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By Louise Baltruschat Hollis

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Congratulations on planning a winter wedding! Wintertime has to be one of the most enchanting times of the year, so what better time to get hitched?

Winter Wedding Ideas Snow My Beautiful Bride Photography Photo: My Beautiful Bride via Orleans House Gallery Wedding

 

Magical Winter Wedding Ideas To Create A Wonderland

But, I know what you are thinking. How do I plan a beautifully seasonal winter wedding without it becoming tacky or themed? Well, I am here to help with the most stunning winter wedding ideas to create a cosy, magical celebration. Here’s to a winter wonderland wedding!

1. Give Guests Blankets

Protect guests against the winter chill by giving out cosy blankets. They can also double up as favours for guests to take home.

Winter Wedding Ideas Blankets Alex Tenters Photography Photo: Alex Tenters Photography via Farm Wedding

 

2. Dried Buttonhole

Dried greenery, seeds and grasses in white make for a gorgeous seasonal buttonhole. Paired with a black tux, this is one chic groom style.

Winter Wedding Ideas Dried Buttonhole Flowers Christine Third Wheeling Photo: Christine Third Wheeling via Celestial Wedding Ideas

 

3. Starry Decor

Take inspiration from the dark night skies of the winter by using celestial decorations. Paper decorations are wedding budget friendly too.

Winter Wedding Ideas Star Decor Emily Tyler Photography Photo: Emily Tyler Photography via Upthorpe Wood Wedding

 

4. Snowy Portraits

If you are lucky enough to have snow on your wedding day, be sure to have snowy wedding photos. Ask your wedding photographer or wedding videographer to pull you outdoors if it snows during the day.

Winter Wedding Ideas Snow Weather T S Foto Design Photo: T S Foto Design via Igloo Hotel Wedding

 

5. Candles

Make the most of the dark evenings with romantic candles and tea lights everywhere. Be sure to check with your venue if they allow open flames though.

Winter Wedding Ideas Candles Tea Lights Georgi Mabee Photo: Georgi Mabee via Botanical Tipi Wedding

 

6. Anemones

Incorporate winter wedding flower anemones into your bouquet. They make for the perfect seasonal bloom.

Winter Wedding Ideas Anemone Bouquet Flowers Joanna Briggs Photography Photo: Joanna Briggs Photography via Winter Blue Barn Wedding Ideas

 

7. Sock Favours

Keep tootsies warm with snuggly sock wedding favours. Or buy socks as gifts for your wedding party as a small treat.

Winter Wedding Ideas Socks Favours Sophie Oldhamstead Photography Photo: Sophie Oldhamstead Photography via Maidens Barn Wedding

 

8. Firepit

Have a firepit for evening warmth outdoors. Prepare a sing-song around the fire for camp vibes.

Winter Wedding Ideas Firepit Novella Photography Photo: Novella Photography via Back Garden Wedding Vermont

 

9. Long Sleeves

Be sure to opt for long sleeves for that extra layer in beautiful style.

Winter Wedding Ideas Dress Long Sleeves Bride Camilla Andrea Photography Photo: Camilla Andrea Photography via Modern Pink Wedding Ideas

 

10. Cosy Barn

Host your reception in a cosy barn and add fabric drapes for an inviting warm feel.

Winter Wedding Ideas Cosy Barn Reception Siobhan Beales Photography Photo: Siobhan Beales Photography via Wick Farm Bath Wedding

 

11. Cardigan

Pop on a cardigan or jacket for an easy and cute coverup. This is me and my husband at our woodland wedding ceremony!

Winter Wedding Ideas Bridal Cardigan Alexa Loy Photo: Alexa Loy via Our Wedding Ceremony

 

12. Mittens

Consider wearing mittens or chic gloves to keep your hands toasty warm.

Winter Wedding Ideas Mittens T S Foto Design Photo: T S Foto Design via Igloo Hotel Wedding

 

13. Spruce Runner

Use spruce in your greenery table runner. Think about adding a mix of foliage with candles for a layered effect.

Winter Wedding Ideas Greenery Runner Mini and Me Photography Photo: Mini and Me Photography via Christmas Wedding Ideas

 

14. Festive Make-up

Go bold with your make-up. Don red lipstick and glitter eyeshadow all the way.

Winter Wedding Ideas Red Lipstick Glitter Shadow Make Up Lori Young Photography Photo: Lori Young Photography via Autumn Wedding Colours

 

15. Ice Skates

Use ice skates as a cute decor prop, or hire an ice rink if you want to go extra.

Winter Wedding Ideas Ice Skates Decor Joanna Briggs Photography Photo: Joanna Briggs Photography via Winter Blue Barn Wedding Ideas

 

16. Fairy Light Tunnel

Create an enchanting atmosphere with a romantic fairy light tunnel. Dine beneath the lights or hold your first dance there.

