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There’s nothing as amazing as a beautiful winter wedding. 

But here’s the thing. 

A wedding needs a theme, so that you can decorate it, plan it, and orchestrate it well. 

And choosing a theme isn’t always easy. 

So today, we’re going to look at 7 of our absolute favorite winter wedding themes that work especially well here in the Ozarks. 

If you’re busy planning your big day and need a bit of inspiration to get you to the next stage of the process—we’ve got you covered. 

Let’s dive in and explore it. 

7 Beautiful Ozark-Friendly Winter Wedding Themes

1. A Very Merry Christmas

Christmas is obviously a popular winter wedding theme, and for good reason. 

The decorations (usually white, green, red, and gold) are universally enjoyed and appreciated. 

Plus, you can make this type of wedding work almost anywhere. 

You could have it at a Church, at an event center, right at home in front of the family tree, etc. 

And since Christmas decorations are abundant in the winter, finding the perfect decor (and a wide variety of options to choose from) generally isn’t an issue. 

2. Pure Winter 

We love this winter wedding theme because it goes all-in on one particular aspect of the winter season—the snow

Decorations for this type of wedding generally include snowflakes, white candles, white ‘snow-globe’ type string lights—pretty much anything that’ll make your venue look like a veritable winter wonderland. 

With this theme, you’ll usually go with an all-white, traditional or modern dress style. 

The only thing that’ll contrast this will generally be his all-black tuxedo. 

We find that this looks beautiful!  

3. Rustic Farm

One thing about the Ozarks is that many of us grew up on the farm—and so, throwing back to those origins with this decor style can be an amazing way to tie the memorable past and tradition to the budding hope of new love and a bright future. 

Decorations for this one can be very individualistic. 

You may want to wear non-traditional clothing (think plaids or denim, with a prairie-core dress, or possibly even a simple traditional sundress-styled wedding dress instead of the usual gown), and you may want to ‘winterize’ the theme by decorating the inside of your family barn and putting down a dance-floor. 

4. A Winter Fairy Tale

Everyone loves fairy tales. 

And when it comes to winter wedding themes, this dreamy theme can really stand out as being unique. 

Consider choosing one popular fairy tale, and using elements of it to inspire the gown and decor. 

For example—a little red riding hood theme may call for a beautiful, flowing red gown as opposed to the traditional ‘white’ dress. 

Yes, it’s daring. But sometimes, this is exactly what the situation calls for! 

5. Fireside Glow

One decor element that often runs side-by-side with the traditional winter theme is the theme of a crackling, sparkling fireplace and the soft glow of candlelight

You may want to consider pursuing this direction for your wedding by first seeking out a venue with a beautiful fireplace. 

You can double down by decorating with enough candles to turn the entire event into a beautiful golden glow. 

If you’re worried about a fire hazard—just go for electronic candles. They look super real, but are also completely safe. 

6. Back To The Classics

For this wedding theme, consider getting a classic car to drive away in. You can also shop for wedding dresses that throw back to those ‘classic’ looks of the 1920s or 30s (think Great Gatsby era). 

You can even style your hair and decorate in these themes. 

This isn’t necessarily a decor style that most people are going to choose over more traditional options. But it’s really unique—and if you have a love for the classic themes of yesteryear, this may very well be the best way to go. 

7. Winter Traditional

Never underestimate the power of the traditional winter wedding

A modern or contemporary gown, tuxedos, white and red flowers, and plenty of beautiful lighting can really set a warm mood for a ceremony in this otherwise cold and dreary time of the year. 

Throw in some beautiful music, and perhaps some slightly modified wedding vows—and you may just find exactly the type of ‘vibe’ you’ve always hoped for for such an important occasion. 

In Conclusion

There you have it. 

7 of the most beautiful winter wedding themes that would tend to work wonderfully right here in the Ozarks. 

Of course, the only thing left to do now is to pick one out and start planning. 

Need some help? Make sure to stop by and check out our in-depth store of resources to help you get started on the right foot. 

We may be biased, but we love weddings! And we’d love to help you plan yours. 

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Shopping for your bridal gown can be one of the most exciting days of your life!  Unfortunately, there can be factors that can also make it the most stressful. We’ve put together some tips to take that stress away!

*Give yourself plenty of time.  While many retailers do sell off the rack, you may not always find the size and/or color you need.   Each designer will have their own ship dates and can most often vary between 8-20 weeks.  Then you need to factor in alterations.  Our seamstress likes to start 6-8 weeks before the wedding.  With that being said, if your wedding is within a shorter time frame, don’t hesitate to contact local bridal stores and find out if they sell off the rack.  At MK, we definitely sell a lot of gowns off the rack and our seamstress offers rush service if needed. *Set a budget (with a little wiggle room).  No one likes to talk about money.  But when it comes to bridal gown shopping, knowing your budget before you shop is a great start.  Discuss your budget with anyone who may be either helping you purchase your gown, or completely covering the cost before you begin to shop, to avoid any uncomfortable conversations in the bridal store.

*Have an open mind.  You should definitely take advantage of all of the sites at your fingertips for bridal ideas – local retail sites, pinterest, blogs, etc… but be willing to try something a little out of the box when you are shopping.  We have seen so many brides fall in love with a gown they would have never imagined themselves in.

*Choose your shoppers wisely.  This is really one of the best tips we can offer.  From experience, we suggest no more than 4-5 guests when shopping for your gown.  Consider who knows you best and understands your desires for your wedding.  You don’t want your opinion to be lost in a sea of others.  And, remember, ultimately the decision is yours.  If you feel beautiful in your gown, you ARE beautiful in your gown.

*The last thing to do now is schedule your appointment at MK Bridal!  You may do so on our website or give us a call at 417-883-7774.  We can’t wait to meet you and help you choose the bridal gown of your dreams!