Winter easily gets a bad rap. Sure, there’s blustery weather and endless shoveling. In fact, here in the Midwest, even our eyelashes can freeze. But a winter wonderland wedding reminds us to look beyond the frigid temperatures. If you live in Wisconsin, like I do, each day is more beautiful and austere than the next. The bare treetops glimmer with frost, and endless snowdrifts sparkle iridescent in the sunshine.
Long after wedding fatigue hits its summer and fall peaks, your winter wedding will stand out as the highlight of the season. Moreover, winter weddings wow with unique décor elements that turn any setting into an instant photo op. From glittering winter centerpieces to dazzling winter wedding color palettes, winter weddings bring an aura of enchantment to any venue space.
Short of hibernation, you can forget the wedding stress. PartySlate makes wedding planning simple with curated directories and thoughtful inspiration. We’ve searched through hundreds of real wedding albums to find the best winter wonderland wedding ideas. Discover 15 ways to take your winter wedding to the next level — and remind guests why winter is the most magical season of all.
Winter Wonderland Wedding Invitations
1. Marble Snow Drifts
Winter Wonderland Wedding Bouquets
2. Dreamy White Blooms
3. Sugar Plum Pinks
Winter Wonderland Ceremony Arches & Aisles
4. Glimmering Lights
5. Crystal Details
6. Bare Winter Branches
Winter Wonderland Wedding Centerpieces
7. The First Frost
8. Enchanted Winter Forest
9. Candlelit Tablescapes
Enchanted Winter Dance Floors
10. Winter Snowfall
11. Ice and Fog
Winter Bar Areas
12. On the Rocks
Winter Wonderland Wedding Cake
13. Silvery Glimmer
14. Crowned With Illumination
Winter Wonderland Wedding Favors
15. Take-Home Snow Globes
People Also Ask…
Is it bad to have a winter wedding?
Traditionally, “wedding season” spans from late spring to early fall — with June and September being the most popular months to get married. Winter weddings, while less popular, have always offered many perks. Couples can expect increased venue and vendor availability, as well as more flexible price points. Moreover, friends and family are less likely to experience wedding fatigue — with your wedding standing out as a much-anticipated celebration.
Of course, the pandemic has altered traditional wedding trends for the foreseeable future. With so many couples forced to delay their nuptials, wedding season has easily become wedding year with 2022 and 2023 booking up fast. Thursday and Sunday weddings are no longer unheard of, and all months have officially joined the wedding season roster.
Luckily, winter weddings are finally getting their chance to shine. Turn your wedding venue into a winter wonderland with the help of a skilled planner and décor team. The weather may be cold and austere, but there’s no shortage of beauty and inspiration from this much overlooked season.
What are winter wedding colors?
Winter wedding color palettes range from classic blues and neutral champagnes to deep cherry reds and bright jewel tones. For a winter wonderland wedding, we recommend icy blues, glimmering silvers, crisp whites, and dramatic jewel tones. For an in-depth look at how colors set the mood and tone of your celebration, check out the following: Best Wedding Colors [Guide].
Where can I find a venue and vendors for my winter wonderland wedding?
Use PartySlate’s curated venue directory to find an available venue for your winter wedding. Make sure to filter by location, venue type, guest count, and more. See a venue you like? Contact the venue directly or head to their profile page to see how real weddings utilized the space.
Finding the right vendors is just as easy. Use PartySlate’s curated vendor directory to discover everything from the best local wedding planners to premier entertainment companies. Use the filters to narrow your search by vendor category, services, and more. You can also contact vendors directly or go to their profile pages for more examples of their work.