The holiday seasons signifies love, happiness and family – everything that a wedding should also signify. If a Christmas wedding is an option or if you would like to incorporate some holiday cheer into your winter wedding, here are some great ideas.
Many wedding reception venues are already decorated for Christmas, so you can simply take advantage of those holiday decorations. Many venues will be the first to recommend that the bride and groom use their Christmas decorations, saving everyone time and work. So take advantage of it and transform your winter wedding into a winter wonderland!
Wedding invitations and cards
It’s very easy to adapt wedding invitations to the holiday season – you can simply use UNICEF holiday cards, incorporate Christmas details into your wedding invitations or even use good old Christmas cards that are everywhere this time of year. If you’re having a religious ceremony, using religious Christmas cards for the wedding invitations or any other wedding card (place cards for example) could be a very nice touch. Other great Christmas details to include in the wedding invitations are snowflakes, Christmas trees, stockings, Santa hat, among others. If you want to take your imagination a little further, why not send snow globes with the wedding invitation inside? Order them, place them inside a beautiful box, tied with a lovely ribbon and send them out like a true Christmas present.
Bride’s dress and groom’s suit
A Christmas wedding is normally associated to cold weather, which means the bride can wear a white faux fur coat, cape or stole over her wedding dress. Including small details in gold or silver on the bride’s dress or the groom’s suit is the perfect way to add a little Christmas cheer to your look – but whatever you do, don’t go overboard! Another great little detail is a wedding boutenoir with Christmas holly for the groom to wear on his suit.
Christmas wedding decoration
You don’t always have to settle for a green and red decoration if you’re having a Christmas wedding – you can also go for gold which, besides being warm and luxurious, is also very representative of the holiday season. Candles are a must and the centerpieces can be composed of beautifully wrapped gifts, floral arrangements with pinecones and moss or glass jars filled with Christmas candy and other goodies.
Christmas wedding menu
Surprise your guests and present them with a Christmas wedding menu that reinvents a traditional Christmas lunch or dinner. Speak to the caterer’s chef and ask him to put a twist on a typical Christmas dinner for the wedding. Be sure to include all the traditional ingredients and desserts, but with a modern and unexpected touch.
The wedding cake should also be inspired by the holiday season. For an extra “wow” factor, cover the wedding cake with sprigs of holly made out of sugar or choose Christmas wedding toppers, such as Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus or the bride and groom wearing Santa hats.
This is the season for singing “Jingle Bells” and many other Christmas songs and a Christmas wedding is perfect for this type of playlist. Prepare a list of fun Christmas songs such as “Jingle Bell Rock”, “All I Want for Christmas Is You”, and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” and have an entertaining sing-a-long with your guests. The perfect holiday touch for a beautiful Christmas wedding.
Christmas wedding favors
Christmas is synonymous of presents and gift giving so it’s virtually perfect for wedding favors: Christmas ornaments, holiday candles or delicious sweets all beautifully gift-wrapped. Another great idea is setting up a Christmas tree and hanging all the wedding favors from it with a little sign that asks guests to pick one up before they leave.