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The Best Winter Wedding Ideas

The Best Winter Wedding Ideas | CHWV

If you’re planning your winter wedding and your big day is getting closer, it’s time to take your winter wedding theme to the next level.

Here are the best winter wedding ideas for you, most of which can be added to your day even at the last minute. Go on, embrace the winter and make your wedding day a real celebration of the season.

The Best Winter Wedding Ideas | CHWV


Whatever the style of your wedding, the colour scheme or even the theme of you day, here are some great little seasonal touches that you can add into your plans. Include them all or just add one or two details, it’s up to you. Winter really is a special time of year for a brilliant, memorable and wonderful wedding.

Serve your guests a warming drink, or two. Mulled drinks are always great in winter but for a sweeter treat, hot chocolate is a fantastic choice. Go for all out luxury with cream, marshmallows and even a shot of booze if you like.

The Best Winter Wedding Ideas - Hot chocolate | CHWV

Image courtesy of Kerry Carlquist Photography


Remember that you can never have too many fairylights in winter. Bring warming, twinkling light to even the darkest days and use fairylights right through your venue.

The Best Winter Wedding Ideas - Fairylights | CHWV

Image courtesy of Tom Halliday Photography


Bring the cosy feel with lots of blankets. A box for guests going outside is almost a winter must-have but you can also use blankets to decorate chairs in your ceremony and wedding breakfast.

The Best Winter Wedding Ideas - Blankets | CHWV

Image courtesy of Harwell Photography


Add wintery phrases to your wedding day signage for some seasonal style. Whether you want guests to ‘sparkle and shine’ or just to remember that it’s ‘the most wonderful time of the year’, seasonal sayings always work.

For your favours, why not gift guests wintery essentials? Gloves, pine cone firelighters or even cookie or cake mixes make fab favours. Wrap them beautifully to make them super special.

The Best Winter Wedding Ideas - Cookie and cake mix jars | CHWV

Image courtesy of Mathy Shoots People


Include wintery extras in your floral arrangements and bouquets. Silvery, frosted foliage looks fantastic and pine cones and berries are perfect for table settings.

The Best Winter Wedding Ideas - Table decorations | CHWV

Image courtesy of Rafe Abrook Photography


To bring a little extra winter style to your venue, decorate with wreaths. We all associate wreaths on doors and in our houses with the season so bring them into your wedding plans too.

Speak to your venue to find out if they have a Christmas tree in place over the festive season. This would be a great backdrop for your wedding cake or even for group photos if you have to stay inside. If guests bring you wedding gifts, pop them under the tree!

The Best Winter Wedding Ideas - Christmas tree | CHWV

Image courtesy of Paul Willetts Photography


Candlelight is always beautiful in the winter. If your venue allows candles, make really simple decorations yourself – float cranberries, a sprig or two from a Christmas tree and a candle in a jar and you’ll have a perfect winter wedding detail.

Add some extra light to the end of your party. How about adding a sparkler send off to your plans? Or, if you love colour, give all your guests glowsticks to wear or wave during your last dance.

The Best Winter Wedding Ideas - Sparkler send off | CHWV

Image courtesy of Leesha Williams Photography


Thinking about favours? We have lots of ideas for favours that are perfect for winter weddings right here.