Winter Wedding Ideas Fairy Light Tunnel Dani Louise Photography Photo: Dani Louise Photography via Midsummer Night’s Dream Wedding

 

17. Velvet Suits

Add warmth and texture to suits by choosing velvet fabric.

Winter Wedding Ideas Velvet Suits Emily + Katy Photography Photo: Emily + Katy Photography via Creative Village Hall Wedding

 

18. Blue & White

Blue and white is a great winter wedding colour scheme to try.

Winter Wedding Ideas Snow Table Blue Decor Ryann Lindsey Wedding Photography Photo: Ryann Lindsey Wedding Photography via Snowy Winter Wonderland Wedding

 

19. Hot Chocolate

Perhaps the ultimate winter wedding welcome drink, hot chocolate is sure to warm you on the day.

Winter Wedding Ideas Hot Chocolate Avalon Photography Photo: Avalon Photography via Christmas Engagement

 

20. Greenery Cloud

Create your own wedding flower cloud indoors using greenery and grasses.

Winter Wedding Ideas Greenery Flower Cloud Table Decor Grace Elizabeth Photography Photo: Grace Elizabeth Photography via Grey Wedding Ideas

 

21. Jumper

Swap shirts for roll neck jumpers, so dapper!

Winter Wedding Ideas Groom Jumper Golden Hare Wedding Photography Photo: Golden Hare Wedding Photography via Rust Wedding Inspiration

 

22. Coffee Station

Replace ice cold drinks with steaming hot coffee.

Winter Wedding Ideas Coffee Station TaylorParkerPhotography Photo: Taylor Parker Photography via Whimsical Garden Wedding

 

23. Pinecones

Collect pinecones and use them for a wintry centrepiece idea.

Winter Wedding Ideas Pinecone Centrepiece Dani Nicole Photography Photo: Dani Nicole Photography via Cedar Creek Ranch Wedding

 

24. Wreath Chairs

Elevate your wedding chairs with sweet greenery wreaths.

Winter Wedding Ideas Wreath Chairs Joanna Briggs Photography Photo: Joanna Briggs Photography via Winter Blue Barn Wedding Ideas

 

25. Cosy Outdoor Seating

Create a cosy and inviting outdoor seating area with rugs, cushions and twinkling lights.

Winter Wedding Ideas Cosy Seating Area Emily Tyler Photography Photo: Emily Tyler Photography via Upthorpe Wood Wedding

 

26. Cosy Bridesmaids

Team knitwear with skirts and tights for a cosy bridesmaid look.

Winter Wedding Ideas Bridesmaids Jumpers Cat Arwel Photography Photo: Cat Arwel Photography via Fron Farm Yurt Wedding

 

27. Winter Cocktails

Get the winter wedding party started with wintery cocktails come evening.

Winter Cocktail Ideas

Winter Wedding Ideas Cocktails Moana Photography Photo: Moana Photography via Wedding Ideas Canary Islands

 

28. Igloo Venue

For the ultimate winter location, tie the knot in an igloo.

Winter Wedding Ideas Igloo Venue T S Foto Design Photo: T S Foto Design via Igloo Hotel Wedding

 

29. Festoon Lighting

Festoon lighting adds a modern, industrial feel to winter celebrations.

Winter Wedding Ideas Festoon Lights Camilla Andrea Photography Photo: Camilla Andrea Photography via Whimsical Boho Wedding

 

30. Ski Decor

Use mini wooden skiis in your decorations.

Winter Wedding Ideas Skiis Table Decor Rebecca Walters Photo: Rebecca Walters via Buckinghamshire Barn Wedding

 

31. Soup Canapes

Mugs of steamy soup is sure to be the ideal canape idea.

Winter Wedding Ideas Soup Mulled Wine Honeydew Moments Photo: Honeydew Moments via Treehouse Wedding

 

32. Fire Performers

Bring the heat and fun with fire performers.

Winter Wedding Ideas Fire Performers Lightening Photography Photo: Lightening Photography via Yellow Blue Summer Wedding

 

33. Champgange Tower

Kick off the celebrations with a champagne tower, perfect for New Year’s Eve weddings too.

Winter Wedding Ideas Champagne Tower Kerry Ann Duffy Photo: Kerry Ann Duffy via Champagne Luxe Wedding

 

34. Sequins

Use sequins in table runners and even outfits!

Winter Wedding Ideas Sequin Table Decor Matt Austin Images Photo: Matt Austin Images via Opulent Eccentric Berry Gold Wedding

 

35. Ski Table Plan

Use skis to make a table plan.

