Weddings don't always have to be held during the summer months. Having a winter wedding can be even more romantic and there are plenty of venue options given the colder weather. Some couples opt for winter weddings because guests' schedules may be more flexible with the holidays and sometimes wedding venues offer discounts for off-season weddings. Check out these wedding ideas for winter and plan a cozy, intimate celebration for your nuptials.
Get inspired by these unique winter wedding ideas:
Winter wedding favors: Use the season as inspiration for wedding favors for all the guests. Place a small, sentimental tree ornament at each place setting (for instance, etch the date of the wedding on the back) or give guests a sachet of dried flowers that echo what is in the bridal bouquet.
Winter wedding cakes: Cake flavors that are popular at winter weddings are carrot cake, red velvet, cinnamon spice, double chocolate fudge, and burnt caramel. Ask a local caterer to come up with a unique combination of flavors that both the bride and groom love and that will make guests feel like curling up by the fire with a plate of yummy wedding cake.
Winter wedding decorations: Depending on the venue, decorate the space with winter wedding colors and combinations like shades of red and pink, warm whites, black, chocolate, silver and gold, and deep shades of blue. Consider doing a formal wedding in a fancy hall or restaurant and decorate each table in a winter snow theme.
Coming up wth winter weddings ideas should be a collaborative process between the bride, groom, and family members. Consider having the wedding during the winter holidays. Some Christmas wedding ideas are to have a small, intimate wedding at your family home and use existing Christmas decorations to spice up the space or do a private ceremony at a favorite restaurant and make the reception small enough that all guests can stay for drinks, appetizers, and a buffet.