I hope everybody had a wonderful Christmas and looking forward to a great 2017!
In keeping with the season, I decided to feature some great Christmas-themed wedding ideas for this week’s article.
I stumbled onto a write-up of Christopher and Sarah’s Christmas-themed wedding and was so enamored with it that I was inspired to do a Christmas-themed post.
Christmas is a wonderful time of the year, filled with feelings of joy and hope. People dress their surroundings up in beautiful glittery decoration that adds a spark of magic to the air. Christmas songs and food suddenly pop up all over the place for just these few weeks. There are smiles and thoughts of giving and goodwill all around. Exactly the kind of atmosphere you want to infuse into your wedding.
So here are 10 affordable ideas that I love about Christmas weddings
- Venues are all dressed up in their Christmas best, such as in Teresa and Matthew’s Christmas-themed wedding. That’s addition décor at no extra charge right there!
- Do away with the open bar. Serve festive drinks like mulled wine or spiked eggnog instead. Yum!
- Festive nail art that look eye-catching against a white dress are not out of place. You might even get lucky and find special Christmas offers.
- You get to pig out on Christmas desserts because (1) it’s Christmas and (2) it’s a wedding celebration. It also helps if you hold your wedding just after Christmas when shops and bakeries mark down prices.
- Christmas lights and candles set the romantic mood really, really well and are extremely affordable during this season (especially just after Christmas). In fact, you could probably do away with some flower decorations and use the lights and candles instead.
- Pine cones, holly, and candles make great (and affordable) table centerpieces, especially if you DIY them.
- If you are doing wedding favors, stock up on bulk purchases of Christmas candy, bake some gingerbread men, make your own Christmas crackers or create some hot chocolate in a jar.
- Hang mistletoe around the venue (or at your photo booth). It’s relatively cheap to buy, adds to the décor and injects a little fun to your wedding. Here’s how the tradition started.
- I love those unexpected splashes of Christmas, such as spotting a Christmas boutonniere on the groom. They are usually small, easy to make, and cheap; and yet they add some Christmas cheer to the wedding.
- Wedding table settings are usually so far down the wedding budget that people don’t always do anything special with it. However, come Christmas, some twine, a sprig of evergreen and a stick of cinnamon and voila! You have yourself a prettily wrapped napkin to set your silverware down upon.
Do you have any great ideas for a Christmas-themed wedding? If so, let us know in the comments. We would love to hear them!
Have a jolly Christmas season and a fantastic New Year, everyone!