It might seem like overkill to celebrate your wedding during the Christmas season, but it’s actually a great way to make the most of two very special occasions. To that end, here are some ideas that mix traditions from both occasions into something unique and enjoyable.
Instead of formal white invitations that have become the standard, choose something more colorful. Red and green are the predominant Christmas hues, so work with your designer and create something that mixes the formal and the fun. The wedding programs will also benefit from this approach, so keep them in mind, too.
You can really shake up the traditional bouquet design by using Christmas colors instead. Ever seen a rose bouquet? They’re lovely! You can also be imaginative with the bridesmaids’ bouquets.
Make the boutonnieres seasonally appropriate as well with a berry spray, pine needles, or even mini pine cones.
Decorate your reception hall in lovely Christmas themed decorations. They can be natural and include live foliage, or go for a lovely artificial approach. Choose what feels right for the couple and their tastes.
You can also adorn the tables with a beautiful red and green centerpiece, plus Christmas standards, such as gingerbread houses and candy canes and cranberries. Red and green plaid tablecloths also provide a nice touch, and be sure to include a packet of Christmas candy with everyone’s utensils and napkins.
Christmas Wedding Cake
Now, here is where you can really have some fun. Given the near universal revulsion for Christmas cake, you don’t want to go that route. Substitute one that includes a lot of fruit while also offering the texture and taste most guests prefer.
In addition to the usual selection of coffees to have with dessert, why not also offer some hot cocoa with marshmallows? Throw in a serving of Christmas cookies with each cup.