Having a winter wonderland wedding theme is a lot of fun. From warm dresses to snowy decor, you can be the one who is “walking in a winter wonderland.” Planning a themed reception is the perfect time to let your creativity shine. We’re sharing some amazing tips and ideas for your winter wonderland wedding reception.
1. Personalized Seating Decor
Personalized decor like engraved wooden coasters or cute pine cones with tags can be placed at each assigned seat. Adding these simple decorations will give a personal touch and keep you from having to direct traffic so you can focus on your celebration.
Bonus winter wonderland reception points if you add fake snow or snowflakes to your decor as well. Not only do these ideas give off the winter wonderland vibe, but they make it easier for you and your guests to easily find your seats.
2. Blue Lighting with Crystal Decor
Red and green lights don’t get to corner the market on winter cheer. Nothing says “winter wonderland wedding theme” quite like a calm blue lighting arrangement as it glows off the crystal decor. The combination of sparkly translucent crystal and the serene blue glow will give the appearance of ice without the cold. Talk about magical!
Using blue lights is great because it creates an intimate atmosphere that’s perfect for slow dancing in a winter wonderland.
3. Candlelight and Twinkle Lights
Candle-lit dinners are a staple in romance. It makes perfect sense to dim the brightness to a low glow and ignite candles for mood lighting at your winter wonderland wedding reception. Add faux candles or small twinkle lights to make it even more magical!
Candles and twinkle lights come in all colors, shapes, and sizes and make for beautiful reception decor. Incorporate your winter wedding color palette when choosing the right candles and lights for your post-wedding celebration.
4. Evergreen Branches and Pinecones
Mother nature knows best when it comes to aesthetics. Let nature inspire your decor! Whether you plan to get married outside or inside of a winter wedding venue, real and faux winter foliage and pinecones will have mother nature beaming with pride over your winter wonderland reception.
There are so many ways you can use faux foliage in your reception decor. Napkin rings can be made of dark brown wood with a pine sprig, and centerpieces can be created using branches and pinecones. Include pictures with winter foliage on your invitations and thank-you cards to really tie the theme together.
5. Festive Centerpieces
Once you have picked your colors and theme, designing your winter wonderland wedding reception will be lots of fun. You may opt for a very focused look with colors and patterns elegantly displayed across the table. Soft neutral tablecloths with beautiful place settings and flowers give off a luxurious look that will make your guests feel like they are dining at a high-end restaurant. You can also use the aforementioned evergreen decor on wood slices with baby’s breath flowers in crystal vases. Simple yet so elegant and natural. Any way you slice it, creating a beautiful winter display on top of your reception tables will help make the event a memorable one.
6. Frosty or Hot Beverages
Winter is Wassail season and the recipe is so wonderful because it can be made in various ways with different ingredients. You can even make an adult version of Wassail, which is similar to the traditional apple cider. These fruity, hot drinks are yummy and perfect for a winter wonderland reception!
However, if you choose a warm venue, then frosty dessert drinks are a great fit for your winter wonderland wedding theme. Take some of those winter flavors like peppermint or white chocolate and create exceptionally sweet offerings for your guests. Delicious!
Winter weddings are always so magical and one of the best times of year to get married. We hope you gathered some amazing ideas for your winter wonderland wedding reception. Reserve a private bridal suite at The Wedding Shoppe to find the perfect gown with the prettiest accessories for your winter nuptials.