Winter Wedding Trends 2016 & 2017

It’s no surprise that we’re already talking winter trends seeing we’re well into the fall season by now. While you may think weddings are more popular during the summer, spring, and fall months (and while you might be right), winter weddings are just as beautiful–if not, more so. I mean, who wouldn’t want to have their wedding in a winter wonderland with a beautiful blanket of white snow as their backdrop?

There have been many hot wedding trends in past years that are sure to make reappearances in winter weddings this year, but with some new styles and themes, too. Here the winter wedding trends for 2016 and early 2017.

Simple Venues

Think simple and cozy when it comes to winter. Also, think small this winter. The “Go big, or go home!” trend is less pushed during the winter seasons. In fact, holiday weddings are also quite beautiful if done right. Go for a small destination wedding or small bed and breakfast venue, like Pine River Ranch in Leavenworth, Washington – prranch.com

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Lace & Long-Sleeve Gowns

This winter trend is one that will never die: a long-sleeve look with detailed lace, a classic look that you can’t go wrong with from late November to February. This look is acceptable for your fellow bridesmaids–add a bit of wintery elegance to your wedding party.

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Branches & Berry Arrangements

While the winter muffs are a big trend for weddings (especially if you’re in a colder climate!), you still can’t go wrong with classic floral bouquets for your winter wedding. Just make sure the flowers are in season and make sure your floral arrangements show some branches. Winter means lots of curly willow branches and berries. Include branches in your bouquets or include curly willow centerpieces throughout your winter wedding decor.

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Lots and Lots of Lights

Winter is all about string up lights, right? Lights add that elegant touch to your winter wedding. Think cascading lights or scattered lights strung up throughout the ceiling to resemble a starry winter sky. They’re even more beautiful around curly willows, centerpieces, and strung up around the room as your venue’s overall lighting. And you don’t have to go with electric lights here either. What comes to mind during the winter? Candles!

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Check out more winter wedding trends for 2016 to start planning your winter wonderland.