There is something really rather magical about having a winter wedding. The anticipation of snow, the contrast of rich reds against stark whites, the comfort of coming in from the cold and the all-important dusting of glitter all help to make a winter wedding a somewhat ethereal affair.
Winter is, after all, one of the more romantic seasons, full of mistletoe kisses, playful snow ball fights and snuggling up in front of roaring fires. Therefore, it’s no surprise that so many couples choose to have their wedding during the winter months and well-and-truly embrace the winter theme.
Make your winter wedding unforgettable with our top tips…
Kick off your winter wedding with some wintry invitations. You can tie these in with your colour scheme and add wintry touches such as glitter, snowflakes, winter trees or even a sprinkling of fake snow! Wondering when to send your save the dates? Take a look at our blog post on when you should send out your save the dates.
You can really have fun with your favours at a winter wedding. You could opt for a personalised bauble, some DIY sloe gin (obviously not for the little ones!), or why not embrace the cosy aspect of a winter wedding and put together some cute DIY hot chocolate or s’mores packages (as shown above). These are a lot of fun and give your guests something to cosy up with once they’re back home.
Popular flower choices for winter weddings include roses, hyacinths, lilies and ranunculus. Complement your colour scheme whilst embracing the winter aspect with the addition of berries, glitter, holly and winter greenery.
Winter wedding decorations are really easy to do yourself – often the best decorations are jars of twigs and fir cones (as seen above), sprigs of holly and other winter greenery, fairy lights and candles. If you want to add a bit of glitz to the proceedings, why not cover your fir cones with glitter or add a sprinkling to the tables?
Winter wedding catering should be warm and cosy – think hot chocolate and warm cookies, comforting soup and croutons, warm apple cider and something hearty like pie, or even a roast dinner. The last things your guests will want at a winter wedding will be salads and sorbet – keep things as cosy and comforting as possible to complement your theme. A hot chocolate bar is a brilliant idea and will add the fun factor, too – you can have jars of toppings on show so your guests can help themselves.
When it comes to winter wedding cakes often simple is best. Adding touches such as holly, fir cones or cinnamon sticks to an otherwise plain, tiered cake can offer a really modern take on a wintry wedding cake. Place your cake on a wooden log-style stand and add some edible glitter to finish things off.
A shrug or jacket is an absolute must for a winter wedding. The last thing you want is to feel chilly on your wedding day! Choose a shrug that complements your dress – faux fur is always a nice touch and is guaranteed to keep you feeling cosy. For your bridesmaids and overall theme, deep reds, rich royal blues and emerald greens work great for winter weddings.