18 Whimsical Winter Wedding Arches and Backdrops

When it comes to planning and decorating a wedding, there’s a lot of factors that come into play. There are so many small details from the flowers and centerpieces to the napkins, to the music that is being played. This is why a lot of people hire wedding planners, to ensure that they’re getting the wedding of their dreams and not missing those small details that can really make a world of difference, especially when it comes to looking back on your special day.

When it comes to looking back through your wedding photos, things you’ll do for the next 80 years, there are features and decor items that do make the day a little bit more special, especially when it comes to the photos and videos. Using arches or backdrops is a great way to decorate a large space during your wedding ceremony or reception.

Why Arches?

There is nothing more magical than walking down the aisle and being greeted by your partner and bridal party under a stunning, statement worthy arch.

Arches are commonly used during wedding ceremonies. There are so many different wedding arch ideas online today and that’s because they’re extremely popular. With how popular they are, there are even quite a few companies that do arch for wedding rental.

Why Backdrops?

Backdrops are commonly used in many different types of events and parties. Regardless if you’re having a winter wedding or a summer wedding, you’ll tend to find backdrops of all shapes and sizes features at weddings.

Backdrops are great to not only fill a blank wall or hide an area that’s less than appealing to look at, but it’s also a fun way to send a message to your guests or makes the perfect background when it comes to a photobooth.

Winter season is coming and it’s the time now to have a look at some whimsical winter decoration ideas. And today we’re talking about wedding arches and backdrops, which are a must for your ceremony and should have personal touches and show off your personalities.

Winter wedding arches can range for a variety of different designs, styles, and colors. However, we find that the most popular wedding arch ideas feature mixed greenery, flowers, and branches depending on personal preference. Looking for something a little more boho? You can try feather arches decorated with blooms or Christmas lights if you want to highlight the season. Another extremely popular idea is incorporating Eucalyptus leaves. They are getting more popular every single day and are another great idea to give homage to the winter.

At the end of the day, if you are looking for a gorgeous winter wedding arch or backdrop, here are some wedding arch ideas and backdrop ideas that are sure to inspire you.

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Indoor Vs. Outdoor

Although when it comes to winter weddings, most people do tend to have them inside due to the cold weather, some people want that fresh snow winter wedding kind of look. You may notice through some of our wedding arch ideas that there is a slight difference when it comes to winter weddings inside verse winter weddings outside.

Although a lot of them still keep around the same themes of greenery, lots of twinkle lights or white lights, and some florals here and there, the outdoor winter wedding, wedding arch ideas feature a lot more greenery and are a little bit more simple than the wedding arch ideas for inside.

When you have an outside winter wedding, the focus point (other than you and your partner) is definitely the winter wonderland that’s surrounding you. Keeping the arch pretty simple by using evergreen or eucalyptus greenery is a great way to add that bit of contrast from the white, snow background, but not take away from the beautiful scenery around you and your bridal party.

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Rent or Buy?

With how popular and common wedding arches and backdrops are for weddings these days, there is quite a few arch for wedding rental companies out there. This leads me to the question, should you rent your arch through an arch for wedding rental company or should you buy it?

The answer is – it just depends on what you’re looking for and your budget. A lot of rental companies offer a lot more simple or artificial wedding arch rental options that look absolutely stunning and are very well-loved. When it comes to purchasing, if you’re looking for real flowers or greenery or looking to outsource something yourself, purchasing is necessary for that.

If you’re looking to purchase your wedding arch or backdrop but looking for something a little bit more cost-effective and low maintenance, we’ve included a variety of options that are available right on Amazon. These options definitely make your wedding planning a lot easier, knowing that your wedding will be looking great, especially in photos without even having to really lift a finger.

Oh Best Day Ever Winter Wedding Arches

Adorox 7.5Ft 1 Set White Metal Arch Wedding Garden Climbing Plants

If you’re still looking to have real flowers and greenery for your wedding arch but are looking to be a bit more creative or DIY something yourself, this Adorox 7.5 FT Tall White Metal Arch is just what you’re looking for. With this White Metal Arch, you can create the illusion of climbing plants for a fraction of what it would cost at a florist. You still have to purchase all the florals and greenery but if you’re into some simple DIY, this is a great, more cost-effective option for sure.

