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.
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!
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.
9. Get Creative With A Winter Themed Wedding Cake
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 Wherever 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.