63 Ideas For the Ultimate Winter Wonderland Wedding

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Winter wedding ideas
MATT + JESS
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by Maddy Sims
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Maddy Sims
Associate Editor
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Updated Nov 06, 2020

The weather outside may be frightful, but you can still host a wedding that's delightful. Planning your nuptials for the cold weather season presents unique opportunities: dreamy, snow-filled photoshoots, holiday-themed details and glittering, bold décor. To help get you inspired for your own day, we rounded up 63 winter wedding ideas you'll want to save immediately. We cover winter wedding outfit ideas, winter wedding cake ideas, winter wedding centerpiece ideas and more. Just scrolling through this list will have you craving a cup of hot cocoa, so fix yourself a piping hot mug and check out these ideas to bring your dream winter wonderland wedding to life.

White Floral Arch
winter wedding ideas white floral arch
READYLUCK

Your flowers don't have to be red to celebrate the season. A white floral arch will make your guests feel like they're walking in a winter wonderland indoors.

Snowy First Look
winter wedding ideas snowy first look
PHOTO BY BETSY

Share your first look outside in the snow for a dreamy picture that'll get all the likes on Instagram.

Barn Venue

winter wedding ideas barn venue
EMILY DELAMATER PHOTOGRAPHY

A barn venue's rustic feel will complement the winter weather beautifully. Plus, minimal decorations (like long garlands of greenery) will transform the space into a cozy cold weather hideaway.

Pine Needle Bouquet
winter wedding ideas pine needle bouquet
EMILY DELAMATER PHOTOGRAPHY

Pay homage to the cold season by incorporating long branches of pine needles into your wedding bouquet. It's a creative, edgy way to celebrate your winter wedding.

Red Candles
winter wedding ideas red candles
STEVEN MICHAEL PHOTOGRAPHY

Lean into the holiday season in a subtle way. Red candles look festive without feeling too forced.

Emerald Suit
winter wedding ideas emerald blazer
SUZY GOODRICK PHOTOGRAPHY

Rock an emerald suit (one of this year's biggest wedding trends) for the occasion. It'll look awesome next to your seasonal decor.

Space Heaters

winter wedding ideas space heaters
SUZY GOODRICK PHOTOGRAPHY

Even in a warm climate, temperatures can drop at night during the winter. Keep your guests comfortable with space heaters placed throughout the space.

Greenhouse Filled With Twinkling Lights and Candles
winter wedding ideas greenhouse
JILL DEVRIES PHOTOGRAPHY

A greenhouse may seem like a warm-weather favorite, but with candles and twinkling lights, it'll transform into a winter wonderland.

Rug Aisle Runner

winter wedding ideas rug aisle runner
SUZY GOODRICK PHOTOGRAPHY

Winterize any large, bright space with a rug aisle runner. It'll instantly add a cozy vibe to your ceremony.

Celestial-Inspired Place Setting

winter wedding ideas celestial decor
TIDA SVY PHOTOGRAPHY

A celestial-inspired wedding theme is a creative way to pay tribute to the winter season.

Mitten Favors
winter wedding ideas mitten favors
J. HARPER PHOTOGRAPHY

If you're exchanging vows in cold temperatures, consider this creative winter wedding favor idea. Your guests can wear these cozy mittens on the day and after the fact.

Red Cocktails
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AMBER GRESS PHOTOGRAPHY

Looking for winter wedding cocktail ideas? Serve up your favorite red drink to celebrate your cold weather nuptials.

Neon Sign on Wooden Backdrop
winter wedding ideas neon sign
ELISA LOPEZ PHOTOGRAPHY

A rustic wooden backdrop feels warm and cozy, but adding a neon sign will make it feel more modern.

Emerald Wedding Party Outfits
winter wedding ideas emerald wedding party outfits
SUZY GOODRICK PHOTOGRAPHY

Emerald is already a popular wedding color, but it looks especially stunning in the wintertime.

Warm Pastel Flowers

winter wedding ideas warm pastels
SOCAL STANDARD

Using warm, muted pastel colors will add extra coziness to your winter wedding.

Velvet Accent in Bouquet

winter wedding ideas velvet ribbon bouquet
SUZY GOODRICK PHOTOGRAPHY

Tying your bouquet together with a velvet ribbon will instantly add a wintery vibe to your fresh flowers.

Velvet Suit

winter wedding ideas velvet suit
TIDA SVY PHOTOGRAPHY

Velvet is a staple for winter wedding attire because it's the perfect blend of cozy and chic.

Silver and Blue Seating Chart

winter wedding ideas silver and blue escort wall
TIDA SVY PHOTOGRAPHY

Add a winter wonderland vibe to your event space with a silver and blue seating chart.

