Winter is arguably the most enchanting season to get hitched. If you agree and are looking for some winter wedding ideas, we are here to help! There are seriously endless possible details you can incorporate into your winter wedding to make it extra magical. In a previous article, we went over some of our favorites. Here are a few more of our favorite winter wedding ideas to help get your planning started!
Before moving forward with your other winter wedding ideas, you need to secure an appropriate venue. Unless you want your guests to be miserable and to shiver your way through your vows, you will need an indoor venue.
One of the most elegant approaches to a winter wedding is simplicity. Simplicity in your winter wedding decor is more efficiently achieved with the help of a gorgeous venue. Bonus points if your wedding and reception are at the same venue so you and your guests need not venture out into the cold to relocate. Many times, all-in-one venues also offer money-and-time-saving all-inclusive packages that can make your wedding planning a breeze.
Looking for a winter wedding idea that’s extra cozy? Keep your guests warm and snug by providing throw blankets! Even while indoors, the chill of winter outside makes us all want to snuggle into a warm blanket. Therefore, bring some of the coziness of the season to your winter wedding by making throw blankets available in baskets for your guests if they need one. Bonus points if you let your guests take them home as a winter wedding favor idea!
To keep your winter wedding ideas extra warm and cozy, be sure to offer warm beverages at your reception. Your winter wedding ideas should address all the senses. Therefore, the spicy/sweet smells and flavors of a warm beverage like apple cider, hot chocolate, or mulled wine should finish off your overall winter wedding theme perfectly. Create a signature cocktail using a spiked version of one of these cozy drinks. Or simply provide ingredients as a DIY bar for your guests to make their own.
Let’s be honest, our favorite winter wedding ideas are about the cake! To create an extra wintery cake, consider everything from the flavor to the decorations.
Choosing your wedding cake flavor is one of the best (and yummiest!) parts of the wedding planning process. However, once you begin, you realize just how many different wedding cake flavors and combinations there are out there, and it can seem a bit overwhelming (but in the best way!). However, it’s a very popular concept to let the season of your wedding influence the wedding cake flavor. For example, for a winter-inspired wedding cake, think of warm, indulgent, and more comforting flavors such as:
Once you’ve chosen a wintery wedding cake flavor, now it’s time to decorate it and make it look festive, too! Naked cakes are a popular (and inexpensive) choice for winter wedding cakes. Whether it’s naked or not, consider embellishments such as:
Lastly, one of the most festive and enchanting winter wedding ideas is to have a sparkler send-off! Forget the boring rice. There are plenty of wedding send-off ideas that are much more exciting for you and your guests. And in the winter, nothing is more magical than the warmth and brightness of a sparkler twinkling in the night as your family and friends send you and the one you love most onward to start your new life together.
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