Great Winter Wedding Ideas

Scottish winter wedding tips … Why knot?

We all know the beautiful Scottish Highlands makes the perfect backdrop for a breath-taking winter wedding. But there is something magical about a winter wedding at the Kingsmills Hotel in Inverness. Glorious gardens dusted in snow, the historic backdrop of a snow-capped manor, not to mention a stunningly beautiful venue perfectly decorated to make all your wedding dreams come true. All in all, a winter wedding in the Highlands with the Kingsmills Hotel will make your special day even more special. Which is why we have put together these great winter wedding tips and ideas to help you say “I do” to a fabulously frosty do.

Winter Wedding - credit AndyTaylorPhoto
A romantic white wedding at The Kingsmills Hotel. Credit; Andy Taylor Photography

Winter colours

Winter is such a beautiful time to tie the knot. Dark nights, twinkly lights and glittering metallics certainly create a romantic mood. Choose a winter colour scheme and make the most of this magical season! There are so many beautiful winter colour schemes to choose from. From dusty blue and white, to sage and blush, here are some magical winter wedding colour schemes to help you decide.

Close up of winter fairy lights
Twinkling lights set the scene for a magical winter wedding.

Winter flowers

Choose a seasonal bouquet to complement your theme, with winter flowers and foliage such as roses, thistles, heather, ivy and eucalyptus. You can also add in pine cones, berries, branches and dried flowers. Chat with your florist to find out what’s in season and take some inspiration from these winter wedding flowers.

A wedding bouquet with winter blues and greens
Winter wedding flowers feature seasonal blooms, berries and foliage.

Winter sparkle

Since most winter weddings are an indoor do, you can afford to make them a little more formal. Silvers and crystal accents make everything sparkly. Snowflake features, glittering ribbons and snowy scenes can be applied to just about every part of your winter wedding. From your invitations and table settings, to your bridesmaids’ accessories and your wedding cake. Here are a few ways to add some winter sparkle.

A winter wedding invitation with snowflake detail
Add some winter sparkle to your decorations, stationery and accessories.

Winter weather

While everything looks beautifully romantic and picturesque in the grips of winter, it is easy to forget how cold it gets in the Highlands. Which means wraps and cover ups are a must. You might want to consider long-sleeved dresses, and glamourous coats and jackets too. But one of our favourite winter wedding ideas has to be colour co-ordinated brollies and wellies. If it is wet or it snows, you can still make your wedding photos pop without getting your feet wet and your dress muddy.

Basket of white umbrellas at a wedding
Umbrellas will keep you dry and can make a fun feature in your wedding photographs.

Winter warmers

On that note, don’t forget about your guests. If the wedding, or part of it, is outdoors, or you simply want to add to that winter wonderland wedding ambience, keep a basket of blankets for your guests to help keep everyone nice and toasty. You could also serve warming hot chocolate drinks.

A basket filled with rolled winter blankets
Stay warm during your winter wedding with cosy blankets and warming drinks.

Winter wedding venues

Make sure you set the perfect winter scene with the perfect winter wedding venue. Ensure it has plenty of indoor space, as well as outdoor, so you’re prepared for all weathers. Even in winter, we’re never quite sure what the Scottish weather has in store for us!

Here at the Kingsmills Hotel in Inverness, we have a number of beautiful wedding venues for small intimate affairs and large lavish dos alike. We also have plenty of accommodation for you and your guests, can help you organise stag and hen parties, and have a team of wedding planners on standby dedicated to helping you create your dream wedding.

A wedding venue ready for guests at Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness
The Kingsmills Hotel offers a choice of flexible venues, perfect for a winter wedding in Inverness.

Winter & mid-week discounts

A special winter wedding often means special winter rates. Make sure you speak to all your wedding suppliers about any discounted rates they may have.

There’s no rule that says a wedding needs to fall on a certain day. And since winter time is holiday time, a mid-week wedding is sometimes the perfect option. What’s more, when you book a Sunday to Thursday wedding with the Kingsmills Hotel, you get a special rate of 15% OFF. Which means you have that little bit extra to spend on your honeymoon!

Winter Wedding - credit AndyTaylorPhoto
Chat to The Kingsmills team to find out about our latest mid-week wedding discounts and offers. Credit; Andy Taylor Photography

So there you have it. Some fabulous winter wedding tips and ideas for a wonderful frosty do. Take a look at our wedding planning checklist to make sure you’ve got everything covered in the run up to your big day. And to find out more about holding a winter wedding with the Kingsmills Hotel, see our wedding information, call us on 01463 257 102 or email us here. You can also visit our Wedding Open Day on Sunday 10th October 2021, for a chance to see our venues all set up, meet some of our preferred suppliers and chat with our events team.