Winter Wedding Trends

There’s something about the winter season that makes a girl want to cozy up to her partner and spend the night sipping hot cocoa while watching the snow fall. With such a romantic vision, we can understand why winter weddings are becoming more and more popular. Perhaps you’ve just begun planning for your winter wedding to take place at the end of the year. Maybe you’ve been planning your wedding for some time now, but with the big day right around the corner you need some inspiration to tie up all loose ends. Whichever situation you find yourself if, you’re in luck! Below you’ll find a list of our favorite winter wedding trends; use this list for all the inspiration you need to transform the venue of your wedding into a winter wonderland.

couple at winter wedding

Long-sleeved Gowns
The long-sleeved wedding dress has made its way in and out of popularity for generations, and you guessed it, it’s in! Not only does a long-sleeved wedding gown look elegant, but it also has a classic feel that will look good in pictures for years to come. Another plus? Those long sleeves will give you the extra layer you need on your special winter day.

Seasonal Cocktails
While you enjoy time with your wedding party and take some newlywed photos, your guests will have some time to munch on goodies and get in the wedding party spirt. What getting way to lift their mood – while warming their hands and hearts – than by serving up something seasonal to sip during the cocktail hour. You can offer everything from hot cocoa, warm cider and eggnog. Depending on the age of guests attending, you can even offer the drinks spiked with seasonal liquor.

winter wedding cake

Wintergreen Wedding Cake
During the warmer months, many couples go with a classic white colored wedding cake. However, with the snow on the ground and your egg shell colored gown, you can play up the color of the wedding cake. A hot trend of the moment is to decorate the dessert with sugar covered berries, edible pearls, and even winter green twigs and sprigs.

Flavorful Favors
Although you don’t have to, many couples choose to decorate tables with favors for their guests. Instead of going bubbles or candles that are likely to get tossed out, offer your guests a more flavorful favor; gift them with gourmet chocolate covered nuts, dried berries, and even truffles.

Soft and Sheen Shoes
Velvet was hot in the 90’s and it’s trending again, especially when it comes to accessorizing gowns and other kinds of evening wear. Plus, you don’t have to limit the trend to shoes, either! Should you choose to incorporate the soft and sheen fabric into your wedding day ensemble, you can wear anything from shoes to a clutch, dress details or flower bouquet embellishments, or even hair accessories such as headbands, bows, and more.

Planning a wedding can be stressful, especially when others want to give you their opinions. Keep in mind that this day is about you and your partner, so make decisions that the two of you are happy with!

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