While winter may not be typically thought of as “wedding season,” there is something undeniably dreamy and romantic about a cozy winter wedding. If you’ve chosen to wed in the colder months of the year, you have the opportunity to create a magical winter wonderland at your wedding. Chilly air, snow, and warm fires are all inspiration points for winter weddings. Consider some of these trendy ideas for your big day! 

Cozy Coverings

On your wedding day, you should be both beautiful and comfortable. Wrap a fur shawl, woolen scarf, or even a denim jacket over your shoulders to keep warm throughout the day without sacrificing your “look.” For guests, add a basket of throw blankets with your party favors if your wedding or reception is outdoors! They can take them home as a memento and stay cozy during the ceremony.

Twinkling Lights

Add extra mood lighting around the venue with string lights or candles. As it gets dark earlier in the winter, you’ll be glad to have extra light that is both decorative and functional. 

Stay Evergreen

There is something unmistakably wintery about a pine tree and garland. Add green foliage to hint at Christmas trees and a snowy forest to your decor to evoke memories of the holidays and winter wonderlands.

Hot Chocolate Bar

Keep guests warm and help satisfy their sweet tooth in a more unexpected way with a hot chocolate bar! Supply a variety of marshmallows, whipped cream, sprinkles, and a tea cookie tray from American Dream Cakes.

Crisp Colors

Many winter weddings keep colors simple — bright reds, deep greens, and the classic black and crisp white are all great contenders for your winter wedding color palette. Navy blue and silver could be a reminder of the starry night sky if red and green feel too Christmassy!

Rustic Chic

Winter is the perfect season for a barn wedding. Mason jars, burlap, and denim are all rustic elements to include in this still-on-trend wedding theme.

Individual desserts are increasingly popular.  Here are options that work well for winter weddings from American Dream Cakes.

Brownie Trays 
Cookie Trays (Asst Tea Cookies) or Choc Chip/Sugar/snickerdoodle 
Individual 3” pie 
Fruit Tartes 
Loose cups – 3oz filled with graham cracker crusts/key lime mouse, raspberry mouse, or chocolate mouse  
Gourmet Cupcakes