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21 DIY Winter Wedding Ideas

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DIY winter wedding ideas are not simply for keeping within the budget for the big day. With easy step-by-step instructions, these winter wedding ideas can make preparations a much more memorable experience. I can just imagine working on DIY winter wedding centerpieces over steaming cups of cocoa with my best gals.

Then, on your big day, these handmade touches will only add charm to your dreamy winter wedding. That’ll certainly be one for the books! Read on for 21 unique winter wedding decoration ideas that will add both meaning and personality to your big day.

21 Romantic Winter Wedding Ideas | A DIY Guide

1. Hot Chocolate Bar

What could be cozier than a steamy mug of chocolate during a winter wedding? Warm up your guests with a delightful hot chocolate bar they’ll keep coming back to. Learn how to set it up here.

Hot Cocoa Metal Sign, Winter, Holiday, Christmas, Kitchen Decor
  • Thick, 24-gauge steel
  • Rounded corners with holes for easy hanging
  • Recommended for indoor use only
  • Ships in Ploy-bag for complete protection
  • This sign measures 16" x 12" (400 mm x 300 mm)

2. Gold Wire Wreath

Play up the holiday spirit with gold wire wreaths. The winter greens enhance the holiday vibe while the gold wire adds a subtle touch of class. Here’s how to make one.

LampLust 23" Gold Glitter Pre-lit Wreath - 42 Warm White Sparkling LED Lights, Bendable Branches, Battery Operated, Timer Included
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3. Pine Cone Candle Jars

Candles are a great way to set a festive mood during your reception (or any event, really!), and these candle jars make the perfect addition to your tablescape. Check it out here.

4. Christmas Chandelier

Add a touch of whimsy to your wedding with some spruce, wires, and wool. Making it is easier than you think! Tutorial over here.

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5. True Paper-Whites

Fresh flowers during the winter are hard to come by. True paper-whites, on the other hand, are budget-friendly but equally pretty. Check out this tutorial to learn how to make them.

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  • Includes 120 napkins
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  • Made out of 100% natural plant Fiber. Compostable material.

6. Ornament Place Cards

How about these for a handmade touch? Kosher salt is used to make fake snow with this DIY idea. Pretty nifty, right? Here’s how to make ’em.

"Snow Flurry" Flocked Glass Ornament Place Card/Photo Holder -Set of 36
  • Set of 36 includes matching place cards
  • The outside of the clear, snow-globe ornament is adorned with white, flocked snowflakes
  • Inside the globe is "drifting" snow
  • Ornament measures 3 ½" high with place card
  • Without place card, ornament measures approximately 2" high x 1

7. Pine Cone Fire Starters

These fire starters not only smell deliciously yummy, but also look totally Instagram-able on a wicker basket. Check out the tutorial here!

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  • Each coated pine cone creates a myriad of blues and greens for up to 10 minutes
  • Cones come in a decorative burlap sack and are made in the USA
  • Contains hours of color-changing fun and makes a great gift

8. Elegant Candleholders

These candleholders use air drying clay for their basic shape. You can then customize them with gold, silver, or whatever color you fancy. I like to use a combination of different metallic colors! This is how they’re made.

Klikel 5 Arm Candelabra | Wedding Table Centerpiece | Silver Candelabra | Candle Holder is Nickel Plated Aluminum With Acrylic Crystal Dangles And Globes | 24 Inch High
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  • 5-CANDLE BRANCHES: A candlelit dinner sets a soothing mood. The 5 arms fit all standard sized candles and tea lights. Set at different heights, they create a pleasant visual appeal.
  • THE RIGHT SIZE: At an elegant height of 24", this candelabrum won't be a hassle. You can now converse across the table. Or, add it to a food display. It won't be in the way of any treats.
  • INDOOR AND OUTDOOR: Put the finishing touches on dining tables with a piece of glamour. Design and decorate exquisite tables for indoor or outdoor parties or weddings.

9. Knitted Ring Bearer’s Pillow

Of course, a list of DIY winter wedding ideas can’t be complete without a ring bearer’s pillow. See these instructions for a pillow that will add coziness to your big day.

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10. Mini Snow Globe Favors

Mini slow globes are totally endearing. You can customize them with your guests’ names, table numbers, or just a cheeky message! Here’s the tutorial.

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11. Tea Tin Favors

Here’s the perfect giveaway for the chilly weather! There’s nothing better than a warm cup of tea after a night of celebration. This one is sure to be hit. Instructions here.

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  • Lids with clear window make it easy to see the contents inside
  • Great for crafts and storing small parts like glitter, buttons, beads, etc.
  • Dimensions: 2.4" width x 1.4" height

12. Rosemary Wreath Place Cards

DIY winter wedding ideas don’t need to be complicated. Believe it or not, this project only requires four materials. Tutorial over here.

13. Shimmery Candles

Looking for a way to add a touch of glam? These shimmery candles are the easiest way to put some shimmer to your decor. Click here to learn how.

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14. Paper Flower Wall

This paper flower wall is sure to be a hit on social media! You can experiment with different colors and floral shapes. The possibilities are endless! Instructions here.

15. Golden Nugget Photo Holder

I don’t know about you, but I love sharing my favorite memories with friends and family. These photo holders make a great addition to your tablescape. Click here for the tutorial!

16. Wine Bottle Centerpiece

Here’s another way to add a festive mood to your reception. You can change up the color of the lights and the faux yuletide baubles depending on your wedding’s theme. Check out the step-by-step guide.

17. Glass-Etched Votive Candle Holders

Planning to have a winter wonderland wedding? Add a few snowflakes to your celebration minus the cold with these. Here’s how.

18. Rustic Hydrangea Centerpiece

Don’t you just love hydrangeas? I certainly do! The best part is that they’re available all year round. That’s what makes them a great choice for a winter wedding. Learn how to use them for a truly wonderful centerpiece here.

19. Plaster-Dipped Flower Votives

These plaster votives add a wintry elegance to your wedding. What’s more, they’ll make a great conversation piece among your guests! This is how you make them.

20. Wax Paper Backdrop

Capture your gorgeous wedding look with this stunning backdrop. Though easy to make, this wax paper backdrop is sure to make a huge impact on your wedding photos. Click here to see how it’s made.

21. Glittery Gold Centerpiece

Honestly, is there anything more suited to a winter wedding than glitter and gold? Check out this tutorial for this fabulous gold centerpiece.

It’s not a wedding without lots of flowers! Check out these winter wedding floral tips for a truly stunning ceremony:

There’s truly no charm like the winter season; that’s why winter weddings are so undeniably romantic! The lights, the shimmer, and above all, the atmosphere of love and celebration…just thinking about it puts me in a daydream. Of course, any wedding can become so much more meaningful with a few tasteful handmade touches. While wedding preps are a nightmare for many brides, yours will be filled with heartfelt memories. It’s surely going to be a ceremony you’ll remember forever!
Do you have any DIY winter wedding ideas? Share your projects with us in the comments section below! 

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