How To Plan A Festive Christmas Wedding
Weddings are on the horizon once again as couples who cancelled their nuptials in 2020 are gearing up to tie the knot anytime between the last quarter of 2021 and spring 2022. According to a recent survey, December weddings are about to be trendy this year since it’s considered as an off-season month for weddings, and therefore may be more affordable and easier to book. Moreover, scaled down celebrations such as micro weddings remain popular concepts to accommodate evolving event restrictions. And since it’s the month when holiday cheer reigns supreme, some couples may take this opportunity to have a Christmas-themed wedding or have their special day on December 25. If you’re planning to have a Christmas wedding, consider these tips to have a festive celebration.
Decorate with traditional Christmas decor and live plants
The average wedding not only costs thousands of dollars, but it also creates tons of carbon emissions and creates a lot of waste. Fortunately, having a Christmas wedding allows you to reduce the environmental impact of your nuptials since you can decorate the wedding and reception venue with Christmas decorations that you already own. First, have a color theme for your wedding and stick to it. Opt to have no more than two colors for your theme– consider classic combinations such as red and green, white and gold, or pink and silver. Next, think about incorporating trees, mistletoe, wreaths, and other ornaments, as well as some live poinsettias in your decor. Don’t forget to add some twinkling lights for some holiday magic. If you don’t have enough decorations, don’t buy them. Instead, try borrowing from family and friends, or rent some from holiday decorating companies.
Incorporate the theme in the small details
When it comes to weddings, even the small details matter. Don’t forget to incorporate the Christmas theme in everything, from the invitations, napkins, cocktails, and wedding favors. For instance, for a special and festive drink, consider serving cranberry mimosas, peppermint martinis, berry margaritas, or a hot toddy with charred oranges. Custom print table napkins and invitations to fit your theme, and send guests home with a Christmas-y favor, such as mini portable jugs of milk bundled with a few homemade chocolate chip cookies and some peppermint flavored candy canes.
Play a few Christmas songs at the reception
What’s more joyous than singing or dancing to Christmas songs with your loved ones at the reception? Hire a band that can play rock or dance versions of your favorite Christmas tunes to get the party started. If you prefer to have a DJ, ask them to play upbeat holiday-themed songs that everyone can dance to, such as the Jackson 5’s “Santa Claus is Coming To Town,” NSYNC’s “Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays,” Kanye West’s “Christmas in Harlem,” and Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You.”
Having a wedding during the Yuletide holidays is guaranteed to be memorable and lots of fun. Consider these tips to plan your Christmas wedding and enjoy every minute of your special day.