Getting married at Christmas? We are VERY into it. It’s not a decision to be taken lightly, but get it right and it will be all everyone talks about in the New Year and beyond.
If you’re are planning on tying the knot in the near future, then why not consider a wonderful Christmas wedding? As it’s a time for friends and family you may find your distant relatives are already mulling around, and the financial benefits of having an out of season wedding are endless.
The snow and frost of the Christmas season offers the perfect backdrop for a white wedding, and will make those wedding photos look like you’ve found your very own winter wonderland. A Christmas wedding offers colour combinations of reds, greens and golds (perfect for brunettes) or silvers, purples and blues (perfect for blondes), and it will be completely different to the standard spring or summer wedding. This is our list of Winter Wedding Must Haves that will personalise your wedding and make it truly festive.
Pine Cone Place Cards
Whether you opt for glitter or metallic spray paint, pine cones make beautiful place card holders, as well as decorations for your tables or evening venue. Spray with artificial snow and place on a crisp white table cloth for instant festive beauty. Pine cones are very readily available around Christmas and not at a high price.
Adding Winter fragrances to your venue, especially your table, is a small and inexpensive touch that will personalise your wedding beautifully. Think cinnamon, ginger, and wild berries to give your venue a warm and cosy atmosphere. Have a look through our Satin Candle Co range for scents such as Cranberry, Christmas Spice and Gingerbread, available in large jars for part of a centrepiece or in a small personalised jars perfect for favours.
Perfect for inside or outside decor, fairy lights are imperative for a Christmas wedding. Fairy lights draped over trees and bushes give a magical atmosphere, and soft twinkling lights hung up indoors will make the room feel warm and enchanting. You can also fill bottles or vases and place them along pathways to light up the grounds. They can be reused after the wedding too, decorate your garden or bring them out every festive period as a sentimental touch to your Christmas tree.
If you can get over the fact it gets absolutely everywhere, glitter will be your best friend at a Winter Wedding. Dipping things like leaves and pinecones in glitter and hanging them around the room is a great way to add some character to your Christmas Wedding, with the glitter twinkling under the light from every angle. There are loads of pictures and tutorials out there if you don’t know where to start, but once you get going we have a feeling you won’t stop!
Probably the most difficult but most rewarding decoration to put together, the festive centrepiece. Difficult only because there are so many beautiful colours and ideas to choose from, the possibilities are indeed endless. You could go full on Christmas with pine cones, berries and baubles, or blend themed flowers, lights and sprigs for something more subtle, all Christmas related decor is relatively cheap so your only limit is your creativity.
Christmas offers an endless amount of fun and creativity, especially when it comes to food and drink. If you know a thing or two about flavours, why not come up with a few festive themed cocktails? Gingerbread Bellinis, candy cane mojitos and wild berry margaritas take a Christmassy twist on the classic cocktails, and are a little different to the traditional mulled wine served at Christmas. Teas, hot chocolates and berry squashes are a great non alcoholic alternative, and perfect to keep the kids involved.
Whether you’re having an outdoor Christmas wedding in a heated marquee, or a festive indoor wedding, the chances are a few people will be a little chilly. Having a selection of winter coloured blankets will make everyone feel comfortable and cosy, giving a homely and warm atmosphere. After all, you want to make everyone feel relaxed and at home at your wedding, and blankets always do the trick. If you’re on a tight budget, why not ask people to BYOB (Bring Your Own Blanket!).