Winter Wedding Ideas Skiis Table Plan Rebecca Walters Photo: Rebecca Walters via Buckinghamshire Barn Wedding

 

36. Coats

Pop a stylish coat over your outfits to keep in the warmth.

Winter Wedding Ideas Brides Coats Charlie and Em Photography Photo: Charlie and Em Photography via Staffordshire Registry Office Wedding

 

37. Glitter Bar

If there’s ever a time for glitter, it has to be at a winter wedding!

Winter Wedding Ideas Glitter Bar Brightwing Photography Photo: Brightwing Photography via Barn Wedding Shropshire

 

38. Fairy Lights & Candles

Bring all the magical vibes by using both fairy lights and candles.

Winter Wedding Ideas Fairy Lights The Gibsons Photo: The Gibsons via Magical Snowy Wedding

 

39. Chocolate Fountain

Indulge in a decadent chocolate fountain for dessert.

Winter Wedding Ideas Chocolate Fountain Thyme Lane Photography Photo: Thyme Lane Photography via Cooling Castle Barn Wedding

 

40. Cosy PJs

Treat you and your wedding party to cosy winter PJs for those prep photos.

Winter Wedding Ideas Check PJs Lunalee Photography Photo: Lunalee Photography via Bohemian Industrial Oxblood Wedding

 

41. Snowboard Guest Book

Ask guests to sign your snowboard for a fun guest book idea.

Winter Wedding Ideas Snowboard Guest Book Alexa Poppe Wedding Photography  Photo: Alexa Poppe Wedding Photography via Nancarrow Farm Wedding

 

42. Smokey Eyes

Go for dramatic and beautiful smokey eye make up.

Winter Wedding Ideas Smokey Eyeshadow Laura May Photography Photo: Laura May Photography via Indian Wedding UK

 

43. Branches

Add branches to flower arrangements for a wintertime style.

Winter Wedding Ideas Branch Flower Arch The Gibsons Photo: The Gibsons via Magical Snowy Wedding

 

44. Boots & Tights

Swap shoes for boots and tights.

Winter Wedding Ideas Bride Boots Pierra G Photography Photo: Pierra G Photography via France Elopement Ideas

 

45. Tea Favours

Gift tea for favours so guests can enjoy a brew at home.

Winter Wedding Ideas Tea Favours Victoria Baker Weddings Photo: Victoria Baker Weddings via Intimate Garden Wedding

 

46. Greenery Ceremony Decor

Add oodles of foliage to your ceremony with a greenery hoop, pew ends and even pedestal florals.

Winter Wedding Ideas Greenery Ceremony Decor Danielle Smith Photography Photo: Danielle Smith Photography via Ruscus Wedding

 

47. Snowboard Sign

Bring the peaks to your day by using snowboards as signs.

Winter Wedding Ideas Snowboard Sign Alexa Poppe Wedding Photography Photo: Alexa Poppe Wedding Photography via Nancarrow Farm Wedding

 

48. Snowy White

Snowy white blooms look sophisticated and beautiful at winter weddings.

Winter Wedding Ideas White Bouquet Flowers Emily Tyler Photography. Photo: Emily Tyler Photography via Upthorpe Wood Wedding

 

49. Red & Gold Invites

Choose deep red and gold for a seasonal wedding invitation design.

Winter Wedding Ideas Red Gold Invites Victoria Crocker Photography Photo: Victoria Crocker Photography via Burgundy Wedding Theme

 

50. Cheese

Think about having an alternative wedding cake of cheese!

Winter Wedding Ideas Cheese Tower Stack Cake Lola Rose Photography Photo: Lola Rose Photography via Bonfires Autumn Wedding Ideas

 

51. Wellies

Bring welly boots for rainy or snowy photos with your wedding photographer.

Winter Wedding Ideas Welly Boots Kazooieloki Photography Photo: Kazooieloki Photography via Peaky Blinders Wedding

 

52. Gypsophila

Baby’s breath looks so light and fluffy and evokes a snowy feel to wedding decorations.

Winter Wedding Ideas Gypsophila Flowers Leah Lombardi Photo: Leah Lombardi via Pimhill Barn Wedding

 

53. Log Stump Cake

Ask your wedding cake baker to design a log stump cake for forest vibes.

Winter Wedding Ideas Log Stump Tree Cake Nicola Dawson Photography Photo: Nicola Dawson Photography via Micro Wedding

 

54. Cosy Camper

Hire cool wedding transport that’ll keep you toasty warm.

Winter Wedding Ideas Campervan Avalon Photography Photo: Avalon Photography via Christmas Engagement

 

55. Snow Confetti

Swap conventional confetti for white confetti and create a snowfall-inspired confetti throw.

