Tips and Ideas for Planning a Winter Wedding

Kashmira Lad Nov 20, 2018
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A winter wedding has its own set of advantages and disadvantages. Here are some tips and ideas for planning the same.
Hark! The merry chimes are pealing,
Soft and glad the music swells,
Gaily in the night wind stealing,
Sweetly sound the wedding bells.

- Eliza Cook
It's the most important time of your life, that moment you have waited for. You want nothing short of the best. This winter season will launch you on a new journey you have always dreamed about. Having a winter wedding can be certainly advantageous in many ways.
Sure, the winter brings a lot of chill and it's not exactly fun to shiver in your wedding gown. Well, the great news is that there are many ideas you can think of to make this event a successful one for your friends, as well as your family.
Winter wedding planning can be fun and can incorporate many innovations in the theme of the event. You can see the brighter side; you do not have to doubt and worry about the weather and unexpected showers that can cause a damper.

Planning a Winter Wedding

This is where you can experiment with the theme, create dramatic effects, as well as innovate and improvise on the clothing. Planning during winters can also be a lot easier as you will be able to book the venues easily, which will help you manage the event without much hassle.

The Venue

The choice of the venue largely depends on the number of guests you are planning to invite. The prime factor in this case should be the heating systems. You can look for a club, inn, any historic mansion, or palatial place.
You need to find out about the seasonal decorations of the place. Many times, the place is usually adequately heated; yet you should be sure there are no chances of a draft that may cause a chill and discomfort the guests. Check the locality around the venue; if there is an sudden increase in the snowfall, the venue should be easy to access for all guests.

Arrival at the Venue

'Tis the Christmas season and time to be jolly! You can opt for a dramatic entrance such as white horse carriage instead of a luxurious car. The idea is to innovate and use the theme of this season to the fullest.


Most of the places you plan to decorate may already have their own decoration for the interiors. In such cases, all you need to do is add some of your own touches.
You can use winter accents such as holly and ivy leaves, pinecones, eucalyptus, Baby's Breath, wheat stems, pumpkin or squash gourds, fir, or even some Christmas ornament balls. You can suspend some artificial snowflakes using a transparent fishing line from the ceiling.
The tables can be covered with shimmering white tablecloths and can have silver candelabras holding white candles to add to the pure and pristine look. You can check your local store that stocks Christmas objects, to pick some inexpensive buys.
For the centerpiece, you can try to add some bright red cranberries to a decorative bowl, that is filled with water and contains floating candles. This would contrast well with the shimmering white tablecloths. Add some elements, like a gingerbread house or even a decorative ice sculpture, that are bound to elicit some 'oohs' and 'aahs' from the guests!


For the girls, this is the time when you can look super hot on a very chilly day. Stick to your icy cold theme and use a lot of heavy lace and satin in your outfits.
Although most women would love to go in for strappy or off-shoulder gowns, these may not prove to be suitable for the chilly weather. For such cases, you may have to opt for delicately designed shrugs, shawls, white faux fur, or velvet wraps, and hooded capes that can look simply awesome when combined with a white wedding dress.
Add some exotic diamond jewelry to add to the cool look that's completely haute for the season. Winter formal dresses can be combined with some sexy white satin boots, which can be designed to match your dress.
Add drama to the wedding by opting for colors apart from the basic white, such as icy blue, shimmering silver, and steel gray; this can help you achieve the ice maiden look. Ensure that the couple looks well-balanced in terms of the colors used. These dresses can thus offer you plenty of options to experiment and carry off different looks.

The Menu

You can stick to the ice theme and incorporate it in the way the food is presented. Do opt for a white sumptuous cake in three tiers that can be decorated with snowflake patterns.
Add some sugar sculptures on the table; use a snow globe and such other elements to add to the effect of the way the food is displayed. How about a white chocolate fountain to add to the excitement? The bottom line is to innovate and present it in a unique way.
Incorporate unique ways to decorate the invitations and create an interest in the minds of the receiver. These ideas should help you get the basic outline that will help you plan the wedding in the best way possible. This is the time you can let your imagination run wild and try something different from the traditional style!