Winter Themed Weddings

Get the venue you want with a full selection of dates available at budget pricing by choosing an off-season wedding from December through February. While summer can be a busy time for travel, your guests are more likely to have an open weekend during the winter months and will be a seasonal standout. Plus, your tropical honeymoon will be much more welcome—not just for this year, but for many wedding anniversaries.

Every season has its own unique value propositions. If you’re in the early planning stages, we’ve got the ultimate list of winter themed wedding ideas for you to consider.

Attire & Colors

Winter calls for deeper hues, thicker fabrics, and classic elegance. Consider these colors:

  • Classy and elegant, a streamlined black-and-white or minimalist gray-brown-white winter wedding theme frees up creativity for calligraphy, muted floral patterns, or tasteful pops of color hidden in centerpieces and floral bouquets.
  • When the weather chills, weddings naturally lend themselves to icy blue, white, and gray winter wonderland colors--add a touch of green for springtime optimism.
  • This year, deep jewel tones are trending, with color palettes like burgundy/midnight blue/gold or hunter green/brown/gold.

Winter weddings call for brides nestled beneath luxurious fur shawls or show-stopping in snowflake-patterned lace gowns. Grooms can opt for cashmere, tweed, flannel, or wool suits that would be otherwise too warm any other time of year.

groom embracing bride wearing shaw in the winter

Themes & Decorations

Love the holidays—twinkling lights, poinsettias, tinsel garlands, and all? You can potentially save money on décor if your venue is already decked out with beautiful seasonal accents. If it isn’t, a few simple choices can make all the difference. Add a whimsical holiday touch with velvet tablecloths, romantic votive candles, hypericum berries, oversized ornaments, and wreaths. Similarly, a winter wonderland theme uses snowflakes, rhinestones, crystals, strings of light, and white birch trees for an elegant display.

Rustic snow chalet is another trending theme for winter weddings. Choose warm, cozy, natural décor like trees, wood, fur, stone, lanterns, and a fireplace or fire pit. Add winter pine wreaths and snow-white accents. Better yet, have your event at a ski chalet and combine your love of winter sports with your destination wedding.

Or, if you prefer, begin your new life together as you ring out the New Year. For centerpieces, try towering vases with shiny ornaments, vintage clocks, gold sequin table runners, peacock feathers, or fondue stations. Next, hang different size disco balls overhead and stock up on photo booth props to make a fun-filled scrapbook. Finally, be sure to purchase sparklers and wedding confetti cannons for the ultimate celebration at midnight.

newlywed couple taking in the beautiful winter wedding decor

Food & Drink

Summer silhouettes are far away, which gives you the liberty of stocking up on comfort food like cheesy mac, sweet potatoes, root vegetables, steamy soups, and carving station fare. Tomato soup shooters with grilled cheese croutons add a seasonal twist to passed hors d’oeuvres, while the hot cocoa bar, spiked hot ciders, and s’mores make for a sweet treat to top the night off.

winter wedding food buffet table

Photos & Favors

No matter where you live, planning a winter wedding is no guarantee for a tranquil snowy backdrop. Ask your wedding planner if the venue allows white confetti cannons that can “make it snow” during your first dance or wedding party photo shoot. Shooting paper 15 feet in the air gives the effect of snowflakes without holding your breath for Mother Nature, ensuring perfect photos. If your budget allows, a “to have and to hold in case you get cold” blanket makes a thoughtful winter favor.

Wedding party sparklers have become a choice favor in recent years. Guests stand in two lines across from each other and hold up sparklers to form a tunnel for the newlyweds as they leave the reception venue. A flame signifies optimism and hope, which is perfect for your special day. In essence, your friends and family light the way into your new life together. Display favors with personalized sparkler tags, set in rustic galvanized buckets, for décor that matches a variety of themes from rustic to modern.

bride and groom walking through a shower of sparklers

Make Your Winter Wedding Truly Spectacular with Help from I Love Sparklers

Winter weddings offer unconventional magic. We hope these winter themed wedding ideas help you plan a picturesque and momentous celebration. Contact us if you need sparklers for wedding favors. Affordable and picture-perfect, it’s these little details guests remember for years to come.