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40 Winter Wedding Ideas For The Most Magical Evening Ever

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When you finally find 'the one,' it's natural to dream about your perfect wedding day. For some, it's a magical snowy winter wedding. 

There's something about winter that makes it very whimsical and magical. Maybe it's the snow or the holiday seasons that come along with it, but whatever the case, it's an ideal time of the year for a festive wedding.

Even though the nights get dark faster and it gets pretty cold, that just gives the stars more time to shine brighter, the day turns into night effortlessly (meaning more time for an afterparty without going into all hours of the night!) — and it's also usually a lot cheaper than summer weddings!

If you're interested in a winter wedding, some unique ideas you might have in mind are some rustic vibes with elements of wood, dried flowers, twinkly lights, pine needles, and candles. 

Winter weddings are also great if you're into festive attire, accessories, and decorations that are emerald green, maroon, gold, and white. 

If you're looking for some ideas for your own winter wedding ideas, here are some must-haves. 

BOLSIUS Long Household Ivory Taper Candles

If you're having a winter wedding then you're going to be in need of lots of candles. This 100 pack of 7-hour-long dripless candles are perfect to set up all around your wedding venue and at the afterparty. 

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Rustic Wedding Welcome Sign

If you're having a winter wedding, you're probably going to be more into a rustic cozy vibe. This sign with dried flowers is perfect to get that feel and guests can expect, looking at this, that this is what the rest of the venue is going to look like. 

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Lifelike Dry Willow Branches

If you are looking for something different to add to your flower bouquets, dry willow is what you need. These fake dry willow branches are bendable and lifelike.

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FAKEGREEN Artificial Peony Dahlia Rose Silk Flowers Bouquet Fake Flower Bushes 

What's better to add to your willow branches than some festive dried flowers? The colors white, green, and light pink are perfect for the aesthetic of a winter wedding. 

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Magictec 300 LED Curtain String Light

One of the most important things you need at a winter wedding is good lighting. That's why these twinkly lights are perfect for putting up on the walls, ceiling, and everywhere so the room can light up at night. 

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Colored Glass Drinkware

If you want something a little more colorful at the dinner table, bring in some jewel tones. You can do this with fancy goblets for wine and beer for your guests next to basic wine glasses for water. 

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NDRESSME XXXLarge Cotton Rope Basket 

What's nicer than getting cozy at a wedding? You can do that by having a basket full of blankets to keep you, your new spouse, and your friends and family warm if it gets too chilly. 

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Arkwright Decorative Cotton Throws

Speaking of blankets, here are some throw blankets that are perfect for giving out to your guests. Keep them warm and cozy with these eco-friendly cotton blankets. 

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Electric Space Heater

If you have a winter wedding, specifically one outside, you'll need some space heaters to keep warm because it's going to get cold at night. Buy a few of these space heaters for large rooms that will make sure to keep everyone warm. 

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CURLBIUTY Women Swing Double Breasted Wool Pea Coat

As the bride, you want to stand out — and nothing will make you stand out more than a statement coat. There are many to choose from, but a nice dark brown or black and white plaid, emerald green, or maroon coat is perfect. 

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Rustic Wedding Party Supplies

If you are in need of basic wedding supplies for the reception like plates, napkins, and cups, and want to ball on a budget, Target has got you covered. They have a rustic-themed set that includes table decorations, plates, cups, balloons, and a fun banner. 

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Big Dot of Happiness Funny Mr. and Mrs. Props Kit

Every wedding needs a fun photo booth. Get these fun props for your guest to use at the wedding and take some crazy pics under the influence. 

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Where to buy: Target, $14.99

Card Holder Box

Lots of weddings have card boxes for guests to leave their congratulations. This cute little letterbox is perfect for guest to drop off their letters when arriving.

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Where to buy: Target, $13.49

20-Pack Silver Confetti Party Poppers

If you don't want to use real snow for people to throw up in the air as you and your bride or groom walk down the aisle, then this silver confetti is a great idea. Give to guests to pop over your heads as the two of you walk down the aisle together after being officially husband and wife. 

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Where to buy: Target, $17.99

17in Greenery and Pinecone Holiday Arrangement 

For winter wedding arrangments, pinecones are a must. They help add the festive element to your flower arrangements and are great for the winter theme.

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Where to buy: Target, $3.00

6' Unlit Flocked Pinecone Mixed Pine Christmas Garland

Garlands and winter flowers are essential for a winter wedding. These cute and festive pinecone garlands set the tone for the perfect winter wedding aesthetic. 

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Where to buy: Target, $30.00

7.5" x 5" Glass Seeded Hurricane Candle Holder Clear 

If you are having a winter wedding, most likely you will have lots of twinkly lights and candles. In order to prevent fire hazards, these candle glass holders are perfect to use and protect candles from being blown out too easily in the cold. 

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Juvale 2 Piece Set Wedding Champagne Toasting Flutes

What's a good toast without some champagne and flutes to cheers? These adorable Mr. and Mrs. flutes are perfect for the couple to cheers with during toasts at the dinner party. 

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Sparkle and Bash 60-Pack Best Day Ever Marriage Advice Cards for Weddings

What's better at a wedding than some fun activities? These advice cards are perfect for your guests to fill out during the reception and you and your spouse can read them together afterward and take notes. 

