Getting ready to walk down the aisle in a Christmas wonderland?
Christmas weddings can be especially beautiful because of the magic of the holiday season. Fairy-lit trees, sparkling snow and festive ornaments: this time of the year is all about romance. Are you engaged, and do you want to throw the ultimate Christmas wedding?
Or just want to get inspired? Great. We’ve collected the best of oh-so-merry Christmas wedding ideas. From outfits to decorations, it’s all there. Ready to bring in some holiday spirit? This is how you do it.
Invitations for a Chrismas Wedding
Gifts and postcards
Of course, it all starts with an invitation. Let the guests dive into the Christmas magic from the moment they receive an invitation card. Whether it’s a traditional postcard, or a digital invitation, make sure you get the spirit across. Incorporate holiday-inspired greetings in your invitations. Take care of small details: paper patterns and designs to let your guests know what color theme to go for. If you will have a postbox at the wedding, decorate it like Santa box.
The right food for a Christmas wedding
One of our favorite things about Christmas weddings is the food. Set your reception table in the festive colors according to your color scheme. Don’t be afraid to be old-fashioned – we know that Christmas is all about traditions. Look for some table decorations featuring Christmas patterns to make sure everyone feels cozy at your Christmas wedding table. Include traditional Christmas dishes and drinks in your Christmas wedding menu, like roast beef, turkey, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, apple cider or candy canes. It could also be fun to let the guests roast marshmallows.
Wedding Cake frosting
Incorporate that winter romance in your cake frosting by using the key Christmas colors, white glaze, cinnamon and some pretty winter berries.
Christmas wedding attire
Christmas wedding suits
It goes without saying that everyone wants to dress their best for a wedding. If you’re someone who takes the Christmas spirit seriously and wants to look stylish at the same time, then our Christmas suits are made just for you. As the holiday patterns are diverse, these suits provide you with a wide range of possibilities to choose from. Whether you opt for a classic tartan print, or the Christmas-special reindeer-filled design: a very-merry suit is an ultimate idea to make your winter wedding unforgettable.
Suit up the guests
And imagine this: how cool would it look if the guests would show up in these suits? Step up your game by selecting matching Christmas-fuelled outfits for groomsmen and bachelor party crew. Arranging special Christmas-inspired suits for the guests could be an amazing Christmas wedding idea as in that way you can be sure it’s original and party-proof.
Dress up the little ones
Another fun Christmas Wedding idea that can create memories for both grown-ups and kids: dress up your page boys, flower girls and ring bearer as Santa’s elves to boost the festive atmosphere. Or suit up the youngsters with one of OppoSuits boys’ Christmas suits. Cuteness overload…
Christmas wedding Bouquet
The bridal bouquet will definitely become the center of attention if you incorporate a nice mix of icy white details in it, natural greenery, and festive berries. We love it all: blushy roses, orchids, hellebores, freesias, primroses, camellias and clematis.
Merry Berry Boutonnieres
If you are looking to give a fresh twist to the groom’s wedding lapel, we recommend thinking about some elegant winter plant combinations. Same of course goes for the buttonholes of the groomsmen at your Christmas wedding.
Christmas wedding decorations
Colors are key at a Winter wedding. Accentuate that Christmas glow by picking the wintry shades of silver, deep reds and Kelly greens as your base colors.
Don’t forget that it’s all about the details. For example, capture the winter elegance in your wedding reception with chandeliers, lanterns and lots of tinsel. Or decorate your venue with holly and pine cones. And why not use acorns and pine cones to decorate the room? Or some asparagus fern and berried ivy in the arch? And what about using little gingerbread humans and houses in your table décor or include jingle bells? All of these jolly winter accessories at your reception are a great way to add the merry to your Christmas wedding. Actually, you can’t decorate too festive at a wedding like this.
The word ‘reindeer’ is a synonym to everything we love about Christmas and can easily become that signature meet and greet for your guests. We are not even mentioning how cool the Christmas wedding photos would get with actual reindeers. This will create an unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime experience and is totally worth giving it a shot. Maybe it’s sunny and warm where you are located, but for the colder locations where snow is a thing, it is not a bad idea to hire a sleigh pulled by reindeers. Maybe you like to go even further and make a reindeer your ring bearer?
Lights and candles
Festive lights are some of the key ingredients of any winter wedding. When it gets a bit darker outside, cozy illuminations will bring the bright shades into play. Lots of festive lights are not only great for the photos, but also irreplaceable in setting the jolly atmosphere on the spot. Bonus points for beautifully carved candle holders: is a definite Christmas wedding ‘go-to’.
In case it will get cold, you need to have your accessories covered as they will help you and your guests to keep warm. From a faux fur stole to the gloves – it creates that ultimate winter atmosphere.
A Kiss Under The Mistletoe
There’s truly something magical about this plant. Make sure your first kiss becomes unforgettable by hanging the springs of mistletoe over the wedding alter. Or bring in the Christmas vibe for the guests by hanging mistletoes around the room.
Sing Christmas carols during your service
Planning your Christmas wedding means that you will probably have a lot of fun creating your event’s playlist. Just think about all the awesome Christmas carols and songs can you add. They are all there for you and your guests to enjoy. And you can be sure that everyone will sing along.