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If you’re having your wedding in winter, the cold season can offer some fantastic advantages: a white wintry landscape makes for stunning photographs, chilly temperatures provide the perfect excuse for pretty candles and lanterns; and you can’t go wrong with a variety of delicious seasonal dishes for dinner. However, planning a winter wedding comes with its own unique set of challenges. Check out our winter wedding ideas to help you plan the perfect day.




For your colour scheme try dark, seasonal hues such forest green or navy combined with a festive gold or silver. Compliment it with seasonal winter flowers such as carnations, freesias, lilies or red roses like the ones chosen by one of our brides shown here. Incorporate wintery favours for your guests such as pashminas or blankets, sparklers, candy canes, or mulled wine spices. Choose some pretty umbrellas and keep them to one side for outdoor photographs.



The Dress

For more coverage, a dress with long sleeves or a high neckline will help to keep you warm, such as Alesandro Rossi’s dresses “Bliss” or “Abigail” with sleeves, both of which we keep in stock in a range of sizes including plus sizes. But a winter wedding dress doesn’t necessarily need to have sleeves. Choose a strapless gown and stay warm with a faux fur shrug or shawl. Check out the cosy red cape worn by one of our brides shown below. For a vintage look, try a pair of gloves or ivory Victorian-style boots for extra warmth. For outdoor photographs, find a pair of white wellington boots to change into. If your gown is full-length, you could also wear thick tights underneath–nobody needs to know! Compliment your dress with sparkling accessories such as a beaded comb or tiara which will catch the light beautifully.


The Bridesmaids

Make sure the bridesmaids stay warm too with shawls that compliment your colour scheme such as the ones chosen by one of our brides pictured below. If your bridesmaids are wearing heels, make sure they have a change of shoes ready for outdoor photographs so that they don’t sink in the mud! Be sure to protect suede or leather shoes with good quality spray. Give the bridesmaids glittery accessories to add the to festive mood, or pair faux fur with feathers for a pretty wintery look.


The Men

For the men, the ultimate festive fabric has to be velvet. Try festive colours such as dark red or green. If you don’t want to go for a head-to-toe velvet look, a velvet tie makes for a seasonal touch, or you could incorporate it into the boutonnieres. Alternatively, tartan also gives a warm, festive feel. Choose the perfect tartan to incorporate your colour scheme and include it in the bridesmaids’ accessories as well.


We hope you’ve found our ideas for winter weddings useful. Check out our winter weddings Pinterest board for more inspiration!