Winter Wedding Ideas Snow Confetti Wyldbee Photography Photo: Wyldbee Photography via Homemade Wedding

 

56. Iced Donuts

Iced donuts are a luxe treat sure to fill hungry tummies.

Winter Wedding Ideas Iced Donuts Grace Elizabeth Photography Photo: Grace Elizabeth Photography via Grey Wedding Ideas

 

57. Neon Sign Backdrop

Go for a glowing neon sign wedding backdrop to your top table.

Winter Wedding Ideas Neon Sign Amy Lou Photography Photo: Amy Lou Photography via York Minster Wedding

 

58. Umbrellas

Bring along stylish umbrellas to protect you and your guests from the elements.

Winter Wedding Ideas Rain Umbrellas Thyme Lane Photography Photo: Thyme Lane Photography via Milton Keynes Wedding

 

59. Cookie Wall

Instead of sweets, pop warming cookies on a wall!

Winter Wedding Ideas Cookie Wall The Light Painters Photo: The Light Painters via Hazel Gap Barn Wedding

 

60. Dried Flowers

Dried wedding flowers are a great flower choice for winter celebrations.

Winter Wedding Ideas Pampas Grass Bouquet Mini and Me Photography Photo: Mini and Me Photography via Christmas Wedding Ideas

 

61. Velvet Runner

Oozing cosiness, velvet table runners will look stunning.

Winter Wedding Ideas Velvet Candles Decor Table Olivia Yuen Photo Photo: Olivia Yuen Photo via New Orleans Micro Wedding

 

62. Sparkler Exit

For the most magical of wedding images, plan a wedding sparkler exit.

Winter Wedding Ideas Sparklers Tiree Dawson Photo: Tiree Dawson via Askham Hall Winter Wedding

 

63. Glitter Heels

Be bold with your accessories, using glitter and velvet fabrics.

Winter Wedding Ideas Navy Velvet Glitter Shoes Becky Harley Photography Photo: Becky Harley Photography via North Mymms Park Wedding

 

64. Smoke Machine

Bring atmosphere to your first dance with a smoke machine.

Winter Wedding Ideas Smoke Machine First Dance The Backyard Studios Photo: The Backyard Studios via Philippines Wedding

 

65. S’mores

Plan s’mores for marshmallow toasting after dark.

Winter Wedding Ideas Smores Toasting Oobaloos Photography Photo: Oobaloos Photography via Kingscote Barn Wedding

 

66. Frosted Cake

A white cake with gold frosted accents makes for a stunning show-stopper.

Winter Wedding Cake Flavours

Winter Wedding Ideas Gold Cake Emily Tyler Photography Photo: Emily Tyler Photography via Upthorpe Wood Wedding

 

67. Pies

Mini sweet or savoury pies are a great canape idea.

Winter Wedding Ideas Pies Lori Blythe Photography Photo: Lori Blythe Photography via Christmas Tree Farm Wedding Ideas

 

68. Silver Bouquet

Use silvery tones in your wedding flower arrangements.

Winter Wedding Ideas Silver Berry Bouquet The Backyard Studios Photo: The Backyard Studios via Philippines Wedding

 

69. Fireworks

End the night with majestic fireworks with your fave tunes.

Winter Wedding Ideas Firework Display Flawless Photography Photo: Flawless Photography via Chateau Lagorce Wedding

 

70. Fireplace Decor

Finally, retreat to a cosy warm fireplace decorated beautifully for a nightcap.

Winter Wedding Ideas Fireplace Decor Becky Harley Photography Photo: Becky Harley Photography via North Mymms Park Wedding

What Is The Best Month For A Winter Wedding?

When it comes to picking your winter wedding date the choice really is yours. There are no hard and fast rules, but there are some things to consider.

December is a busy month for most people. It may mean you need to plan out and send save the dates right away to secure your guest list. Secondly, December is quite often the high season for weddings, especially the week of Christmas and New Year’s Eve. This may mean you pay a premium and find availability for suppliers to be a little trickier.

January and February are generally quieter and may suit guests better. You may have more time to plan and organise when Christmas is out of the way. Plus it gives you and your guests something lovely to look forward to in the new year. These months are in the quieter season, which may mean more supplier choice and potentially some cost savings too.

Is A Winter Wedding A Good Idea?

A winter wedding is a great idea. There is nothing saying a wedding at any other time of the year will be better.

Weather is a factor to consider, but if you have an accessible, watertight venue there shouldn’t be an issue. Plus, always have a plan B! Guests are more likely to be together indoors, which may create a more cosy intimate atmosphere. You can go all-out with romantic lighting and warming treats too.

Plus there can be cost savings and more supplier availability in the wintertime.

 

That's a wrap! All the winter wedding ideas you will ever need to plan your cosy, seasonal and magical winter wedding. Hooray!


 

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