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Christmas wedding ideas and tips

Posted: Wednesday December 03, 2014

Are you thinking of getting married during the Christmas season? Do you enjoy looking out on the frosty mornings and feel inspired by the sparkly white scenes? Here are some ideas to incorporate that into a beautiful Christmassy, winter wedding.

Be inspired

The traditional Christmas colours work beautifully for a wedding; reds, golds, silvers and whites. You can create a dramatic and magical look by using candles and fairy lights in various shades and sizes around the venue without it looking like Santa’s Grotto .

There are loads of great festive items that you could use for wedding favours and table decorations; bauble centerpieces, hot chocolate wedding favours, pinecone place names, twinkly fairy lights and lanterns can also make for a beautiful wedding, to name just a few. (See our Pinterest board for visual inspiration: https://www.pinterest.com/braxtedwedding/winter-weddings/

Be prepared for bad weather

Christmas time, in an ideal world, is cold but bright with snow on the ground and sparkle in the air and can easily be used as a wedding theme. But there are many things to consider when planning a Christmas wedding, the main one being the weather. Christmas time is pretty much guaranteed to be cold in the UK and there is a high probability of rain.

This shouldn’t deter you though, as you can plan for it well in advance. Have lovely blankets available for guests to use to keep warm in the evening if they wish to venture outside. You could provide umbrellas too, ready in case there is any precipitation and saves your guests having to bring their own.Inside the venue will be warm and cosy, especially with the use of beautiful festive candles and maybe an open fire to keep your guests warm, so they won’t have to be in the cold for long.

You could chose the food to suit the season too, something hearty and comforting that will make your guests feel festive and warm them from within. Hot soup canapes and mugs of hot chocolate are always a hit at this time of year so have those available for your guests to try if they are feeling a little chilly.

Also be prepared for snow. At this time of year there is a chance that there could be snow and whilst beautiful and romantic it can sometimes be problematic when it comes to transport (and high-heeled shoes). Keep a close eye on the weather forecasts and let your guests know if it’s a possibility, especially if they are having to travel a long distance. Hopefully you can choose a wedding venue and accommodation that are close together to make transportation less of an issue throughout the day, but you want all your guests to be able to reach you in the first place.

Hopefully you feel inspired by these ideas and our Pinterest board. We look forward to hosting lots of festive weddings this season.

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