Metallic Stationery
winter wedding ideas metallic stationery
TIDA SVY PHOTOGRAPHY

Add a touch of winter snow sparkle to your wedding stationery by incorporating metallic foil accents.

Burgundy Suit Jacket
winter wedding ideas burgundy suit jacket
MALLORY MUNSON PHOTOGRAPHY

Looking for a festive winter wedding outfit option? Rock a burgundy suit jacket instead of the popular black or navy.

Ranch Venue
winter wedding ideas barn venue
MALLORY MUNSON PHOTOGRAPHY

Say "I do" in a rustic ranch with a view of the winter snow. Your guests can admire the winter wonderland outside while staying comfortably warm.

White and Silver Arch

winter wedding ideas silver arch
J. HARPER PHOTOGRAPHY

Turn your ceremony into a winter wonderland with a white and silver arch complete with snowflakes.

Red Velvet Shoes

winter wedding ideas red velvet shoes
MALLORY MUNSON PHOTOGRAPHY

If you want to show off your love for the holiday season without going too overboard, rock a pair of red velvet shoes.

White Wedding Cake With Greens
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J. HARPER PHOTOGRAPHY

A white wedding cake already looks like it's covered in snow. Top it off with greenery for a festive touch.

White, Green and Red Centerpieces

winter wedding ideas white red green centerpiece
AMBER GRESS PHOTOGRAPHY

Searching for winter wedding centerpiece ideas? Look no further than this trusty comob, which looks festive and chic.

Matching Coats for Wedding Party
winter wedding ideas matching puffer jackets
CARRIE PATTERSON PHOTOGRAPHY

Skip matching outfits for your wedding party and ask them to get rock matching coats instead. They'll look adorable in pictures, and they'll keep your friends warm during the ceremony.

Ski-Themed Welcome Bags
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CARRIE PATTERSON PHOTOGRAPHY

If you're hosting your nuptials at a ski lodge, gift your guests winter-themed welcome bags.

White Boots
winter wedding ideas neutral boots
CARRIE PATTERSON PHOTOGRAPHY

Keep your feet warm by swapping out heels or sandals for a pair of neutral-colored boots.

Red Ranunculus Boutonniere
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JILL DEVRIES PHOTOGRAPHY

A small red ranunculus boutonniere is a small, festive touch.

Red Bouquet
winter wedding ideas red bouquet
JILL DEVRIES PHOTOGRAPHY

A bold, dramatic red bouquet is a unique way to show off your glam style and love for the holiday season.

Doughnut and Milk Dessert

winter wedding ideas doughnuts and milk
JULIA RENAE PHOTO

Celebrate your winter wedding by serving up a sweet staple: doughnuts and milk.

Ice Castle Venue

winter wedding ideas ice castle venue
JULIA RENAE PHOTO

Exchange vows in an actual winter wonderland by booking your wedding at an ice castle.

Festive Florals for Your Furry Friend

winter wedding ideas dog outfit
JILL DEVRIES PHOTOGRAPHY

Adorn your pet with red florals for a festive, fun photo shoot.

Ski-Themed Cupcake Display
winter wedding ideas ski themed cupcake display
CARRIE PATTERSON PHOTOGRAPHY

Show off your love of skiing with a ski lodge-inspired cupcake display.

All the Greens
winter wedding ideas greenery
TRINITY PHOTOGRAPHY

Add greens to every area of your venue to make your guests feel like they're walking through a Christmas tree farm.

Cozy Sweetheart Table
winter wedding ideas cozy sweetheart table
TRINITY PHOTOGRAPHY

Add a satin runner, warm candles and simple greenery at your sweetheart table for a cozy, festive table setup.

White Bouquet With Pinecones
winter wedding ideas pinecones in bouquet
ADRIENNE MATZ PHOTOGRAPHY

Another creative winter wedding flower idea? Add small pinecones to your bouquet.

Pine Cone Boutonniere
winter wedding ideas pinecone boutonniere
ADRIENNE MATZ PHOTOGRAPHY

Or, add a mini pinecone to your boutonniere.

Sparkly Accessories

winter wedding ideas sparkly accessories
STEVEN MICHAEL PHOTOGRAPHY

Channel the sparkle of the snow with glittering accessories, like shoes and a clutch.

Red and Green Bouquet

winter wedding ideas bold bouquet
MATT + JESS

For an extra-festive floral moment, include red and green blooms with seasonal berries.

Gold and Emerald Stationery

winter wedding ideas emerald and gold stationery
MATT + JESS

Gold and emerald stationery is a simple way to pay homage to the winter season.

