Winter weddings are spectacular, and a wonderful time to get married. Whether you are planning a Christmas theme or just a general winter theme, having your wedding in this season will be unforgettable.
If you are planning to get married in the winter, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to ideas and inspiration. We have some great ideas to help you get started on your wedding planning, from colour schemes to wedding cake. Here are our top 5 ideas to help you nail your dream winter wedding.
Winter Wedding Colour Scheme
Winter weddings are magical and romantic, so embrace the season and draw some inspiration from nature. A white colour scheme will look spectacular, especially with the addition of natural tones and a touch of sparkle. White goes particularly well with metallics, too. Rose gold, gold, silver and copper tones are all good choices. For a bolder look, pair metallics with deep colours such as red with gold, and silver with navy blue. The colour scheme can be used for your wedding invitations, bouquets, wedding cake and table accessories.
Wintery Wedding Favours
Give your guests special winter treats to take home from your wedding. Winter-inspired wedding favours like candy canes, mulled wine, hot chocolate and marshmallows, chocolate coins and sparklers are wonderful token gifts which your guests will love.
Winter Wedding Cakes
Whether you are opting for an elaborate frosted cake or an on-trend naked wedding cake, it will be the star of your wedding reception. There are some beautiful winter wedding cakes that will not only have your mouth watering but will look spectacular on your wedding table. A white frosted and crumb cake served on a wooden tree slice cake board, decorated with a natural finish of berries, evergreen foliage and pine cones will immediately give proceedings a festive feel. On the other hand, using the darker colours from your chosen palette like red will make your cake seem rich and indulgent.
Romantic Candle Light and sparkle
Candle light is atmospheric and romantic, so decorate tables at your reception with lanterns and embellish with some evergreens for cosy winter lighting. You could also add some festive fairy lights around your reception venue and to your tables.
Keep your Guests Cosy
Winter weather is unpredictable and can be cold. Keep your guests toasty by putting shawls and blankets over the back of your their chairs, and keep a few umbrellas in a basket near the door for your guests to use if the they need to go outside. Another lovely idea is to serve your guests a warm arrival drink, such as mulled wine or cider and hot chocolate. Hitched magazine recommends offering handwarmers at your winter wedding reception, saying:
“Growing in popularity for winter weddings, hand warmers have a small metal disc inside that you crack to release heat for around 30 minutes (just long enough for outdoor photos or a firework display). They can be re-used and personalised for your wedding.”