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Cozying up to Winter Weddings

As it continues to snow today, we are reminded that winter is still here! And while it’s tempting to curl up on the couch and not come out until May, many couples are braving the chilly weather to tie the knot in style. After all, is there a more dramatic backdrop than snow capped peaks? Or anything more romantic than a color pallete rich with deep reds and sparkling golds? We don’t think so! If you’ve been considering adding an icy touch to your nuptials, look no further! We’ve compiled the very best winter weddings have to offer below.

Why we Love Winter Weddings

Snow

This goes without saying, but a fresh blanket of snow transforms even the most mundane location into a winter wonderland. And with mother nature taking care of the majority of your decorating, you can cross that off your to-do list from the start! Add twinkle lights in the trees for a burst of light and sparkle that won’t break the bank. Just make sure you choose a location with a strong guarantee of flurries and a backup plan in case you don’t get the wedding day blizzard you’re hoping for.

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India Earl Photography

Less Competition for Vendors

Not only will you be able to take advantage of off season prices, but you’ll have your pick of the very best vendors, without a lot of competition. That means that popular summer venue with waiting list a mile long is suddenly within reach!

Fashion

Long sleeve dresses, fur capes, flannel…the options are endless! (And so cozy!) Winter wedding fashion is unique and bold in a way that traditional dresses are not. And you don’t have to sacrifice style for warmth. Winter collections are full of heavier fabrics, jeweled accents, and chic accessories that will keep you comfortable and oh-so-fabulous.

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Lauren Fair Photography

Decor

Whether you lean into the sparkle of the season, or pair the snowy whites with deep evergreens and wood accents, winter weddings are far from drab. Lush velvet fabrics give texture and depth to an all white affair. Strands of glittering crystals and long votive candles add unmistakable elegance to your reception tables. Or add pine cones to your bouquet for a touch of whimsy that is sure to stand out. But you don’t need to feel bound by seasonally specific decorations. The snow creates a blank canvas for you to paint in any style! Get creative and don’t be afraid to try something unexpected.

winter weddings - decor
Melissa Kelsey Photography

Comfort Food

Mulled wine, hot toddies and spiked eggnog at the cocktail bar? Yes, please! Start your guests with a fresh salad full of seasonal treats like pears, cranberries and walnuts. Then warm them up with a savory soup or mac and cheese along side a perfectly cooked filet mignon. Then end the evening with a build-your-own hot chocolate bar and you’ve got a menu that will have everyone begging for seconds.

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Guest List

Winter weddings allow your guests a getaway that doesn’t interfere with their summer vacations. And your wedding will not be competing with the flood of invitations your guests are sure to receive in the warmer months. It’s typically much easier to take time off in the winter as well, as it is a slower time of year for many people.

winter weddings - guests
Handeland Tesoro Photography

Memorability

Winter weddings are unique and memorable. Your guests will look back on your nuptials with warmth and fondness. It’s not every day you go pond skating at a wedding reception after all! Winter weddings add a magic all their own, just as the first snowfall of the season.

winter weddings - memorable
Rebekah Westover Photography

And whatever the season, don’t forget to include Marrygrams! From favor tags to programs, menus to place cards – we’ve got you covered with beautiful wedding day stationery for every style and budget!