Vintage winter wedding tips

A winter wonderland

Image by Fabrice Lambert

Winter. There’s something about the crisp air and the brightness that snow brings – it just makes you feel renewed. Granted, you’ll be reaching for a hot cup of tea and cozying up to the fireplace more than usual, but even those activities have their own sense of joy.

Many brides choose a winter wedding and if you’re considering an event during this time of the year, we’ve compiled some vintage winter wedding tips just for you. Take a peek & tell us what you think in the comments…

Keep warm with accessories

You don’t want to be shivering on your way to the chapel, so select a fur stole or wrap to keep you warm. This is a classic look and you’ll definitely get additional style points. Not to mention, unlike your gown, you can easily wear this piece for years to come.

When it comes to buying vintage fur, you’ll want to look for the following: inspect for any signs of missing or thinning fur and check the seams. Make sure you like the fur’s texture because this won’t really change over time. And also, if you don’t like the lining (or it needs some TLC), that can be easily replaced or repaired. Be sure to store in a cool, dry place that gets some decent air circulation. As long as you follow these tips, you can enjoy this wedding accessory for years to come.

Gloves are another quintessential retro accessory that helps you pull together a great winter look while keeping you toasty. Much like when you buy fur, inspect the construction. Check for stains. And store your gloves in a smooth container that won’t snag on the delicate fabric. See this post for more expert tips to help you during your search.

Natalie Wood and Tab Hunter at the 28th Academy Awards

I know this is an Oscars pic, not a wedding pic – but check out the stole and gloves!

Lastly, one of the best ways to prepare for a blustery day – layers! Think tulle and stockings. Find out which silhouettes offer the best options for layering with our vintage gown guide.

Find your color story – blend in or go bold

Snow coats the world in a dreamy, white blanket. With nature as your inspiration, you are presented with a couple wonderful opportunities for your ceremony’s decor. You can embrace the elegance of a neutral palette and stick with shades of white/cream (accenting with muted metallic tones) or you can add rich color tones into this mix to nicely contrast the subtle backdrop of neutral.

Simplifying your color story down to the family of neutrals (with or without the addition of a deep hue), will help guide your planning process and make your event work even easier. The milk glass display photograph from our DIY wedding guide is a great example of this idea put into motion. (And the DIY tips are great too!)

Winter weddings are also a great excuse to add some extra sparkle – rhinestone’s twinkle and glamorous shine seems to perfectly pair with the snowy surroundings. So go ahead, get your accessories and colors in order – and be sure to reserve that horse drawn carriage to usher you and your love off into the sunset.


Cause A Frockus would like to thank their tremendous resources: Marie Claire, our resident experts, and people who post images to the public domain.


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