I hate to break it to you but winter is well and truly on the way. it’s not all bad though – open fires, thick socks, oodles of hot chocolate… sounds pretty damn good to me actually! If you’re having a winter wedding then here are 15 fun ideas that you could incorporate into your day.
1. Snowflake rice crispy cake
Source: Winter wonderland wedding in the snow
Wedding planning advice can be found everywhere, but the best source of advice surely has to come from past brides who have actually had weddings similar to the one you’re hoping to have too.
Whenever I interview couples for their real wedding features, I always ask them if they have any advice for future brides and grooms. Here are some of my favourites!
You don’t have to invite everyone
Source: Intimate mountain cabin wedding
“Don’t be afraid to not invite someone. Make a list and stick to that list. People will generally understand, and you can’t be scared of hurting somebody’s feelings when you have a budget to keep or space limitations. Also, things will go wrong. We got a ticket the moment we pulled out of the courthouse when we got our marriage license. We were so pumped and then immediately so bummed. Just shake it off and eat some flapjacks. It all becomes a part of the story, and you’ll love those parts in the end.” – Elia
Ask around for great deals
Source: Handmade budget savvy wedding
“We got so many great deals by just asking around so if you’re stuck for an affordable venue check local farms and country b&b’s with land or camp sites. And don’t underestimate how much work it is putting it all together. I’m not sure the wedding would’ve happened without our AMAZING groomsmen and bridesmaids. We love them. SO MUCH. Keep your goals in perspective too. Some homemade things ended up just as expensive as if we’d bought them and can take a whole lot of time and work, but there are lots of things that can be made thriftily” – Naomi
Wanting to share beautiful photographs of gorgeous tattooed brides was one of my main objectives for starting Rock n Roll Bride. It might not seem like that long ago, but when I first registered this domain in 2007, there was literally no media representation for brides that were inked and proud.
Seeing women in wedding magazines or on blogs with their tattoos on show while in their wedding dresses (shock horror!) wasn’t just uncommon, it was non-existent. Any article you’d find dedicated to tattoos and weddings was always about how to best cover them up. Sad times.
A LOT has changed since then (thank goodness) and no longer are we bombarded with the notion that you have to hide your tats when you walk down the aisle… well not as often anyway.
Things have come a long way baby, and call me presumptuous, but I like to think that this little wedding blog of mine may well have helped to pave the way.
Can’t get enough? More tattooed brides are just a click away!
Source: Spectacularly Tattooed
Source: Tattooed Bride
Trying to find some unique ceremony readings? Struggling with writing your vows without being cheesy? Why not call upon the true poets of our time, the rock stars?! Here are some of the most romantic lyrics from the most beautiful rock love songs. No cheese allowed.
OK just a little…
Iris, Goo Goo Dolls
And I’d give up forever to touch you
‘Cause I know that you feel me somehow
You’re the closest to heaven that I’ll ever be
And I don’t wanna go home right now
And all I can taste is this moment
And all I can breathe is your life
When sooner or later it’s over
I just don’t wanna miss you tonight
Real Love, John Lennon
Thought I’d been in love before,
But in my heart I wanted more
Seems like all I really was doing
Was waiting for you
Don’t need to be alone
No need to be alone
It’s real love
Yes it’s real, yes it’s real love
It’s real, yes it’s real love
Globetrotters and adventure junkies pay attention! Are you considering incorporating your love of travel into your big day? If so, here are 22 awesome ideas to kick off your wedding scrapbook.
Passport wedding invitations
Source: Off On My Bicycle via Hello May
A cake that looks like suitcases!
Source: Travel themed crafty wedding
Music is pretty darn important to most Rock n Roll brides, and I’m often asked by my readers for suggestions of alternative songs to walk down the aisle to. I think this list tells you a LOT about my music taste..!
Bring on the 80s power ballads!
1. Stand by Me, Ben E King
2. Somewhere over the Rainbow, Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwoʻole