70 Winter Wedding Ideas – Create A Magical Winter Wonderland

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?

Photo: My Beautiful Bride via Orleans House Gallery Wedding

 

Magical Winter Wedding Ideas To Create A Wonderland

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!

1. Give Guests Blankets

Protect guests against the winter chill by giving out cosy blankets. They can also double up as favours for guests to take home.

Photo: Alex Tenters Photography via Farm Wedding

 

2. Dried Buttonhole

Dried greenery, seeds and grasses in white make for a gorgeous seasonal buttonhole. Paired with a black tux, this is one chic groom style.

Photo: Christine Third Wheeling via Celestial Wedding Ideas

 

3. Starry Decor

Take inspiration from the dark night skies of the winter by using celestial decorations. Paper decorations are wedding budget friendly too.

Photo: Emily Tyler Photography via Upthorpe Wood Wedding

 

4. Snowy Portraits

If you are lucky enough to have snow on your wedding day, be sure to have snowy wedding photos. Ask your wedding photographer or wedding videographer to pull you outdoors if it snows during the day.

Photo: T S Foto Design via Igloo Hotel Wedding

 

5. Candles

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.

Photo: Georgi Mabee via Botanical Tipi Wedding

 

6. Anemones

Incorporate winter wedding flower anemones into your bouquet. They make for the perfect seasonal bloom.

Photo: Joanna Briggs Photography via Winter Blue Barn Wedding Ideas

 

7. Sock Favours

Keep tootsies warm with snuggly sock wedding favours. Or buy socks as gifts for your wedding party as a small treat.

Photo: Sophie Oldhamstead Photography via Maidens Barn Wedding

 

8. Firepit

Have a firepit for evening warmth outdoors. Prepare a sing-song around the fire for camp vibes.

Photo: Novella Photography via Back Garden Wedding Vermont

 

9. Long Sleeves

Be sure to opt for long sleeves for that extra layer in beautiful style.

Photo: Camilla Andrea Photography via Modern Pink Wedding Ideas

 

10. Cosy Barn

Host your reception in a cosy barn and add fabric drapes for an inviting warm feel.

Photo: Siobhan Beales Photography via Wick Farm Bath Wedding

 

11. Cardigan

Pop on a cardigan or jacket for an easy and cute coverup. This is me and my husband at our woodland wedding ceremony!

Photo: Alexa Loy via Our Wedding Ceremony

 

12. Mittens

Consider wearing mittens or chic gloves to keep your hands toasty warm.

Photo: T S Foto Design via Igloo Hotel Wedding

 

13. Spruce Runner

Use spruce in your greenery table runner. Think about adding a mix of foliage with candles for a layered effect.

Photo: Mini and Me Photography via Christmas Wedding Ideas

 

14. Festive Make-up

Go bold with your make-up. Don red lipstick and glitter eyeshadow all the way.

Photo: Lori Young Photography via Autumn Wedding Colours

 

15. Ice Skates

Use ice skates as a cute decor prop, or hire an ice rink if you want to go extra.

Photo: Joanna Briggs Photography via Winter Blue Barn Wedding Ideas

 

16. Fairy Light Tunnel

Create an enchanting atmosphere with a romantic fairy light tunnel. Dine beneath the lights or hold your first dance there.

Photo: Dani Louise Photography via Midsummer Night’s Dream Wedding

 

17. Velvet Suits

Add warmth and texture to suits by choosing velvet fabric.

Photo: Emily + Katy Photography via Creative Village Hall Wedding

 

18. Blue & White

Blue and white is a great winter wedding colour scheme to try.

Photo: Ryann Lindsey Wedding Photography via Snowy Winter Wonderland Wedding

 

19. Hot Chocolate

Perhaps the ultimate winter wedding welcome drink, hot chocolate is sure to warm you on the day.

Photo: Avalon Photography via Christmas Engagement

 

20. Greenery Cloud

Create your own wedding flower cloud indoors using greenery and grasses.

Photo: Grace Elizabeth Photography via Grey Wedding Ideas

 

21. Jumper

Swap shirts for roll neck jumpers, so dapper!

Photo: Golden Hare Wedding Photography via Rust Wedding Inspiration

 

22. Coffee Station

Replace ice cold drinks with steaming hot coffee.

