There is something extra special about weddings held at Christmas time. Everyone is in a festive state of mind, hearts are full, the twinkle of sparkly lights are everywhere, a sense of childlike wonder prevails, and, after all, it IS the hap-hap-happiest season.
Plus, you know it’s a romantic time of year when there is a plant just for kissing under!
The magic of the season might even provide a wintery wonderland as the perfect backdrop, free of charge:
What better time is there to say, “I do,” than when the whole world is joyful!
So if you’ve decided to have your own Christmas nuptials we have compiled some incredible ideas and inspiration for you from dress to decor and everything in between!
First, and most important, (we are a bridal store after all) is the bride. For this type of wedding, we believe any style wedding dress the bride desires will work well. The addition of accessories is all it takes to make her holiday ready. We just adore adding a topper to a bridal look! Throwing on a cozy red shawl or a sweet lace overlay to a wedding dress can utterly transform the ensemble:
And carrying a wreath certainly brings the Christmas charm:
A cathedral-length fur-trimmed cape with a hood can deliver a major snow princess feeling:
Even something as simple as a plaid flannel shirt tied over a gown provides powerful Christmas pop with rustic charm:
Our favorite Christmas weddings incorporate the traditional palette of white, red and green with a hint of burgundy and gold. Check out the lovely Holly & Mistletoe theme by Chic Vintage Brides:
Seasonal decor such as boughs of pine and holly, red berries, and plaid accents set the stage for a romantic holiday vibe. We are #obsessed with gorgeous red plaid throws embroidered with “Mr” and “Mrs.” They look so pretty draped over chair backs at the head table, and, how cute would photos be of a couple wrapped up in these???
Natural elements such as pine cones and moss add a festive touch, especially paired with some glitzy, icy crystals:
And what Christmas wedding would be complete without poinsettias? Even if a fabulous twenty-five-foot poinsettia tree isn’t in the budget, a few well-placed pots of these red beauties will certainly convey the spirit of the season!
Swags of greenery with pops of red floral elements provide beauty as well as a wonderful, fresh, Christmas tree scent:
Bouquets and boutonnieres are another opportunity to communicate a holiday theme. How stunning is this boho couple on their winter wedding day?
This gorgeous profusion of florals reads Christmas with its’ pop of red flowers:
A wintery white bouquet with an armload of greenery and some beautiful berries is also amazing:
For him, an outstanding coordinating bout:
Or have your groom pick out his red favorite tie:
Christmas wedding invites are extra pretty and come in many styles.
Favors are so easy and affordable for a Christmas themed wedding. Personalized ornaments are a nice choice:
Individual lil s’mores kits are adorable:
Pine cone fire starters are useful favors for wintertime:
Candy canes are a very inexpensive option that everyone will enjoy:
Our fave favor idea, though, has to be mini Christmas trees! People can plant them and watch them mature into full-grown trees! How many wedding favors stick around and are enjoyed for years to come? Plus it’s doing good for the earth! Win win!!!
Other awesome ideas for a Christmas wedding day include having Santa attend and having carolers serenade your guests:
Have Christmas inspired sweet treats at your dessert station:
Deck the flower girls and ring bearers in holiday garb:
You can have so much fun coordinating their looks. This flat lay of a flower girl’s Christmas attire is precious:
Any way you choose to style your Christmas wedding, whether it is outdoors in a snowy wonderland, or indoors by candlelight we feel sure you will be surrounded by love and tidings of joy.
The sweetest ending to a Christmas wedding (besides the bride and groom’s happy future) is a delicious holiday cake. A layered naked cake topped with a bed of berries and a reindeer is full of holiday cheer:
And a pine cone and greenery topped two-tier wedding cakes delivers classic style: