Winter Wedding Tips and Design Ideas

Winter weddings are so underrated. A winter setting is the perfect backdrop for any wedding. Lights strung in trees or around an outdoor stage take on a more romantic atmosphere in winter than in spring where the landscape takes the attention away from the festivities. Winter allows you to be center stage, and best of all, there are no mosquitoes!

We’ve collected winter wedding ideas and tips to make your winter wedding a toasty warm success.

Snowy wedding menu ideas that will make your guests all warm inside

A winter wedding is not complete without crowd-pleasing winter menu items that include comfort food, soup shooters, and food bars such as the infamous loaded potato bar and poutine station. To keep hungry wedding guests occupied before dinner, try a few hors d’oeuvres such as tomato and goat cheese dip; crostini with herbed cream cheese spread; and bite-size shrimp and grits.The best items for appetizers are baked cheese items like baked-brie-and-cheese tarts with nuts and jams. The appetizers may be bite-size, but they’re as filling as some entrees, so your guests won’t go home hungry. Many people enjoy winter desserts like individual chocolate lava cakes and hot cocoa. The classic gourmet three-cheese grilled cheese and tomato soup combo is a big hit at winter weddings. You can have it cocktail-hour size, too along with tomato soup shooters. For soup, you may want to consider using mini mugs for a more portable hors d’oeuvre.

Winter Wedding Color Schemes

Try these swoon-worthy color palettes for your wedding color schemes.
Blue and White
Dusty blue and white is popular for those who want a departure from the pinks and purples. Plus, blue and white are great winter colors. White accents will contrast well with soft blue for a muted tone. Groomsmen can wear a matching palette along with the bridesmaids if you’d like.

Pink and Sage
For a traditional antique wedding look, you could choose colors like warm pink and sage green. It’s great for both indoor and outdoor weddings. Sage is good for the base color with pink for the “pop” color.

Black and Gold
This combo makes a wedding feel luxurious and elegant. It’s best to make gold to focal or “pop” color with black accents.

For winter wedding centerpieces, you have more colors to choose from, including but not limited to: dusty blue, green, and white. You can incorporate different materials into your centerpiece, too, like berries and pine needles.

Best drinks to have at your wedding this winter season

Here is a list of some winter wedding cocktail favorites:

  • Passion fruit champagne margarita
  • Saintly greyhound
  • Mulled cider with cloved oranges
  • Eggnog colada
  • Whiskey smash
  • Mulled wine
  • Mulled wine hot chocolate
  • Winter mojito
  • Cranberry cosmo
  • Champagne cocktail
  • Hot buttered bourbon
  • Hot toddy
  • Chai hot toddy
  • Spiked lattes

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Now that you have a few ideas for making your winter wedding warm and festive, consider renting a wedding tent for your event. Winter weddings don’t have to be indoors. Wedding tent rentals give you the option of having your winter wedding outdoors. Don’t worry, your guest will stay warm with the best winter wedding tent rentals in town. J&J Tent and Party Rentals offer high powered heating lamps to go along with your tent rentals. Your guests should feel room temperature warm under our rental wedding tents. Give us a call today at (919) 977-3691 to learn more about our selection of wedding tents of all sizes along with heating equipment.

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