There is something so incredibly enchanting and romantic about a winter wedding. In our heads, we imagine snow falling just impeccably so, as the bride walks down the aisle. But while we cannot control the weather, there are certain things to our control that we can make a definite for this big day. The key is, it’s all in the details. Here are the 10 winter wedding details we’re swooning over.
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We’re dreaming of cozy knit detailing in the decor. A great idea is knit sweaters placed on each chair of the reception table, perfect for if the guests feel chilly in their formal wear!
2. Red berries and simple greenery
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Nothing goes hand-in-hand with winter like red berry embellishments and simple greenery, like branches and leaves from a pine tree. This could be implemented in the table decor, name tags, and centerpieces.
3. Neutral pallets with a hint of glitter
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Keep the decor canvas theme around something light like beige, with additions of silver and gold details frosted along anything at all for the wedding. Whether it be the centerpieces, the decor, the wedding dresses and wedding court apparel… there’s something about glitter and winter that feels so right. It must be that the sparkle adds a beautiful touch to those cold, grey winter skies.
4. Incorporate winter’s finest
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When it’s all in the details, this leaves room for anything in our wildest imaginations. Have a sled as a decoration, mistletoe and winter berries, antler detailing, snow globes, wreaths and garlands galore. Your winter wedding could be all the things we love about winter in one place.
5. Fix those winter cravings
Before the wedding, warm up the party by serving hot cocoa, hot cider, eggnog, hot mulled wine, etc. These could be paired with pastries like gingerbread cookies, cinnamon rolls, and mini chocolate croissants.
6. Wreaths and greenery as signage
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Use gorgeous winter wreaths and greenery as signage, whether they label certain parts of the room or where the groom and bride will be seated.
7. Pine cones= seat assignments
Pine cones will make the perfect seating assignments. Create seating cards that are held up by being stuck inside pine cones, and have these pine cones placed at a table for guests to pick up when they’ve just arrived and are ready to be seated at the reception.
8. If it’s too cold… fake it until you make it.Photo by Ross Oscar Knight Photography
If it’s too cold to have the reception outside, chances are it will be, just embellish what you love about the winter outdoors and bring it inside the venue. We’re thinking of wooden tables and chairs, a fireplace, and candles everywhere that would be scented as if you were outside in the brisk, woodside cold.
9. Set-up a hot cocoa bar
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Yes, this is as good as it sounds. You can have several hot cocoa options like mint hot chocolate, milk hot chocolate, dark hot chocolate, etc. Then paired with marshmallows, whipped cream, sprinkles… we’re getting hungry just imagining it!
10. For a winter to remember
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Leave your guests with the gift of an evergreen sapling. These are very affordable and the perfect gifts to give your loved ones that will cherish the theme of your wedding day while being something they can hold onto for the seasons to come.
Now let’s get married in this winter wonderland, shall we?