What could be better in winter than a Christmas wedding? Everyone’s feeling the festive love and it’s the perfect time of year for magical celebrations so it’s no surprise that more and more couples are opting for a Christmas wedding theme. So, if you want your big day to have more than a hint of yuletide style, then you’ve come to the right place. Just take a look at these fantastic Christmas wedding ideas that you’ll definitely want on your wish list.
Jewel colours, along with traditional reds, whites and greens, look stunning at Christmas. Navy blue and gold is a gorgeous combination.
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If you prefer a cooler look, icy blues, greys and whites are also great colours for a Christmas wedding.
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Black tie weddings are becoming increasingly popular, especially in winter and this chic look is perfect for the party season.
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If you like the thought of something a little different, why not opt for a coloured bridal gown and let your groom wear a chunky, cosy knit rather than stiff and formal suit?
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Go for a rustic luxe winter look with wooden ladders decorated with letters and lots of seasonal flowers and foliage. This makes a great welcome display at your venue and will get your guests in the mood the moment they arrive.
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Line your aisle with more foliage and huge candles in gorgeous lanterns. If you want to soften your ceremony space, these delicate chair bows are perfect.
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This Christmas wedding cake looks mouth-wateringly good! The festive colours, the wintery details and the icing sugar/snowy topping is just perfect.
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Warming food and drink is always important at a Christmas wedding. Think mulled wines and warm ciders, hot chocolates, warm canapes and delicious menus, full of seasonal favourites.
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Don’t be afraid of including a little opulence in your Christmas wedding plans. This statement mirror with its floral garland makes a brilliant table plan that your guests will love to look at.
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OK, so the sun might set early in winter and you might not get those glorious ‘golden hour’ shots of summer but you can still create amazing atmospheric photos at your Christmas wedding. Head outside after your wedding breakfast and light up the night!
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Frosty looking foliage with a few snowy white blooms make for the perfect festive bridal bouquet. The grey ribbon is a fab finishing touch.
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Forget the flowers for your ceremony and instead, decorate with Christmas trees! Bring the outdoors in with this great seasonal backdrop.
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Candlelight is a real must-have and what could be better than beautiful glass baubles, filled with tea lights, suspended above tables?
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Foliage, rather than floral, crowns are ideal for Christmas weddings and they look great on girls of all ages. We also love the super cute boleros these mini maids are wearing because no one wants to be cold at a wedding.
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Details for your Christmas wedding theme
For a simple yet seasonal wedding favour, a candy cane couldn’t be better. These sweet treats add colour to your tables and, if you attach a tag, can double up as place cards too.
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Christmas is a time for family and friends so why not show everyone just how much you love them with a photo display that’s finished with fairylights?
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Wreaths really work at Christmas and they also make wonderful props for photos. We love this personalised wreath that could easily be hung up inside your venue once your photo shoot has finished.
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If you’re a bit of a baker or if you just love cookies, then a cookie bar makes a brilliant wedding favour display. Who could resist?
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We can’t resist a festive knit and when it’s on a wedding cake, it’s even better!
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Make chairs look super special – tie a simple ribbon bow and add a pine cone and sprig of greenery.
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Adding a festive motif to your stationery immediately says ‘Christmas!’ Red berries bring a pop of colour to these elegant invitations.
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Chocolate bark has to be one of the easiest makes around so why not send your guests home with a little bag of peppermint bark that’s oh-so festive?
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Don’t forget the baskets of cosy blankets for your guests, especially if they need to head outside at any point in the day.
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A display of baubles makes a very special seasonal seating plan and they can double up as favours too.
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Everyone deserves a Christmas stock so why not use them to hold cutlery or favours?
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End your Christmas wedding with a sparkling send off! Gather your guests outside for a memorable, magical moment.
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For more festive ideas, click here to find out how to plan and style the perfect Christmas wedding theme.