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A collection of the dreamiest winter wedding ideas for those planning to tie the knot during the colder season.

Winter is the most magical and romantic season to elope or get married. Get inspired by these amazing winter wedding ideas!

Winter is the most magical and romantic season to elope or get married. Get inspired by these amazing winter wedding ideas!

Winter does not necessarily imply a snow covered wedding. It really all depends on the part of the country you plan to celebrate your nuptials. We rounded up some advice and winter wedding ideas you can steal!

Big tip: think wintry weather and dress in layers, take advantage of the few hours of natural light for your photography and rock your faux furs, velvet attire, and other warm winter accessories.

What Colors are Good for a Winter Wedding?

The winter season offers a great variety of classy, elegant and romantic color combinations for weddings. From the classic and chilly all white wedding to the warmth of the reds, browns and greens. Think dusty rose and sage green for a vintage-inspired winter garden, or grey, gold and green for an awe-inspiring indoor reception at an industrial venue. Silver and powder blue will help bring the elegance of a French-provencal aesthetic to a beautiful and unique winter beach wedding. Mauves are perfect for romantic couples, red and white for the cheery ones and for the glamiest of glams, a white and gold color palette.

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Bring a bit of frost to your winter beach wedding. Add dusty millers to the circular wedding ceremony arch background. Photo: Jasmine lee photography.

Bring a bit of frost to your winter beach wedding. Add dusty millers to the circular wedding ceremony arch background. Photo: Jasmine lee photography.

Look cozy amidst the wintry paradise. Layer up! Elizabeth Anne designs.

Look cozy amidst the wintry paradise. Layer up! Elizabeth Anne designs.

Recreate the chilly wintry atmosphere with cascading lights and remind your guests that wintertime is the best time to get married!

Recreate the chilly wintry atmosphere with cascading lights and remind your guests that wintertime is the best time to get married!

Stunning Seasonal Winter Wedding Flowers

People think that there aren’t that many flowers available in the winter months. This couldn’t be any further from the truth. Not only are weddings in the wintertime more affordable, floral arrangements can be complemented with beautiful lush greenery.

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Some flowers like carnations, are available all-year round. Anemones are quite versatile for winter weddings as they come in white, pink, purple, red and blue. Incorporate them in your bouquet or in centerpieces for a very modern and classy vibe. For those that prefer the lush beauty of the ranunculus, the clean lines of the tulips, the fragrance of the gardenias or the uniqueness of dried artichoke flowers, winter is “the” season. Accompany them with silver dollar eucalyptus, vibernum berries (those stunning bluish berries), dusty millers (yay for frosty-looking greenery), textured scabiosas, myrtles or pink astilbes.

Half-naked white gold drip cake topped with ranunculus for the most Pinterest-worthy winter wedding ideas.

Half-naked white gold drip cake topped with ranunculus for the most Pinterest-worthy winter wedding ideas.



Bridal denim jacket with embroidered snow flake. Check out all of these rocking winter wedding ideas!

Bridal denim jacket with embroidered snow flake. Check out all of these rocking winter wedding ideas! Via Junebug Weddings.

Winter Wedding Ideas that will Totally Inspire You

The most stunning winter wedding ideas come in all white. Create a magical ambiance at wedding ceremony. Pink and white floral and greenery arrangement on the wedding arch at The Allan House in Austin, Texas. Call them to book a tour: 512-478-8653.

Pops of pink and greenery for this all white winter wedding at The Allan House in Austin, Texas.

Pops of pink and greenery for this all white winter wedding at The Allan House in Austin, Texas.

No matter whether you are planning a Malibu beach wedding, a BBQ at a Texas ranch or a snowy glam reception by the Rockies, remember it’s winter and have an indoor or outdoor fireplace!

Winter wedding ideas: decorate your mantelpiece with a forest-inspired garland poinsettia.

Winter wedding ideas: decorate your mantelpiece with a forest-inspired garland poinsettia from Naples, FL via Etsy.

Candles, hanging glass baubles and greenery runners help create a gorgeous wintry atmosphere both at outdoor and indoor winter weddings.

Ferns, pears and grapes look incredible at this gray and pink winter wedding at Leixlip Manor and Gardens. Photographer: Paula O'Hara.

