A Christmas Wedding

A Christmas wedding is the perfect theme for any December wedding. It’s festive and has a classic color scheme of red, gold, green and silver. There will never be a shortage of decorations and most materials can be found over a month in advance. To avoid looking more like a Christmas party than a wedding, be careful of using only a red and green color scheme or of using too much of those two colors.

Each table could be decorated in red and white linens with a candle and wreath centerpiece. Holly attached to a burlap silverware holder would finish the table nicely. If there are children attending, you may want to use fake holly in case they ingest it. Place the seating arrangement cards in a basket filled with cranberries by the gift table or entrance. If you prefer a more rustic approach, use a wooden box.

Place lights underneath a white tablecloth for the cake and treats table. You don’t need a lot of color on your cake to make it festive, a colored velvet bow is simple and a classic Christmas statement. For the side treat, cupcakes can be decorated to look like ornaments; or cookies if you would prefer those.

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Incorporate subtle touches of the Christmas theme during the ceremony to help keep your wedding more traditional, or add more color if you prefer non-traditional. The burlap ring bearer’s pillow with holly can be found on Etsy but can also be made with materials from your local craft store. Add holly to satin ribbon and tie it around the guests’ chairs for the ceremony. For the bouquet, use mostly white flowers with red accents and some greenery.

Choose an accent color out of the Christmas color scheme and use it for your bridesmaid dresses. The dresses can be short or long but long dresses will keep better with the Christmas/winter theme. Choose the same color satin or velvet sash for the flower girl to wear. A wreath of baby’s breath would be cute on top of her head, and baby’s breath could be added to the bridesmaid’s bouquets to match.

A Christmas themed wedding just isn’t complete without a picture of the bride and groom kissing under some mistletoe. Have it above the altar, above the reception table, above the doorways, or simply use it for your photos after the ceremony.

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