47 Magical Winter Wedding Ideas That Will Transform Your Day

If you’re planning a winter wedding, be inspired by 47 magical winter wedding ideas that will transform your wedding day into a wonderland


With so many weddings taking place during the summer, sometimes it’s nice to be different and step away from the crowd! Winter weddings can be full of sparkle, warmth and mulled wine – what more could you want? If you love the idea of a cosy winter wedding but don’t know where to start then take a look at some of our favourite winter wedding ideas right here.

1. Send seasonal wedding invitations with a winter or Christmas theme

Winter theme wedding invitations

Image credit: Elle Bee Designs

2. Have your ceremony early so you can make the most of the light for your wedding photos

3. Use wedding candles to add a delicate glow to your wedding venue

4. Then add to the ambience by hanging pretty fairy lights

5. Choose a wedding venue that is perfect for a winter wedding – with lots of indoor space and roaring fires!

Sparkford Hall

Image credit: Sparkford Hall

6. Include a Christmas tree as part of your décor (your venue may even already plan on having one)

7. Use pinecones to decorate your venue – you could even spray them gold for a glam finishing touch

8. Serve Mulled wine instead of champagne at your drinks reception

9. …Or offer mulled cider as something a little bit different

10. Swap traditional canapés for festive treats such as pigs in blankets and tiny Yorkshire puddings

11. Have a hog roast for your evening reception

12. Include fun (and budget-friendly) candy canes in your table centrepieces

13. Don’t forget a wedding umbrella – you can get some great seasonal wedding photos and you know you’ll be kept dry!

14. Wear a stunning long sleeved wedding dress to keep you warm and cosy

Long sleeved wedding dress

Image credit: Jasmine Couture

15. Or embrace the cape trend and wear a wedding dress with a cape

16. Swap delicate wedding shoes for wellies to get some amazing wedding pictures

17. Embrace and icy cool blue and silver wedding colour scheme

18. Use baubles instead of place cards

Bauble Place Cards

Image credit: Dale Lodge Hotel

19. Play Christmas music throughout your wedding breakfast

20. Serve a traditional Christmas dinner at your wedding breakfast

21. Have Christmas crackers as wedding favours

22. Have some upbeat Christmas classics played during your evening reception

23. Order a stylish winter wedding cake

24. Embrace your winter theme with some snowflake jewellery

25. Wrap up warm for your pictures by wearing a tailored

26. Swap wedding confetti for sparklers

27. Give your wedding guests cosy blankets to use if they are sitting outside

28. Have marshmallow toasting in the evening

29. Serve cosy hot chocolate as part of your evening reception (with the option of adding Baileys or Whiskey!)

30. Dress your bridesmaids in beautiful berry tones

31. …Or add some festive sparkle and dress them in glittering sequin bridesmaid dresses

32. Include winter berries in your bridal bouquet

33. Source winter flowers for your wedding – such as roses, lisianthus and alstroemeria

34. Include holly in your centrepieces

35. Embrace the weather and have some amazing snowy wedding pictures

Snowy wedding photos

Image credit: Rockliffe Hall

36. Wear a faux fur shawl over your dress for a cosy and romantic look

37. Add some “frosting” to your look with a seriously glittering headpiece

38. Have a festive photo booth with Santa hats and reindeer antlers

39. Name your reception tables after your favourite Christmas songs

40. …or name them after all of Santa’s reindeers (top table being Rudolph)

41. Have a winter themed guest book for people to sign

42. Instead of a traditional wedding post box, swap this for a Santa sack

43. Consider an ultra-glam black tie wedding theme

44. Add sleigh bells to your wedding car for some festive sounds

45. Choose a red wine that is bursting with seasonal notes like blackberry and cinnamon

46. Serve your after dinner coffee with advent calendar chocolates

47. If you’re fast with your thank you cards, then send your favourite wedding pic turned into a Christmas card

If this now has your dreaming of a winter wedding day then take a look at some of the best winter wedding cakes, or browse thousands of ideas in our winter wedding inspiration gallery.


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