Planning for December Nuptials

A Christmas wedding gives you the opportunity to embrace the most festive time of year as you prepare for your own nuptials. Decorating for the Christmas wedding can be quite simple and a lot of fun as you embrace the colors and décor of the season. As you prepare, consider these decorating tips and ideas.

Embrace the Colors of the Season

Red and green are great festive wedding colors for a winter wedding.  A deep green can be paired with white and cream for an elegant evening wedding, or a crimson or even brilliant red can work well. You can even do all white or cream with a splash of silver or gold for a stunning winter wedding setup. Roses can embrace this color palate quite well.

Choose the Right Invitations

Invitations for a Christmas wedding can get tricky, because they can easily take on the look of a holiday greeting card. Don’t focus too strongly on your Christmas theme for your invitations, but keep them classic and speak to your love as a couple, throwing in the colors where appropriate. Even just sticking to gold or silver can work quite well. You can embrace the Christmas festivity in your save-the-date cards, if you wish.

Plan to mail your cards by Thanksgiving. This may seem early, but Christmas is a busy time of year, and you want to make sure your guests have time to make the plans to be with you on your special day.

Festive Wedding Cakes

A festive wedding cake is sure to put a smile on your guests. Imagine a cake with a cascade of holly down the side, or even one shaped like a festive holiday package. Even simply embracing your color scheme on your cake will make it look festive. If you want your wedding cake itself to be more traditional, consider decorating it in silver snowflakes, and then making the groom’s cake your whimsical and festive option.

Flowers and Décor Are Simple

One of the benefits of getting married at Christmas is the built-in décor you will probably have at your venue. Many churches decorate their sanctuaries for the season, and you can incorporate this décor into your wedding plan. For the décor you add, consider the fact that flowers may be pricey in the winter, so either use faux options or give flowers only to the wedding party, decorating with seasonal plants like holly and poinsettias for the rest of your décor. Don’t forget outdoor Christmas decorations, twinkling white lights and sparkling Christmas ornaments as simple decoration ideas.

Choose the Right Bridesmaid Attire

Bridesmaids can be dressed in your chosen color, but keep in mind that this time of year is ideal for longer formal dresses, even dresses with long sleeves. Christmas is all about the sparkle, so consider giving your bridesmaids sparkling jewelry and even sparkling shoes to wear for the ceremony. Shimmering fabrics are also appropriate this time of year.

Getting married at Christmas time lets you embrace the magic and festive atmosphere of the season in your own wedding plans. As long as you remember the seasonal theme throughout your plans, you can have a beautiful wedding that your guests are sure to remember for years to come.

Lindsey Harper Mac is an Indianapolis native with a knack for finding the perfect shoe for any outfit. In her spare time, she enjoys blogging on behalf of Sears and other brands she loves.


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