More and more couples are choosing the off season of winter for their wedding celebrations. This does not only give the advantage of cheaper vendors and an overall cheaper wedding, but also the opportunity for a more unique theme of fun wedding colors and ideas. A winter wedding provides an abundance of romantic ideas for a wedding.
What’s not to love about a snow themed wedding? From the snowy landscape to the winter inspired décor to winter wedding flowers and such. You can have a most fabulous wedding no matter how chilly or terrible the weather might be. Stick with us for our list of winter wedding tips below. And if you need any more, you can always visit wedding forward.
7 Tips for Throwing an Amazing Winter Wedding
1. Groomsmen and Bridesmaids Attire
You could use this winter wedding opportunity to blend your wedding theme with the outfit designs for your bridal party. One of our simple winter wedding ideas is to dress your groomsmen in velvet blazers. This is a unique and trendy look that will also keep the guys warm. You should also consider cover ups for the bridesmaids that match beautifully with their bridesmaids’ dresses and don’t forget the unique pieces of jewelry to complete the look (check them out here).
2. Consider Cozy Party Favors
When planning a winter wedding, you can consider party favors that are so cozy, they even can be used at the wedding. Think hand warmers and plush throws, ponchos or wraps in colors that match your wedding theme. You could also throw in hot cocoa mixes and fancy hot water bottles. Encourage your guests to cozy up and be comfy at your wintry wedding after their time outside in bad weather.
3. Festive Décor
Select a color palette to go with the cold and festive season. Give your venue a festive look that will contrast the chill your guests will face outside. For winter, you would want seasonal greens and reds, or you could have a black and white palette with a metallic touch. Use your selected colors from start to finish, from your wedding invites, to the wedding décor, to tie it all together. For centerpieces, you could fill trays with ornaments and also have fresh flowers for some elegance.
4. Think Cozy Reception Space
Candles will add that romantic glow to your event. However, there are additional methods for making your space as cozy as possible for your guests. Winter wedding ideas that will make your space more inviting include adding soft, lush textures for comfort. From chenille pillows, to lush napkins tied with velvet ribbons, to a custom bar for hot toddy or hot chocolate. It’s usually the little things that count, and come together to give just the right ambiance to your winter wedding theme.
5. Use One Venue for Your Wedding Ceremony and Reception
Holding your wedding ceremony and wedding reception at the same venue, solves a myriad of problems not only for you, but for your guests as well in winter. Weddings in snow would be much easier if guests and vendors wouldn’t have to move from one location to another in bad weather. If it’s a location that can also house the guests overnight, then that would be even better.
6. Keep a Coat Check in Mind
In the winter it is important to remember that your guests might need spaces to keep their coats and jackets. The detail of a safe space where they can keep their belongings during your wedding, is something that should not be overlooked. So, consider setting up a coat check at your wedding ceremony and reception venue for their use. It will be quite convenient and well appreciated by all who attend.
7. Choose a Wintry Dessert
Asides winter wedding decorations and attire styles that incorporate your winter theme, your food can get in line as well. Customize your wedding treats and dessert by adding a winter spin on things. Think of a hot chocolate station to go with your desserts. You could even switch the traditional tiered wedding day cake with a warm, molten type instead. Think warm and cozy when creating your menu, for ideas that will hit just the right spot with your guests on a cold winter day.
Choosing to have a winter wedding can be advantageous in a number of ways. However, you do not have to stick to the usual winter wedding colors and winter theme. You can customize and personalize your wedding to represent you and your partner in the best of ways. As the temperatures drop and the snow falls around you, we hope these tips can get you started to having the fabulous winter wedding of your dreams.