You don't have to use Christmas colors to create a festive vibe.
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It's the most wonderful time of the year, especially if you're planning a wedding. Although nuptials taking place around the holidays can fall prey to kitschy color palettes, there are tons of seasonal combos that evoke the festive spirit in a chic, refined way. If you're tying the knot during the winter and are stumped on which hues to use, don't fret. We asked wedding planners from around the country to share their favorite holiday-inspired palette options.

Holiday Plaid

Sarah Johns of Something Styled Events & Floral Design thinks there's something magical about a winter wedding, especially since they're headquarters are in Colorado. "When designing for a winter-inspired wedding, I love to add a pop of navy blue. Red, green, white, and navy are classics, but together they really put out those holiday vibes," says Johns. "To incorporate, I would use solids and plaid patterns for the napkins and table runners."

Winter White

Not feeling the red and green? Jennifer Ederer of Modern Day Events and Floral loves the look of an all-white holiday-themed wedding. "Add additional neutral colors, like gray. The varying cool tones mixed with the classic white makes for a more modern twist," informs Ederer. "Hellebores are some of my favorite winter flowers. They come in the most beautiful shades of muted purple, which help bring in a tiny hint of unexpected color to an all-white space."

Neutrals with Seasonal Pops

Alyssa Busichio at A Southern Soiree also loves the idea of adding neutrals, especially those with a holiday twist. "Try to using lighter shades of gray, champagne, and various shades of white, with touches of pale blue and small pops of navy," says Busichio. "We will also add in a lot of textures like cotton, velvet, and linen, too. We love this combination because we feel like it provides the warm, comfortable and welcoming atmosphere that you're hoping for at a wedding."


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