It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and what better time to celebrate the happiest day of your life? Christmas weddings have always been popular, and they’re an excellent opportunity to deck the halls and jingle the night away while celebrating the lifelong love you share with your partner. We’ve gathered our top tips for making your Christmas wedding as spectacular and festive as you’ve always dreamed it could be.
Embrace Holiday Hues
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Create a colour scheme using your favourite Christmas colours to encourage a festive mood from the moment your guests enter your wedding venue. The traditional rich reds and forest greens are a great starting point, but other jewel tones are also an excellent choice to add bold, vivid colour to your celebration. Bright or navy blues, stunning deep purples, and rich earth tones can complement any holiday colour scheme.
No Christmas wedding would be complete without ample gold and silver accents for the perfect touch of sparkle!
Take Inspiration from Your Christmas Tree
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Decorate your venue with the same adornments you’d use for your Christmas tree! Candles are a must-have for Christmas weddings but be sure to check with your venue for any safety concerns before buying dozens of tealights. Tinsel and colourful baubles add much-needed sparkle, along with twinkling fairy lights to add a cozy feel.
Finally, don’t forget to beautify your place settings with festive wreaths, garlands, and gold or silver cutlery to complete the holiday ambience.
Timeless Florals Infused with Pine
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Nothing makes it feel like Christmas quite like seasonal florals and greenery! Adding cuttings of pine, incorporating winter berries, and including seasonal ribbons are all great ways to add the spirit of the season to your bouquets.
Your florist can help select seasonal blooms, such as poinsettias, holly, or Christmas roses as your centrepieces, rounded out with decorative pinecones and pine cuttings. Bonus: the nostalgic scent is sure to evoke fond Christmas memories for you and your guests!
Design Festive Invitations
Get your guests feeling the holiday spirit with festive invitations. For a beautifully rustic look, use thick, handmade paper, which gives a more luxurious feel to your invites. Use twine to tie on dried flowers like baby’s breath, waxflower, or lavender, and incorporate big, bold ribbons in holiday colours for that extra “wow” factor.
Capture Memories in a Winter Wonderland
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Take advantage of the stunning snow-covered landscape for your wedding photos! Nothing is quite as festive as fresh, sparkling snow as your backdrop, providing the perfect blank canvas for immortalizing your special day. Be sure to choose a venue with beautiful outdoor scenery to further enhance the sense that you’re walking in a winter wonderland.
Hand Out Christmas Wedding Favours
Christmas wedding favours are sure to be a hit! Christmas tree ornaments are an obvious and popular choice, as well as festive-scented candles, because they’re a universal gift that everyone can enjoy. If you prefer edible favours, consider hot chocolate bombs, candy canes, or Christmas cookies for a delicious gift your guests will love.
Host Your Elegant Christmas Wedding with Vintage Hotels
Infuse classic elegance and vintage flair into your Christmas wedding with Vintage Hotels! Our wedding planners love making your dreams come true, and we’re eager to get started on all the details that will make your wedding a festive celebration for the ages. Contact us today to discuss how we can make your Christmas wedding a success!
*Featured image courtesy of Morning Light Photography