5 Ideas to Elevate Your Winter Wedding Theme

Dreaming of a wedding that says, “winter wonderland”? While it may be too cold to host your wedding in the snow or on top of a picturesque mountain, there are plenty of ways you can still have your stunning snow-white wedding with an ethereal evergreen ambiance. By incorporating these simple tips, you are sure to achieve the winter theme you have always envisioned (without seeming overdone or tacky). 

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5 Simple Ways to Elevate Your Winter Wedding Theme

Pop of Pine

When it comes to winter decor, you definitely want to include some greenery. If possible, you could choose a venue with fir trees or bring some small ones in yourself for that wintergreen forest feel. Or, add a few pinecones to your centerpieces and greenery placed around the room. If your winter wedding is close to a holiday, you could bring in a few wreaths to make the venue look extra festive. Incorporating evergreens will really bring life to your venue, and it will make your guests feel like they have been transported to a festive forest. Log slices make perfect centerpieces, and you can use them for food displays as well.

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Mood Lighting

Many people don’t realize how much of an impact lighting can have on the overall ambiance and mood of an event. By adding in string lights, candles, and the cozy flicker of a fireplace, you can really make your wedding feel warm and inviting. If fire is an issue at the venue, try using battery-powered candles. They have tiny bulbs that mimic the flicker of a flame. You can still get the same great look while still following fire codes. 

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Toasty Treats

For an extra touch of comfort, bring in some toasty treats for your guests! Create a s’mores station so your friends and family can roast marshmallows over a crackling fire. Instead of just serving Hershey bars for the chocolate, mix it up by offering Reese’s, Cookies ‘n Cream bars, or Kit-Kats. Your guests will appreciate the variety and attention to detail. Serve hot cocoa with tiny marshmallows, coffee, and apple cider for an after-dinner pick-me-up. It’s the little things that can really make a wedding feel thoughtful and welcoming.

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Warm Accessories

Every winter wedding needs the proper accessories! Have your bridal party wear faux fur shawls and fuzzy earmuffs, supply your guests with cozy wool blankets, have the groomsmen wear dashing peacoats. The possibilities are endless, and you can really have fun adding in warm pieces to everyone’s wardrobe! These pieces lend themselves to incredible photos, too.

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Festive Centerpieces

Last but not least, add in some festive centerpieces at each of the dinner tables. These don’t have to be high-end pieces in order to achieve the desired look. A touch of greenery, a few candles, and a burgundy ribbon woven throughout can really bring the entire winter theme together with simple elegance. 

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Spruce Up Your Winter Wedding Theme

By incorporating these 5 simple wedding planning ideas, you can elevate your winter wedding theme from basic to elegant and sophisticated. Your guests will feel transported to a winter wonderland. You and your fiancé will have the dreamy winter wedding you’ve both envisioned. Congratulations on your big day! I know it will be absolutely enchanting!

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