From ice-cool decor to insider style tips, follow our guide to a winter wedding that’s all style – and no stress. Get inspired by festive favors and flowers, as well as ideal winter wedding dresses and winter wedding cover ups. You’ll find the perfect shades for your bridesmaid dresses and all of the finishing touches that will make your day one to remember, whatever the weather.
- Look to nature for your winter wedding decorations. Tree stumps, twigs and all sizes of chopped logs. These things can give your wedding a beautiful rustic feel. This will work for both fall and winter weddings. Add gold accents to complete the festive feel.
- Opt for winter themed stationary. If you’re dreaming of a white wedding, finish textured invites with white velvet ribbon and a gold stamp.
- Choose a sparkler send off! As it will be darker quicker make the most of it. Sparklers make for great photos!
- Remember to keep festive favors chic. Because let’s face it, no one really wants a wedding snow globe… Edible items are always a good idea, but we don’t mean sugared almonds! Go for hot chocolate kits complete with marshmallows, gingerbread biscuits or even gold dusted macaroons for an extra touch of elegance.
- Ask your florist to decorate with rustic wreaths. Adding some finishing touches to your venue with seasonal greenery. Stylish, easy and won’t break the wedding budget.
- Add a Christmas tree here and there. They can be decorated with funny photos of the couple or their wedding guests.
- Serve guests pies on sticks. This is way more on trend than a cupcake but just as yummy.
- Embrace the season with your place settings. A small pine cone adds a festive feel or you could go all out with snowflake place cards.
- Decorate your table with miniature gingerbread houses. They make for sweet favors and a delicious treat.
- Experiment with moody, rich colors when it comes to bridesmaid dresses and avoid pastel shades, more appropriate for the spring and summer.
- Have magical arrangements with cream and white blooms, twisted willow and metallic vases.
- Add cute seasonal details. Three cool ideas to top off your winter-white theme – whether that be through heart shaped cookie favors, cool pine cone place cards marshmallow snowflakes in warm drinks!
- Don’t be afraid to DIY! Winter is the best season to get gilded. You’d be surprised at what you can create with a can of antique gold spray paint… Just look how effective these bottles look as candle holders.
- Don’t forget to sprinkle some mistletoe in key spots around your venue. It will create some great photo opportunities and may promote romance among your guests as the day goes.
- Don’t be afraid to sparkle. Opt for a dress with a hint of glitz. Matthew Williamson, Alice Temperley and Jenny Packham are masters of embellishment. Or for a crystal brooch for your waistband, try Glitzy Secrets.
- Don’t choose tropical flowers. They’re so much more expensive than seasonal ones! Bridesmaids will love winter blossoms such as cyclamen, irises, winter jasmine, carnations, freesias, lilies, roses and stephanotis.
- Don’t be afraid to try an alternative. Instead of a traditional tiered cake, opt for a tower of spherical Temari cakes that look like baubles – visit makiscakes.com. Fabulous!
- Don’t even thing about getting cold feet (or shoulders). Stay warm when the temperature drops with a winter wedding cover ups like a faux-fur cape.
- Don’t fizzle out, finish the evening with a bang!