By Louise Baltruschat Hollis
Photos by Kerry Diamond Photography
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?
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!
Protect guests against the winter chill by giving out cosy blankets. They can also double up as favours for guests to take home.
Dried greenery, seeds and grasses in white make for a gorgeous seasonal buttonhole. Paired with a black tux, this is one chic groom style.
Take inspiration from the dark night skies of the winter by using celestial decorations. Paper decorations are wedding budget friendly too.
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.
Incorporate winter wedding flower anemones into your bouquet. They make for the perfect seasonal bloom.
Keep tootsies warm with snuggly sock wedding favours. Or buy socks as gifts for your wedding party as a small treat.
Have a firepit for evening warmth outdoors. Prepare a sing-song around the fire for camp vibes.
Be sure to opt for long sleeves for that extra layer in beautiful style.
Host your reception in a cosy barn and add fabric drapes for an inviting warm feel.
Pop on a cardigan or jacket for an easy and cute coverup. This is me and my husband at our woodland wedding ceremony!
Consider wearing mittens or chic gloves to keep your hands toasty warm.
Use spruce in your greenery table runner. Think about adding a mix of foliage with candles for a layered effect.
Go bold with your make-up. Don red lipstick and glitter eyeshadow all the way.
Use ice skates as a cute decor prop, or hire an ice rink if you want to go extra.
Create an enchanting atmosphere with a romantic fairy light tunnel. Dine beneath the lights or hold your first dance there.
Add warmth and texture to suits by choosing velvet fabric.
Blue and white is a great winter wedding colour scheme to try.
Perhaps the ultimate winter wedding welcome drink, hot chocolate is sure to warm you on the day.
Create your own wedding flower cloud indoors using greenery and grasses.
Swap shirts for roll neck jumpers, so dapper!
Replace ice cold drinks with steaming hot coffee.
Collect pinecones and use them for a wintry centrepiece idea.
Elevate your wedding chairs with sweet greenery wreaths.
Create a cosy and inviting outdoor seating area with rugs, cushions and twinkling lights.
Team knitwear with skirts and tights for a cosy bridesmaid look.
Get the winter wedding party started with wintery cocktails come evening.
For the ultimate winter location, tie the knot in an igloo.
Festoon lighting adds a modern, industrial feel to winter celebrations.
Use mini wooden skiis in your decorations.
Mugs of steamy soup is sure to be the ideal canape idea.
Bring the heat and fun with fire performers.
Kick off the celebrations with a champagne tower, perfect for New Year’s Eve weddings too.
Use sequins in table runners and even outfits!
Use skis to make a table plan.
Pop a stylish coat over your outfits to keep in the warmth.
If there’s ever a time for glitter, it has to be at a winter wedding!
Bring all the magical vibes by using both fairy lights and candles.
Indulge in a decadent chocolate fountain for dessert.
Treat you and your wedding party to cosy winter PJs for those prep photos.
Ask guests to sign your snowboard for a fun guest book idea.
Go for dramatic and beautiful smokey eye make up.
Add branches to flower arrangements for a wintertime style.
Swap shoes for boots and tights.
Gift tea for favours so guests can enjoy a brew at home.
Add oodles of foliage to your ceremony with a greenery hoop, pew ends and even pedestal florals.
Bring the peaks to your day by using snowboards as signs.
Snowy white blooms look sophisticated and beautiful at winter weddings.
Choose deep red and gold for a seasonal wedding invitation design.
Think about having an alternative wedding cake of cheese!
Bring welly boots for rainy or snowy photos with your wedding photographer.
Baby’s breath looks so light and fluffy and evokes a snowy feel to wedding decorations.
Ask your wedding cake baker to design a log stump cake for forest vibes.
Hire cool wedding transport that’ll keep you toasty warm.
Swap conventional confetti for white confetti and create a snowfall-inspired confetti throw.
Iced donuts are a luxe treat sure to fill hungry tummies.
Go for a glowing neon sign wedding backdrop to your top table.
Bring along stylish umbrellas to protect you and your guests from the elements.
Instead of sweets, pop warming cookies on a wall!
Dried wedding flowers are a great flower choice for winter celebrations.
Oozing cosiness, velvet table runners will look stunning.
For the most magical of wedding images, plan a wedding sparkler exit.
Be bold with your accessories, using glitter and velvet fabrics.
Bring atmosphere to your first dance with a smoke machine.
Plan s’mores for marshmallow toasting after dark.
A white cake with gold frosted accents makes for a stunning show-stopper.
Mini sweet or savoury pies are a great canape idea.
Use silvery tones in your wedding flower arrangements.
End the night with majestic fireworks with your fave tunes.
Finally, retreat to a cosy warm fireplace decorated beautifully for a nightcap.
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.
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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