Must See Winter Wedding Trends

Must See Winter Wedding Trends // Toledo Wedding Guide

words by // Eve Green


Winter weddings are full of romance, charm, and a coziness factor that surpasses any other season! We have gathered our favorite of-the-moment trends that are sure to inspire you to create a magical winter wedding.  

Long Sleeve Bridal Gowns

Inspired by the likes of Kate Middleton and Grace Kelly, long sleeve gowns are available in a large variety of styles. In addition, they are a practical, yet lovely choice for a winter wedding. If you’re a fashion forward bride who is bold enough to wear straight off the runway trends, go for a long sleeve gown with a high neck or bishop sleeves. Not only do long sleeve wedding dresses look oh so chic for winter nuptials, you may shiver a little less while those outdoor photos are being taken. You may even welcome a little bit of snow!

Sequin & Velvet Bridesmaids Dresses

This winter season will continue to see a stunning and eye-catching collection of bridesmaids gowns in sparkly sequins and luxe velvet! The sparkle and shine of sequins mimic the natural sparkle of a fresh snowfall, making them perfect for winter weddings, especially when featured in silver, gold, or jewel tones. The only thing a sequin dress is missing in the cool winter months is a sweet shawl or faux fur wrap to chase away the chill. Warm things up with velvet! This classic textile is rich in texture and depth of color - a stunning choice for the winter bridesmaids gown. Velvet gowns in soft gray can even mimic the quiet beauty of a snowy day. Keep things interesting and on trend by selecting a long sleeve velvet gown that features a high slit, low back, or off the shoulder cut (just not all three!)

Icy Bouquets & Winter Greens

When determining your winter wedding bouquet and other floral and greenery options, we love the idea of sticking with “in-season” selections. To get started, Brides.com recommends starting with florals in wintery colors like white, cool blue, or those beloved jewel tones. They suggest: “Select a bouquet that features a combination of these colors for winter-inspired look that won't read like holiday. Another great way to ‘winterize’ your bouquet is by selecting in-season additions, like evergreen sprigs, berries, or acorns. When deftly incorporated, these little touches help amp up the seasonal feel without transforming your style into winter wonderland.”

Natural Elements

There’s no shortage of options when it comes to incorporating natural elements in your wedding decor. Go full “winter woodland” with birch wood, faux bois, and white tipped pinecones. Or take your decor in a more “wintergreen” direction with boxwood wreaths and seasonal berries. Don’t forget to highlight your beautiful decor and natural elements with magical twinkle lights. Twinkle lights are a cost effective and high impact way to mood light your venue.

Hot Chocolate Bar

Forget about signature cocktails, warm your guests hearts with the coziest of all drinks, hot chocolate! Take your hot chocolate bar to the next level with sugar rimmed mugs and an endless selection of toppings like marshmallows and peppermint sticks. Don’t forget to provide some fun stir-ins for the adults, like Baileys Irish Cream! Having an all white wedding? Serve white hot chocolate!

Baby, it may be cold outside, but there’s no shortage of hot trends to inspire your one of a kind winter wedding!