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When it comes to choosing the perfect wedding theme in December, there’s always a big question to be answered:

Should you choose a Christmas theme, or a winter theme? 

There’s a lot that goes into this decision. 

And while it may not seem like these are two distinctly different themes—there are actually a lot of different elements within them. 

For example—you may choose to use wreaths, snow-covered trees, pinecones, and candles in either of them. 

But Christmas will also include some additional elements that may or may not be on your ‘desired’ decoration list. 

This could include anything directly Christmas related—like Santa decorations, gingerbread houses, reindeer ornaments, nativity scenes—or even mistletoe. 

But how do you choose?

Admittedly—this can be a confusing choice. 

By choosing a ‘winter’ theme, you’re going to be choosing a theme that’s ‘mostly’ Christmas-like anyway. 

However, choosing a dedicated Christmas theme will also likely take you all the way to the point of using green and red as accent colors, decorating with specific Christmas-themed decorations, and bringing other holiday elements into the mix. 

Obviously, as the bride-to-be, you have the power to pick and choose which specific parts of the theme you want to be included in your wedding decor. 

But be advised that there are definitely a few different (and important) things to think about when making such a choice. 

1. You May Not Want To Box Yourself Into A Dedicated ‘Christmas’ Theme

Christmas themes are amazing. 

They tend to be beautiful, and they include a lot of magical holiday elements that really make them stand out. 

However—it’s also true that choosing a Christmas theme will open you up to some holiday elements that you may just not want to use. 

For example–very few brides actually want to incorporate a Santa into their wedding decor. 

It’s also true that choosing a ‘Christmas theme’ could give everyone else with any idea-crafting power in the months leading up to the ceremony the ability to inject their own idea of ‘Christmas style’ into the plans—and honestly, this is sometimes a step that’s just better to avoid. 

Of course, these things may not apply to you. 

You may love the idea of a Christmas theme, and getting a huge ‘idea drop’ from other people about how to plan the wedding from a Christmas perspective may not seem like much of an issue to you. 

In fact, you may actually want a Christmas-themed wedding—which leads to another point. 

2. Some Brides Specifically Want A Christmas Wedding—And Honestly, We Can’t Blame Them

Listen. 

It doesn’t get much more romantic than a candlelit Christmas wedding. 

You’ll be hard-pressed to find a better time of the year to take wedding pictures than when there’s fresh snow on the ground, and when you have a beautiful ribbon-covered Christmas tree or cabin as a backdrop. 

And let’s be honest—who wouldn’t want to incorporate some mistletoe into the equation as well?

Frankly, there are all kinds of awesome reasons to consider planning a Christmas-themed wedding, as opposed to just a ‘winter’ theme. 

And if you find yourself drawn to this idea, more power to you. 

Remember that this is your special day. 

And as a bride, you have probably nearly unlimited power in making whatever choices are necessary to help you 

The Best Idea Is To Always Follow Your Instincts (And Your Heart)

Here’s the thing. 

You likely instinctively already know whether or not you really want a Christmas-themed wedding. 

You may be looking to other people for approval, and/or you may be afraid that other people won’t like it. 

Hey, we get it—there’s a little ‘people pleaser’ in all of us. 

But always remember to follow your instincts and your heart when planning your wedding. 

Trusting yourself to make decisions based on what you truly want has never led a bride astray yet. 

Oh—and don’t forget to come on in to talk about the dress well in advance, as it’ll be crucial to get it on order sooner rather than later for the next Christmas season. 

Don’t worry. We’ve got your back! 

From all of us here at MK Bridal—Merry Christmas.

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Making your wedding day unique and memorable is all part of the non-traditional matrimony experience. 

Here’s the thing. 

At this point, you’ve probably attended at least a few different weddings. 

And you’ve probably realized that at least some of the plans that people tend to utilize may almost feel a bit cookie-cutter for your artistic or creative tastes. 

Well, the good news is that you can make your wedding different—if you so desire. 

What’s the bad news?

Well, you’ll need to come up with a plan for how to do it without ruining the rest of the romance that weddings tend to generate. 

So here are some ideas for making your wedding truly unique without reinventing the wheel or starting entirely from scratch. 

You’ll likely come to find that mixing and matching a few memorable parts of the matrimonial planning process can do wonders for making it feel a bit more creative and awe-inspiring. 

And that’s always a good thing. 

Let’s dive into some ideas for how to make it happen. 

1. Create A Signature Drink

Maybe you and your groom-to-be have a favorite drink (or even a favorite theme to create a drink around) that you’d like to serve at the reception. 

You could even share this theme during the toast, and let them (the attendees) in on a fun origin story about the drink’s background or significance to your special day. 

Maybe it’s the drink you shared on your first date—or the drink you ordered to celebrate your engagement. 

In any case, you can definitely make it a part of your unique wedding celebration. 

2. Use An ‘Unorthodox’ Seating Pattern

Most weddings use traditional ‘ceremony’ seating patterns—such as those you’d see in a church, or in some other official ceremony room. 

But there are all kinds of different seating patterns that you may want to consider as an alternative—and you may be amazed at how big of a difference this can make in creating a truly creative atmosphere for the wedding. 

3. Choose Your Own Music

Music is almost always a crucial part of the wedding ceremony. 

