6 Ideas for your Winter Wedding

winter wedding ideasPlanning a winter wedding? Don’t feel left out in the cold. Your winter wedding can be a beautiful, cozy occasion as unique as our Midwestern winters. Embrace your winter wedding, and play it up with winter wedding details on your big day. Every detail of your winter wedding counts, from your seasonal wedding décor to your wedding dress and favors:

  1. Brides, think wraps. Just because you’re having a winter during the coldest part of the year doesn’t mean you have to say no to that strapless dress. Find a unique winter wrap that keeps you warm and makes you look special.
  2. Embrace your inner winter with a sugar cookie or hot cocoa bar. Offer apple cider, or leave small jars of apple cider or cocoa mix as a favor. Don’t be afraid to play up your winter theme even when choosing the design for your cake, with velvet ribbon, silver pinecones, jewels or evergreen accents.
  3. Don’t be afraid of outdoor photos. Pick a venue where you take advantage of winter when capturing shots of your special day, like a shot on the steps with your beautiful wedding venue in the background. You don’t have to be outside for very long to get the ideal winter shots—plan ahead and talk to your photographer for ideas. Then head outside and get a beautiful winter shot together and with your wedding party unlike any other.
  4. Lots and lots of lights. Capture the essence of the holiday season with strand after strand of sparkly lights, or project snowflakes onto the ceiling. Whatever fits your wedding, make your reception glow like a meadow with a fresh layer of white powder.
  5. Use crystals and glass to bring the sparkle of ice into your reception. Or bring ice—a special sculpture that embodies who the two of you are. Snowflakes with a soft white glitter can make your cake, cupcakes or décor a soft winter sparkle.
  6. Velvet. We’re not saying you need to wear velour jogging suits, but capture the warmth of velvet in your seasonal wedding décor. If you’re holding a holiday wedding, make velvet ornaments for your guests with your names and wedding date on them. Have a wedding dress made of velvet (be prepared, they’re very warm!). Use red or a dark blue velvet in your decorations (perhaps for the table cloths or for chair wraps?) to play off the white, and give your wedding a rich, soft look.

With as cold as our Wisconsin winters can be, your winter wedding is obviously going to be held inside, so choose your wedding venue wisely. Consider 1451 Renaissance Place in Milwaukee, a beautiful wedding venue with an elegant feel, and steps perfect for your outdoor winter wedding photo shoot. If you have any questions about our wedding venue, or ideas for your winter wedding, check out our website or ask us on our Facebook page. If you do decide 1451 Renaissance Place is the perfect spot for your venue, we’ll do everything in our power to make sure your winter wedding is a breath-taking day to remember.