The Christmas season is becoming a very popular time of the year to get married. Families tend to gather in large numbers anyway, so couples can plan Christmas weddings with the knowledge that those who might not be able to attend during the summer already have plans to visit for the holidays.
Beyond the convenience, a Christmas wedding also takes advantage of a naturally festive atmosphere. Between all of the decorations, holiday music, and general feelings of good cheer, Christmas offers the perfect environment for joyous nuptials. Below are some great Christmas wedding ideas that you can incorporate to make yours even more joyful.
Incorporate Christmas Colours
At the top of the list of great Christmas wedding ideas is to include the appropriate colours. Summer is all about off-whites, yellows, and blues while autumn weddings tend to feature browns, oranges, and earth tones. Christmas is an entirely different season altogether. Go with the traditional red or green if you want things to pop, or choose a more subtle silver and gold colour scheme for a bit of class and sophistication.
During the Christmas season, there really are no rules regarding colours and contrast. It’s okay for the bridesmaids to wear silver dresses and bright red shoes while the groomsmen sport forest green tuxedos with gold or red ties. Christmas is all about colour, so take advantage of it.
Wedding Gifts under the Tree
A wonderfully creative idea for wedding gifts is to ask those who plan to bring something to wrap it using Christmas paper and festive ribbons and bows. At the reception hall, you can set up an artificial Christmas tree with all your favourite lights and ornaments. As guests arrive, they can place their gifts under the tree for a very Christmas-like atmosphere. Then you can re-create childhood memories by opening your presents one at a time with the tree as a backdrop.
Have a Candlelight Procession
Churches all over the world conduct candlelight processions on Christmas Eve. It is a long-standing tradition with roots dating back hundreds of years. If you are being married in a church, why not do something similar? Rather than having your bridesmaids come down the aisle under full lighting and to waiting groomsmen, consider lowering the lights and having the entire party walk down the aisle in a candlelight procession.
This idea is especially attractive to those who want to include elements of their religious practice into the wedding ceremony. A candlelight procession can be accompanied by special music or readings.
Encourage Holiday Desserts
We all love to eat during the holiday season – especially when it comes to those delicious homemade desserts. One of the most creative Christmas wedding ideas we have ever seen is one of inviting all of the guests to bring their favourite homemade dessert to the reception. You end up with tables full of Christmas cookies, pies, cakes, and candies. And if a fruitcake shows up, it adds a lovely colour even if no one touches it.
Play in the Snow
Remember as kids getting up on Christmas morning and heading out to play in the snow with those brand-new sledges? Take your wedding party outside to play in the snow during the photograph session. Your wedding photos will be truly unique and you will have a lot of fun at the same time.
Christmas is a lovely time of the year to be married. If you are planning a Christmas wedding, we hope you will consider visiting us at Engage Diamond Studio in Toronto. We can custom design the perfect wedding rings for a Christmas wedding.