With just a few Christmas wedding ideas and tips you can turn your holiday wedding fantasy into a reality.
There is no more wonderful -or happier- time than Christmas. So, what better time to plan a wedding?
From your food, decorations, and wedding attire, you can express the beauty of the holiday and share in the spirit of the season with your guests.
While you probably don't want your holiday theme wedding to be on Christmas Day or Eve, any date between Thanksgiving (which is the last Thursday of November) and December 25th will be good.
Choose colors that fit with the season.
If you are planning an evening wedding, try using white and silver as your main colors. These two colors will help to add glamor to your wedding.
To complement these two colors you could use red, green, or dark purple as accents.
LET IT GLOW
This is a time of the year when you can really sparkle. So, consider using metallic and glimmering colors as part of your color.
Coordinate these shimmering colors with cool colors like blue and green.
If silver and glitz is not your thing, you could choose white, red and evergreen, or blue and evergreen for your colors.
Try to incorporate winter scenes, such as snowflakes, a sleigh ride or snow-capped mountains, as the background on your invitations.
Choose a beautiful winter wedding gown made from white velvet or one with long fitted sleeves. Or consider wearing a white faux-fur wrap or cape.
Also, instead of carrying the traditional bouquet, you could carry a white muff.
Dress your bridesmaids in velvet too.
Choose from the colors of the season; such as, ruby, emerald green, sapphire, silver and gold.
Or for a glamorous look consider dressing them in simple black velvet dresses.
For the guys, have them wear tuxes with a cummerbund, vest and/or bow ties that reflect the season.
Another idea is to have the groom dress all in white.
Red roses, white roses, white calla lilies, white hydrangeas and white amaryllis all make a beautiful wedding bouquet.
For the men, use boutonnieres of traditional Christmas foliage like mistletoe, holly or small poinsettia blossoms.
In the church use seasonal flowers, such as poinsettias and amaryllis, and small pines trees for decoration.
There are plenty of ways to reflect the Christmas season with your decorations.
For example, you could:
Ornaments with the bride and grooms name and date are great favor ideas.
Or miniature stockings, stuffed with chocolate and a candy cane, are great favors to give to your guests.
Other favors you could use:
Wrap these items in small boxes with shiny paper and big bows.
Many people, who have a Christmas theme wedding, serve the holiday favorites - like turkey, ham or Cornish hens. Plus, all the favorite side dishes.
For drinks serve cold-weather favorites, like mulled wine, hot cider, eggnog and hot chocolate.
A coffee bar can be a welcomed addition to a winter menu.