Christmas is a magical time of year, so what better time to tie the knot? Christmas weddings are the perfect chance to show off your personality and show your guests the time of their lives. Here are Christmas wedding ideas to help turn your nuptials into a day that no one will ever forget.
1. Go Christmas boho with a winter floral crown.
It’s just too pretty! Not only do the red, white and silver look perfect together, but they’ll also work against most Christmas colour schemes.
2. Spread Christmas cheer in every corner.
A good table decoration is all in the details and, when your big day takes place during the most decoration-friendly time of the year, what’s the point in holding back?
Give your guests something to talk about during those awkward few minutes at at the tables. Ginger Ray have some super-cute tiny Christmas hats to stick on glasses and champagne flutes, and their straws with flags are pretty perfect, too.
3. Who needs fruit cake when you’ve got yule log?
Who doesn’t love a bit of yule log? It’s a Christmas classic and much more fun than traditional cake. For an extra festive twist, ask for chocolate orange filling.
4. Bring the outside, inside.
If you’ve been dreaming of the perfect winter scene for your festive nuptials, then go all-out inside.
5.Go lights mad at the reception.
There’s nothing like walking into a wedding reception to be greeted by a room full of tealights, fairy lights and candles. The softer light is ultra-flattering in photos (it covers a multitude of sins) and looks magical at Christmas.
6.Wear a dress straight out of a fairy tale.
Not content with making our wedding days feel like fairy tales, now there are tons of planners, dressmakers and companies willing to make them into actual fairy tales.
Not only is this Alfred Angelo dress too pretty for words, it’s also based on Elsa’s dress in Frozen. The dress was part of the Disney Fairy Tale Weddings collection by Alfred Angelo Collection, which debuted in October.
7.Recreate a Christmas market
Go as low-key or as big as your budget will allow… hire a German band, serve pretzels at the reception (perfect for lining your stomach) or even set up a stall outside giving out bratwurst, roast chestnuts and mulled wine.
8. Tiny festive food is filling and fun.
How about mini mince pies or gingerbread biscuits for canapes?
9. Have fun with festive nail art.
You and your bridemaids’ nails are the perfect place to inject some Christmas cheer. Seasonal nail art is subtle and is even suitable for flower girls to make them feel part of the dressing-up process.
10. Have children write their Christmas lists and mail them to Santa.
11. Forget the flowers altogether and try these pine cone bouquets.
12. And finally, a classic: welcome your evening guests with mulled wine.