‘Tis the season to start prepping for your Christmas wedding so here’s all the timeless winter wedding trends you need to know about…

Winter Wedding Trends for 2018/2019
Credit: Megan Elle Photography

Timeless Winter Wedding Trends you Need to Know

We’ve teamed up with International Wedding Planner and La Fête founder, Charlotte Ricard-Quesada, who has put together her eight top winter wedding trends if you’re getting married in the colder months.

Jewel Tones

Celebrate the seasonal colour palette at your winter wedding by incorporating burgundies, bottle greens and amber tones into your big day.

Don’t just stop at the winter wedding décor: why not opt for those colours for your bridesmaids’ dresses, groomsmen’s bowties, or even, in a sash on your gown? These jewel tones are often key in creating a timeless winter wedding aesthetic with a little pop of colour.

Smaller, Simpler Wedding Cakes

For your winter wedding, why not go down the minimal route with your cake? It doesn’t need to be huge to wow your guests – a simple tiered bake with dripped icing and dried fruit décor can be elegant and just as effective.

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Just make sure to have trays of cake backstage so that all your guests can enjoy.

Christmas Crackers for Wedding Favours

With a wedding close to Christmas, you’ll want to make sure your guests are feeling festive, and what better way to make sure everyone’s getting in the spirit of things than plying the wedding tables with Christmas crackers to pull?

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Personalised handwritten Christmas crackers from Bespoke & Co.

Personalised or handwritten crackers are a great wedding favour or place setting, we love these handmade crackers from Bespoke & Oak Co. to help to create a decadent winter wedding theme.

Blackboards

It may at first seem basic to display your seating plan on a blackboard, but there are many options to make it look extraordinary.

Think of hiring a chalkboard artist that can personalise the board with illustrations and calligraphy. You can also wrap the borders in foliage or flowers or display it on an easel, whatever you prefer.

Winter Wedding Trends for 2018/2019 blackboard

Layering Separates

wedding dress no longer needs to be a dress in the traditional sense of the word. Go for separates, which will prove practical if your winter wedding is on an especially cold day. Layering is essential at a winter wedding.

Opt for cashmere, delicate knits and even capes, in your chosen colour for both warmth and a unique flair – while maintaining a timeless winter wedding look. Don’t forget to check out some of our favourite winter wedding dresses.

Bridal Trouser Suits

As we step into winter wedding season, it seems a stride away from the traditional bridal gown is a sticking trend,  as new data from retailer Karen Millen suggests searches for bridal trouser suits are up over 2000%.

Read More: 11 Relaxed Bridal Looks for Laid Back Brides

Decorating Ceilings/Walls

One of my favourite winter wedding trends is ceiling decoration. You can go beyond lanterns by hanging flowers, foliage covered hoops, antique keys, berries and moss-covered branches.

This is especially effective in marquees but be careful with ceiling heights, you don’t want to feel stifled between a busy floor and a busy ceiling.

Comfort Food

Make the most of the season’s great culinary offerings: berry-filled pies, stews, soups, etc.

If keeping guests warm is a priority, why not go for traditional options such as coq au vin for a timeless winter wedding feast, or, put a spin on a classic, such as turning a beef hotpot into a more refined dish.

Winter Wedding Trends for 2018/2019
Credit: Megan Elle Photography

Alcoholic Treats and Winter Warmers

Why not choose liquor-filled truffles as favours? Alcohol and chocolate go notoriously well together and make for an indulgent bite.

Focus on Whiskey, Bailey’s and Brandy type flavours, or if there are any varieties that are special to you as a couple. You could also have a chocolate bar during the evening, instead of a sweet bar, where guests could choose their own selection from.

Coffee Bars

Lounge areas at weddings are often being designed around coffee bars now, where guests can take the weight off their feet and savour a hot drink in a cosy, convivial setting. If coffee is not your thing, why not go for a tea room aesthetic or serve up some indulgent hot chocolate around a roaring fire?

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