Christmas weddings: what you need to know

‘Tis the season to be jolly… So why not get married, too? Having a Christmas wedding a great idea, especially for those who have family and friends at far distances… Another great reason to get together over the holiday season.But having a Christmas wedding doesn’t have to mean loads of reds and greens, fruitcake, poinsettias, and Christmas carols.

Here are some ideas to keeping your wedding a wedding, with just a hint of the holiday season.

The Colours

Sure, greens and reds will look good for this time of year. And chances are, the church and other venues will be decked out with the duo colours, too. But you can make it a little more elegant by choosing forest greens and rich burgundies.

Other options, of course, include drifting away from these two hues. Try silver and white, or silver and light blue for a winter-inspired option. Golds are always gorgeous, especially alongside a rich cream or light yellows.

Ask your wedding photographer for recommendations of what looks best against the snow and, potentially, darker landscape, too.

The Invitations

Don’t combine the invitation with your annual Christmas card. Instead, opt for something completely different, such as an engagement photo adorned on thick cardstock, with the wedding colours front and centre and Santa not to be seen.

The Cake

You can keep it simple with a layered cake showcasing your wedding colours, such as a silver cake dotted with beads and flowers. Other opinions include large gift packages wrapped and stacked upon each other, or a massive yule log or–if you love it–fruit cake. Get whimsical with a Santa, sleigh, and reindeer. Delicious and fun.

The Décor

Candles, flowers, and holly will look great, as will large vases filled with decorations and balls. Use the classic poinsettia as a simple centrepiece, and fake snow as an aisle runner.  Even better, have young ring bearers and flower girls on classic sleighs, and have simple, classical music-inspired carols wafting through the airwaves (think: Greensleeves/What Child is This?).

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