Weddings are wonderful celebrations regardless of the time of year they’re planned for. Christmas weddings can be especially magical with the excitement of the holiday season combined with the thrill of love! There are many ways to incorporate Christmas into your wedding planning by using traditional holiday decorations during your ceremony and reception.
Many wedding receptions, regardless of season, are now decorated with clear string lights similar to what you would decorate a Christmas tree with. To add a festive touch, you can include a pine garland with the lights along the edge of the head table. Fake pine garlands can be purchased in many craft stores closer to Christmas for a reasonable price, and they look almost as natural as the real thing. These garlands can also be used to decorate pews for a church ceremony.
Flowers are a big part of every wedding, and a Christmas wedding gives you some interesting options. The poinsettia is a popular holiday plant and would make stunning centerpieces. They could be displayed in delicate pots, suitable for the occasion, or in decorative bowls. Poinsettias can be generously used on the gift table, DJ table and any other open space that needs some brightening up.
If the romantic side of you prefers roses, then beautiful and festive bouquets and centerpieces can be made with a combination of red and white roses mixed with lots of greenery. For table decorations, keep the centerpieces short so your guests can still see over them.
Other festive accents include giving Christmas ornaments or small stockings as wedding favors. Instead of poinsettia centerpieces, you could decorate each table with a miniature Christmas tree decorated with tiny ornaments. The tree shouldn’t be more than 1 to 1.5 feet high so your guests can still see what’s going around in other areas of the room. If you don’t want the entire tree, look for stunning Christmas tree toppers (angels or stars), and use them as centerpieces instead. Then one lucky guest from each table gets to take home a precious reminder of your special day.
Incorporate Christmas ornaments in your decorating by hanging them at intervals along the edge of the head table and cake table. Ask the bakery if they can decorate your wedding cake with ornaments or even small angel figurines. Make sure to hang wreaths on any doors your guests may need to go through… the front door of the reception hall, washroom doors, and possibly on the church pews.
To complete the whole Christmas look, you must have a full-size decorated Christmas tree somewhere at your reception! If some of your guests are children you can have some small gifts wrapped up for them under the tree, giving them something to do when the adults are up dancing. You can choose the right time to hand out the gifts, but right at end of the speeches might be the ideal time to minimize distractions.
There are so many ways to decorate a wedding with a Christmas theme, and these are just a few ideas. There’s no need to go overboard and decorate everything with ornaments and garlands, a handful of items will suffice to spread the holiday cheer among your guests. If you’re still stuck for ideas, think of the holiday traditions your family cherishes and see if you can incorporate them into your wedding.Image Source : Pinterest