As the holidays inch closer, I'm sharing a few of my picks for the winter brides and grooms! I'm talking to those engaged couples who are braving the chilly temperatures to get married in winter! Of course, these easy winter wedding ideas are all centered around a stunning velvet wedding garter full of jewel tones that I handmade.\nVelvet and jewel tones on anything is perfect for winter weddings and I'm so glad that velvet is becoming a wedding trend and more and more couples are incorporating into their big day! \n\nFrom robes to garters to signature cocktails to hot cocoa and winter wedding bells to jewel tones all of these easy winter wedding inspirations are perfect for an elegant December wedding! Or a wedding in January or February! (Or November and March, depending on where you live!) And, better yet, all of these winter wedding ideas are super simple and easy for the couple to do at the last minute if they are getting married sooner rather than later while the weather is still cold!\nHere is a collection of simple ideas for winter weddings...\n\n\nShop this velvet wedding garter:Jewel tone velvet wedding garterI love the vibrant colors in this wedding garter heirloom - the velvet gives it a cozy feel while the deep colors and satin bow keep it elegant and elevated. Cozy and jewel tones are perfect for winter weddings!It's fun to make such a physically small (but meaningful!) item the center of your wedding day attire, and this sophisticated garter is the perfect place to start!\n\nIf velvet is your thing, but you don't love purple, you might like this other elegant wedding garter that I made that has emerald velvet and gold lace - it is gorgeous! \n*******\n\nShop this velvet bride or bridesmaid robe:\n\n\nEmerald green velvet bridal robe\n\n\n\nFor those getting married in the winter, I'd pair a velvet garter with an emerald green velvet robe for the bride or her bridesmaids! Hello, cozy on your wedding morning! Your bridesmaids would *love* you if you got them a velvet robe to get ready in for your wedding. Your bridesmaids would wear a velvet robe all year long, not just in the winter and not just on your wedding morning! (Or is that just me, I'd love a velvet robe, hint, hint!)And, the wedding morning pictures! Oh, you and your bridal party would all look so gorgeous in matching velvet robes! A velvet getting-ready robe for the bride and her bridesmaids is the perfect accessory (and gift!) for winter weddings!\n******\n\n\nShop this custom velvet pouch:\n\n\nPersonalized bridesmaid velvet makeup clutch\n\n\n\nHow cute are these personalized dark navy blue velvet clutches for your bridesmaids?! As I said, velvet is so on trend for winter weddings and in everyday fashion - your bridesmaids will love these velvet clutches!The dark navy blue of these velvet pouches is so chic and elegant - talk about a stylish something blue for the bride - and her 'maids!\n\n\n\n******\n\n\n\nPhoto credit: Chelsea's Messy Apron\nThis refreshing winter mocktail, with a splash of something heavier, (if you prefer!) would be perfect for a winter wedding celebration! Signature cocktails are a great way to celebrate a wedding! With a signature cocktail, you can easily have drinks on-the-ready for your wedding guests (Just say "no" to lines at the wedding reception bar!). Signature cocktails are also a great way to save money at your wedding reception on the booze tab.\nIf you are getting married in the winter, look for a signature cocktail recipe that is winter themed or consider giving it a winter-y name, like this recipe for a Snowflake Martini.\n******\n\n\n\nPhoto Credit: Tec Petaja via Martha Stewart\nHow cute would these DIY winter wedding bells be!? Once your wedding ceremony is complete, you two could walk out of the church or exit your reception while your guests ring bells! Ahhh, I love it!\nYou could use bells in place of rice, petals, bubbles or a sparkler exit at your winter wedding!\nA simple wedding DIY project, you could wrap a few inexpensive bells together and put the bell bundles in a basket for your wedding guests with a cute sign that says "ring for love" or "wedding bells are ringing" - there are so many cute ideas for the DIY wedding bells!\n********\n\nPhoto Credit: Lotus Blossom Photography via Brit \u0026amp; Co.\nLooking to gift your wedding guests with a small favor - every wedding guest loves an edible favor! Something delicious that your guests can enjoy after the wedding celebration makes for the best favors!\nDIY wedding favors, aka making the wedding favors all by yourself for your guests, can be tough because it is a lot of work, especially at the end of the wedding planning journey, Think 200+ perfect cookies or 200+ cupcakes! There are many steps to make a perfect cookie or cupcake, but a simple recipe like bark would be ideal as a wedding favor. Bark is easy to make and can be made for a large crowd quickly! Add some peppermint into your bark and you have the perfect DIY favor for any winter wedding!\nHere are some really great recipes for peppermint bark. Maybe you'll find a great recipe here for your winter wedding!\nPut your bark in a clear bag, wrap with a ribbon and some evergreen and you are done - the best and easiest favor of a winter wedding! \n******\n\nShop this wedding sign download:\nWinter wedding printable sign with boughs\nWedding guests love signage - it tells them where to go and what to do! Plus wedding signs make for great (and simple!) decor! This beautiful wedding sign is perfect for a winter wedding with its red flowers and evergreen boughs.\nWhat is even better, this is a download printable, so you can purchase it and then have it printed yourself - easy wedding signage! \n******\n\nPhoto credit: White Rabbit Studios via Brides\nWhat better way to warm up for a wedding that a hot cocoa bar for you and your guests?! There are so many great ideas to put together a simple hot cocoa bar!\nYou could talk to your caterer about adding a hot cocoa bar during the dessert instead of (or in addition to!) coffee, have them put out marshmallows, chocolate shavings and whip cream, of course!\nYour wedding guests will love a hot cocoa warm up at your winter wedding!\n******\nNever be afraid to start small when thinking about how to keep your wedding day cohesive - sometimes the most intimate detail, like your wedding garter, can become the cornerstone of your big day!\nFor more of my wedding ideas and inspirations, be sure to check out my blog and you can shop all of my wedding garter designs.\nWith love,\nThe Garter Girl\n \n \nSome of the above product links are affiliate-connected and purchasing through these links helps to support the blog.