Secrets to hosting the perfect Christmas wedding

Secrets to hosting the perfect Christmas wedding | CHWV

Want to host the perfect Christmas wedding? Have a look at our secrets to being the hostess with the mostess on your Christmas fairytale day.

How you look after your guests during your wedding can leave a lasting impression of the big day. Add in Christmas and there’s even more reason to go all out and make sure your guests have a good time. From keeping them warm to planning the best evening entertainment, there’s plenty of fun and simple ways to play the perfect host…

Think about venue location

Christmastime brings the risk of cold temperatures and potentially snowy days. Be considerate of how far your guests might have to travel and whether there will be easily accessible routes for them to get to your venue. It’s also a good idea to pick a ceremony and reception location in close proximity to one another - preferably walking distance - to avoid guests having to travel so much.
 

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Add a touch of winter style

Get your guests in the mood for the season with a nod to Christmas in your wedding style. You don’t have to go all out with candy canes and Christmas baubles but it’s a good idea to make the most of your venue’s Christmas tree and to add a bit of sparkle to your day. If you want to go all out with a winter wonderland feel, why not hire a snow machine for the day?
 

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Secrets to hosting the perfect Christmas wedding | CHWV
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Greet each guest personally

It’s important to spend a little time with each guest whatever date you hold your wedding, but at Christmastime you’ve got double the reason to celebrate. Christmas is all about spending time with friends and family – so make sure you thank each and every guest that has come to celebrate your nuptials. If you’re wedding party is rather large, why don’t you visit your friends and family, and let your groom pay his respects to his. This way you’ll be able to thank all your guests without it taking over the day.
 

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Keep your guests warm

It’s very likely that temperatures will be close to freezing on your winter wedding day. With this in mind, make sure guests stay warm with outdoor heat lamps, winter blankets and shawls, and plenty of hot drinks such as hot chocolate and coffee. You could even add a shot of Irish Cream for a boozy hot drink treat!
 

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Offer up a comforting feast

A Christmas roast is known for its comforting, warming qualities – guaranteed to satisfy every belly at the table. Why not treat your guests to a Christmas dinner they won't have to cook by featuring all the seasonal classics? Turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, pigs-in-blankets, and honey-roast parsnips make for a wonderfully warming affair. Finish off with a winter pie, comforting sponge or boozy dessert treat for the ultimate dinner.
 

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Provide activities for the kids

It’s easy to keep the kids occupied in the summer months, but a little more difficult in winter when outdoor play is out of bounds. Buy some fun Christmas party packs, set up a Christmas crafts table or get Santa in for an hour to keep the little ones entertained. Hiring a wedding babysitter is also a great idea for keeping youngsters happy and safe throughout the day.
 

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Plan the perfect party!

Christmas isn’t Christmas without a festive party. Pull out all the stops to throw a party your guests won’t forget. Create a stellar playlist – with a few Christmas classics – and consider some dancefloor fun with a flashmob or dance-off competition. You might also like to consider live music entertainment, and/or a magician to spellbind your guests during the drinks reception and wedding breakfast.
 

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