Winter weddings are becoming increasingly popular. They are a great option for the budget-conscious bride who wants to avoid the surcharges that come with getting married at the height of the summer wedding season. With celebrities and royals like the Middleton sisters donning classic, long-sleeved gowns, it’s easier than ever to envision the romance of a winter wedding. If you’re considering tying the knot in a cooler season, here are four amazing winter theme wedding ideas for inspiration.
A classic Winter Wonderland theme is perfect for the traditional bride who loves cozy winter nights curled up by the fire. Decorate with white linens, pinecones, springs of winter berries, soft pine boughs, and candles galore. For favours, consider packages of roasted chestnuts or ginger cookies instead of the usual Jordan almonds.
Festival of Lights
No matter where you live in the world, winter is when cultures love to celebrate the warmth and beauty of light. Turn your wedding into your very own festival of lights with garlands of twinkly fairy lights, chandeliers, and candles. You can even get creative with coloured lighting at your reception to turn your dance floor into an extra-special party. If you are getting married in Sydney, consider scheduling your wedding during the Vivid Sydney light festival and it will feel like the whole city in celebrating with you!
A winter wedding in Australia will fall just in time for the wineries to have prepared their new vintages. If you’re a wine-lover, consider a vineyard for your winter wedding location where you can sample the newest blends at their freshest. Vineyards make for beautiful classic wedding locations all year round, but a winter wedding is the ideal time to take advantage of the latest trends in viticulture.
For an outdoorsy couple, consider a campfire themed reception. Build a few bonfires at an outdoor reception and keep cozy blankets and scarves on hand for your guests. Serve mulled wine and marshmallows that guests can have fun toasting themselves. For party favours, consider gifting warm woolly socks or mittens to go with your campfire theme that guests can wear all winter long.
Whether or not you love the cold, a winter themed wedding can bring something unique and memorable to your ceremony and reception. Since winter weddings are less common, they are a great opportunity to really showcase your personality and creativity. Drop us a note in the comments and let us know which winter wedding theme is your favourite.