Having a wedding in December provides a fantastic opportunity to get creative. Combining your big day with a Christmas theme will undoubtedly make this an event that you and your guests will never forget. Here is a list of must-have Christmas wedding decorations for your perfectly decorated, holiday-themed extravaganza of a wedding!
Firstly, set the correct tone using scents. So much of your wedding décor relies on the atmosphere it creates, and nothing will establish a more Christmassy vibe than the smell of cinnamon, orange and pine. You can achieve this authentically with Christmas wedding decorations such as wreaths (incorporating dried orange and cinnamon coated pine cones and bark), or by using candles. If your venue has a strict ‘no-flames’ policy then a diffuser will be just as effective. Think of emanating the scents that hit you when you walk through a Christmas market.
While most weddings go for champagne towers and chocolate fountains, why not try mince pie stacks and a mulled wine fountain? It will help with the Christmas scents but also hugely enhance your Christmas theme. Turn your wedding into a Christmas market for your closest friends and family – what could be more magical?
A simple and effective way to spice up your Christmas wedding décor is through the table decorations. Scatter the tables with snowflake shaped confetti and use Christmas card designs for name cards. Crackers are also a must-have at any Christmas event and a centrepiece featuring holly and red berries will look amazing. Keep the music Christmassy for both the dancing and dining. While everyone is eating, you could consider warming a few hearts with a choir to sing Christmas carols.
Another brilliant idea for a Christmas wedding is the creative flair you can add to props in a photo booth. Provide your guests with Santa hats, reindeer antlers and Rudolph’s red nose; the photos will carry the Christmas cheer throughout the year!
No Christmas-themed wedding would be complete without a Christmas tree (or five or ten…). Putting presents around the base will enhance that authentic Christmas feeling and induce real excitement in your guests. You could take this concept one step further and surround the base of the trees with wrapped wedding favours. It will truly feel like Christmas for both the givers and the receivers. These favours could include their own personalised Christmas decorations, or something equally festive! Alternatively, guests could pop a gift under the tree as they arrive.
Finally; tinsel. There is no easier or more effective way to emulate Christmas than with tinsel. It is one of the most iconic festive decorations, so a perfect choice for your Christmas wedding decorations. This would also be a good way of ensuring that your colour scheme remains consistent. Stick to two main colours to prevent your décor from feeling random or chaotic.
A Christmas-themed wedding is fairly low maintenance in that it will seem magical however you choose to go about it. This does not, however, mean that you can’t have fun throwing the full weight of your festive spirit into it! Planning a wedding can be a stressful progress, especially around Christmas time, but follow the pointers listed above and Father Christmas himself will be watching the festive fun with jealousy!