Only retailing for a little over $20, other than purchasing the florals and greenery, this is a really affordable option when it comes to creating a wedding arch of your dreams.

Athens 39″W x 81″H Vinyl Arbor

If you’re looking for something a little bit more simple and low maintenance, this Athens Garden Arch is a great way to add a little something to the beginning of the end of the aisle without going through the hassle of DIY your own flower or hanging plants. It’s also a great entrance for your friends and family to walk through when entering an outdoor winter wedding. If you’re looking to get multiple of these arches, the company actually lets you bundle and save a bit with options to get 2, 3, or 4 arches in the order.

White Chiffon Backdrop Curtains 2 Panels

If you’re looking for something a little more simple, yet stunning, incorporating curtains into your backdrop is a great way to do just that. These curtains are perfect for simply adding to a basic backdrop or arch and with the touch of a few twinkle lights or florals, can look like a million dollars.

These curtains are a white chiffon style so they will definitely look whimsical and perfect for a winter wedding of your dreams!

TORCHSTAR 9.8FT × 9.8FT Window Curtain Light

Looking for something that will help you hide a less than an appealing wall? Especially if it’s a large wall, it can be rather difficult to fill the space, let alone be really expensive with wedding decor and other items. This TORCHSTAR light wall is the perfect solution to a whimsical winter wedding! Imagine greeting your guests to your reception with a warm glow from this light wall.

It features an extendable string light kit in pure white color. It’s perfect for a variety of different parties and events so if you do make the purchase, it isn’t something that you will only get a single-use out of. Best of yet, it’s listed for under $20 – which is amazing in my opinion!

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Overall Thoughts

When it comes to planning the perfect wedding, it really depends on what you’re after and the vibe you want to set. If you’re looking for small details that can really make a world of difference especially when it comes to Winter weddings, wedding arches and backdrops are just that.

We hope that this post not only inspired you with our countless wedding arch ideas but also helped you maybe in the planning process with our wedding arch and backdrop products that you can purchase right online. We think that if you incorporate any of the products we mentioned in this post on your special day, you’ll be sure to be ‘wowed!’

20 Inspiring Winter Wedding Centerpiece Ideas

So who’s planning a winter wedding? What’s your winter wedding theme? Today we’re talking about winter wedding centerpieces. Classical floral wedding centerpieces are great ideas, and why not adding some pretty winter touches to them? I really love baby’s breath for a winter wedding centerpiece and they remind me of snowflakes. Some candles with greenery surrounded and designed in an entire composition will give your guests the feeling of comfort and coziness and depending on the composition you may make the setting more or less official. When adding some red and green, it will add some fun and remind of coming Christmas. Here’re I’ve rounded up some great winter wedding centerpieces. Check them out and get inspired.

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32 Whimsical Winter Wedding Decoration Ideas You’ll Love


Cozying up by a fire, ice skating, and intimate walks after the first snow—winter is filled with memorable moments, and a winter wonderland wedding is a perfect excuse to add a few dreamy, romantic touches to your ceremony and reception décor.

If you’ve been scrolling through countless winter wedding photos trying to figure out the right style for your winter wedding, we’ve all been there! Especially when it comes to a winter wedding, they’re not as popular so it can be harder to find inspiration when it comes to flowers for winter wedding, winter wedding venues, and even what your dress should look like for your winter wedding.

Just because it may be a little more difficult to plan a winter wedding, doesn’t mean it’s not well worth the extra research and effort. Winter weddings are absolutely stunning and magical and getting more popular every single year.

Below, we’ve included a variety of different winter wedding photos to give you some inspiration when it comes to planning your perfect winter wedding.

When It comes to my ideal winter wedding, I think things like incorporating evergreen branches and pine cones into your centerpieces and place settings for a rustic affair, or opting for elegant chandeliers and candles for an inviting glow are great things to incorporate in your winter wedding.

If you’re looking to plan your dream winter wedding, scroll through our other winter wedding photos to continue to get inspired.

Lights and Candles

Lighting is one of the most important aspects when it comes to setting the mood. Candles especially, and warm-toned lights can create a magical, romantic ambiance in your winter wedding.

