Winter Wedding Ideas

Winter Wedding Ideas

Christmas & Winter Wedding Ideas

Published: October 2013, Revised & Updated: March 2021 - You really can't beat a winter wedding, especially a Christmas wedding! It's a uniquely beautiful season that contrasts the icy cold, crisp and fresh outdoors with the warm, festive celebrations among family and friends in front of a crackling log fire. So what better time get married than during the festive season when spirits are high and people are relaxed and having fun! In this post we will highlight a host of spectacular Christmas and winter wedding ideas and seasonal concepts including:

  • breath-taking winter wonderland wedding scenes
  • delightful winter themed weddings
  • festive winter wedding cakes
  • charming Christmas wedding invitations & stationery
  • colourful winter wedding bouquets, flowers & centrepieces
  • festive food and drink
  • gorgeous bridal dresses and wedding accessories

But before we do, we wanted to take a quick look at some of the reasons why couples choose to get married in the depths of winter...

Why Have A Wedding In Winter?

A summer wedding is a bit too cliché - Everyone wants their wedding to be a uniquely special and memorable occasion, yet the vast majority of couples still choose to get married in the Summer. In the UK, almost as many couples get married in August as they do between November-to-March. Bonkers isn't it? Originality and individuality are key concepts for winter brides and grooms - they aren't interested in following the crowd.

Better choice of venues, services, Suppliers & Dates - It follows that with considerably less competition, off-peak couples have a wider range of the best venues, services, suppliers to choose from. They also find it easier to secure their preferred wedding date too.

Reduced, off-peak rates - Couples who get married off-peak benefit from greatly reduced rates from venues, caterers and many other suppliers. They find that substantial savings can be made, often as much as 30% or more. Winter weddings therefore offer considerably better value for money than getting married at any other time of the year.

Who cares about the weather! - A winter wedding in the UK is likely to be cold or even freezing; maybe also grey, wet and miserable. But let's be realistic here... it can be grey, wet and miserable in July or August! Winter brides and grooms accept the increased chances that the weather may be bad on their Big Day and plan accordingly from the outset. Whereas summer couples plan for decent weather and then spend months drawing up and worrying about back up plans in case of inclement weather. Winter weddings are therefore also less stressful to organise, especially  the week before the wedding day when tensions are already overloaded no matter what season you choose to marry in!

Best time to take a honeymoon - A winter wedding is always followed by the most incredible honeymoon as couples swap cold, wet Blighty for sunnier climes! Popular winter honeymoon destinations include the Caribbean, the Maldives, Mauritius, Seychelles, S.E. Asia, S. Africa or even the S. Pacific. What better reason can there be for choosing to get married in the winter-time?

Winter Wonderland Wedding Ideas

Breath-taking Winter Themed Wedding Scenes

Exquisite Christmas wedding scene
Exquisite Christmas wedding scene

Ice-blue winter theme with snow-covered centrepieces
Ice-blue winter wedding theme with snow-covered centrepieces

Festive winter wonderland wedding aisle with tree arches
Festive winter wonderland wedding aisle with tree arches

Snowy white winter themed wedding aisle
Snowy white winter themed wedding aisle

baby blue, silver & crystal coloured centrepiece
Baby blue, silver & crystal winter wedding coloured centrepiece

Purple Christmas wedding aisle lined with candles
Purple Christmas wedding aisle lined with candles

Festively decorated venue
Festively decorated wedding venue

winter wedding wonderland
Stunning winter wedding wonderland

white winter wedding
White winter wedding with ice-blue lighting

Winter Themed Wedding Centrepieces

Ice blue centrepiece
Ice blue winter wedding centrepiece

Tall centrepieces with glass baubles
Tall purple centrepieces with glass baubles from Crimson Bride

Purple winter themed centrepiece
Purple winter themed wedding centrepiece from Crimson Bride

Christmas candles centrepiece
Christmas candles centrepiece

Colourful Winter Wedding Flowers & Bouquets

Winter bridal bouquet
Winter bridal bouquet, the perfect pop of colour

Stunning white peony and rose floral bouquet
Stunning white peony and rose floral bouquet

Burgundy & cream rose bridal bouquet
Burgundy & cream rose winter bridal bouquet

Exquisite bridal bouquet
Exquisite winter bridal bouquet

Charming Christmas Wedding Invitations & Stationery

Eleganza, Fine art wedding invitations
Eleganza, Fine art winter wedding invitations by Caligraphy By Laura

burgundy & gold wedding invitations
Festive burgundy & gold Christmas wedding invitations by Hip Hip Horay

Navy and copper foil stationery
Navy and copper foil wedding stationery by Retro Press
Sparkling silver glitter invitations
Sparkling silver glitter winter wedding invitations by Metro Events via Zazzle

Snowflake laser cut gatefold invites
Snowflake laser cut gatefold Christmas wedding invitation with glitter backing by Cartalia

Festive Winter Wedding Cakes

Snowflake mini-cakes by Victoria Made

baby blue & silver wedding cake
Baby blue & silver wedding cake by Ron Ben Israel

Winter wedding cake via Wedlux

Baby blue cascading snowflakes cake
Baby blue cascading snowflakes wedding cake via Weddingomania

Hand-painted wonderland cake
Hand-painted iced winter wonderland wedding cake by Vasilije Vasiljevic

Navy & gold drip cake
Navy & gold drip wedding cake by Zee & Ella

teal, navy, gold and white marble cake
2 tier teal, navy, gold and white marble wedding cake with cool topper by Rosie's Dessert Spot

purple, cream & gold leaf Christmas wedding cake
Festive purple, cream & gold leaf Christmas wedding cake

Ice crystal & marble wedding cake
Ice crystal & marble wedding cake by Go Cakes

Gorgeous Bridal Dresses and Winter Wedding Accessories

Jean Patou by Eliza Howell
Jean Patou by Eliza Jane Howell, 2020

Atherton by Monique Lhuillier
Atherton by Monique Lhuillier, Fall 2020

Cory by Sottero & Midgley
Cory by Sottero & Midgley

4882PT by Pnina Tornai
4882PT, One by Pnini Tornai 2021

Idyllia, Galia Lahav
Idyllia by Galia Lahav

Essence of Australia
3284 by Essence of Australia, 2021

Kate Middleton white angora bolero
Kate Middleton in white angora bolero - perfect for a winter bride

bolero by Innes di Santo
Blush feather bolero by Innes di Santo 2021

Monroe feather bridal jacket
Monroe feather bridal jacket by Lace & Favour

Snakilta by Christian Leboutin
Snakilta ankle boots by Christian Leboutin at Mytherea

Winter bridal boots
Winter wedding bridal boots by Nice Nice

Bliss crystal headpiece
Bliss crystal headpiece from Liberty In Love