Christmas is a most beloved time of year, with family and cultural traditions that are warm and cherished by millions of people around the world. A Christmas wedding can be a beautiful, heart-warming event that touches the place inside that still dreams innocently of holiday parties and presents, of winter gift wrap, lights, and ribbons. It’s easy to create breathtaking Christmas wedding flowers, centerpieces, favors, and food to please guests at a small or large gathering.
Wedding Decorations: Christmas Ornaments & More
The holiday season is the most time of year for finding stylish decorations – think strings of lights, tree ornaments, lengths of velvet ribbon, long draping curtains, sparkling tree branches, wreaths and more. But it’s important to assemble Christmas wedding decorations in an elegant and tasteful way to avoid ornament overload.
Select two or three colors (e.g. red and silver; green, red and gold; silver, blue and gold) and three to four types of decorations, and keep the decorating style consistent and classy. Nothing is worse than a hodge-podge of competing decorations in a crowded room – and nothing is more elegant than a simple, understated combination of lights and wreaths, or glittering ribbon and Christmas wedding ornaments.
Christmas Wedding Flowers & Centerpieces
There are a number of winter flowers that are perfect for this wedding theme, including:
- Show drops
- Red roses
- Baby’s breath
- White day lillies
Create individual wedding centerpieces by combining these flowers with pine cones, evergreen branches, tall lit tapers or candles in red and green glass, sparkling branches (sprayed with an adhesive glitter), and Christmas wedding ornaments.
Christmas Wedding Favors
There are dozens of possible wedding favors that fit a Christmas wedding theme. Some of the sweetest and most stylish include:
- Personalized Christmas wedding ornaments: Engraved or printed with the names of the bride and groom, these ornaments can be hung on the guests’ trees at home
- Christmas candles: They light the table during the meal and are a perfect take-home favor for guests
- Photos and frames: What better keepsake of the event than a photo of each guest in front of the tree, set in a holiday frame?
Christmas Wedding Food
Winter foods can be rich, heavy, or flavorful with spices and herbs. It’s possible to serve a traditional Christmas dinner or opt for a more unusual winter meal. Either way, stewed and roasted meats, fresh breads, roasted vegetables and thick, flavorful sauces do the trick for a rustic, seasonal dinner to warm the cockles of the heart.
Christmas wedding cakes should take their tone from both the decorations and the flavors of the meal, complementing both while presenting a distinct, elegant flair. For winter and Christmas themed wedding cake ideas, see Winter Wedding Cakes.