Photo: Taylor Parker Photography via Whimsical Garden Wedding

 

23. Pinecones

Collect pinecones and use them for a wintry centrepiece idea.

Photo: Dani Nicole Photography via Cedar Creek Ranch Wedding

 

24. Wreath Chairs

Elevate your wedding chairs with sweet greenery wreaths.

Photo: Joanna Briggs Photography via Winter Blue Barn Wedding Ideas

 

25. Cosy Outdoor Seating

Create a cosy and inviting outdoor seating area with rugs, cushions and twinkling lights.

Photo: Emily Tyler Photography via Upthorpe Wood Wedding

 

26. Cosy Bridesmaids

Team knitwear with skirts and tights for a cosy bridesmaid look.

Photo: Cat Arwel Photography via Fron Farm Yurt Wedding

 

27. Winter Cocktails

Get the winter wedding party started with wintery cocktails come evening.

Winter Cocktail Ideas

Whiskey Sour
Mulled Wine
Punch
Hot Toddy
Sloe Gin
Mulled Cider
Expresso Martini
Buttered Rum

Photo: Moana Photography via Wedding Ideas Canary Islands

 

28. Igloo Venue

For the ultimate winter location, tie the knot in an igloo.

Photo: T S Foto Design via Igloo Hotel Wedding

 

29. Festoon Lighting

Festoon lighting adds a modern, industrial feel to winter celebrations.

Photo: Camilla Andrea Photography via Whimsical Boho Wedding

 

30. Ski Decor

Use mini wooden skiis in your decorations.

Photo: Rebecca Walters via Buckinghamshire Barn Wedding

 

31. Soup Canapes

Mugs of steamy soup is sure to be the ideal canape idea.

Photo: Honeydew Moments via Treehouse Wedding

 

32. Fire Performers

Bring the heat and fun with fire performers.

Photo: Lightening Photography via Yellow Blue Summer Wedding

 

33. Champgange Tower

Kick off the celebrations with a champagne tower, perfect for New Year’s Eve weddings too.

Photo: Kerry Ann Duffy via Champagne Luxe Wedding

 

34. Sequins

Use sequins in table runners and even outfits!

Photo: Matt Austin Images via Opulent Eccentric Berry Gold Wedding

 

35. Ski Table Plan

Use skis to make a table plan.

Photo: Rebecca Walters via Buckinghamshire Barn Wedding

 

36. Coats

Pop a stylish coat over your outfits to keep in the warmth.

Photo: Charlie and Em Photography via Staffordshire Registry Office Wedding

 

37. Glitter Bar

If there’s ever a time for glitter, it has to be at a winter wedding!

Photo: Brightwing Photography via Barn Wedding Shropshire

 

38. Fairy Lights & Candles

Bring all the magical vibes by using both fairy lights and candles.

Photo: The Gibsons via Magical Snowy Wedding

 

39. Chocolate Fountain

Indulge in a decadent chocolate fountain for dessert.

Photo: Thyme Lane Photography via Cooling Castle Barn Wedding

 

40. Cosy PJs

Treat you and your wedding party to cosy winter PJs for those prep photos.

Photo: Lunalee Photography via Bohemian Industrial Oxblood Wedding

 

41. Snowboard Guest Book

Ask guests to sign your snowboard for a fun guest book idea.

  Photo: Alexa Poppe Wedding Photography via Nancarrow Farm Wedding

 

42. Smokey Eyes

Go for dramatic and beautiful smokey eye make up.

Photo: Laura May Photography via Indian Wedding UK

 

43. Branches

Add branches to flower arrangements for a wintertime style.

Photo: The Gibsons via Magical Snowy Wedding

 

44. Boots & Tights

Swap shoes for boots and tights.

Photo: Pierra G Photography via France Elopement Ideas

 

45. Tea Favours

Gift tea for favours so guests can enjoy a brew at home.

Photo: Victoria Baker Weddings via Intimate Garden Wedding

 

46. Greenery Ceremony Decor

Add oodles of foliage to your ceremony with a greenery hoop, pew ends and even pedestal florals.

Photo: Danielle Smith Photography via Ruscus Wedding

 

47. Snowboard Sign

Bring the peaks to your day by using snowboards as signs.