Ferns, pears and grapes look incredible at this gray and pink winter wedding at Leixlip Manor and Gardens. Photographer: Paula O’Hara.

We love the rustic meets industrial vibe for this winter reception. Bales of hay, exposed brick and hanging Edison bulbs. Remember that blankets in a basket favors make loving winter wedding ideas. 😉

We love the rustic meets industrial decor vibe. Bales of hay, exposed brick and hanging Edison bulbs. Blankets in a basket favors make loving winter wedding ideas.

Blankets in a basket favors make loving winter wedding ideas.

Sprinkle some fake snow over your reception tables, favors and even the photo booth!

Cover your homemade Kahlua winter wedding favors with fake snow!

Cover your homemade Kahlua winter wedding favors with fake snow!

Enjoy the winter night sky under a full white clear tented wedding reception or recreate the chilly atmosphere with cascading lights and remind your guests that wintertime is the best time to get hitched.

Enjoy the winter night sky under a swoon-worthy clear tented wedding reception.

Enjoy the winter night sky under a swoon-worthy clear tented wedding reception.

Get inspired by the decor of this vintage industrial wedding at The Green Building in Brooklyn, New York and transform your space into an elegant, relaxed and warm candlelit reception.

Vintage industrial wedding at The Green Building in Brooklyn, New York.

Vintage industrial wedding at The Green Building in Brooklyn, New York.

 

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You don’t need to be a pastry chef to tempt your guests. Get inspired by these 39+ scrumptious winter wedding dessert ideas for your reception or your sweets table!

These delicate Linzer cookies will be a favorite at any winter dessert table.

These delicate Linzer cookies will be a favorite at any winter dessert table.

Looking for tempting winter wedding dessert ideas to add to your reception menu? These desserts range from the classic to the outrageous yet they are all equally mouthwatering!

After all, people love weddings for two big reasons. First, it’s a celebration of a love union. Second, food is always delicious, especially the dessert table. So, for a super memorable dessert table, serve some of these scrumptious winter wedding dessert ideas!

Winter Wedding Dessert Ideas: Indulgent Chocolate

The first thing that comes to mind when we think about winter wedding desserts is chocolate. Who cares about a few extra calories in the wintertime? You are certain to shake them off while dancing!

Ooey-gooey molten lava cakes, chocolate truffles, chocolate mousse accompanied by a nice cup of hot cocoa will definitely hit the spot.



Chocolate molten dulce de leche lava cakes a la mode. Say yes to ice cream on winter wedding desserts!

Chocolate molten dulce de leche lava cakes a la mode. Say yes to ice cream on winter wedding desserts!

Related: Mouthwatering Ways to Display Doughnuts At A Wedding

For an absolutely unique hot-chocolate station, furnish some white cocoa, mini-marshmallows and colorful sprinkles. Voilá! Unicorn white hot chocolate to accompany your winter wedding desserts!

Unicorn hot chocolate with mini marshmallows. Yum!

Unicorn hot chocolate with mini marshmallows. Yum!

Unique winter wedding dessert ideas.

Unique winter wedding dessert ideas.

Amedei Chuao chocolate, winter cherry-skin cappuccino and buckwheat textures. My mouth is watering already. A very original way to present homemade chocolates: chocolate spoons. Unicorn white hot chocolate to accompany your winter wedding desserts. Fun and delicious chocolate lollipops for your dessert bar.

Winter Wedding Dessert Ideas: Creme Brûlée

What’s not to love about custard covered with a crunchy layer of caramel? Serve it as your sit-down dinner dessert or add these scrumptious creme brûlée doughnuts to your sweets table.

A winter wedding dessert classic: creme brûlée.

A winter wedding dessert classic: creme brûlée.

Serve some decadent creme brûlée doughnuts and your guests will love you for it. By flavorite.

Serve some decadent creme brûlée doughnuts and your guests will love you for it. By flavorite.

Winter Wedding Dessert Ideas: Pavlovas

If you’ve never had pavlova before, the outside is nice and crispy, and the inside is like delicious marshmallow. Then with the sweet soft cranberry orange and chocolate slivers you can’t help but devour it!