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Juvale White Chair Sashes with Buckles 

If you're going to be having a winter wedding, most likely there's going to be a lot of white, brown, and green. To add some decorations to some chairs, you could add these chair sashes with a little sparkle to spice things up.

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Where to buy: Target, $32.99

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Ling's moment 6.5FT Wedding Backdrop Floral Garland with Hanging Vines

Without a floral winter-themed arch above the alter your winter wedding wouldn't be complete. This winter-themed archway is easy to put together and is the perfect touch to the perfect magical winter wedding. 

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Richland Set of 3 Red Pillar Candles 

At a winter wedding, you need to have a pop of color. Even though an all-white theme is popular, adding some red and green and pops of small color can stand out. These red candles are perfect for that and are very festive. 

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MY'S Men's 3 Piece Slim Fit Suit Set

Nothing looks better at a wedding than a man in a proper suit. At a winter wedding, what will make the groom stand out is an emerald suit, it's on brand and looks amazing. 

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AK TRADING CO. 36 x 100ft All Natural Jute Burlap Aisle Runner

When going down the aisle you need something to protect your dress from dragging on the snow or ground and this aisle runner is perfect for that. It also fits the rustic theme and won't slip on the ground so easily. 

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Gelante Adult Winter Knitted Magic Gloves 

If you're having your winter wedding outside, it's going to be cold. That's why having a basket full of mittens and gloves to hand out is perfect for guests to keep warm. 

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Snowy River Red Cocktail Sugar

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If you're in need of some color at the wedding reception, why not drink some colorful drinks? You can do this by embellishing all the glasses with some red cocktail sugar for extra effect. 

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GYIODFU LC-Sign Custom Neon Signs for Bedroom

There's nothing more fun at a wedding than a photo-op. One of the best attention grabbers is a fun neon sign. 

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Women's V Neck Wrap Long Sleeve Elegant Mermaid Velvet Cocktail Maxi Dress

If you want your bridesmaids to choose their own dresses but stick with one color, burgundy is the way to go. It's the perfect bridesmaids' color and everyone can choose the dress that flatters their body. This dress is a good choice as it's long sleeve and velvet so it will keep the girls warm. 

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Chinese Laundry Women's Veronika Dress Pump

If it's cold outside yet you want to wear a cute heel that's not a bootie, these shoes are perfect to keep your feet warm and stylish. This blue velvet color is perfect for a winter wedding and everyone will love your pop of color. 

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Hot Chocolate Bar Kit -Sign Labels Cup Tags - Decorations 

One of the best things guests will get a kick out of at a winter wedding is a hot chocolate bar. Just make sure you if you're the bride that you don't get a stain on your white dress!

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JIFTOK Babys Breath Artificial Flowers

Lots of winter weddings incorporate this one flower that's so delicate and pretty called baby's breath. You can get as much as you want using real flowers or use fake ones to decorate and scatter all over the venue.

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TOECWEGR Christmas Headband Flowercrown Floral Wreath

Something that will upgrade the bride's game is by wearing a floral and festive flower crown. The winterberry is the person seasonal hair flower that will stand out and match perfectly with a bold red lip. 

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Printed Microfleece Button Front PJ Pant Set with Socks

One of the greatest things about being a bridesmaid is getting to see all the behind-the-scenes of the wedding. One of the other best things is having to match PJ's with the other girls to wear while getting your hair and makeup done before putting on your dresses. 

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Christmas Tree Artificial 90'' H Premium Green Spruce Cashmere Holiday Hinged Xmas Tree for Home

What's more festive than a Christmas tree or multiple at your winter wedding? Having a couple of artificial trees in your venue helps you re-create the look and feel of being outside if it's too cold outside to do so. 

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DIY Hot Chocolate Cocoa Spheres with Marshmallows Kit

The best gifts to give as party favors are the ones that people will actually use. That's why this DIY chocolate bomb kit is perfect because lots of people might want to try making their own DIY hot chocolate bombs. 

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Table Runners Velvet Cotton Table Runner Emerald Velvet Aisle Runner

In order to make your dinner tables more festive and elegant, adding a velvet table runner is a good idea. This beautiful emerald green color will surely help in keeping your decorations festive and fancy. 

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5.2 Ounce Champagne Coupe Glasses

One of the fanciest things you can have at your afterparty is a champagne tower. This delicate and breathtaking display can be achieved by stacking champagne coup glasses which guests will get a kick out of the display.

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Where to buy: Walmart, $19.99

Sharper Image Electric Tabletop S'mores Maker For Indoors

Bring the campfire inside with your own smores bar! This is perfect for the winter wedding theme and smores are so much fun and hit the spot when you cook them in the winter. 

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Where to buy: Walmart, $36.99

Betus 10 Pack Wine Bottles Cork String Lights

If you're looking for more decorations to add to your tables why not put some twinkly lights in bottles. This idea adds a lot more light to your tables than just using candles and you can even spell out words with the way the lights are able to bend and stay in place. 

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Where to buy: Walmart, $12.95

Fyrome 6 LED Bulb Snow Globe Christmas String Lights Fairy Lights, Christmas Tree Lights Mini Snowflake

These are the perfect lights for a winter wedding. They have little Christmas trees on the inside and fake snow. It gives you a feeling of winter magic and definitely upgrades your decorations on another level. 

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