Have Yourself a Merry Christmassy Wedding with These Tricks
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Thanks to all the cookies and presents, Christmas was the time of the year we anticipated most as children. But even after we reached adulthood, Christmas continues to mesmerize us with its charm and collective atmosphere that brings warmth, intimacy, and love; the sort of qualities we believe should be in every wedding. Mixing the two wonderful events will double up the dose of all the good things and make your wedding a truly unforgettable one.
First up, your wedding dress. Timeless white never fails to impress, yet since it’s Christmas, let’s take it a notch higher. Have your wedding dress embellished with beautiful details that breathe the holiday spirit. Crystals, soft flowing lace, and embroideries will make your wedding dress resemble the gentle white Christmas. Want something a lot more exciting? Wear an elegant cape during your ceremony to get the snow queen look.
Colored Bridal Dress
Another option is relishing in other exquisite colors of winter like ruby red or navy and brown. If you’re up for a fancy look, complete your look with a faux fur coat and gloves for a more dramatic impact.
As for the heels, these maroon-colored shoes will be the perfect addition to your bridal look and also acts as a daring pop of color. Are you more of the simple type? You can always wear muted colors like silver, white, or dusty blue for a calmer effect. Dazzling them up with crystals can add a great deal of glamour to an ordinary pair.
When you hear the word Christmas, we're sure the color red and green comes to mind. When it comes to wedding flowers, you can use this time-tested color combo for a traditional feel. The more modern alternative, however, revolves around simpler colors like white and ivory. Group together a variety of white or cream-colored flowers and tie them up to get a white Christmas bouquet. Here's a tip: use cotton flowers. Their puffy shape and soft texture resemble snow and will add the desired effect to the whole bouquet.
After the beautiful wedding ceremony, it’s time for cocktail hour. Another reason why everyone gets so excited about Christmas is its abundance of scrumptious delights, and what better way to include them in your wedding if not during cocktail hour? For drinks, you can serve a choice of mulled wine, hot cocoa, apple cider, and of course, eggnog shots. Add in some sweet bites to go with them like classic chocolate-chip cookies, savory pies, or these candy-cane sprinkled dark chocolate cookies.
You can also play with your table setting colors. For a thick and traditional Christmas feel, play with reds, whites, and greens. If you can, also have Christmassy tableware like these red-rimmed glasses and plates with festive patterns. Another great idea, toss in green pines in your centerpiece to remind your guests of the majestic Christmas tree.
More Table Settings
Or take a more modern approach like this one. Play with white, blue, and silver to evoke a Christmas feel. To further elevate and illuminate the atmosphere, light candles all around the decoration to add a warmer and more intimate aura about the wedding.
Let’s not forget the sweet favors for our guests to take home, shall we? Classic Christmas favors will always delight, but these options should also be considered. A bottle of homemade vanilla extract will surely enchant any guest. As it’s the baking season as well, the scent of vanilla will infuse a soothing, homey feel into the air. Or, you can also present your guests with a jar of homemade lilac sugar for an early taste of summer.
Another creative idea for a favor is a deconstructed ginger bread house. Give parts of the house along with the decorations and instructions inside one box and let your guests get creative. Ask them to post photos of the finished product and tag you on social media. Still embracing the DIY spirit, present your guests with a jar of deconstructed, homemade Christmas delights. Don’t forget to include recipes so they can make it at home. As your guests will most probably bring their kids along, this is creative idea that they'll surely appreciate.