If you’re going to be a winter bride, why not build your wedding around the theme of Christmas? This is a perfect way to give a festive and spiritual touch to your wedding, and there are lots of ways to incorporate the Christmas theme.
A church is a great location for a Christmas themed wedding. But if you would rather do a ‘Phoebe’ (remember the ‘Friends’ episode featuring the magical winter wedding), you can also opt for an outdoor winter wedding.
The invitations can feature angels, snowy scenes, doves, evergreen trees, holly berries and other symbols of the season. If you want to move away from traditional ivory, use colors like red, green and gold on your invitations.
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Red and green are great Christmas wedding colors, but other colors like gold and silver can work as well. Accent tables with centerpieces made with evergreen or traditional Christmas plants such as poinsettia. Decorate doorways with mistletoe and make use of lots of candlelight.
If you want to move away from red and green, you can feature snowflakes on your decorations and use white, silver, and midnight blue as your colors. Snowglobes used as part of your centerpieces can be a great touch. Ice sculptures can also be a beautiful addition to your Christmas themed wedding.
Flowers can be poinsettia or holly, as well as other types of flowers in shades of red, green and white for accent. Adding berries to your bouquet will give it a very festive look.
Brides can go all-white to evoke a winter-princess look, complete with icy diamonds for adornment on ears, neck and wrists. Snowy white gloves and a sparkling tiara can also add a wintry flair to your look. Accents of velvet and satin in jewel tones can work for adventurous brides. If you want to incorporate a little Christmas color with a white dress, try jewelry such as ruby or emerald.
Grooms can utilize ties and cummerbunds in plaids and rich jewel tones such as forest green and burgundy.
Think traditional Christmas dinner when catering your wedding. Roasts of ham, turkey, and beef with side dishes of green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese and fluffy dinner rolls are great choices for your holiday menu. Order your cake in Christmas colors such as red and green. Offer Christmas cookies, candy canes, eggnog and red and green punch.
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Some ideas for Christmas themed favours include: Christmas ornaments, miniature snowglobes, Christmas candy, pine-scented sachets wrapped with red and green tulle, or simply jazz up traditional favours with holly berries, poinsettia flowers or silver bells.
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Play Christmas music at your reception. Hang sparkling faux snowflakes or icicles for a festive addition. Bridesmaids and flower girls can wear dresses in shades of red, green, silver or gold. Make use of fabrics such as velvet, fur, and brocade.