There’s something magical and enchanting about cold-weather weddings; the winter wonderland wedding with snow, the glitz of candlelight, the sparkle of newly settled frost. Outside it may be cold and dreary, but with the right wedding centerpiece ideas, you can add a slice of whimsical winter charm to every corner of your venue.
6 Winter Wedding Centerpiece Ideas
From winter wedding flowers to luminescent confections, these 6 winter wedding centerpiece ideas are sure to romance you.
Floral Alternative Winter Wedding Ideas
Winter wedding flowers might feel like the default for winter centerpieces, but non-floral table statements are a fabulous place for self-expression and playfulness. A unique centerpiece will also be a conversation piece, so let loose and be creative!
Succulent Savvy Winter Centerpieces
Succulents – one of my favorite rustic winter wedding ideas – are a cute alternative to traditional floral arrangements. They can be purchased year-round and in a variety of color palettes to match your theme. Either dressed up with a glamorous geometric terrarium or accented by a handful of roses, these hardy cacti are a delight as either formal or rustic winter wedding centerpieces.
For even more rustic winter wedding centerpieces, pop them into terracotta pots or compliment a succulent arrangement with wood accents. Succulents are fresh, fun, and versatile for any style. They can also double as favors if you want to save a bit on your budget!
Make a rustic statement with succulents. Photo: Marcos Sanchez Design: Best Day Ever
Light it Up Without Snowflake Centerpieces
With the short winter days and limited daylight, a lighted centerpiece will make your wedding positively glow. A classic lantern or industrial bare-bulb light fixtures accented with foliage is perfect as unique winter wedding ideas.
Forego traditional winter wonderland wedding decorations, and turn up the fairytale factor with petite fairy lights in geometric gold and glass lanterns.
Lights can add ambiance to a wedding. See more of this event here.
Sugared Fruit as Rustic Winter Wedding Centerpieces
Though the holiday season has come and gone, the visions of sugarplums don’t have to disappear. Sugared fruit delicately arranged on a tiered dessert stand is simply delectable and looks a bit more classy than snowflake centerpieces, don’t you think?
Paired with some sprigs of evergreen or interspersed with clusters of foliage, this look feels cozy and classic. Sugared fruit also makes excellent wedding centerpieces. DIY projects can add a lot to an event, and these would be so easy to make as winter centerpieces. Weddings can get so creative!
Sugared fruit is a sweet touch and an easy DIY. Photo: Heather Payne
Floral Enhancements to Winter Centerpieces
Floral arrangements are classic and romantic. Adding your own unique accents to florals can really make them pop and infuse the whole arrangement with personality.
Literary Heights for a Winter Wonderland Wedding
Books are an unexpected and charming starting point for wedding centerpiece ideas. From a gilded stack of leather-bound classics to a collection of the bride and groom’s favorites, book-inspired centerpieces are a fantastic way to express yourself.
They also make an excellent project for a DIY wedding centerpiece. Books can be combined with floral arrangements for a sumptuous display or wrapped in ribbon and topped with an ornate candelabra as one of my fun winter wedding ideas.
Books are a fun, classic way to add height and interest. See more of this wedding here.
Multiply with Mirrored Wedding Centerpiece Ideas
Endless flickering candlelight and heaps of cascading white roses, or is it all an illusion? Make the most of understated centerpieces with the strategic placement of mirrors.
Mirrors placed underneath winter wedding flowers or snowflake centerpieces will make them appear fuller and can multiply the warmth and luminescence of candlelight.
Using a mirrored tray can accent your florals. Photo: One Love Photography
Go Gold for Winter Centerpieces
Bring the radiance of the sun into your winter wonderland wedding decorations with hints of gold in your centerpieces.
Golden vases and gold accented votives will bring luminance and luxury to your wedding centerpieces. And gold isn’t the only metallic you can use to add warmth. Think in tones of copper, brass, and bronze, too.
Metallic tones can add flair to a table. Photo by Gaudium Photography.
Are you considering any winter wedding ideas?
I’d love to hear if you are considering winter wedding flowers or any other unique winter wedding ideas. Winter centerpieces can make such a statement, and I hope I’ve inspired you to be creative and think out of the box a bit. Happy planning!
Lauren Foley lives in the mountains of Colorado with her husband and two kids. When she isn’t reading, illustrating, or taking walks, she enjoys hanging out at the public library and scrolling Instagram.