Compton Verney House
Compton Verney House

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.

Festive flowers

Inject some Christmas magic into your bridal bouquet, with a hint of sparkle and all white blooms, or a rich red and green arrangement.

Rachel Joyce Photography
Rachel Joyce Photography

Christmas wreath

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!

Bouquet Chic

Luxe stationery

Nothing says ‘Christmas wedding’ like luxurious and decadent touches. Give guests an early hint of things to come with sparkling or metallic wedding stationery.

Kara's Designs
Kara's Designs

Bridal bling

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!

Tash & Will Photography
Tash & Will Photography

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.

The Martins Photography
The Martins Photography

Shoe 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.

Colin Leonard Photography
Colin Leonard Photography

Festive food

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.

Happily Ever Afters
Happily Ever Afters

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!

The Ostler
The Ostler

Christmas tree

No Christmas wedding would be complete without this festive centrepiece. Cover it in lights and baubles matching your wedding colour scheme.

Carlton Towers
Carlton Towers

Mulled drinks

Mulled wine and mulled cider are popular Christmas drinks, but you can mix things up with mulled gins too!

Tom's Bespoke Bartending Co.

Christmas crackers

Encourage guests to get to know each other and share a joke or two by placing crackers on every table.

Wendycrafts
Wendycrafts

Festive desserts

Cover your wedding dessert table in Christmas cookies, cupcakes, donuts and even a gingerbread house!

Pretty Fancy Cakes and Confections
Pretty Fancy Cakes and Confections

Glitter bar

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.

Glamour by Martine
Glamour by Martine

Festive photos

Provide a Christmas themed backdrop and some props and set up a photobooth – you’ll love looking through the photos after the wedding!

Shoot To Fame - Photo Booth hire
Shoot To Fame - Photo Booth hire

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.

Margarita G Photography
Margarita G Photography

Candlelight

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.

Sorella
Sorella

Fairy lights

Weave sparkling lights in flower arrangements and around the trees in the grounds of your wedding venue for added Christmas magic.

Abbey House Hotel & Gardens
Abbey House Hotel & Gardens

Merry makeup

Whether it’s a rich red lip or a sparkling eyelid, there are tons of ways to make your wedding makeup subtly festive.

Jude Browne Photography
Jude Browne Photography

Hair accessories

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.

Beautiful Brides Hair & Makeup
Beautiful Brides Hair & Makeup

Paper pieces

Hang paper lanterns, stars or snowflakes from the ceiling of your wedding reception venue for wedding budget-friendly décor that makes a big impact.

Swan Hotel
Swan Hotel

Winter wedding cake

Be inspired by the season and choose a textured white cake with rustic greenery and berry touches.

Simply Baked
Simply Baked

Christmas entertainment

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!

The Spinettes
The Spinettes

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.

The Kingscliff Hotel
The Kingscliff Hotel

Festive favours

Gift each of your guests a Christmas cookie or winter scented candle.

The Cookie Collaboration
The Cookie Collaboration

Firework display

End the night on a high with sparklers and a festive firework display in the grounds of your venue.

How Photography
How Photography

Find more wedding ideas and inspiration in our Real Weddings section »