Celebrity Planner Mindy Weiss' Tips & Trends for Winter Weddings

Gather inspiration and ideas on how to design a fresh, wintry event.

For brides planning wintry celebrations, we're sharing Editors Circle member Mindy Weiss' latest winter wedding trends.

Photo: Brett Hickman Photographers

Though we're still in the midst of fall, the passing of Thanksgiving and the start of engagement season brings the anticipation of the winter season! For brides planning wintry celebrations, we're sharing Editors Circle member and Shutterfly style partner Mindy Weiss' winter wedding trends. As a celebrity event planner who has worked with stars including Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin, Ciara and Russell Wilson, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi, and the Kardashians, Mindy Weiss is an expert at creating stunning events with the hottest looks, styles, and trends in mind. 

From keeping centerpieces low to encourage conversation with guests, to adding in jewel tones to the décor, to giving back in the spirit of the holidays, there are plenty of ideas to get you and your beloved started on the right foot. While you'll of course want to incorporate your style and likely some family traditions, adding in some on-trend elements will ensure your guests are in awe when the big day arrives. Read on for Mindy Weiss' latest trend predictions to keep in mind for your winter wedding, below!

Charlise Castro and George Springer winter wedding planned by mindy weiss winter wedding tips and trends

Photo by Brett Hickman Photographers; Planning & Design by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants

Winter Wedding Trends from Mindy Weiss:

Jewel-Tone Colors

Expect everything from invitations, décor, and bridesmaids dresses to be decked out in richly saturated hues, like ruby red, sapphire blue, amethyst purple, and more. These napkins, which have the option to be printed in a variety of colors, are perfect for the wedding bar!

Low is the New High

This winter, low centerpieces are everything. Have you ever been at a wedding and felt like you were constantly swerving just to get some small talk in? Exactly. Brides are looking to prevent this and are opting for smaller, shorter décor on tables.

Light It Up 

Nothing is more romantic than candles, especially during these cozy months. Sprinkle candles around the venue to achieve that classy, cozy, sultry vibe. I’d recommend using candles, as there are so many customizable options, so you can tailor the candle to your style (and they even have a fireside-spice scent to maintain the wintry mood).

Give Back

One thing that never goes out of style: giving back. If you’re passionate about a certain non-profit or foundation, in lieu of presents, asks guests to send a donation – or make a donation to an organization in need in lieu of favors.

Au Natural

Choosing décor that is more down to earth is something that we will definitely be seeing in winter 2020. For example, incorporating wheat stalks into the floral arrangements will feel grounded in nature and more in theme for wintery months.

Balloon Walls

Anyone who knows me knows I’m a big fan of balloon walls – you can style them any way you’d like, and not to mention, they add such a fun, cute element to your décor. Use colors that fit the season. Burgundy, navy, and deep green will look beautiful and classy... and feel free to throw in a few balloons that are a part of the metallic color scheme as well!

For more ideas, discover her tips for fall weddings and view some of the glamorous real weddings she's planned here.