Mince pies, mulled wine, holly and mistletoe adorning your wedding venue, if all of this sounds pretty dreamy then a Christmas wedding could be for you. To get you started on the road to a very merry Christmas celebration, we’ve rounded up the most magical ideas that you can totally steal. From festive blooms to sparkling touches and a surprise or two for your guests, you’ll adore these tree-mendous ideas!
Here are the most magical Christmas wedding ideas.
Inject some Christmas magic into your bridal bouquet, with a hint of sparkle and all white blooms, or a rich red and green arrangement.
Does your wedding venue have a grand door? Why not adorn it with a traditional Christmas wreath? It will give guests all the festive feels as they arrive!
Nothing says ‘Christmas wedding’ like luxurious and decadent touches. Give guests an early hint of things to come with sparkling or metallic wedding stationery.
A Christmas wedding is a great excuse to break out the bling. From glittering drop earrings to statement necklaces and bracelets, don’t shy away from sparkle!
Wrap up warm
Treat your bridal party to faux fur shawls or cashmere scarves to wrap up in during the outdoor wedding photographs. Pair your wedding dress with a white wrap for snow queen style.
From towering heels covered in glitter to sparkling trainers, you can add a touch of Christmas wedding magic to your look whatever your bridal style.
Why not serve up festive-themed snacks during your drinks reception? From mince pies to roasted chestnuts, brie and cranberry bites and Christmas cookies, your guests will adore this delicious touch.
Horse and carriage
So, it may not be a sleigh, but it’s pretty damn close. Organise a horse and carriage ride around the venue grounds – just don’t forget the blankets and champagne!
No Christmas wedding would be complete without this festive centrepiece. Cover it in lights and baubles matching your wedding colour scheme.
Mulled wine and mulled cider are popular Christmas drinks, but you can mix things up with mulled gins too!
Encourage guests to get to know each other and share a joke or two by placing crackers on every table.
Cover your wedding dessert table in Christmas cookies, cupcakes, donuts and even a gingerbread house!
Nothing says Christmas like a touch of sparkle! Set up a glitter bar at your wedding disco with face glue, glitter pots and metallic transfer tattoos and let guests get creative.
Provide a Christmas themed backdrop and some props and set up a photobooth – you’ll love looking through the photos after the wedding!
Red wedding dress
If you’ve been searching through winter wedding dresses and are yet to feel inspired, consider a red wedding dress. A rich red gown will look simply perfect at a Christmas wedding.
Long winter nights are made even more magical with candlelight. Cover tables in gold-toned candle holders and line the aisle with them for a truly enchanting feel.
Weave sparkling lights in flower arrangements and around the trees in the grounds of your wedding venue for added Christmas magic.
Whether it’s a rich red lip or a sparkling eyelid, there are tons of ways to make your wedding makeup subtly festive.
Wear a sparkly hair accessory, weave gypsophila into your updo for a delicate, snowy look or add a sprig of berries to your hairstyle for full-on festive feels.
Hang paper lanterns, stars or snowflakes from the ceiling of your wedding reception venue for wedding budget-friendly décor that makes a big impact.
Winter wedding cake
Be inspired by the season and choose a textured white cake with rustic greenery and berry touches.
Bring in a live band or musician and ask them to play a Christmas set – it’s guaranteed to get guests into the festive spirit!
Bridal party presents
Chances are your bridal party will have a huge hand in making your day a success so a thoughtful gift will go a long way. Wrap your gifts and pop them under your tree for Christmas wedding magic.
Gift each of your guests a Christmas cookie or winter scented candle.
End the night on a high with sparklers and a festive firework display in the grounds of your venue.
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