Christmas theme wedding ideas…think of walking down the aisle dressed in a truly festive attire and enjoying a wedding reception that is filled with all of the comfort foods associated with the season. Think cinnamon and spice, think mistletoe and berries, and best of all, think of a horse drawn sleigh on the way to the wedding venue.
It must be understood by all brides that Christmas is one of the busiest times of the year. Respect the coordination and travel of the guests who are coming in from out of town. The best time to send out the invitations, both email and regular mail is about eight to ten months before the actual date of wedding. This gives all guests enough time to coordinate their Christmas schedules, their travel arrangements and their accommodations. Reflect the theme of the wedding with artwork on the invitations like snowflakes, hollies, poinsettia, or a Christmas gift box. The number of months may be found extreme by many, but this is the maximum amount of time to warn the guests of the upcoming wedding.
Horse Drawn Sleigh
The horse drawn carriage is one of the favorite ways a bride is to arrive at her own wedding. However, this is a wedding set during Christmas so think about a sleigh ride instead of a carriage. Both the bride and the groom can arrive at their wedding reception after the wedding. This is not only a romantic idea but is the perfect setting for a romantic wedding picture.
Cinnamon Spice And Everything Nice
There is no Christmas without cinnamon. Now think of a wedding set during the Christmas season. Imagine the wedding venue, no matter where it may be, smelling of cinnamon and spices. This is a warm spicy aroma that can comfort anyone and everyone attending the wedding. The wedding decorations can include cinnamon sticks wrapped with the flowers bound with ribbons that reflect not only the festive spirit of Christmas but the motif of the wedding as well. Think of burgundy, lace and tinsel wrapped around cinnamon sticks and fronds of mistletoe overhead. This is bound to set the romantic mood in place.
Mistletoe and Berry Decorations
The wedding venue and reception venue should reflect the mood of the Christmas wedding. Start thinking of garlands of pine interspersed mistletoe, berries, fruits and cinnamon sticks. The combination of attractive colors and aroma of both fruits and spices will definitely set everyone in the mood for romance and fun. Add some fairy lights entwined among the garlands to finish it off. For a final touch, add some warm coloured velvet ribbons to give the garlands a more formal and yet festive look. Create decorations on the table and buffet centerpieces that make use of the same materials, but this time, add votive or aromatic candles that should be lit once the couple arrive at the reception.
Wedding Party Favors
There are so many ideas for a wedding party favor. Think sweet and stylish that everyone would love to keep with them. Think of Christmas ornaments that have been personalized to document the wedding. Print the name of both the bride and groom on the ornaments so the guests can hang them up on their own trees at home. Another great idea for party favors are the Christmas aroma candles that can be brought home and lit when the guests dine on their own Christmas table. Tie tinsel ribbons with a sprig of holly or pine to make it look more in theme.
If expecting family and friends coming in from out of town, think of a group accommodation to house all of the guests. Also prepare for transportation for them once they are in town. The wedding should be treated like the traditional wedding fairs of old to reflect the holiday spirit of the wedding theme. The Christmas theme should be fun and traditional so plan it well ahead of time to make the whole affair as stress free for everyone as possible.
About the Author:
Sarah Shore writes articles for Keele Conference, one of the leading events hosting companies in the UK. Article titles range from how wedding fairs can help to give you wedding ideas, to how group accommodation on Keele campus works and what you can expect.