the ones getting ready to do your "We're Engaged!" instagram photo, this winter ... think about selecting the same time of year to get married.

Winter really can be such a beautiful time to get married. Rates at venues are less expensive, people find it way easier to get off work, and everyone feels a little more romantic when it is cold outside. To prove the romance and beauty, we've partnered with Coke and rounded up quite a few ideas on how you can have a spectacular white winter wedding. We've got ideas from easy holiday inspired winter wedding favors to creating a five second guest card.
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Tips for a Beautiful Winter Wedding From Coke
The holidays are not only a time to spend with family and friends, but also the time where millions of couples across the world are getting engaged. If you are one of the ones getting ready to do your "We're Engaged!" instagram photo, this winter ... think about selecting the same time of year to get married.

Winter really can be such a beautiful time to get married. Rates at venues are less expensive, people find it way easier to get off work, and everyone feels a little more romantic when it is cold outside. To prove the romance and beauty, we've partnered with Coke and rounded up quite a few ideas on how you can have a spectacular white winter wedding. We've got ideas from easy holiday inspired winter wedding favors to creating a five second guest card.
Take Your Engagement Photos In the Snow

Planning a winter wedding? Well ... it seems only fitting that you take engagement photos in the snow. Before heading outside into the cold here, are a few tips for your winter engagement photographs.

Tips To Taking Your Engagement Photos In The Cold

1. You can wear a dress! Just be sure to put on a pair of thick tights to keep your legs warm.

2. Color is great! Adding deep shades of red, forest green or even plum will amp up your look.

3. Foundation can smudge in the snow. In order to avoid this add equal parts moisturizer and foundation before applying. Try using foundation with a green tint to conceal where the icy cold may leave you a tad reddish.

Photographers: Miriam Bulcher Photography

Have a Christmas Tree At Your Wedding
 
Holidays are a time to relish in traditions, and one of our favorite holiday traditions is decorating the tree. We simply adore the idea of having a a Christmas tree at your wedding.

Ways to Use a Christmas Tree at Your Wedding

1. Have the tree take the place of the gift table. Imagine all your wedding presents around the tree, it's like Christmas all over again.

2. Encourage guests to bring you an ornament and have them place it on the tree when they arrive. Each Christmas you can remember them, and the special gesture they brought you.

Photographers: Andie Freeman Photography

Personalized Coke Bottles For Your Guests

Instead of traditional place cards, treat your guests to a personalized Coca Cola. Coke swapped their famous logo with your name, so you could #shareacoke with the people who matter to you most on your special day.

Wedding Lighting Ideas

Lighting is a great way to create a festive atmosphere at your Christmas inspired wedding. You may have noticed in the prior photo their was a large mason jar filled with fairy lights sitting on top of a cut out piece of wood. An easy DIY idea to add some ambiance to your table. Creating this simple project will only take a few things.

Mason Jar With Fairy Lights

1. Mason Jars

2. Micro Fairy Lights

Al Fresco Dining

Eating outdoors will add a lively dimension to your wedding reception. Just because it is cold outside does not mean that you need to avoid eating outdoors. It just means you need to add a little extra warmth to the outdoor dinning area. You can easily do this with heat lamps, fire pits and blankets. 
5 Second Pine Cone Place Card

It might take a few more than five minutes to collect the pine cones, but once you have them all, type all of your guests name out on card stock and place the card in the pine cone and you have yourself a on-trend organic place card.

Coordinators & Stylists: Smitten Events
Photographers: Lindsay Skeans Photography

Get Festive With Coke

If you don't have time this winter to personalize bottles for all your guests, you can still keep it festive and Share a Coke with your guests at your winter wedding with a Christmas Coke bottle.

With holiday classic labels like "Santa," "Someone Nice," "Someone Naughty," "Under the Mistletoe," "Elves," "Secret Santa" and (femvertising!) "Mrs. Claus." They even have reindeer names such as "Dasher & Dancer," "Prancer & Vixen" and "Comet & Cupid." It is easy to add a little holiday cheer to your table with Coke.
Festive Homemade Wedding Favors

While there are a whole slew of holiday inspiration to chose from for your Christmas/Winter wedding, one that should not be passed up is Chex Mix. It is a classic that never goes out of style. Whip up this tasty treat for guests and find the recipe here.

Turn it into a wedding favor with a FREE printable label and a bow from Whipberry.
Tips To Making a Great Dessert Table

No matter the season of the wedding, a dessert table is always a good idea. In order to create a desert table that reflects your theme, be sure not to choose more than 3 colors in your palette.

For a rustic winter wedding you could go with shades of blue and sliver or for a more rustic approach go with cream, gold and brown. The options are endless on delicious treats to add to this color scheme, but here are a few of our favorites.

Cream, Gold and Brown Dessert Table Ideas

1. Chocolate covered pretzels

2. Individually wrapped caramels

3. Chocolate Malt Balls

4. Vintage Coke bottles with your guests names printed on them.
Easy Cake Topper

With Share a Coke you can personalize your cokes and make them cake toppers for your rustic white winter wedding. They even have the option of Bride, Groom and Mrs. Mr. option as well. So cute ... right?

Wrap the cake in burlap and add holly and berries for an even more festive look.
Wedding Reception In Silver

A wedding reception with silver flocked pine cones, mercury glass and silver will create a timeless and beautiful winter wedding reception. Tie a silver velvet bow around your guests personalized Share a Coke bottles to dress them up and you have yourself an elegant and magical affair.
Wedding Party Fun

Make your wedding party feel ultra special with personalized wedding party Share a Coke bottles. Coke has bottles for The Bride, The Groom, Bridesmaid, Groomsman, Flower Girl, Ring Bearer, Best Man, Maid of Honor, The Mr. The Mrs. Mom of the Bride, Dad of the Bride all ready to be shipped right to your door.
Have a Cookie Swap Table

One of our favorite holiday traditions is a cookie swap. A gathering of friends, where each person makes a one of kind cookie to share. At the party, everyone packages up their cookies and leaves with assorted cookies.

In honor of this holiday tradition, ask your guests bring their favorite holiday cookie. You provide the cute tins or boxes and guests can create their own cookie box. Best idea ever.
Share a Coke Escort Card Table

With Share a Coke bulk orders you can add more names to personalize bottles for your wedding guests at once. You simply add one name per a line and add to basket. Bonus! 10% when you order 48 bottles or more making your personalized wedding favors less than $5 a piece.
Mercury Centerpiece With Coke Bottles

Recycle all your guests Share a Coke bottles and create a Mercury Glass Coke bottle centerpiece for your New Year's eve party. You'll only need a few supplies to create this festive centerpiece that Living Locutro created.