18 DIY Winter Wedding Ideas
Whether it's snowy scenes, metallic tones, or earthy evergreens, there are so many things that can inspire a winter wedding. Using cool color palettes, seasonal greenery, and textural materials like wool, felt, and velvet, these easy-to-make winter wedding ideas will have your guests agreeing that this really is the most wonderful time of the year.
Seeking a cozy home for your centerpiece arrangements? Wrap vessels in a wintry wool sourced in colors to complement the blooms.
Knitted Ring Pillow
Impart warm and fuzzy sentiments to your wedding rings by resting them on a sweater-like cushion.
The season’s bounty becomes a unique boutonniere when you use the “flower” that appears at the bottom of every pinecone.
Felt Program Pouches
Programs can chill out preceremony in snug pockets that enhance the setting with texture and bursts of color.
Thank friends and loved ones for attending your celebration by sending them home with a personalized tin filled with a favorite brew.
Gilded Cone Favors
Metallic foil and calligraphy swirls conjure New Year’s Eve festivities in these Victorian-style paper packages for storing chocolates to go.
Velvet Flower Boutonnieres
Give your guests a little flower power with these velvet boutonnieres that guys can wear on their lapels or ladies can attach to their purses or hair. Each rosette has a wire stem that's easy to work into a buttonhole or twist into an updo, along with a knotted ribbon for extra flair.
Wreath Escort Card Display
Wreaths are not only a symbol of the holiday season, but also of unending love. To make this seating chart, download our template, trace the leaf shapes onto sturdy colored paper, and cut them out with decorative paper edgers. Then glue 22-gauge cloth-wrapped floral wire to the back of each leaf and insert it, in alphabetical order, into a 14-inch-diameter boxwood wreath. Hang the wreath with ribbon.
Tree Wedding Favors
Spruce up your reception, the favor table, and the earth. These presents not only celebrate the season, but also symbolize love growing and becoming stronger with time.
Snowflake Cookie Favors
Set a snowy scene on your favor table with these gingerbread cookies. Gift them in clear acetate containers banded with ribbon printed with a sentimental saying (ours reads, “A love like no other”).
Winter Wonderland Escort Card Display
Snowbanks of rock salt and frosty mountains fashioned from torn paper and dusted with a sprinkling of glistening glitter turn a table number display into a frozen landscape.
Snowflake Cake Decorations
Snowflakes made from royal icing are miniature at the top of the cake and larger at the bottom, giving the impression that it was caught inside of a gracefully drifting snowfall.
Winter Wedding Centerpieces
A combination of vintage and contemporary vessels holds white spider mums, seeded eucalyptus (available at florists), and blue Atlas cedar branches lightly frosted with silver floral spray paint.
Want to add some DIY sparkle to your wedding cake? We collaborated with pastry chef Jason Schreiber to create this dazzling winter dessert. To give this strawberry cake an out-of-this-world effect, we sprinkled silver sanding sugar and teensy Wilton stars over its Swiss meringue–buttercream frosting.
Star-Punched Paper Hurricanes
Hurricane vases and votive candleholders can be wrapped in star-punched paper in the color of your choice—an easy way to suffuse your wedding with warmth.
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Tiny Tree Escort Card Display
Everything is cuter when it's mini. This forest of pine trees makes a wintery wonderland escort card display.
DIY Geode Lanterns
Add a touch of soft white light to your wedding with oversize crystals. These DIY luminarias can line your aisle, point the path to the reception, designate the dance floor—you name it. Besides being crazy-versatile, the lightweight beacons are also a cinch to make.
Springerle cookies are a traditional winter dessert in Austria and Germany made inside molds that have been carved by hand and passed down for generations. Use these intricately molded cookies to add drama to cakes or pass them out as festive favors. Paint them with food dyes or even metallic luster dust for a subtle sparkle.
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