17 Details That Will Make You Want to Plan a Winter Wedding
From evergreen bouquets to comfort food apps, there’s so much to celebrate about cold-weather nuptials
Published Oct 28, 2016 5:00 AM
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There’s something truly magical about a winter wedding. Snow sparkles, guests are filled with festive, holiday cheer, and there are countless seasonal snacks and decor ideas to make your event unique. From cocktails to activities, these creative details are sure to inspire you to have a memorable, beautiful wedding—during the coldest months of the year.
Chic Fur Accessories Fur accessories are the epitome of winter wedding glam. Fur pillows and throws will keep guests cozy. And fur wraps will ensure your bridesmaids are warm—and look stylish—during your photo session.
Fireside Snacks Cold weather gatherings call for a fire—and the snacks that go along with it. Whether it’s indoors or outside, guests will love DIY-ing their favorite childhood treat.
Fun Guest Extras Personalized blankets are a fun and creative way to keep guests comfortable if your winter wedding is happening outdoors. Plus, they double as wedding favors.
Dramatic Winterscape Photography A dramatic blanket of fresh snow is the perfect complement to a white wedding gown. Take advantage of the season and create the winter wonderland fantasy of your dreams—if only for the photos.
Hot Chocolate Bars Everyone likes an open bar—especially when it involves chocolate. Include flavored liqueur and peppermint schnapps to ensure this treat is perfect for a party..
Comfort Food Cold weather calls for comfort food, so give guests what they want. Think warm, melty, and cheesy—like mugs of tomato soup topped with grilled cheese bites. Yum!
Creative Bridesmaid Footwear We’re loving this bride’s solution to cold, wet winter weather. Wellies make a statement that’s as cute as it is functional.
Lanterns With shorter days, creative lighting is a must. Lanterns and candles light the way and double as decor. Consider an arrangement of lanterns on tables as an alternative to flower centerpieces, and opt for flameless for safety’s sake.
Dramatic Color Schemes While deep, rich hues are a bit too dark for the summer months, they add the perfect amount of drama come winter. We love the idea of pairing wine-red blooms with faded green succulents in this take on a romantic-modern bridal bouquet.
Personalized Mug Favors Guests will love a favor they’ll actually use, like a personalized mug for sipping their favorite hot beverages. Personalize them with your names, the wedding date, or something to commemorate the location of a destination wedding.
Rustic Wedding Cakes Rustic cakes are having a moment right now—especially the so-called naked cake. Garnish with a touch of evergreen, frosted berries, or a simple arrangement of twigs, and this idea is perfect for a winter wedding.
Evergreen Bouquets While solid white bouquets were popular this summer, simple monochromatic evergreen bouquets are all the rage this winter. Need another reason (or two) to love evergreens? They’re much more durable than a delicate floral arrangement and a lot easier to DIY.
Pie Buffet Tables Yes, everyone loves cake, but there are so many more options out there. Try a fabulous pie spread with seasonal flavors like pumpkin, pecan, and apple. Top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, and guests won’t miss the cake for a second.
Chic Ski Chalet Themes Ski-themed weddings are sporty, glamorous, and seriously fun. Even if you can’t bring your guests to an actual ski chalet, a carefully planned theme can bring the chalet to them. And yes, you can rent portable (and affordable) snow machines in a pinch.
Personalized Coffee Sleeves Sometimes it’s all in the smallest details, and personalized coffee sleeves are a fun and inexpensive way to add your own touch to cold-weather celebrations.
Rustic Touches While rustic is popular year-round, this style makes even more sense in the winter. Think crackling fires, exposed wood, bare branches, pinecones, candles, simple greenery, and muted color schemes.
Hot Chocolate Martinis A delicious hot chocolate martini is reason enough to wed in the winter. Signature cocktail, anyone?