While the weather outside may be frightful, your wedding will be so delightful. These photos will make you fall in love with the idea of a magical winter wedding! If you’re toying with the idea of saying ‘I do’ in winter, keep scrolling through our favourite winter wedding ideas.
Winter is a fabulous time to get married. The weather is cosy and romantic, you can include festive entertainment and the colour schemes are gorgeous. With darker nights comes a merry atmosphere and an added bonus of a more affordable wedding day (hello off-peak rates!).
We’ve gathered 40 winter wedding ideas for couples looking to tie the knot in December, January or February.
1. Embrace the festive season
Whether or not you’re getting married right before Christmas, you can still include some lovely festive touches to your wedding decor.
2. Cosy blankets
Keep your guests warm and snuggled up with cosy blankets!
3. Dried fruits
Add a pop of colour with dried fruit. Blood oranges or slides of dried pears and apples, combined with fresh herbs and spices or cinnamon sticks.
4. Festive confetti
Think of an alternative type of confetti – things like feathers, leaves, herbs, woolen pom poms or snowflakes!
5. Let your bridesmaids sparkle
Crystals, beads, sequins and anything else that shimmers under the candlelight! Do whatever you can to accentuate the winter theme with something sparkly.
6. Wear long sleeves
Embrace the winter aesthetic with long sleeves!
7. Stay warm with a fur coverup
We love the idea of an OTT fur coverup in the middle of winter.
8. Romantic fairy lights
There’s nothing quite like wintery fairy lights to add a special touch to your winter wedding.
9. Warm up with hot chocolate
Who doesn’t love a hearty hot chocolate in the middle of winter? Create a stunning hot chocolate bar with all the best toppings and sprinkles.
10. A cosy knit sweater
Stay warm and cosy with a textured knit sweater over your beautiful dress.
11. Say yes to a bold red lip
One of our favourite winter wedding aesthetics is a smokey eye and a bold red lip.
12. Wear a statement coat
Add an extra layer of warmth with a statement winter coat over your dress.
13. Embrace candles
A lovely winter wedding touch is the romantic light from candles.
Add a rustic chic touch to your wedding decor with beautiful wintery branches.
15. A S’mores station
Warm your guests up with a DIY S’mores station and roasted marshmallows.
16. Winter wedding cupcakes
Say yes to winter wedding cupcakes in seasonal flavours like pumpkin spice, gingerbread, peppermint or chai.
17. Tweed is in!
Another fabulous winter texture we love is tweed.
18. A cosy fireplace
Add a romantic touch by using a fireplace as a focal point.
19. Choose a crisp winter colour palette
There are lots of gorgeous colours to embrace for your winter wedding. One of our faves is a mix of crisp whites, greens and grey.
20. Hello velvet
A gorgeous winter texture we love is velvet. Add it in with your shoes, bridesmaids dresses or a fabric runner on your tables.
21. Make a grand exit
Find out which fabulous ways you can enter or exit your wedding venue!
22. Bring the outdoors in
If it’s too cold to go outside, bring the outdoors in!
23. Seasonal wedding cake
Choose a winter aesthetic for your wedding cake – berries, pinecones, leaves and glittery gold.
24. Pine cones
We love pine cones and the rustic touch they add to wedding decor.
25. Seasonal winter wedding flowers
Choose seasonal flowers for your bouquet – ivy, springs of yew, holly, amaryllis, pomegranates, carnations, garden roses and seasonal greenery.
26. Rustic welcome signs
Winter is synonymous with rustic, so add a rustic touch with your wedding signs.
27. Warm winter colours
Another fabulous colour option for your winter wedding is touches of warm colours like red, green or blue.
If your venue has a gorgeous chandelier, great! But if not, embrace hanging foliage, baby’s breath or light bulbs.
29. Winter foliage
Add a lovely colourful touch with winter foliage!
30. Winter wedding arch
Add a statement piece with a beautiful winter wedding arch!
31. Keep it gothic
Add a gothic and moody touch with colours like dark red, purple and black.
32. Sparkler send off
Let love sparkle with a fabulous sparkler send off!
33. Make it rustic
There’s something rustic and cosy about a winter wedding. Embrace it!
34. Add some metallics
Say yes to metallics in your winter wedding decor – gold, silver, rose gold, copper or bronze.
35. Festive favours
Give your guests cute mugs as wedding favours! The perfect winter item.
36. Winter wedding food
Keep your guests warm and cosy with hearty winter food – a roast, a warm cheese fondue, soup or a sticky toffee pudding.
37. Extra heat
Add an extra layer of warmth – socks and boots will do the trick!
38. Mulled wine and hot apple cider
Welcome your guests with a warm cup of mulled wine or apple cider!
39. Winter wedding cocktails
Serve up some winter faves like a chai latte martini, chilli picante or ginger margarita.
40. Say cheese
Serve up your favourite cheeses!
Kelly is a former wedding planner and a lover of anything pink. She believes that any bride can plan her own wedding, with a few tips and helpful tools.