Cranberry orange and chocolate pavlovas, perfect for winter weddings.

Cranberry orange and chocolate pavlovas, perfect for winter weddings.



Winter Wedding Dessert Ideas: Let Them Eat Cakes!

Whether you’re in the mood for a classic Tiramisu with pound cake, an almond and orange spice cake, a red velvet cake, or something with fruits of the forests, make sure your winter dessert table features at least one! For a trendy and glam look, add some gold foil layers!

This Tiramisu with pound cake is a rich and elegant dessert. It has bold flavors of coffee and amaretto to warm you up in winter. By callmepmc.

This Tiramisu with pound cake is a rich and elegant dessert. It has bold flavors of coffee and amaretto to warm you up in winter. By callmepmc.

They go great with the hot cocoa and mini cakes are easy to eat while dancing!

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Original and sinfully delicious mandarin and polenta syrup cake. Check out these winter wedding dessert ideas!

Original and sinfully delicious mandarin and polenta syrup cake.

Winter Wedding Dessert Ideas: Cookies & Pastries

Cookies and pastries are always delicious, but Linzer cookies and eclairs, especially chocolate-covered croissant, are perfect for winter weddings. And if you have a tea or hot chocolate bar, even better.

Brunch winter dessert ideas: croissants au chocolat.

Brunch winter dessert ideas: croissants au chocolat.

These lightly sweet chestnut cream eclairs and profiteroles are the elegant dessert you've been searching for all winter long. By cookienameddesire.

These lightly sweet chestnut cream eclairs and profiteroles are the elegant dessert you’ve been searching for all winter long. By cookienameddesire.

Winter Wedding Dessert Ideas: Pies &Tartlets

Pies with fruits of the forest, nuts and berries are a classic during the winter season. Any type of pie is perfect, but especially apple or plum pies. You can serve them in their standard size or in their mini tartlet version. Your guests will thank you.

How about adding a dessert table at your wedding? Get inspired by these scrumptious winter wedding dessert ideas!

How about adding a dessert table at your wedding? Get inspired by these scrumptious winter wedding dessert ideas!

Fab winter wedding dessert ideas: a decadent plum pie and streusel.

Fab winter wedding dessert ideas: a decadent plum pie and streusel.

Winter Wedding Dessert Ideas: Churros Dipped in Chocolate

Who doesn’t love crunchy hot churros? Adding churros dipped in chocolate to your dessert table will elicit smiles and warm tummies on a cold winter night.

Crunchy and delicious churros with hot chocolate for your wedding reception.

Crunchy and delicious churros with hot chocolate for your wedding reception.

Winter Wedding Dessert Ideas: Baked Pears

Most weddings have a fruit section on the dessert table. Add a healthy option to your winter wedding desserts. We were tempted by these baked pears dipped in honey, cranberries and pecans. And you?

Poached pears In red wine a perfect winter wedding dessert. From: My French Kitchen.

Poached pears In red wine a perfect winter wedding dessert. From: My French Kitchen.

Winter Wedding Dessert Ideas: Ice Cream

Everybody loves ice cream. With the right accompaniments or presentation, this creamy treat will win over your guests’ hearts.

Macadamia nut ice cream with berries.

Macadamia nut ice cream with berries.

Winter Dessert Bar Ideas for your Winter Reception

Tempting and mouthwatering options for your dessert bar range from goat cheese truffles to a doughnut wall or a waffle bar. They all give a sensation of warmths that counteracts the cold of the winter season.

Maybe you cannot roast marshmallows on a campfire but these roasted berry S'mores are the next best thing.

Maybe you cannot roast marshmallows on a campfire but these roasted berry S’mores are the next best thing.

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Looking for winter wedding dessert ideas? How about these blueberry cheesecake stuffed french toast waffles? Or a waffle bar? Yes! A waffle bar!

Looking for winter wedding dessert ideas? How about these blueberry cheesecake stuffed french toast waffles? Or a waffle bar? Yes! A waffle bar!

 

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Planning a winter wedding? Look no further! These winter wedding ideas are totally on fleek and within budget.

