13 Must-Know Winter Wedding Trends
December 10, 2020
It’s the most wonderful time of the year and with it comes awe-inspiring winter weddings! Can you blame us if we’re kind of obsessed with winter ceremonies over here at Enchanting by Mon Cheri? There’s no sweltering heat to account for, the crisp and bright floral arrangements are unbelievable and the cozy holiday feels are next-level.
And since ‘tis the season to be jolly, what better way to show our love for cold-weather nuptials than to let you in on all of our fave winter wedding ideas that we can’t get enough of?
Below—our 13 favorite winter wedding trends that are sure to capture the magic of this festive time of year:
Hot chocolate and coffee bars
In our not-so humble opinion, hot chocolate is a must at winter weddings, so make the cozy holiday drink readily available to all of your guests with a hot chocolate bar (and maybe include some coffee if you’re so inclined)! If you want to take your hot chocolate bar one step further, stock it with peppermint sticks, delicious marshmallows and all the whip cream. Your guests will thank you for offering this holiday staple.
Need we say s’more?
Excuse the bad pun, but you should definitely consider having a DIY s’mores station for all of your guests to enjoy at your cozy wedding event. This is even more ideal if you’re planning on putting fire pits at your ceremony in order to keep your guests warm at your winter wedding. Toasted graham crackers, melt-in-your-mouth chocolate and gooey marshmallows—gah! Our mouths are already watering.
Gatsby lovers, this one’s for you. Champagne towers are the classy way to get a lil’ ~boozy~ at your winter wedding. Plus, it’s totally vintage-inspired, so if you’re looking to party like the icons of your eras gone by, this extravagant drink display is the way to go.
Seasonal wedding cake flavors—from pumpkin spice to gingerbread
Embrace your basic Starbucks order and make it your wedding cake flavor because whoever says they don’t enjoy pumpkin spice is probably kidding themselves. But if you want more options, we understand. Chocolate peppermint is a winter classic while gingerbread makes for an extra festive option.
EXTRA WARM (AND BEAUTIFUL) ACCESSORIES:
These winter accessories are the undeniable way to look chic and elegant while still remaining warm when temperatures start to drop. Fur shawls are also a great way to make you and your bridal party look cohesive if you allowed them to pick out their own bridesmaid look. Cuddle up, babe! Fur shawls are a go-to look for any winter extravaganza.
Cozy jackets & sweaters
If you want a winter accessory that’s going to provide you with a little more coverage compared to a fur shawl, then opt for a unique jacket or pullover sweater to keep you warm as you celebrate your love story.
FESTIVE STATIONERY/DECOR DETAILS:
Mirror the crisp elegance of the frosty season with minimally-detailed wedding invitations. Incorporate rich jewel tones or gold foil within the font to bring out the sleek and simple white background of your invitations.
What’s more romantic than velvet details at a winter wedding? If you’re opting to include velvet details within your floral arrangements and bridesmaid dresses, then incorporate velvet decor throughout your wedding reception in order to tie everything together! Velvet works beautifully as a table runner or as bows on the back of guests’ chairs.
White floral arrangements
Want an instant way to look like a snow queen at your winter wedding? Walk down the aisle holding a floral arrangement that features crisp white florals and deep green leaves to complete your winter wonderland style.
Don’t skimp on the festive touches at your winter wedding! Embrace the cozy aspects of the chilly season by including hints of plaid, pine cones or peppermint candies throughout your wedding reception table decor. Combine these winter details with the warm glow of candlelight, and we promise your wedding guests will get all up in their feels over your winter love story.
KEEP IT COZY:
If you’re the kind of bride-to-be that has her Christmas decorations up as soon as it’s December 1st, you should definitely include some classic holiday tunes in your wedding playlist. Have them playing as your guests stroll in to get them excited for the upcoming festivities and include some Christmas pop hits that you and your loved ones can dance to at the wedding reception.
If you’re planning on having a winter wedding outside, do your guests a favor and provide them with an extra layer or two. Providing blankets for everyone is the perfect way to make sure your guests don’t get turned off by the cold as they watch you make your way down the aisle. Plus, they make for great wedding favors! It’s a win, win in our books.
Twinkle lights/glass orbs
Make your winter ceremony even more romantic by amping up the cozy vibes with delicate twinkle lights strung throughout your ceremony. If you want to include soft lighting but don’t love the look of twinkle lights, opt for glass orb lighting fixtures that mimic the beauty of icicles as they hang down from the ceiling. Either way, a little extra warm lighting goes a long way to make any winter wedding feel that much more magical.