Nothing is more beautiful than a white wedding – white with snow, that is. Whether you’re planning a winter wedding, or you’re surprised with an early spring snowstorm, your options for accessorizing are endless. Here are some of our favorite winter wedding ideas.

The cover-up
First, you’ll want to make sure you stay warm. Even if your ceremony and reception are inside, you’ll still want something cozy for those outside photo ops. Your options include sweaters, capes, boleros and stoles. This faux fur stole from Nordstrom’s, featured on The Knot, is perfect for a polar vortex wedding, and this knit stole from Etsy vendor MarMatKnit is gorgeous. Cardigans and pullovers give a fresh look to a traditional dress, as seen in USA Today’s bridal sweater feature.

winter wedding ideas faux fur stole

A faux fur stole will help keep you warm without sacrificing style

 

Keeping guests cozy
Next, you want to make sure your guests stay warm. Drape cozy wool blankets in plaid over the backs of chairs. Instant décor, and your guests will love wrapping themselves up.

winter wedding ideas cozy wool blankets

Drape cozy wool blankets over the backs of chairs

 

Comfort food
Winter menus call for steaming soups, roasted vegetables and hearty meats. For soups, The Knot suggests: “butternut squash with pumpernickel croutons, potato-leek with amaretto crème fraiche, or rich cheddar potato.” Consider roast beef with horseradish for the main course, or a roast chicken, skin on, with an herb gravy. For a late-night snack, or even for cocktail hour, why not do mini grilled cheese sandwiches and cups of tomato soup? And try hot cocoa kits as favors – a mason jar filled with cocoa mix and homemade marshmallows.

winter wedding ideas mason jar filled with hot cocoa mix

Try hot cocoa kits as favors – a mason jar filled with cocoa mix and homemade marshmallows

 

Winter whites
A color palette of white and red touches on the idea of red berries in the snow, or of Christmas candy canes. It’s sophisticated and fun, and definitely in season. Gold, blush pink and white is perfect for an elegant, vintage winter wedding. And with a black and white palette, your winter wedding is sure to be chic.

winter wedding color palette ideas

Gold, blush pink and white is perfect for an elegant, vintage winter wedding

 

Here are some of our favorite winter wedding ideas for inspiration:

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