5 Winter Wonderland Wedding Ideas

Guest post – 5 Winter Wonderland Wedding Ideas

Are you dreaming of a white wedding? Most couples book for summer ceremonies, which means they pay premium prices and fight for venue slots. Why more partners don’t opt for a winter wedding, is a mystery to us. By choosing to get hitched between November and February, you’re saving yourself a lot of money and hassle.


5 Winter Wonderland Wedding ideas

Photo credit: Sarah Elvin Photography


A host of Winter Wonderland Wedding Ideas

Besides, the mood created in a winter wonderland is spectacularly romantic; think roaring fires, glittering snow, and starry fairy lights. Tie the knot this festive season and you can truly say, all you want for Christmas is your fiancé.

Wedding Outfits for a winter wonderland wedding

Wedding gowns are gorgeous, but they’re not renowned for their warmth. Look the part as a beautiful winter bride with a faux fur wrap or a hooded, white cape. Icy shades of silver, blue, and frost make for a true winter wonderland image.

You might want to wear some fashionable, matching boots if it’s icy outside, as tottering around in heels may end up in an embarrassing fall – no-one will ever know what shoes you’re wearing with a long enough wedding dress! Let’s hope it snows for some charming wedding photos.

Food And Drink

As it’s Winter, think about hearty meals. Instead of (or as well as) champagne, offer mulled wine and hot, spiced cider to your guests. For the little ones who can’t have alcohol, serve up decadent hot chocolates. Afterwards, go for a traditional hog roast, seasonal soups, and rich puddings. When it comes to the cake, choose a white and silver motif that represents the winter theme – a great excuse for some extra frosting!


No traditional, winter wedding would be the same without a horse-drawn carriage. If it’s snowy enough, you may be able to rock up to your ceremony in a fancy sled! Line the insides of the carriage with gorgeous fleeces and faux furs for comfort and style. An open-top carriage is the most sought-after model, and if the weather takes a turn for the worst, you can always pull up the roof to avoid any style disasters.

Decorations for a winter wonderland wedding

At warm, summer weddings, the bride is constantly worrying about that slimy sheen of perspiration. Winter brides have no fear! You’ll look beautifully made-up all day if you get married in this bracing season.

To keep your guests warm at country house weddings, make sure there is a large fire and a cosy atmosphere. Bring some of the outdoors inside with some frosted, ceiling-high trees. Give your guests snowflake confetti to throw and distribute winter-themed wedding favours.

Because the days quickly get dark, lighting is especially important. Go for stunning fairy lights, lamps, and candles in the evening. For an impressive, winter wonderland finish, bathe the room in blue or white light. If you really want to go all-out, integrate some breath-taking ice sculptures.


Think less Disco DJ and more orchestra or choir. Instrumental, classical music complements the delicate atmosphere and you can always break out the party tunes later on in the evening, after everyone has had a few drinks.

Ava Watkins is a freelance journalist who writes wedding articles for Knowsley Hall. Visit their site for the perfect nuptial venue.


I hope you enjoyed this post on 5 Winter Wonderland Wedding Ideas You might also like my posts on how to throw a last minute street party and beautiful engagement rings on a budget and tips for a bridesmaid on a budget



1 Comment

  1. Chris Stillwell
    November 23, 2012 / 12:52 pm

    Nice post Ava. It’s definitely worth bearing in mind the British Winter, I went to a wedding just before Christmas a couple of years ago when we had widespread snow and ice. All went well until we got to the reception venue which had a sloping drive leading up to it, not only did some of the cars struggle to make it to the top because of ice, but having group photos, one of the wedding party slipped and injured themselves. That said, the snow did make for great photos and so close to Christmas the theme almost makes itself.

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