Iridescent Table Setting
winter wedding ideas iridescent colors
THE LIGHT AND GLASS

Iridescent colors capture the glamor of the winter ice. Set up a glacial-inspired set up, like this one.

Neon Lights
winter wedding ideas neon lights
THE LIGHT AND GLASS

Neon lights emulate the famous Northern Lights. It's a creative and unique nod to the winter season.

Confetti on Dance Floor
winter wedding ideas confetti
CHRIS BAILEY PHOTOGRAPHY

Get a snow-filled picture without braving the cold weather. Fill your dance floor with white confetti for an epic reception picture.

Cozy Tented Space
winter wedding ideas tented space
CHRIS BAILEY PHOTOGRAPHY

A tent can still feel warm and cozy in the winter. Incorporate plush fabrics, rich colors and twinkling lights.

Moody Red Cake

winter wedding ideas red flowers on cake
CHRIS BAILEY PHOTOGRAPHY

Adorn a simple white cake with moody red florals for an edgy, boho winter wedding cake idea.

Christmas Tree Decor
winter wedding ideas christmas tree decor
J&R PHOTOGRAPHY

If your venue has Christmas trees as decor, stage a photoshoot in front of them. It's a clever way to capture the holiday spirit in your wedding album.

Skiing Picture
winter wedding ideas skiing picture
STUDIO NOUVEAU

Snag an epic exit shot by skiing down a nearby hill with your photographer.

Winterberry Hair Accessory
winter wedding ideas winterberry crown
THE BRAUNS

You can still rock a flower crown in the winter. Use seasonal berries for a boho-chic look.

Burgundy Watercolor Cake
winter wedding ideas watercolor cake
DANILA AND LANA'S NYC WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

Not all winter wedding cake ideas involve a plain white design. Consider this festive watercolor design.

Matching Plaid Shirts
winter wedding ideas flannel shirts
DANILA AND LANA'S NYC WEDDING PHOT

Swap matching silk robes for plaid flannel shirts for a festive getting-ready photo.

Candle-Lined Aisle

winter wedding ideas candle lined aisle
TRENT BAILEY PHOTOGRAPHY

Create a cozy atmosphere by lining your aisle with the warm glow of candlelight.

Oversized Christmas Tree
winter wedding ideas oversized christmas tree
KATIE OSGOOD PHOTOGRAPHY

Include an oversized Christmas tree at your reception for an epic winter wedding photoshoot.

Cozy Cocktails
winter wedding ideas cozy cocktails
KATIE OSGOOD PHOTOGRAPHY

Get your guests in the holiday spirit with a warm, cinnamon-infused cocktail before the reception.

Red Velvet Backdrop

winter wedding ideas red velvet backdrop
KATIE OSGOOD PHOTOGRAPHY

Set up a festive red velvet backdrop at your reception. It'll add a touch of old-Hollywood glamor.

Naked Cake With Berries and Powdered Sugar
winter wedding ideas cake with berries and powdered sugars
DAN THORSON PHOTOGRAPHY

We love this winter wedding cake idea. Top a naked cake with berries and powdered sugar—it looks just like snow!

Simple, Rustic Table Setting

winter wedding ideas rustic table setting
ASHLEY CAROLINE PHOTOGRAPHY

Your table setting doesn't have to be over-the-top to be festive. Pair greens with red linens for a wintery, laid-back vibe.

Hot Chocolate Station

winter wedding ideas hot chocolate station
J. CHRISTINA PHOTOGRAPHY

Great a seasonally-appropriate guest experience by setting up a hot chocolate station at your reception.

Black Wedding Dress

winter wedding ideas black wedding dress
J. CHRISTINA PHOTOGRAPHY

The colder weather presents the perfect opportunity to buck tradition. Rock a black wedding dress (and top it off with a chic leather jacket to stay warm).

Red Mug Favors

winter wedding ideas red mug favors
JUSTINE BURSONI PHOTOGRAPHY

Serve your guests a hot drink in a festive mug they can keep as a favor.

Valentine's Day-Themed Cake
winter wedding ideas cupid's arrow cake
JUSTINE BURSONI PHOTOGRAPHY

If you're hosting your nuptials on Valentine's Day, lean into the romantic holiday. Add a holiday-themed accent to your cake, like this golden arrow.

DIY Hot Cocoa Kit Favor
winter wedding ideas diy hot chocolate favors
ANYAFOTO

Give your guests an adorable hot chocolate kit as a favor. They can use it after the reception to warm up.

Ski Lift Exit Photo

winter wedding ideas chairlift exit
STUDIO NOUVEAU

If you're exchanging vows at a ski resort, get creative for your exit photo. Take a romantic picture while riding the ski lift after you say "I do."

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