Wedding at christmas
As the lyrics goes, "It's the most wonderful time of
the year" - and what could make it more wonderful than
a Christmas wedding? Of course, having a wedding at the same
time as Christmas could appear chaotic and even feel overwhelming.
But with proper planning, a Christmas wedding could become
the most wonderful time of your life. A Christmas wedding
brings in many special considerations while planning the wedding.
Starting from the guest list, to the gown, to the cake and
onto the music, everything has to reflect the personalities
of the bride and groom and at the same time, must seamlessly
mesh with the spirit of the Christmas season. The key to achieving
this is to walk through the entire day in your mind and plan
each thing, well in advance.
It´s all about the colors
The colors of Christmas are red and green. These being fairly
bright colors, you would want something more subtle, like
white or silver, to be the theme of your Christmas wedding.
That way, your decoration complements the colors of the season.
You should probably use the same color as your theme on the
invitation card. Just because it's a Christmas wedding, don't
fall into the temptation of using a holiday type card as your
invitation card. Again, use something subtle and elegant for
the card. An ivory card with gold trims would great. The gown
for the bride will probably be the same that would have been
The idea is to have her look her flattering best. You could
add a tinge of Christmas color with a red cape or a red silk
sash around the waist- just enough color to remind the season,
without overshadowing the wedding. For the cake, you have
many choices. You could still use a traditional tiered wedding
cake. However, for your Christmas wedding, you could make
it a bit special. You could make it look like a tower of wrapped
gift packs with a filling that's traditional for the Christmas
season – maybe marzipan, which is an almond paste.
The rest of the decoration could include flowers and candles.
If flowers are too expensive, you could creatively use regular
Christmas time decorations to jazz up the place. You can
use poinsettia pots as centerpiece for the tables and have
bowels of decorations on tables around the main reception
area. It's a Christmas wedding after all, and creative use
of Christmas decorations would give it a real feel of Christmas
along with the traditions of a wedding reception. You can
play light Christmas carols as your background music. It
will reaffirm the joyous mood of the season and make your
wedding feel more celebratory and special. Listen to a lot
of Christmas songs and pick the ones that match the mood
you are trying to create. If you can, you could hire a harpist
to play your choice of Christmas songs. That would make
your Christmas wedding truly a lovely experience.
When it comes to food, don't start with Christmas in mind.
Have an overall menu that you prefer and think of ways to
incorporate elements of the Christmas season into it. You
could add holiday cookies, hot cider or egg nog into almost
any type of menu.