Sunday, November 9, 2008

Red Wedding Invitations for the Holidays

The holidays are a festive and fun time of year when families get together to celebrate so it makes it a perfect time for a wedding. While a holiday wedding may leave you with plenty of choices in terms of themes, one of the best ones if you want to add some dramatic color to the event is a red theme.

Red Wedding Invitations Set the Tone

If you love the idea of a red theme for your wedding, then you’ll want to start off with invitations that set the tone. If your wedding will be a more formal affair, then you might want to consider the Red Celebration Jacket Invitations with their elegant black bow. For more semiformal occasions, the Floral Rhapsody Column Layered Invitations might be a good choice while the Red Riva Wraps Invitations would work for even casual weddings.

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Remember, your invitations introduce the theme and set the mood for your wedding so choose invitations that reflect both.

Other Ways of Adding Red to Your Wedding

Adding red to your wedding isn’t nearly as hard as you might think. Start with your wedding flowers. Choose flowers that come in vibrant red colors, such as roses and tulips. Both silk and real versions can be used in moderation because their color is so rich you don’t need much to make a big impression.

With your wedding dress, you can add red accents to pull your look into the rest of theme. For example, add a red sash to your gown, wear ruby jewelry, have red flowers in your hair, dye your shoes and handbag red, or carry a bouquet of red flowers. If you want to keep your look all white, then choose red dresses for your bridal party. Make sure the groom and his attendants wear red cummerbunds, ties, and handkerchiefs as well.

At the reception, make sure you add some red color to your wedding cake. Your cake designer can add read or sugar flowers to the cake. If you want to go even further, you could choose a red velvet wedding cake or a red filling, such as strawberry, cherry, or raspberry.

Make sure to use your red decorations sparingly at the reception though. Too much red can be overpowering. Instead, use the red items as accents to another color, such as white or black. You might use red linen napkins, red flowers or balloons for centerpieces, or red streamers to decorate.

If you’re giving guests a small gift, consider small bags of fiery cinnamon candy hearts or candy wrapped in red foil. Another idea might be a red candle.

Just remember that any theme you choose needs to be carried throughout all of the elements of your wedding.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

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