Plan the Ultimate Winter Wedding

The snow is falling, the air is crisp, and love is in the air! If you’re planning a winter wedding, you’ll want to make sure everything is just perfect. Keep reading for some tips to help you plan the ultimate winter wedding.

Winter Wedding Themes

Winter Wonderland

This classic winter wedding theme can be achieved with lots of sparkle and glitter. Think white Christmas lights, sparkling centerpieces, and a beautiful white wedding cake. Of course, white and silver are always popular choices for this theme, but you could also go for a more festive palette of red and green. Once you’ve decided on your colors, it’s time to start thinking about decor. Snowflakes are a must-have for any winter wonderland wedding, so look for ways to incorporate them into your centerpieces, bouquets, and other decorations. You can also use candles, lanterns, and string lights to create a warm and inviting atmosphere. 

Cozy Cabin

Consider decorating your venue to look like a cozy cabin in the woods for a more rustic feel. This can be accomplished with warm colors like red and brown, plaid fabrics, and many candles. Opt for natural elements like wood and stone. Exposed beams and log walls make for a stunning backdrop, while flickering candles and string lights create a warm and inviting ambiance. Greenery is also key to nailing this look – think evergreens, pinecones, and holly berries.


Another pretty winter theme is to decorate with snowflakes. This can be done with white lights, paper, suede snowflakes, or even real snow! Use snowflakes as part of your wedding decor. You can hang them from the ceiling, place them on tables, or use them as part of your centerpieces. Get creative and have fun with it!


If you love Christmas, why not have a Christmas-themed wedding? This could involve decorations like a Christmas tree, poinsettias, and holly. How about hanging some sparkling white icicles from the ceiling or framing the altar with evergreen boughs for your ceremony space? Incorporate frosted pinecones into your centerpieces or use them to create a pretty garland for your tables. You could also line the aisle with lanterns filled with candles or hung with sprigs of holly or other greenery. Use red and green ribbons to decorate everything from your invitations to your bouquets to the back of chairs. You could also serve traditional Christmas foods like roast turkey or ham. And the final touch – a Christmas tree!

New Year’s Eve

If you’re getting married close to New Year’s Eve, you could incorporate this holiday into your wedding theme. This could involve decorating with a New Year’s Eve theme, such as streamers and confetti, and serving champagne to your guests. Consider using streamers and balloons in shades of silver and gold to decorate your venue. You can also hang sparkly stars from the ceiling or use glittery tablecloths. For your floral arrangements, try incorporating white lilies or red roses. And don’t forget the champagne! Serve it in flutes decorated with ribbons or sequins.

Tips for Winter Wedding

  • Visit Your Venue at Night
  • Plan Potential Alternatives for Bad Weather
  • Allow Extra Travel Time
  • Set Up a Coat Check
  • Consider the Same Venue for your Ceremony and Reception

At Acquaviva, you can do an on-site ceremony and your venue. We also have the Acquaviva guest house that offers premier accommodations for your guests.

Fun Winter Wedding Food and Drink Ideas


  • Hot Chocolate Bar
  • Holiday Punch
  • Champagne
  • Wine


  • A Hearty Beef
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Apple Cider Tart
  • Chicken
  • Roasted Potatoes

Visit our website for more information on how Acquaviva can help you plan your dream winter wedding.

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