With the smell of pine in the air, picturesque snowscapes and fire heated rooms, Christmas is one of the most magical times of the year. So why not get married over the festive season? Think warm, rich tones, seasonal food and Christmas themed decor. With friends and family already making their way home for Christmas, why not get tie the knot. From invitations to the late night treats, here are our top seven Christmas wedding ideas.
Christmas-Themed Wedding Invitations
Get your guest into the Christmas wedding spirit starting with your invitations. Everyone loves holiday greeting cards so why not incorporating the look and feel of them into your wedding invites? It is all in the details when it comes to themed wedding invites and a Christmas theme is no different. Go for traditional colors with pops of red and dark green, add Christmas flora like holly and pine, or give guests a taste of Christmas with candy canes or beautiful ornaments.
Warm Welcome Treats
Christmas has a rich sense of nostalgia so welcome your guests with treats that remind them of this special time. From mulled wine to freshly baked ginger cookies, welcome your guests with a few tasty Christmas treats. Alternatively, offer them a red plaid blanket so they can remain snug and warm throughout the celebration.
From the centerpiece to the bride’s bouquet, adding seasonal flowers can transform your Christmas wedding to a winter wonderland. With everything covered in crisp white snow, adding rich reds and green will perfectly capture the essence of Christmas. Use poinsettia, mistletoe and Christmas cactus for the bride and bridesmaids bouquets, centerpieces and any other decor. For the groom and groomsmen, you can use white freesia, green seeded eucalyptus, and holly for their boutonnieres.
The rich, warm texture of velvet is a classic winter trend which you can incorporate into your wedding through your footwear. For both the bride and groom, velvet shoes can add a cozy, but elegant element to their attire.
Candy Cane Cocktail
A recent trend for weddings has been signature cocktails. And because your wedding is Christmas, why not make your signature candy cane flavored made with strawberry vodka, cranberry juice, and a candy cane. Additionally, you can also serve some delicious warm apple cider.
Playful Place Card Holders
There is a lot you can do with to create playful place card holder. Simply buy mini toy reindeers, spray them gold (or any other color) and stick each place card on it horns. Alternatively, you can use snowmen. If you’re on a budget, you can collect pinecones and use them as place card holders.
Creative Wedding Favors
The Christmas theme does not need to end at your wedding. Gift guests with beautiful ornaments that they can hang on their Christmas tree every year. Make it personal by giving them something that represents you as a couple like an airplane if you love traveling.