Weddings are special any time of year but a wedding during the holiday season seems all the more magical and certainly will stand out from the many summer weddings that are held each year. Exchanging vows amidst soft-falling snow and glowing candlelight can make for an unforgettable day warmed by family, friends and loved ones - no matter what the temperature is outside. Choosing the winter to tie the knot can be one of the biggest decisions you make for your winter wedding planning. If you want a wedding that will be beautiful and truly unique, there are lots of different winter themes for weddings that will make your wedding very personal and very special.
Women who like to do things differently may really like the different themes and style choices available for winter weddings that aren’t available for spring or summer weddings. For example you can create a blissful winter wonderland theme in an historic mansion or grand hotel. If you want to have a warm and cozy ambience you can go with a traditional Christmas theme in an inn with a fireplace, ski lodge, or cabin in the woods. We’ve also seen great winter weddings in a charming boutique type hotel and banquet halls transformed into castles & winter wonderlands. Whatever your theme, it’s the décor that will make all the difference.
Creating story boards with colour themes and ideas is the best way to visualize your very special day.
Decide whether you want to go for sparkles & crystals with a silver and white theme or sophisticated elegance with a gold & cream theme. Perhaps you want to celebrate the holiday season with traditional reds and greens.
Special Touches – When planning your winter wedding, all elements need to work with your winter theme. Be sure to consider every detail form the wedding favors, to napkins, to table card settings.
Table cards placed in snowflake ornaments are perfect for a winter wonderland theme and the ornament can be offered to the guests as a favor.
We LOVE this idea - For those on a tight budget: personalized tea bundles are the perfect chilly-weather favor.
Napkins tied with a bundle of local greenery add a seasonal touch to the table.
Beaded snowflake ornament winter wedding favor.
Heavenly Cocoa Set for Two.
Bouquet & Florals - For those who like silver, look for dusty miller, silver-dollar eucalyptus, and mix in some baby blue eucalyptus, mixed with white flowers such as roses, football mums, crocus, lilies and stephanotis. 'Casablanca' lilies make for a delicate and elegant wintry bouquet. If you're looking for a brighter bouquet or want to make a strong statement, consider red flowers. I just love the red bold bouquet against the pristine white dress! If you are going with a traditional theme, do not be afraid to mix in pine cones & branches and red holiday berries.
Menu - You can have all of your favourite food but adding some winter touches like a squash dish, or a warm pumpkin soup will add to the winter theme, Consider serving eggnog, spiced wine, or hot chocolate (alcoholic or non-) as special treats. Look for an all-white cake, decorated with snowflake patterns, silver embellishments, or sugar sculptures.
Warm your winter wedding guests' spirits with a self-serve hot toddy station.
A wintry eggnog cocktail fits the theme of a snowy wedding.
Donuts and spiked coffee are the perfect ending or start to a winter wedding reception.
The Wedding Dress – we’ve left the best for last… If you're planning a winter wedding, especially in a colder climate, you can put together a bridal look that is not only beautiful & stunning, but will keep you comfortable and warm on your most important day. Save the strapless for spring & summer and opt for sexy transparency with lace, long sleeves and backless, layering, draped fabrics, and overall opulence. Look for shrugs, wraps, and dramatic coats to add over your dress. We’ve scoured through many wedding dress photos and have chosen our TOP 5 below. The following gorgeous styles are clear examples of how showing less skin is SEXY and can take your breath away!