Planning a winter wedding? Here's our guide full of advice and winter wedding ideas to make your celebration a magical wonderland to remember.

When we asked our brides-to-be what season they were getting married in* an equal 23% had booked spring or autumn, 43% choose summer, while 11% were having a winter wedding.

So, if you're part of the select few celebrating in the winter months read on.  It might turn out to be a little cold and wet but don't let that dampen your spirits. We've picked out some of our favourite winter wedding ideas from our real brides, so from flowers to decorations - be inspired!

Your Winter wedding dress

Your dream wedding dress should be suitably stylish for your winter wedding, full of glamour, sparkle and festive magic! In keeping with your winter theme, choose a gown with beading or layers of sparkly tulle and you'll twinkle as you walk down the aisle. 

Also, you won't feel the cold wrapped in a stylish fur jacket, visit your local WED2B bridal store and try on 'Celine' - it's the perfect finishing touch to your outfit. Read more ideas in our ultimate winter wedding dress style guide.

Winter Wedding Ideas

For example, Real bride Lauren choose the beautifully beaded gown 'Genesis' and added her own feather cape to complete her vintage styled wedding.

Real Bride Lauren

Winter Wedding Decorations

In winter use the chill to your advantage with a roaring log fire and glasses of mulled wine. Add clusters of candles to add to the magical atmosphere. 

Add an illuminated sign like our real bride Annie  they look great all year round but they're especially fitting at a winter celebration.

Real Bride Annie

Another idea is to fill your venue with fairy lights and deep colours to match the season, take a look at our guide to wedding themes for more ideas.

We love the ambience of Real Bride Billie's wedding venue, the mis-matched chairs and abundance of twinkling lights are so inviting.

Real Bride Billie

Treat your guests to a surprise fireworks display like our Real Bride Siobhan, it's the perfect opportunity for an amazing photo and will wow your guests!

Real Bride Siobhan

Winter wedding ideas for your cake

We just adore the pure simplicity of Real Bride Bea's towering 4 tiered wedding cake. Adorned with incredible flowers matching their burgundy and rose gold theme, winter weddings are ideal for adding metallic details and bold colours to your decorations.

Real Bride Beatriz

While a key trend this year has been stacked creations - for example, this monochrome cupcake tower from our Real Bride Kate.

Real Bride Kate

 Winter wedding ideas for your flowers

Spilling over with colours borrowed from Christmas, traditional-style weddings are in their element at this time of year, utilising red roses and golden candles.

Real Bride Stephanie

Top tips for your Winter wonderland wedding

Firstly, be weather prepared! Make sure you have umbrella's on standby and a bridal jacket to keep off the chill.

Winter days can be beautifully crisp and frosty with sparkling blue skies, making winter weddings amazingly magical.  You might even be lucky enough to get a dusting of snow! Be prepared to get outside and take advantage of natures beauty - you'll be rewarded with stunning photos to remember!

Next up, make it magical! Think lanterns, tea lights and illuminations - neon signs and fireworks!

Finally, enjoy some planning and prep fun with your besties. Small details can make the difference to the ambience, so if you can, try making your own. Collect jars and plan an evening with friends for decorating, spray painting and filling jars with fairy lights!