Raspberry pistachio mini almond cakes fit perfectly at a winter enchanted forest wedding. Lovely winter wedding ideas.

Raspberry pistachio mini almond cakes fit perfectly at a winter enchanted forest wedding.

Our winter wedding ideas are nothing short of magical. Ideas that will turn your wintry shindig into a romantic, budget-friendly and incredible event. This is probably why winter weddings are trending amongst millennials.

For couples hoping to play it cool on their credit cards, winter weddings are just lifesavers. That’s right. A winter wedding can get you that sweet off-season price break. And with a little creativity on your part, the affordable but stylish possibilities of a wonderful winter wedding are limitless.

Get inspired by these winter wedding ideas, color trends and some really affordable winter wedding venue ideas!

Winter Weddings Are Trending Amongst Millennials

It’s no news that millennials are breaking the mold and shifting from the traditional spring and summer weddings. They are tired of drab, expensive weddings littered on their social media feeds. Of course, millennials are smart trendsetters. And what says “trendy and smart” like unforgettable winter wedding ideas for couples on a budget? An out-of-the-box experience!

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Millennials want their big day to feel quirky and immensely memorable without having to break the bank. Moreover, who can resist the beauty of wintertime when the snow, wreaths and winter florals serve as a romantic backdrop as they tie the knot?



Stunning black and white winter wedding ceremony. Photo: Christie Graham Photography.

Stunning black and white winter wedding ceremony. Photo: Christie Graham Photography.

Celebrate an intimate winter wedding in the cozy space of a library. Warm blankets dress up the reception chairs. Photo: Rahel Menig Photography.

Celebrate an intimate winter wedding in the cozy space of a library. Warm blankets dress up the reception chairs. Photo: Rahel Menig Photography.

Affordable Winter Wedding Ideas that will Drop your Socks Off

Here are a few creative winter wedding ideas that won’t do a number on your wallets. Candles are all the rage during the holidays and if you wrap them in cinnamon sticks they will smell amazing—but should only be used as effects. However, because of a fire hazard, many venues don’t accept open flame decor. Make sure you check first.

A scattering of “snowy” pine branches and pinecones may also do wonders to your tablescape. Leverage poinsettias, holly, and other astonishing florals like perfectly opened amaryllis blossoms or hydrangeas that are in season to save some cash. Forget summer or spring flower decor and bring out the mistletoe! Have your guests share in the the kissing fun!

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Visit your local nursery for evergreen cuttings and branches. Who knows? Friends and neighbors may donate winterberries and evergreens from their own backyard to the happy couple!

Black and white with a touch of eggplant winter wedding flower arrangement.

Black and white with a touch of eggplant winter wedding flower arrangement.

These little tags will add lots of charm to your wedding favors and a shot of whiskey will warm up even the coldest of nights.

These little tags will add lots of charm to your wedding favors and a shot of whiskey will warm up even the coldest of nights. Get them on Etsy!

Alternative Winter Wedding Ideas

If you had enough of the Christmassy winter wedding ideas, go super upscale with a black and white wedding or introduce cozy blankets, scarfs and faux-furs! Leave the greenery outside and bring in iced branches with lots of bling. Better yet, use real or fake snow on your photos. You won’t regret it!

Another fantastic idea I personally love are beach weddings in the wintertime. They are way affordable and, depending on the time of year, there aren’t many tourists to crowd your pictures!

Romantic snowy mountain wedding in blue.

Romantic snowy mountain wedding in blue.

Baked brie with rosemary, honey, & candied walnuts a delicious dish for winter time.

Baked brie with rosemary, honey, & candied walnuts a delicious dish for winter time.



What to Serve at a Winter Wedding?

Also, winter is perfect for heavy meals and alcohol. And nothing says warm tummies more than a chocolate bar at a winter wedding! Present your guests with cookies, cakes, fig pies, mulled cider, marshmallows and a variety of chocolates, coffees and teas.

Cold weather is also a great excuse to indulge on some extra calories the foodie way. How does baked brie with rosemary, honey and candied walnuts sound? Maybe it’s time to bring in comfort foods like a creamy roasted tomato basil soup paired with butternut squash and spinach lasagna. Definitely original and on fleek.

