Have you been thinking about planning a holiday-themed wedding but aren’t sure where to start? Our list below of 16 festive Christmas wedding ideas will help inspire your planning. Special thanks to Natural Flash for sharing great images to showcase our ideas. Christmas is the perfect time to get married if you want to have a wintery wedding, or if you want to use red and green as your theme colors. It is also the perfect time to get married if you desire a cozy atmosphere!
1. Traditional Holiday Wedding Colors
Nothing says holidays like splashes of color. Especially the traditional reds and greens, and those unexpected but fun pops of color like those on a red and white striped candy cane.
2. Metallic Holiday Accents
Metallic holiday accents are a great way to add some festive flair to your decor. These accents can be found in a variety of shapes and sizes and they come in tons of different shades of gold, silver, bronze, and even rose gold. Small or large features can reflect back the ambiance you’ve created. From the sparkly reindeer in silver, to silver chairs, and the frosted glass candlestick and gold embossed wine glass, all metallics can work together to add to the ambiance of your day.
3. Holiday Greenery
Greenery is a beautiful addition to any wedding. Greenery can be used in so many ways, especially at a holiday wedding. A Groom’s unexpected boutonniere with evergreens, holly berries, and a white rose show all the traditional colors of the holiday. A Bride’s bouquet of red roses and holly looks rich and luscious.
4. Holiday-Themed Flowers
Keeping with holiday greens, holiday flowers are perfect for the festivities. Poinsettia and holly berries are easy to find this time of year and reflect the occasion. There are many different types of greenery that you can use in your winter event, some of the most popular ones include not only poinsettia and holly berry, but pine cones, evergreens, red roses, and even Christmas cactus.
5. Christmas Trees
In marriage, two people become one. A wedding is a celebration of love, partnership, and commitment. Trees can represent this merging of two lives into one entity. Trees throughout the venue will also bring the outside in for the season, and are another perfect spot to add sparkles and color with beautifully wrapped presents.
6. Holiday Gifts
The wrapped holiday gifts or presents are perfect to be given as favors to guests or to surprise each other, while still adding that holiday feel to the event.
7. Choose a Neutral Venue
Consider a neutral venue so your colors will pop throughout. Haus 820 is a fantastic venue for anyone looking to put their own stamp on a blank canvas. The industrial look at Haus 820 is a perfect backdrop for the softer, traditional elements of the Christmas look.
8. Holiday Textures
The holiday season is a time for joy, festivities, and celebrations. It is the perfect time to share the good news with loved ones and enjoy loved ones’ company. With holiday time generally comes thoughts of Santa in the North Pole, snow and cold and gift boxes! Textures like velvet can ward off those chilly nights, and seeing a beautiful velvet ring box will warm up our winter.
9. Winter Elements
Those winter elements of snowflakes and reindeer are also part of the winter scapes that we think of with holidays, whether we’re in a cold-weather climate or not. The wedding cake with Santa, pine boughs and red roses is fun and elegant all at the same time.
The Empress Table shows how setting the table for a festive Christmas Wedding is the perfect spot to incorporate even more Christmas wedding ideas. With candy cane place cards by Everything Done to a T, this is another opportunity to echo the holiday theme.
11. Signature Drink Ideas
Any wedding needs a signature drink, so when My Bar Service created this special beverage to help give us an idea of what might showcase what your special day is all about and will have your guests enjoying the season even more. Jingle Juice and a Holiday Christmas Punch are a few to consider.
12. Holiday Inspired Desserts
Fun candy cane and ornament cookies by Ghoul Next Door Bakeshop, alongside a stunning wedding cake by Talia’s Cakes and Bakes are canvases to add even more festive Christmas Wedding ideas.
13. Holiday Inspired Invitations and Menu Cards
These holiday-inspired designs were provided by Uniquely Inviting to set the mood for the festive Christmas wedding, and carried through with the menu cards at each place setting, so guests will know the holiday menu.
14. Have Guests in there Holiday inspired attire
From the beginning, when guests receive their invitations make sure to let guests know the attire is holiday chic, Model Abby Gloria is resplendent in her sparkly best, showcasing how the occasion can surely be elevated by including your guests in the holiday theme of the event.
To emphasize the day, holiday attire is certainly something for the Bride and Groom to consider as well. Showing how a short party dress for the Bride, modeled by Danielle Ball and provided by Becca Basic, and a classic white tuxedo from Men’s Wearhouse for our Groom, modeled by Andrew Eberline will make the night complete. Unexpected, but isn’t the holiday season all about surprises?
15. Pops of Color in Your Look
Surprises could also come with unexpected pops of color like those in the look by The Vintage Pin-Up Parlor using a colored lip. And another pop with beautiful shoes that can add an element of the unexpected!
16. Festive Music
There are many ways to creatively incorporate a piano player at an event. Music brings everyone together during the season, and having a live musician like the one from Piano Party playing holiday favorites during cocktails or dinner is another way to create a festive Christmas wedding!
The pianist could be playing before your guests arrive and create a little prelude that sets up the mood of the party. You can make this a surprise for your guests by incorporating the piano player in the background and letting them play to their heart’s content. Even have guests be able to request to hear their favorite tunes.
We hope you’ve enjoyed these winter wedding ideas. Share with us if you incorporate any of these ideas or have some of your own!
Our featured Wedding Venue Map trusted vendors in the festive Christmas wedding ideas inspiration shoot:
Special thanks to all the other vendors who participated in the shoot:
Table, Linens, and Decor: The Empress Table @the_empress_table
Bridal Gown and Pillbox Hat: @becca_rockyourrebellion