While the weather outside might be frightful, a winter wedding can be so delightful! Winter is arguably the most enchanting season to get hitched. The snow! The twinkly lights! The cozy drinks! The enviably Instagrammable wedding pics! 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. Here are a few of our favorite winter wedding ideas to help get your planning started!
If you start off your winter wedding ideas by planning at least a year ahead, you can begin to set the tone for your winter wedding with your save-the-dates. Winter weather, seasonal foliage features, and holiday decorations everywhere can inspire some fabulous Hallmark-worthy engagement photos with your photographer. Use your favorite(s) of these photos for your save-the-dates to kick off your winter wedding theme.
If your climate doesn’t offer dependable snow in the winter (hello, Houston!), take an engagement weekend getaway somewhere frosty to snag some magical, snowy pics. If you don’t want to travel far, take a quick road trip to College Station and visit Santa’s Wonderland where they create real snow, offer outdoor ice skating, and have endless photo ops with their impressive and expansive twinkly holiday light displays.
Alternatively, you can keep things simple by snagging some festive but not overly holiday-forward winter engagement photos at a Christmas tree farm.
The chillier winter weather gives you different options when it comes to your wedding dress and fashion styles that would be nonsensical to try to pull off in the warmer months.
If you’re all about the elegance of long sleeves, you’ll have a miserable, sweaty time with them in the summer. However, long sleeves are a perfect winter wedding idea.
Additionally, no fabric is off-limits. If you’ve always dreamed of a white crushed velvet wedding dress, you’ll be more comfortable with the reality of that fabric in the winter than in the spring or summer. Likewise, if you’re into fun shoe options to accompany your dress that showcases your personality, you can reasonably add more substantial shoe options such as boots in the winter!
Another winter wedding idea for your overall wedding style is to layer up! When done right, nothing looks cozier and more stylish than an ultra-luxe sweater thrown on top of your wedding dress. Want something easier to throw on? Pair your dress with a bold statement coat. Or for an ultimate wintery look, drape a luxurious faux fur stole over your shoulders, and consider matching faux fur stoles for your bridesmaids as well.
Whether your wedding style is simple and elegant or all-out glitzy, set off your look with some sparkly accessories. Reflect the snowy outdoors in your ensemble with a few icy, twinkly, frosty accents that will have you sparkling down that aisle. Whether you just like a little sparkle or are ALL about the glitter, sparkly accessories are a winter wedding idea for everyone.
When considering winter wedding ideas for your makeup, take this opportunity to rock a bold lip color. Blushy pinks and corals dominate wedding makeup looks in the spring and summer months. However, winter is the perfect time to warm up your crisp white dress by pairing it with a velvety, vampy red lip color.
In the spring and summer months, all kinds of florals are accessible, cheap, and widely used in weddings. While you can still go all-out with the florals in the winter, it can get expensive fast. So why force it? Winter wedding ideas for florals are simple and ultra-elegant and can suit any wedding style from rustic to modern. Also, they are cheap!
Instead of expensive and colorful out-of-season blooms, opt for monochromatic arrangements, such as all white or all red blooms. Or, forget the blooms altogether and focus on greenery-filled arrangements and bouquets for you and your bridesmaids. Another winter wedding bridesmaid bouquet alternative that’s rustic and elegant is a simple greenery wreath. Bringing natural elements from the outdoors into your decor is a winter wedding idea that will never go out of style.
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