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7 Tips To Help You Plan Your Christmas Wedding

If you and your boyfriend got engaged over the Christmas holidays, congratulations!

What a fantastic time of year to get engaged. And wouldn’t it be a great time for a wedding?

So why not get married next Christmas? Imagine how special Christmas will be every year for you as you celebrate your wedding anniversary.

Take a look at these 7 tips that I’ve put together to help you plan a Christmas wedding.

1. The Venue

 

When it comes to arranging your reception, choose a venue that will already decorated for the holiday season. Ask if there are pictures you can see of last year’s decorations.

Be sure to ask if there will be a huge Christmas tree and maybe a roaring fire before you book a venue.

2. The Invitations

Of course, if you are having a Christmas wedding, then you need to send out invitations that have a Christmas theme. But remember, it’s always a good idea to send out save-the-date cards well in advance, especially when planning a wedding around the festive season.

At this time of year people are usually invited to parties and other functions. Then you can send out your invitations about 12 weeks before the wedding date.

3. The Menu

 

A celebration at Christmas time – especially a wedding is great. So what could be better than treating your guests to some traditional fare? Plan a festive menu and serve:

  • traditional roast turkey with all the trimmings
  • nut roast
  • christmas pudding with hot brandy sauce
  • mince pies
  • yule log
  • fresh seasonal fruit with lovely thick cream
  • mulled wine
  • egg-nog
  • winter pimms with cinnamon spices

4. Your Wedding Attire

For a really festive feel why not choose a beautiful full length red wedding gown? Team it up with some gorgeous silver jewellery, a sparkly tiara and a faux fur cape or wrap.

If you really want to wear a traditional white gown, adding a red or green sash and bolero will give your outfit a really festive look.

5. Table Decorations

There are so many ways to make your tables look festive. Take a look at just some of the things that you can use to decorate your tables:

  • white table cloths with red or gold runners
  • poinsettias as centrepieces
  • candles
  • crackers
  • sparkly baubles
  • sprigs of holly and mistletoe
  • pine-cones

6. Evening Entertainment

As it’s Christmas, why not arrange for a small choir to sing carols as your guests are arriving at the reception and during your meal?

Ask your band or DJ to include some happy Christmas songs during the evening. Everyone will love singing along to the old favourites, and it will create a great festive atmosphere.

7. A Visit From Santa

Why not have someone dress up as Santa Claus and give every child a present from his sack?

Or if your budget allows, and you can find an adult willing to supervise, set up a little grotto where the children can play with their toys when they begin to feel a little bit fed up.

It’s a long day for them, and if the kids are happy, then so are the parents!