15 Awesome Christmas Wedding Ideas

December 23, 2022

We are indeed at our best when the excitement of a wedding is combined with the charm and comfort of Christmas! While Italy is well-known for hosting spring and summer weddings, it also has some stunning sites for winter weddings that shouldn't be overlooked.

Here we provide the chic Christmas wedding inspiration you need. Festive décor and tiny Christmassy elements can take a December I Do’s to the next level. 

So, we've gathered some advice and our favorite Christmas wedding décor ideas for stunning winter styling. From wintry ceremony backdrops and tablescapes to small festive touches that help make the holiday season special.

How To Throw A Christmas Wedding

A Christmas wedding comes with all of the classic trappings of a winter wonderland – a festive atmosphere, twinkling lights, and a chilly nip in the air. But how do you ensure your Christmas wedding stands out from the rest? With a bit of creativity and planning, your holiday weddings can be an event to remember.

Are Weddings In December Popular?

In many areas, the deep winter months of December, January, February, and March are typically the least popular for weddings. Due to the colder temperatures and the possibility of rough weather like snow, sleet, and high winds, most couples choose not to get married in the winter months.

December is not popular because of the Christmas and New Year holidays. In addition, most couples do not want to intrude on their friends' and families' holiday events and activities, so they avoid getting married in December. 

In fact, according to a study done by The Knot, only 5% take place during winter. Their data showed that 3% took place in December, only 1% in January, and 1% in weddings in February.

But for those that plan a wedding in December, they are incredible. 

Are Christmas Weddings A Thing?

Christmas weddings undoubtedly have the power to fulfil all of your fantasies because they bring together the cheer and warmth of the holiday season. Additionally, the decorations will create a magical ceremony and reception for a wedding with a winter theme!

How Do I Incorporate Christmas Into My Wedding?

We have some incredibly stylish—yet festive!—ideas that will undoubtedly get you (and all of your guests) in the Christmas mood. But our first tip is this. Don't overdo it! Instead of having little stockings as party favors, fake snow on every table, and red and green everything, make your décor classy by strategically and selectively sprinkling the Christmas magic throughout your wedding.

Christmas wedding setup room

Christmas Wedding Decorations

You'll need the festive decor to give your wedding a magical Christmas feel. But you don’t have to stick to the traditional red and green. Here are some ways to add beautiful Christmas decor to your wedding. 

To help get you started, we’ve put together a list of our favorite Christmas wedding decor ideas. The possibilities are endless:

1. Bring the outdoors in with greenery garlands and wreaths.

2. Create a cozy ambiance with string lights and candles.

3. Add a touch of elegance with red and gold accents.

4. Incorporate festive elements like holly, mistletoe, and pinecones into your decor.

5. Use traditional Christmas colors like red, green, and white throughout your decorating scheme.

6. Get creative with your Christmas tree! Decorate it with ornaments, garlands, and lights in coordinating colors to reflect your wedding theme.

7. Don’t forget about the little details! Incorporate small Christmas decorations into other areas of your wedding décor, like votive holders adorned with evergreen sprigs or place cards tucked inside mini wreaths

What Do I Serve At A Christmas Wedding?

When deciding what food to serve at a Christmas wedding, there are a few things to consider. First, you'll want to consider the time of year and the weather conditions. For example, if it's a cold winter day, you should serve something warm and hearty, like soup or stew. 

Another thing to think about is the overall theme or tone of your wedding. For example, are you going for a formal affair or a more relaxed celebration? This will likely dictate what kind of food you serve.

Christmas wedding food canapes

For instance, if you're having a traditional sit-down dinner, you'll want to ensure the meal is appropriate (and delicious!) However, if you're planning on serving buffet style or hosting a more casual reception, you can be more creative with your menu choices.

Finally, remember your guests! Make sure to consider any dietary restrictions or allergies your guests might have. It's also important to consider whether or not your guests will be expecting traditional Christmas fare. If not, feel free to get creative and experiment with different flavors and cuisines. After all, it's your big day - so make sure the food reflects your unique taste and style!

Is It A Good Idea To Get Married On Christmas Day?

If you're considering getting married on Christmas Day, there are a few things to remember. First, Christmas is typically a hectic time of year for most people, so you'll need to ensure you have enough time to plan and execute all the details of your wedding. 

Second, since it's such a popular time of year for events, you may have to book your venue and vendors well in advance. And lastly, while a Christmas wedding can be incredibly festive and magical, it can also be quite hectic, so make sure you're prepared for a little extra stress leading up to the big day.

Ideas For A Christmas Themed Wedding

There are a lot of different Christmas-themed wedding ideas that you can incorporate into your special day. You should look at your wedding venue for inspiration for the best theme or color palette for your special day. 

Winter Wonderland

We love the idea of creating a whimsical and elegant winter wonderland wedding. You can achieve this look by adding beautiful decor in white (or ivory), silver, and soft shades of blue. 

Consider using candles throughout the ceremony and venue space to add a romantic vibe, and hanging installations of white flowers, greenery, and twinkle lights will create the beautiful ambiance you want. 

Traditional Christmas Decor

Of course, you can always use traditional Christmas decor for your wedding decor. Christmas trees, poinsettia plants, and all the Christmas garlands you want. It will be a beautiful and festive experience for your guests. 

Nightmare Before Christmas Wedding Ideas

When it comes to wedding ideas, there are endless possibilities. But if you're looking for something truly unique, why not consider a Nightmare Before Christmas theme?

This Tim Burton classic has become a cult favorite over the years, and its dark yet whimsical aesthetic makes for an unforgettable wedding. Here are some tips on how to make your Nightmare Before Christmas wedding a reality:

1. Start with the invitations. Set the tone for your event with spooky yet elegant invitations featuring Jack Skellington and Sally.

2. Decorate with pumpkins. What would a Nightmare Before Christmas wedding be without pumpkins? Use them as centerpieces, decorate the cake with them, or even have guests carve their own as part of the festivities.

3. Serve Halloween-themed food and drinks. Think black cats, spider webs, and of course, candy corn! Your guests will love getting into the spirit with festive eats and drinks.

4. Get creative with your attire. Whether you go for gothic gowns or dapper skeleton suits, make sure your wedding party stands out in style.

5. Have fun with the photos. Embrace the spooky side of things with fun props and posing for some truly unique wedding photos that you'll cherish forever

A Christmas wedding can be an unforgettable experience for everyone. But you should also understand that planning a wedding around such an important holiday for many may mean that some of your loved ones can’t attend. So, if your dream wedding includes Christmas time, you should plan early so your guests can prepare for their holiday time. 

With these tips and ideas, you’ll be able to plan a Christmas wedding that will have your guests talking long after the mistletoe has been taken down.

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