Looking through winter wedding photos, we found a few common themes when it comes to lights and candles. Stringing market lights around low, twisting limbs to add a wintery twinkle to nature and candle lights can make your day more romantic.

Incorporating lanterns and white candles help to compliment the snow color, yet bring a nice, cozy feel at the same time.
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Oh Best Day Ever Candle and Lighting Recommendations

Antizer Flameless Candles – Pack of 9 

Antizer Flameless Candles Led Candles Pack of 9

If you’re looking to set and then forget it when it comes to mood lighting, these flameless candles are the perfect option for your winter wedding. This set comes with 9 different height candles with a warm glow setting, along with a variety of other settings. With flameless candles, you’re able to get that romantic setting without worrying about people knocking over the candles or them burning out.

Lights4fun Black Lanterns  

 Lights4fun, Inc. Set of Two Black Metal Battery Operated LED Flameless Candle

Lanterns are an incredibly popular decor piece not only for winter weddings but for all weddings. What’s great about lanterns is that it’s something you can use year-round after your wedding in your home and on your front porch. This set comes with two, different size black metal lanterns that can suit just about any winter wedding style. The amazing thing about these lanterns? They include flameless candles as well!

Magictec 300 LED Curtain String Lights

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If you’re looking to add a bit of magic to your winter wedding, curtain twinkle lights are a simple and affordable way to do so. These high-quality twinkle lights let off the most beautiful warm glow and are perfect for filling up a walkway, blank wall, or entrance.

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Pine Cones

Pine cones are something that screams rustic, winter wedding. If you browse on Pinterest at winter wedding photos, you’re bound to see a lot of pine cones as centerpieces, table settings, or even incorporated in the flowers for winter weddings. Add pine cones and an assortment of berries to bring your decorations, even in the depths of winter.

Adding pine cones is not only a beautiful and simplistic to decorate, but it’s also an affordable way as well. You can find bundles of pine cones available at craft stores and Amazon today that are natural-looking, frosted with “snow” or scented with cinnamon. If you’re looking to get a little down and dirty, you can also simply collect pine cones right outside for a free, elegant way to decorate your winter wedding. winter wedding decorations with pine cones

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Oh Best Day Ever Pine Cone Recommendations

Best Toy Home Set of 20 Pine Cones 

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Frosted pine cone gives that winter wonderland feels indoors during your wedding reception. You can find this incredible 20-piece set of pine cones right on Amazon for under $20. Saves you a lot of time and energy hunting for your own pine cones outside too!

Bulk Package of Natural Pine Cones – 24 Pack 

Bulk Package of Natural Pinecones-24 Pack

If you’re looking for just standard, simple orange looking pine cones, this bulk pack is a great option. Whether you’re want to incorporate pine cones in your flowers for winter wedding or table settings, this bulk pack is an affordable way to get that rustic, natural element in your winter wedding decor.

Evergreen Elegance

Evergreen is a beautiful way to add some greenery and break up the white that tends to follow winter weddings. Not only does evergreen look amazing, but it smells beautiful as well.

There’s a lot of ways you can incorporate evergreen into your winter wedding. Some popular ways are featuring it in your flowers for winter wedding, table settings, or with the menu.

Below, we’ve shown a variety of winter wedding photos that incorporate fresh evergreen sprigs into winter weddings including decorations for a little seasonal texture and a subtle whiff of everybody’s favorite crisp, pine scent.
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Jarown Christmas Artificial Pine Branch 

JAROWN Christmas Artificial Pine Branches for Decorating 25pcs 10 Inches with Gift

Real evergreen can start getting expensive, especially if you’re using it in an abundance at your wedding. If you’re looking for the next best thing, this faux evergreen 25 piece bundle features individual evergreen twigs that are perfect for decorating around your winter wedding venue.

Artificial Pine Picks – 16 Piece Set  

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If you’re looking for some evergreen to feature on your cutlery sets and napkins, this artificial pine stick is absolutely perfect. Featuring little pinecones and a pop of red, this set of 16 artificial pine stems is priced just over $10.

Wedding Wreaths

Wreaths are a stunning way to incorporate flowers for winter wedding and add some extra greenery and decor to windows, walls, and throughout your winter wedding venue.

Decorating your ceremony and reception space with lush wreaths made of cascading vines and cream-colored wisteria for a whimsical touch to your winter affair.