However—you can really shake things up and put your own unique twist on the affair by switching it around and substituting a bit of ‘non-traditional’ artistic music into sections where very traditional tunes are usually utilized. 

This can really put a different spin on the ceremony, and can further enhance your ability to customize your special day to make it more perfect for you. 

4. Utilize A Unique Bridal Entrance

Most wedding parties will see the bride enter at the back of the room and walk up the aisle toward the groom—trailed by her wedding entourage, and escorted by her father (who will give her away at the altar). 

But while this approach is very traditional—it isn’t a must. 

You can switch this up if you so desire—and doing so can be a fantastic way of creating a much different effect when the bride actually enters the room. 

5. Use Lighting To Enhance The Mood

Lighting is an often underutilized tool for making events of any kind look spectacular. 

You may not want to light your wedding up like a rock concert or magic show—but you can rent some simple stage lights from a local event-rental company, and utilize them to create a romantic, ambient environment that otherwise just wouldn’t be possible. 

You could even get a bit wild with it and use a fog machine (set on the lowest setting, of course) to create an ethereal glow

This idea may not work for every wedding—but it’s certainly worth at least a try. 

Conclusion

Hopefully, this post has helped to give you some creative ideas for how you can make your wedding ceremony unique, different, memorable—and perfect for you. 

Remember, this is your wedding. You and your partner get to decide what goes and what doesn’t. 

Don’t be afraid to switch things up a bit. 

You deserve a wedding that’s every bit as creative and as unique as your relationship is!

Need some assistance? Would you like to chat about your wedding plans? Stop by or give us a call. We’d love to help!

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So, you’re gearing up for an amazing fall wedding—and the time has finally come to choose your colors. 

Awesome! 

At this point, even if you’ve already settled on a somewhat traditional autumn theme, you’ve probably figured out that ‘typical fall colors’ fall within a fairly wide spectrum of different color options. 

In other words—red, orange, yellow, and gold are pretty much the standard. 

But which ‘yellow’ should you choose? Which ‘red’ is the perfect red?

These are the tough questions—and as the bride-to-be, you’re likely going to be the one making the primary decisions about these things. 

This is a big job. But hey—that’s also part of the fun. 

So let’s dig into it and find a bit of creative inspiration to help bring your wedding-planning themes together with the absolute perfect shades of red, yellow, gold, and orange. 

Here are some examples of fall wedding colors that’ll work well for any Ozark autumn-themed wedding day—regardless of whether or not you’re going to go ‘traditional’ with it. 

1. Bold Autumn Reds

When it comes to choosing the perfect ‘red’ for your autumn-themed wedding decor, flowers, or bridesmaid dresses, it’s important to keep in mind that red will likely be the ‘boldest’ color choice in the palette. 

This isn’t a color that you’ll want to be bashful about. 

To put it bluntly—most people find that a ‘go big or go home’ mentality works best when it comes to choosing autumn reds. 

30 Something Urban Girl recommends bold, beautiful reds like lava red, cadmium red, or ruddy red. 

These reds cover a very ‘fall-esque’ spectrum that you’re sure to fall in love with. 

2. Fall Golds (And Yellows) That Are Fit For A Queen

Gold is an undeniably crucial color in any fall or autumn palette. And honestly—this color also blends right into yellows that’ll eventually fade into red—bringing it all together. 

Therefore, choosing the proper shades of gold and yellow are important factors when planning a fall wedding. 

TheSpruce.com has reported their opinion about the best shades of yellow and gold by sharing a list of Behr shades that they love. This list includes options like Amber Autumn, Corn Stalk, Saffron Strands, and Cellini Gold

And honestly, we really like their style. 

3. Orange Colors That Are Perfect For A Fall Wedding

Orange is an interesting color in the sense that different shades of it can really range across the board. 

But we found a nice color-scheme picker on Bemoreyouonline.com

Personally, our favorite fall-orange color options were pumpkin, flame, and salamander

But with orange, it’s really mostly dependent upon which flowers you’re going to decorate with—and on what colors you plan to use for your bridesmaid dresses. 

For example—you can get some beautiful rose bouquets that’ll provide you with a subtle orange glow—and you can also match these elements to go along with your bridesmaid dresses (as well as with the rest of your decorations). 

Orange is the ‘transition color’ for fall decor. It’s the color that serves to bring the rest of your yellows, reds, and golds together for the ‘full color-spectrum effect.’ 

Conclusion

Hopefully, this post has helped to provide you with some inspiration that’ll help you to choose the very best fall wedding colors for your special day. 

Sometimes, choosing specific colors is tricky. 

It’s always a good idea to get a few different opinions and ideas, just to make sure you’re choosing the perfect colors for the wedding that you’ve envisioned. 

Of course, one of the best ways to put it all together is to get your ‘creative group’ together for input. 

Consider hosting a ‘color-picking’ party with your girlfriends, sisters, and mother to make firm choices about the color scheme. 

Remember—choosing colors is important. This will serve as the foundation upon which the rest of your decor will be built. 

So it really matters. 

You’ll want to knock this choice out of the park! 

If you need some extra help or assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us or stop by. 
We love planning weddings—and here at MK Bridal, it truly is all about the bride.

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