Planning Winter Weddings – Tips, Ideas, and Advice

There’s something really romantic about winter weddings. Rich colours, longer nights, crisp weather, and a hint of magic in the air. If you are planning a winter wedding then take the following tips and ideas into account, and if you haven’t booked your celebrant yet, it is never too late at Marry Me Ireland.

Keep Warm

Winter weddings will be a lot colder than summer weddings. A lot of brides don’t want to cover up their dress by wearing a coat, but you should buy a shawl or a throw to wear while you are outside if your dress is short sleeved. You will thank yourself later on in the night. The same goes for your bridesmaids. If you really don’t want to wear anything over your dress, put leggings on under it, nobody will even know they’re there.


Dark rich colours are perfect for winter weddings. Dark purple goes really well with silver or gold. Burgundy looks great with champagne or dark grey. If you are having a black tie wedding, black and white is very popular. We also love dark green and navy, and of course red if your wedding is Christmas themed.


Candles work really well at winter weddings for both the ceremony and reception. Wooden decorations and anything to do with nature will work well too. Make sure you stick with the theme and the colour scheme and don’t be afraid to DIY.

Tip – Check if your venue has Christmas decorations up if your wedding is around the holidays. If they’re not to your taste make sure you let the venue know they need to take them down in advance.

Wedding Location

If you are getting married in Ireland you more than likely will not be able to get married outside during the winter. It can get quite cold and it’ll take away from your special day if you and your guests are trying to ignore the cold throughout the ceremony. It’s not completely impossible though, and if you really want to you should invest in umbrellas, gazebos, and outdoor heaters.


Winter foods should be hotter and more filling than summer foods. Think vegetable soup, pastries, and carbs. If you’re looking for something fun, have a s’mores and hot chocolate making station, it will go down great if you’re having kids at your wedding.

Here at Marry Me Ireland we have a wide variety of exceptional celebrants who can deliver the wedding ceremony of your dreams – traditional, unique or otherwise. So get in touch today and we can start planning your special day!