Photo: Alexa Poppe Wedding Photography via Nancarrow Farm Wedding

 

48. Snowy White

Snowy white blooms look sophisticated and beautiful at winter weddings.

Photo: Emily Tyler Photography via Upthorpe Wood Wedding

 

49. Red & Gold Invites

Choose deep red and gold for a seasonal wedding invitation design.

Photo: Victoria Crocker Photography via Burgundy Wedding Theme

 

50. Cheese

Think about having an alternative wedding cake of cheese!

Photo: Lola Rose Photography via Bonfires Autumn Wedding Ideas

 

51. Wellies

Bring welly boots for rainy or snowy photos with your wedding photographer.

Photo: Kazooieloki Photography via Peaky Blinders Wedding

 

52. Gypsophila

Baby’s breath looks so light and fluffy and evokes a snowy feel to wedding decorations.

Photo: Leah Lombardi via Pimhill Barn Wedding

 

53. Log Stump Cake

Ask your wedding cake baker to design a log stump cake for forest vibes.

Photo: Nicola Dawson Photography via Micro Wedding

 

54. Cosy Camper

Hire cool wedding transport that’ll keep you toasty warm.

Photo: Avalon Photography via Christmas Engagement

 

55. Snow Confetti

Swap conventional confetti for white confetti and create a snowfall-inspired confetti throw.

Photo: Wyldbee Photography via Homemade Wedding

 

56. Iced Donuts

Iced donuts are a luxe treat sure to fill hungry tummies.

Photo: Grace Elizabeth Photography via Grey Wedding Ideas

 

57. Neon Sign Backdrop

Go for a glowing neon sign wedding backdrop to your top table.

Photo: Amy Lou Photography via York Minster Wedding

 

58. Umbrellas

Bring along stylish umbrellas to protect you and your guests from the elements.

Photo: Thyme Lane Photography via Milton Keynes Wedding

 

59. Cookie Wall

Instead of sweets, pop warming cookies on a wall!

Photo: The Light Painters via Hazel Gap Barn Wedding

 

60. Dried Flowers

Dried wedding flowers are a great flower choice for winter celebrations.

Photo: Mini and Me Photography via Christmas Wedding Ideas

 

61. Velvet Runner

Oozing cosiness, velvet table runners will look stunning.

Photo: Olivia Yuen Photo via New Orleans Micro Wedding

 

62. Sparkler Exit

For the most magical of wedding images, plan a wedding sparkler exit.

Photo: Tiree Dawson via Askham Hall Winter Wedding

 

63. Glitter Heels

Be bold with your accessories, using glitter and velvet fabrics.

Photo: Becky Harley Photography via North Mymms Park Wedding

 

64. Smoke Machine

Bring atmosphere to your first dance with a smoke machine.

Photo: The Backyard Studios via Philippines Wedding

 

65. S’mores

Plan s’mores for marshmallow toasting after dark.

Photo: Oobaloos Photography via Kingscote Barn Wedding

 

66. Frosted Cake

A white cake with gold frosted accents makes for a stunning show-stopper.

Winter Wedding Cake Flavours

Salted Caramel
Chocolate
Orange
Toffee
Cranberry
Nutty (be careful about any guest allergies)
Red Velvet
Coffee
Apple
Ginger

Photo: Emily Tyler Photography via Upthorpe Wood Wedding

 

67. Pies

Mini sweet or savoury pies are a great canape idea.

Photo: Lori Blythe Photography via Christmas Tree Farm Wedding Ideas

 

68. Silver Bouquet

Use silvery tones in your wedding flower arrangements.

Photo: The Backyard Studios via Philippines Wedding

 

69. Fireworks

End the night with majestic fireworks with your fave tunes.

Photo: Flawless Photography via Chateau Lagorce Wedding

 

70. Fireplace Decor

Finally, retreat to a cosy warm fireplace decorated beautifully for a nightcap.

Photo: Becky Harley Photography via North Mymms Park Wedding

What Is The Best Month For A Winter Wedding?

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.

Is A Winter Wedding A Good Idea?

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!

 

Further Reading

111 Christmas Wedding Ideas
40 Winter Wedding Cake Ideas

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