40 Winter Wedding Ideas: How to Plan the Ultimate Winter Wedding

Planning & Advice

While the weather outside may be frightful, your wedding will be so delightful. These photos will make you fall in love with the idea of a magical winter wedding! If you’re toying with the idea of saying ‘I do’ in winter, keep scrolling through our favourite winter wedding ideas.

Winter is a fabulous time to get married. The weather is cosy and romantic, you can include festive entertainment and the colour schemes are gorgeous. With darker nights comes a merry atmosphere and an added bonus of a more affordable wedding day (hello off-peak rates!).

We’ve gathered 40 winter wedding ideas for couples looking to tie the knot in December, January or February.


1. Embrace the festive season

Whether or not you’re getting married right before Christmas, you can still include some lovely festive touches to your wedding decor.

Kate Headley Photography


2. Cosy blankets

Keep your guests warm and snuggled up with cosy blankets!

Simply Sarah Photography


3. Dried fruits

Add a pop of colour with dried fruit. Blood oranges or slides of dried pears and apples, combined with fresh herbs and spices or cinnamon sticks.



4. Festive confetti

Think of an alternative type of confetti – things like feathers, leaves, herbs, woolen pom poms or snowflakes!



5. Let your bridesmaids sparkle

Crystals, beads, sequins and anything else that shimmers under the candlelight! Do whatever you can to accentuate the winter theme with something sparkly.



6. Wear long sleeves

Embrace the winter aesthetic with long sleeves!



7. Stay warm with a fur coverup

We love the idea of an OTT fur coverup in the middle of winter.



8. Romantic fairy lights

There’s nothing quite like wintery fairy lights to add a special touch to your winter wedding.

Ginger Ray


9. Warm up with hot chocolate

Who doesn’t love a hearty hot chocolate in the middle of winter? Create a stunning hot chocolate bar with all the best toppings and sprinkles.

Francesca Caputo


10. A cosy knit sweater

Stay warm and cosy with a textured knit sweater over your beautiful dress.



11. Say yes to a bold red lip

One of our favourite winter wedding aesthetics is a smokey eye and a bold red lip.

Storme Makeup


12. Wear a statement coat

Add an extra layer of warmth with a statement winter coat over your dress.

Emmaline Bride


13. Embrace candles

A lovely winter wedding touch is the romantic light from candles.

Rocket Science Events


14. Branches

Add a rustic chic touch to your wedding decor with beautiful wintery branches.

Nightingale Wedding and Events


15. A S’mores station

Warm your guests up with a DIY S’mores station and roasted marshmallows.



16. Winter wedding cupcakes

Say yes to winter wedding cupcakes in seasonal flavours like pumpkin spice, gingerbread, peppermint or chai.

Wed Nova


17. Tweed is in!

Another fabulous winter texture we love is tweed.

Kristin Hoadley


18. A cosy fireplace

Add a romantic touch by using a fireplace as a focal point.

Marry Me Tampa Bay


19. Choose a crisp winter colour palette

There are lots of gorgeous colours to embrace for your winter wedding. One of our faves is a mix of crisp whites, greens and grey.



20. Hello velvet

A gorgeous winter texture we love is velvet. Add it in with your shoes, bridesmaids dresses or a fabric runner on your tables.

Martha Stewart Weddings


21. Make a grand exit

Find out which fabulous ways you can enter or exit your wedding venue!

Style Me Pretty


22. Bring the outdoors in

If it’s too cold to go outside, bring the outdoors in!



23. Seasonal wedding cake

Choose a winter aesthetic for your wedding cake – berries, pinecones, leaves and glittery gold.



24. Pine cones

We love pine cones and the rustic touch they add to wedding decor.



25. Seasonal winter wedding flowers

Choose seasonal flowers for your bouquet – ivy, springs of yew, holly, amaryllis, pomegranates, carnations, garden roses and seasonal greenery.

Emily Scott


26. Rustic welcome signs

Winter is synonymous with rustic, so add a rustic touch with your wedding signs.



27. Warm winter colours

Another fabulous colour option for your winter wedding is touches of warm colours like red, green or blue.

Vanessa Renae


28. Chandeliers

If your venue has a gorgeous chandelier, great! But if not, embrace hanging foliage, baby’s breath or light bulbs.



29. Winter foliage

Add a lovely colourful touch with winter foliage!

Hyde House


30. Winter wedding arch

Add a statement piece with a beautiful winter wedding arch!

If You Say I Do


31. Keep it gothic

Add a gothic and moody touch with colours like dark red, purple and black.

Wed Nova


32. Sparkler send off

Let love sparkle with a fabulous sparkler send off!

Alyssa Marie Photo


33. Make it rustic

There’s something rustic and cosy about a winter wedding. Embrace it!

Wedding Days Start


34. Add some metallics

Say yes to metallics in your winter wedding decor – gold, silver, rose gold, copper or bronze.



35. Festive favours

Give your guests cute mugs as wedding favours! The perfect winter item.

Bridal Musings


36. Winter wedding food

Keep your guests warm and cosy with hearty winter food – a roast, a warm cheese fondue, soup or a sticky toffee pudding.



37. Extra heat

Add an extra layer of warmth – socks and boots will do the trick!

Wed Nova


38. Mulled wine and hot apple cider

Welcome your guests with a warm cup of mulled wine or apple cider!

Wild Sky Events


39. Winter wedding cocktails

Serve up some winter faves like a chai latte martini, chilli picante or ginger margarita.

Pop Sugar


40. Say cheese

Serve up your favourite cheeses!

Becky Harley Photography