Let me count the ways I can dip an apple... Love this caramel bar at Willowdale Estate.

Let me count the ways I can dip an apple… Love this caramel bar at Willowdale Estate.

For a cozy December wedding add cinnamon sticks to your linen napkins.

For a cozy December wedding add cinnamon sticks to your linen napkins.

Winter Wedding Colors From December To February

Need color inspiration for you winter fairytale? Turn your wedding into a winter wonderland with these magical color schemes.

December Colors for Weddings

December is perfect for jewel tones, enchanted forest weddings and beautiful reds. Furthermore, if you plan on getting wed on New Year’s Eve, bring in the gold! Or incorporate the magic of marble and copper—one of the most amazing color trends for 2018.

Fairytale crystal crown resembling wintery ice. Swoon!

Fairytale crystal crown resembling wintery ice. Swoon! Get yours on Etsy.

Stunning and unforgettable mountain winter wedding ideas. Photo: Cory Ryan Photography Utah weddings.

Stunning and unforgettable mountain winter wedding ideas. Photo: Cory Ryan Photography Utah weddings.

Winter Wedding Colors: January

Why not mention a few color pairings that would fit a January wedding theme? Black and white with a touch of eggplant for a rooftop wedding. Rust, copper and aqua if you are holding a backyard wedding, and mauve and blush for Southern Belles with snow-free winters. Blushing neutrals bring that air of romance. Blush pink dresses and white bouquets are just perfect to show forth your inner snow queen.

Mauve and blush winter wedding ideas with rose petals. Another idea: Twist Holiday lights with tulle amidst garlands of greenery for that starlit natural feel.

Mauve and blush winter wedding ideas with rose petals. Another idea: Twist Holiday lights with tulle amidst garlands of greenery for that starlit natural feel.

Simple and glam centerpiece. Xmas balls, glittery candles and a wine glass. Voilá!

Simple and glam centerpiece. Xmas balls, glittery candles and a wine glass. Voilá!

February Wedding Color Scheme Ideas

An all-white wedding brings a fresh tone of modern elegance. However, make your ceremony Pinterest-worthy by sticking to silver and mercury glass embellishments or adding a pop of color. Check out these extraordinary white wedding ideas and decor!

Dark purple and black winter wedding ideas.

Dark purple and black winter wedding ideas.

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Browse through this photo gallery before diving into the best winter wedding locations on a budget we’ve gathered for you!

Best Winter Wedding Locations on a Budget

If you are looking for the best wedding locations and you need to adjust to a budget, consider these ideas. Some botanical and local parks have indoor spaces to celebrate weddings. Don’t fret. These facilities can be landscaped in winter to look as beautiful as they do during summer or spring.

Moreover, be on a lookout for places that don’t traditionally host weddings to get a better deal. Love winter weddings at art galleries, small town Bed & Breakfasts, and rooftops, And guess what? By hosting a winter wedding, you may get an off-season price break. Another idea to save on your venue (and transportation) is to host the ceremony and the reception in the same location!

Rustic winter wedding bride.

Rustic winter wedding bride.

For a little inspirations these are some of our fav best winter wedding locations on a budget. Sunshine Mountain Lodge in Allenspark, Colorado (near Boulder), the Blackthorn Manor on Devon and Canfield Big Banquet Hall In Chicago, and the Old Governor’s Mansion in Baton Rouge, LA. If you are a Manhattan couple, check out the many Brooklyn Art Galleries, or literally, rent a room at the Norwood. A Manhattan private club that rents rooms to non-members for wedding ceremonies. Keep it small and you can have your winter wedding at a location most just dream of. It’s located at 241 W 14th St, New York.

It’s never cold in California so how about hosting your wedding at the Orcutt Ranch Horticultural Center?

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Lovely and cheerful winter wedding ideas.

Lovely and cheerful winter wedding ideas.

Chocolate covered strawberries tree by Home Stories from A to Z.

Chocolate covered strawberries tree by Home Stories from A to Z.

A chocolate bar in winter has to have a Kahlua hot chocolate beverage. Perfect for chilly nights.

A chocolate bar in winter has to have a Kahlua hot chocolate beverage. Perfect for chilly nights.

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