You’ll see through our favorite winter wedding wreath photos, incorporating simple green eucalyptus or evergreen with touches of other colored flowers is a simple and elegant way to incorporate wreaths in your winter wedding.
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Oh Best Day Ever Wreaths Recommendations

Soyee Artificial Eucalyptus Garland

Soyee Artificial Eucalyptus Garland 12FT

Garland is a popular way to take your reception table to the next level or easy to assemble into a stunning wreath. This Artificial Eucalyptus Garland is great not only for your reception table but for arches, around ceremony chairs, but especially perfect for creating your own flowers for winter wedding or winter wedding wreath.

Skrantun 20″ Christmas Wreath

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This stunning winter wreath features wintry lightly glittered snow-tipped branches, green silk leaves, pine cones, and white berries. It’s the perfect winter wedding wreath all ready to go and just over $25!

Northlight 24″ Green and Brown Flocked Angel Pine Wreath

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Another one of our favorites, this Northlight 24″ wreath is absolutely stunning and features a simple design of just a few pine cones and frosted tips. It’s a lush wreath that looks incredibly elegant displayed throughout your winter wedding venue.

Hot Chocolate Bar

There are some small details that truly take a wedding to the next level and a Hot Chocolate Bar is one of those things.

Especially when it comes to winter weddings, regardless if your winter wedding venue is inside or not, setting up a hot chocolate bar will add that extra layer of cozy feel to your winter wedding reception.

Especially after dinner, guests tend to crave something sweet. To compliment your delicious wedding cake, hot chocolate is the perfect warm pick-me-up after dinner.

Hot chocolate bars can also be incredibly fun as well! Set up a hot chocolate bar with marshmallows, candy cane spoons, and extra chocolate toppings that’ll keep your guests cozy all night.
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Average Joe Disposable Coffee Cups – 120 Pack 

Average Joe Disposable Coffee Cups with Lids - 120 Pack

Want to make your hot chocolate bar look legit? Pick up this Average Joe 120 pack cup and coaster set and take your hot chocolate bar to the next level. What’s great about these plain coasters is that if you ever wanted to order some custom stickers for your wedding, you can still add a personal touch without spending much money at all.

Melville Peppermint Cocoa Stirrers   

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Hot Chocolate Bars can be fun and for just a couple of dollars, you can get tons of little additions to make your winter wedding hot chocolate the best your guests have ever had. This set of Melville Peppermint Cocoa Stirrers will truly transform your wedding hot chocolate from ordinary to extraordinary!

Craig Bachman Vintage Hot Cocoa Sign

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I absolutely adore this Hot Cocoa sign and think it’s the perfect way to advertise your hot chocolate bar in your winter wedding venue. Set up a small table, your disposable cups, extra hot chocolate toppings, and display this sign and you’ll have your guests lined up ready for their hot chocolate in no time!

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20 Inspiring Winter Wedding Centerpieces for Your Big Day

When it comes to winter wonderland weddings, those glitter covered everything, blue uplighting and white everything jump into my mind. These fairy days are all about creativity and doing something with unexpected twist. Today I’m sharing some gorgeous winter wedding centerpieces, which your guests can really feel. Check them out and get inspired ?

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50+ Drop Dead Gorgeous Winter Wedding Ideas for 2017

Filled with pretty snowflakes, festive decorations and hot drinks, winter is the most romantic season in my eyes, and of course also a popular season for wedding events. Whether you’re planning a full Christmas-themed wedding with seven-foot trees, sleigh-rides and mulled wine, or simply a wintry bash with white details and a nod to the chilly weather, this time of year is just ripe with inspiration. Check out these gorgeous winter wedding ideas and get inspired!

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20 Perfect Centerpieces for Romantic Winter Wedding Ideas

While summer and fall brides seem to get most of the attention on wedding planning, there are really thousands ways to create a dreamy wedding in the winter than you can image. From snowy kisses to candlelit and cinnamon scented rooms and warming hot chocolate bars, winter wedding ideas are truly some of our favorites. What we have today is the winter wedding centerpieces.

20 perfect winter wedding centerpiece ideas

For those of you brides planning a winter wedding, let me know your theme in the comment!

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