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40+ Amazing Ideas for a Winter Wedding: Perfect for Couples on a Budget

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!

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!

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.

Photo Gallery Filled with Stunning and Original Winter Wedding Ideas

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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    • Bodas y Weddings - Patricia
      Bodas y Weddings - Patricia says:

      Send us a photo after the wedding!! 🙂 (and so happy we could inspire you!)

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