If you’re considering a winter wedding, we’ve rounded up the of the most magical winter wedding ideas and inspiration. Whether you want festive entertainment and traditional Christmas wedding decor or a white winter wedding colour scheme – these magical winter wedding ideas will help you along your merry way…
Fairy Lights for Your Winter Wedding
Bring the magic of Christmas to your winter wedding with some overhead fairy lights. Fairy lights are a big tradition this time of year and they are handy in bringing a bit of ambience to the room, warming it up with their glow. You can hang large outside fairy lights from the ceiling above your guests tables or pop small battery powered ones in jars and spread them around the room. The fairy light jar idea is also great to direct people when it gets dark outside.
This light up stags head from Christow is a great example of a statement light piece that would look awesome at a wedding. It would do especially well if you are holding your celebration in a country house, adding a bit of a twist on a real stags head.
Christow also sells these light up trees that would look amazing outside your wintery venue. Imagine them running down the pathway to lead guests to the reception.
When it comes to winter wedding ideas, sparkers can also be dotted around tables as little wedding favours, they’ll make a great photo opportunity when it gets dark, adding a unique touch to your big day.
Winter Wedding Flowers
Some great winter wedding flowers include “baby’s breath” aka Gypsophila paniculata (seen above) which acts as the perfect filler for bouquets. There are also Cyclamens, Amaryllis, Poinsettia and of course the classic rose and Christmas rose. If you are going for a bit more of a Christmas theme, why not try and collaborate these flowers and turn them into a beautiful wedding wreath.
Another thing that adds a little nod to Christmas are dried orange segments and cinnamon sticks. You can hang them in your flower displays or string them together with a bit of eucalyptus, they’ll not only make the area feel cosy but it will also add a beautiful smell. You can try making some Pomander balls as well (oranges decorated in cloves), just tie them up with a bit of ribbon that matches your colour scheme and hang them around the venue.
If you fancy leaning into the Christmas theme a bit more, a Christmas tree is sure to bring some festive cheer to your wedding. You can decorate it according to your colour scheme and add your own baubles that you use every year, making it more personal to you. It also makes a great place to store your wedding presents!
Although this time of year brings many benefits, something you can’t escape in England is the cold. You can keep your guests warm with space heaters and central heating but you can also add a cute basket of blankets which will be much appreciated by your friends and family going into the evening.
Mulled wine, mulled cider, eggnog and baileys, all will be welcomed by your guests.
A cool wedding favour idea is to add crackers to the table, that way your guests can walk away with a little gift to remind them of your special day and at the same time provide them with an essential low tier Christmas joke.
Winter Wedding Glitter Stand for Guests
Having a glitter stand by the dance floor will be a great addition to your wedding reception. It’s a fab activity for guests and your dance floor photos will have a bit of sparkle to them.
Winter Wedding White Colour Scheme
There are many different directions your winter wedding theme can go. One example is a theme with a predominantly white colour pallet, as shown above. The white table cloth, flowers and napkins work brilliantly against the hints or green, gold and silver and it will look gorgeous in the evening with glowing candles and fairy lights.
Winter Wedding Ideas: What to wear to a Winter Wedding
Hair: Whether you are wearing your hair up or down, you can add a touch of winter magic through wearing a sparkly tiara or hair pins.
The dress: A white dress already complements the theme but you can even try other colours like silver, gold, red, or emerald, the possibilities are endless. Sequins will also bring a bit of winter elegance.
To keep warm: With it being chilly it might be a good idea to consider a long sleeve wedding dress or even invest in a beautiful fur coat, shrug or sequin jacket for the evening, your body will thank you and it would look fabulous against a dress. If you aren’t showing your legs think about wearing tights to keep your legs warm too.