Christmas is one of our favorite times of year, from festive decorations to the holiday music and overall good cheer. It’s also one of the most fun seasons to plan a wedding! Here are a few of our best tips for planning your own Christmas themed wedding to get you in the holiday spirit.
Send Early Invites
Since your wedding will be hosted in the middle of the holiday season, we recommend sending out your invitations as soon as possible. People are generally busier this time of year and the sooner they have your wedding invite, the sooner they can save the date. This is especially helpful for anyone who may be traveling to your wedding so they can make accommodations early as well.
Find a Festive Venue
The holidays are the most festive time of year, which also means beautiful decorations. Whether you’re looking for fresh pine trees, snow, string lights or wreaths, try searching for a venue that has all of the above! Many venues will put up full holiday decorations that fit perfectly with a Christmas themed wedding. It also takes a lot of the stress off of you when it comes to finding and planning decor.
Create a Themed Playlist
What better way to get down on the dance floor than with your favorite Christmas songs? There are almost endless songs to choose from when it comes to creating a holiday playlist for your wedding. Curate your own playlist on an app like Spotify or simply ask your DJ to create their own playlist of Christmas tunes. Some of our upbeat favorites include “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” and “Run Rudolph Run”.
Choose a Holiday Palette
While the traditional Christmas colors are red and green, don’t be afraid to stray from these and find a holiday palette that fits your wedding. Warm colors look great with holiday decor such as maroon, emerald or navy. Or go more frosty with whites and neutral colors to recreate the look of snow. You can also add in some pops of shine with silver and gold accents, or even velvet.
Have a Dessert Bar
Some of our favorite desserts come out at Christmas, so why not treat your guests to some holiday goodies as well? Set up a bar full of the traditional favorites such as spiced apple cider or hot chocolate. Guests can then add their own garnishes such as peppermint, cinnamon sticks, toffee and marshmallows. You can also make it adult friendly by having some alcoholic beverages on the side.
Give Fun Wedding Favors
Everyone loves going home with a great party favor! Not only do they serve as a fun souvenir of your special day, you can also get creative with your gift bags – especially for a Christmas themed wedding! Add a few seasonal treats such as an ornament with your wedding date or initials, mini bottles of eggnog, jingle bells or a mini wreath they can hang at home. You can also raffle off your centerpieces at the end of the night so a few lucky guests can go home with a beautiful floral arrangement or centerpiece of your choice.
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