15 Creative Winter Wedding Ideas

Creative Ideas For A Winter Wedding

Winter is a wonderful time to host a rustic wedding but with the chilly season comes some design and planning challenges. After several emails to your Ask Maggie advice section about winter wedding ideas we thought the best thing we could do was to create a post with 15 of the most creative, fun and inspiring winter wedding ideas.

1. Host Your Wedding At A Lodge Or Mountain Resort

Hosting your wedding at a rustic wedding venue in the winter can be a magical experience for both you and your guests. If you have your mind set on a winter wedding you might want to check out wedding venues like ski resorts, mountain resorts and lodges.

2. Use Birch As Your Centerpieces

Birch wedding centerpieces is one of the most popular ways to outfit your wedding table and birch fits the winter look perfectly. Adding a variety of vase sizes makes for an wonderful look in any season but we think birch really makes a splash in winter.

3. Decorate With A Holiday Theme

Many brides like to team up the holidays with their wedding celebration. Having a holiday wedding can be great since so many friends and family are around but many brides also find this type of wedding a challenge to decorate. Without looking cheesy we found some great ways to decorate for a holiday wedding and keep it wedding elegant.

4. Serve Hot Coco To Chilly Guests

Get those guests warmed up with some hot coco. Easy for your catering team to make and serve, your guests young and old will be delighted to have this winter staple as an added treat.

5. Add A Little Plaid To Your Wedding Day Look

The idea of adding a little plaid to your wedding day look might not be for everyone but we sure think its cute. This bride added a little flannel to her wedding day look and we think it makes for some pretty great pictures.

6.  Host A Ski Themed Wedding

You don’t have to host your wedding at a ski lodge to get use the ski theme. We think the look of crossed skis and some perfectly placed ski memorabilia makes for a fun twist on the traditional winter wedding.

Ski Themed Wedding

7. Ski Away From Your Wedding Reception

If you do decide to host your wedding at a ski resort wedding venue then you might want to think about skiing away from your wedding reception. Only at a mountain winter wedding could a couple do this!

Skiing away from a winter wedding is a great idea

8. Use Lanterns As Centerpieces

Create a super cozy feeling at your wedding by using lanterns as your wedding centerpieces. A few years ago we worked with Ikea to create the perfect budget wedding look and we loved using these lanterns in our design.

Lantern Wedding Centerpieces

9. Get Creative With A Winter Themed Wedding Cake

The fact that you are hosting a winter wedding means you have a great chance to add some fun winter themed items to your wedding cake. Below are just two of our favorite rustic wedding cakes.

10. Show Guests To Their Seats In Winter Style

Getting creative with your place cards is one of my favorite design aspects. Make your place cards look super winter like by using one of these ideas from below. I love both the pine cone place card display and the fun lift ticket place card.

11. Have An All White Wedding Decor

White is the perfect wedding color no matter what the season but it works especially well in the winter months. An elegant way to make your winter wedding come to life is to use an all white color theme.

12. Showoff The Season With A Winter Themed Invitation

Rustic wedding invitations are one of our most favorite wedding design aspects to look at and we love rustic winter invitations even more! Make sure you create a perfect winter wedding invitation to go with your winter rustic wedding.

13.  Have Your Picture Taken In The Snow

You might as well use what nature gave you so have your photographer grab a picture of you and your new spouse in the snow.

14.  Use Pinecones Whereever You Can

Pinecones seem like the perfect way to make a wedding feel both rustic and winter-like. We think you can add pinecones just about anywhere at a wedding and you will be creating a beautiful rustic look.

15.  Design A Red & Green Color Theme

Red and green might make you think of the Christmas holiday but it can actually be the perfect winter wedding color theme. The key to doing this wedding theme right is by making sure you mix in other colors like white, brown or metallics to breakup the Christmas look and make it a wedding look.

Red & Green Wedding Color Theme

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Red & Green Wedding Color Theme

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Midwest Barn Wedding: Lexi + Andy

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Taking place at the Wisconsin rustic wedding venue, The Barnsite Retreat this wedding features a beautiful location and perfect DIY decorations. From the photographer: Lexi and Andy were married in the shade of a willow tree on the grounds of The Barnsite Retreat in Kewaunee, WI. Their wedding day was filled with the most outrageously gorgeous DIY decor. Hand-written signage, repurposed barn wood, a quilt square signing station and custom invitations (graphically designed by the bride herself) were just a few pieces that added to the relaxed and rustic feel of their day. Lexi and Andy selected sunflowers as the floral focus, which perfectly complimented their timeless navy color palette. At their ceremony, Lexi and Andy also embraced a tradition deeply rooted in the countryside across the pond. In Scotland, it is believed that an oath made near water or stone is considered to be more binding, so during the reading of their wedding vows, they both placed their hands upon a beautiful heart-shaped Oathing Stone. Thanks to Shaffer Photo for sharing this wonderful Midwest wedding.

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Sources – photography: Shaffer Photo / venue: Barnsite Retreat, a Wisconsin barn wedding venue / decor & florist: Evolutions in Design / cake: Sweet Nothings Cake / music: Celebrations Entertainment / bridesmaid dresses and gown: Elegant Occasions / food and event rentals: Biebel’s Catering

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