While summer may be peak season for weddings, savvy brides understand that a Christmas wedding is magical and practical. Think about it. You can have fun with glitter and sparkles, and the date will come with a pre-made atmosphere. What’s not love about this date?
The Christmas bride can also indulge in their accessories and dress choices. Gorgeous ball gowns that are princess-worthy are great, as well as flirty and shorter styles and sophisticated sheath dresses with embellishment all the way down. No matter what style you choose, you can wrap up warm in one of our stunning lace jackets or a dramatic cape. Add some glitter to make it even more festive!
Here are our top tips and tricks for throwing a Christmas wedding. Let’s make sure it goes smoothly! Merry Christmas!
Do… Find your Festive Style
Many of our dresses can be used for Christmas weddings. Saskia is full of festive fun with its beautiful lace bodice, satin skirt and sash. For a little more sparkle, add the Leonie belt and Alexandra jacket to give it extra coverage. If you prefer clean lines, just like the snow outside, then the ivory Tara (above), is the ideal blank canvas for lots of sparkling accessories. Our Lucy dress is perfect for full-length glamour. It’s perfect for holiday season with its long sleeves in lace and subtle shimmer.
Makeup can be joyful!
This is the perfect season to try a more wintery look. Try a silver shimmer eyeshadow with dark, berry-red lips.
Do… Search for a venue that’s cozy and bright
It will be dark before it gets dark so choose a venue that shines at night. Many couples visit venues during the day, but many people also take the time to see their favourites at night. This will allow you to make sure that they are warm, welcoming, and well lit.
Do not worry about the weather
It is likely to be cold so make sure that you include this in your plans. Is there a place inside that you can take photographs? You might also consider holding the reception and ceremony in the same location so that guests don’t have to travel back once they arrive.
Your stationery should be toned down
To make your guests feel festive, why not send them Christmas cards as wedding invites?
Do… Deck the Halls!
Christmas is a wonderful time to get married. Many venues already have fairy lights and a tree. Find out what decorations are available and the color and style. This will help you plan your color scheme and add decor.
Do not be afraid to serve festive food
Warming mulled wine or a warm mince pie is a favorite of everyone, so why not offer these after the ceremony? You could treat your guests to tubs filled with candy canes and Christmas chocolates instead of a sweetie bar. Even if you’re a fan of festive food, you could offer a Christmas dinner with all the trimmings.
Do not choose tropical flowers
These flowers will be more costly than seasonal ones. Instead, try beautiful winter blooms like cyclamens, winter jasmines, irises and carnations.
Get the Christmas Wedding Decor in Town
You can think holly, berries and fairy lights. If your venue has one, you could hang stockings above the fireplace and place a few cinnamon-scented candles around the room. For great photo opportunities, and perhaps even romance, don’t forget to hang some mistletoe!
Do not forget the Favours
Personalised baubles are great gifts that guests will treasure for many years. For a touch more wintery elegance, you can also make personalized Christmas crackers, hot coco kits with marshmallows, gingerbread cookies, or gold-dusted macarons.
Do… Add A Few Fun Extras
Invites can be customized with glitter, sparkle, and other festive details to get the party started. You should make sure that your DJ plays plenty of Christmas songs. If you are having a photo booth, include fun props such as Santa hats, beards, angel wings, and other festive items.