17 Unique Invitation Ideas for a Dreamy Winter Wedding

winter wedding invitation

Photo by Ryan Ray Photography; Invitation by Cheree Berry Paper; Planning by Calder Clark

This winter, we’re dreaming of rustic farmhouses, fresh pine, sparkling glitz, and roaring firesides. What better inspiration than for your wedding invitations?  

When it comes to designing your invites for your winter nuptials, there are several directions you can take. Go for the classic touch by incorporating the seasonal colors of crimson or emerald. Use them both at the same time for full-on yuletide cheer, or pair one with metallic silver or gold for a dash of holiday glam. Regardless, we recommend balancing out this rich color scheme with white to keep the look understated and timeless. 

But winter’s hues don’t just lie in a Christmas-inspired palette; it also has a cool side. Turn your invitations into a winter wonderland by opting for a snowy white and gray color scheme, playing up various shades of blue, or incorporating soft snowflake details. If that’s not your vibe, think dark—black may sound off-putting, but it’s anything but. When paired with gilded accents or another deep color like burgundy, it can create a romantic, moody tone look that we love.

Don’t be afraid to work in some shimmer and glimmer if you’re planning a New Year’s Eve wedding!

You can also play up winter’s bucolic beauty such as evergreen farms, roaming reindeer, open prairies under a starry winter sky, and warm barns. Incorporate this inspiration with details of farm animals or trees, neutral cardstock, or twine accents. Rustic winters also evoke cozy cabins and snowy mountains; hand-painted watercolor illustrations of either will put your guests in the mood for a true winter wedding.  

Here, we present 17 invitations that will have you (and your guests!) dreaming of a gorgeous winter wedding.

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Opt for Simplicity

simple winter invitation

Photo by Caitlin Lisa Photography; Invitation by Paper Tree Media

Playful typography and a wreath-inspired illustration lend this invitation suite a dash of whimsy, while a simple black-and-white palette with a dash of dark green makes it fun and inviting. 

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Think Dark

black wedding invitations

Photo by Cody James Berry Photo; Invitation by Sugarhouse Stationery  

Black invitations will set an elegantly Gothic vibe for your nuptials. Watercolors soften any harshness associated with the hue, lending a more romantic feel. Pair with crimson envelopes for a subtle holiday touch. 

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Consider Sketches

white invitations

Photo by Larissa Cleveland Photography; Invitation by Jasmine Lilly Creative 

This hand-sketched wedding invitation takes inspiration from a winter prairie. It calls to mind an image of a cozy night by the fire with a blanket of snow and roaming creatures right outside the window. 

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Play Up Blue

blue invitation

Photo by Ariana Del Mundo Photography; Invitation by Heather Nagle of Red Bicycle Paper Co.

This invitation suite plays up winter’s cool blue tones. Lucite envelopes and a laser-cut forest print add a modern spin that balances with more traditional cursive calligraphy and wax seals. 

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Think Minimalistic

minimal invitation

Photo by June Cochran; Invitation by Minted 

Snowy white and hushed grays combine in subtle color blocking for a contemporary twist on a winter palette. Minimalism has never looked so chic. 

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Pair Red with Blue

blue invitation

Photo by LAYERS Photography: Invitation by Every Little Layer

This invitation marries two classic winter colors: the bright blue of a winter sky in the envelopes and oxblood details in the print and wax seal. We’re loving the juxtaposition! 

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Get Festive

red invitation

Photo by Jennie Tewell Photography: Invitation by My Lady Dye 

From a wax seal to a white envelope, this invitation suite is all about tradition. The palette of burgundy and white keeps with the holiday season, especially when paired with a hand-painted monogram crest of winter greenery. 

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Illustrate Your Venue

illustrated invitation

Photo by Wild Jasmine Photography; Invitation by Kaitlyn Stone Design

Mountain weddings are a favorite for the season, so bring them to life in an accordion-style invitation featuring a hand-painted illustration of the location. Watercolor evergreen trees and mountain peaks evoke a cozy, winter ruggedness. 

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Add Rustic Touches

rustic invitation

Photo by Katelyn Mallett Photography; Invitation by Taylor McElhinny

How adorable are these hand-illustrated llamas? We can’t get enough of them! Coupled with a neutral palette and paper-brown envelopes, they play to the season’s rustic side—perfect for a wedding at a Christmas farm or winter barn. 

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Go Glam

sparkly invitation

Photo by Sarah Glick Photography; Invitation by Hall Creative Co.

This luxe invitation suite is a dream for a New Year’s Eve wedding. Silver and gold envelopes with a metallic sheen and sparkling interior promise there will be a glam bash in store. Keep the rest of the invitation simple and modern to let them shine. 

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Include Seasonal Designs

red invitation

Photo by Molliner Photography; Invitation by Minted 

Beauty lies in simplicity. A gold-foiled wreath-inspired print is all this invitation needs for a yuletide touch. Paired with wine-colored envelopes, it’s classic and festive. 

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Add a Touch of Romance

invitation with velvet sash

Photo by Becky Harley; Invitation by Olive and Millicent

Lucite and parchment marry modern with vintage in this elegant invitation suite. Bound them together with a lush burgundy ribbon for a romantic touch. 

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Go Green

green invitation

Photo by Ryan Ray Photography; Invitation by Yonder Design

From emerald envelopes to subtle gold-foiled details, this invitation suite thrives on evergreen inspiration. The color palette is perfectly seasonal, but still manages to be timeless. 

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Sprinkle Snowflakes

blue invitation

Photo by Jonnie + Garrett; Invitation by Wish 48 Studio

Looking at this invitation suite is like stepping into a winter wonderland. An elevated color palette of blues, whites, and grays is somehow both sophisticated and slightly whimsical. Its most striking effect, though, is the watercolor snowflakes framing the corners.  

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Elevate Pastoral Details

wedding invitation

Photo by Forged in the North; Invitation by Minted 

Pastoral details get a sophisticated facelift in this chic invitation suite. A sweet design of antlers, winter greenery, and pinecones set against a backdrop of black have upscale countryside vibes that call to mind a winter farm of roaming reindeer. 

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Use Earth Tones

earth-inspired invitation

Photo by The Light and the Love; Invitation by Minted 

We’ve found the perfect winter invitation for the boho bride right here. Soft watercolors paint a picture of a dreamy evergreen forest that sends us looking for a cozy cabin with a roaring fire. 

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Choose a Classic Metallic


Photo by Love is Rad

For a glamorous winter wedding, keep your invitation suite classic and simple with a metallic script. While this couple chose gold, you can easily switch the color out for silver or copper.

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