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Our Top 10 Winter Wedding Table Setting Ideas
When planning a wedding, most brides gravitate towards spring, summer, and fall celebrations, but there are a lot of advantages to planning a winter wedding! From securing a better venue to spending less money, sweating less, and cheaper accommodations, there are a lot of reasons to celebrate your nuptials while the snow is falling. However, there are some challenges too.
Decorating can be a challenge, especially if you’re trying to figure out winter wedding table settings. We’ve got you covered! Here are 10 of our favorite winter wedding table ideas to inspire you to create your own winter wedding tablescapes.
Winter Wedding Tablescape With Fir Branches and Pinecones: Junebug Weddings
1. Holiday Displays
A holiday theme is popular with winter weddings. When it comes to Christmas, think red winter table decorations with pine cones, Christmas ornaments, fir branches, and decorative charger plates.
If you’re looking for winter wedding table settings for a New Year’s wedding, think glitter, confetti, and consider decorating your table with clocks so everyone knows when it’s midnight.
Winter White Table Setting: Stone Gable
2. Winter White
Unsurprisingly, white is a popular winter wedding color. If you want a snowy, icy feel at your wedding, turn to winter white table décor that features white roses, baby’s breath, snow-covered miniature pine trees, and mirrored finishes.
Snowflakes make a great addition to winter wedding table settings when white is your hue of choice. Hang snowflake ornaments on branches in the middle of the table, scatter tiny snowflake confetti on the table, or put a snowflake ornament at each place setting for guests to take home.
Dusty Blue Place Setting: Elegant Wedding Invites
3. Winter Blues
White isn’t for everyone. If you want to add a little color to your big day without losing that wintery feel, go for a winter blues theme and create winter wedding table settings to match.
French Blue is a popular wedding color, as are shades of navy and dusty blue, and they can all contribute to beautiful winter table décor. Choose vintage glass candle holders in shades of blue, give your table setting a bit of an edge with copper patina charger plates, and cover your tables in soft chiffon.
Woodland Fairytale Wedding Place Setting: Elizabeth Anne Designs
4. Woodland Fairytale
Just because your wedding is in the winter doesn’t mean you can’t honor nature and the outdoors! Winter wedding table settings with a woodland fairytale theme can be especially enchanting when the sun goes down early and the temperature drops.
Create winter wedding tablescapes with branches and natural décor. Sprinkle in a little moss, use wooden slabs as charger plates, and incorporate fun details like keys, acorns, mushrooms, and melted candle wax.
Mixed Metal Tablescape: Southbound Bride
5. Metallic Luxury
If you want a more luxurious feel at your wedding, consider winter wedding table ideas that utilize metallic features. A few of our favorites include mirror charger plates, sequin table runners, and mercury glass details.
Silver is a popular winter wedding choice, but traditional yellow gold and rose gold can be just as beautiful. With the right eye, you can even mix metals in your winter wedding tablescapes for an eclectic look.
Layered Plaid Reception Tables: Eric & Jamie
6. Cozy Linens
Linens can dress up any table at any wedding, no matter when or where it’s taking place, but you can really take things to the next level when you incorporate cozy linens into your winter wedding table settings.
Consider winter wedding table runners in velvet, plaid table cloths, and knitted table runners that look like sweaters. You can even layer table runners and table cloths together to give your wedding reception a warm, cozy look.
Place Settings Decorated With Christmas Ornaments: Weddings Online
7. Bloomless Displays
Flowers can be used for winter wedding table arrangements, but they can be expensive, especially in the winter when nothing is really in season. Instead, create bloomless winter wedding table settings.
There are tons of ideas to choose from! Decorate with things like fir branches, berries, Christmas bulbs, lanterns, and more!
Tablescape Featuring Light Bulbs: Intimate Weddings
8. Let There Be Light
Candles are a popular option for all weddings, but they are especially important on winter wedding table settings. That’s because it gets dark early in the winter, so your guests will appreciate the ambiance for a lot longer. Just make sure you’re prepared to follow the open fire laws at your venue.
You have other options when it comes to incorporating lighting into your winter wedding table decorations! Use fairy lights, string lights, and Edison bulbs. You can even tuck a mini flashlight into the napkin at everyone’s place setting to make late-night exploring at a barn reception more fun.
Reception Table With Oversized Velvet Tablecloth: Wedding Sparrow
9. Long Tables
Reception tables come in all shapes and sizes, but long tables are one of the most popular. If you’re using one long table at your winter wedding, you definitely need to choose the right table runner or table cloth. It’s especially striking if you allow your table runner or table cloth to pool on the floor, or if you layer it with branches, candles, and other wintery details.
Just make sure your winter wedding table settings give guests plenty of room. Getting in and out of a chair at a rectangular table can be more difficult than a circular table.
Round Table Featuring a Tall Centerpiece: Bridal Guide
10. Round Tables
Round tables should be covered with a table linen. Not only does it make your winter wedding table settings more beautiful, it can even help keep guest’s legs nice and warm!
Whether you’re stuck with a round table as your winter wedding head table or you’re trying to add drama to all the round tables at your reception, you should consider adding height. Think tall, willowy branches strung with lights or consider hanging snowflakes from the ceiling above each table.