Christmas wedding dining room setting with Christmas flower arrangements and candles

Christmas Wedding Tips

To help you plan the perfect Christmas wedding, we’ve come up with some top tips which should hopefully calm your nerves and give you confidence that your festive wedding will be amazing!

Dreaming of a festive winter wedding? Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year which makes it a perfect time to get married.

You‘re likely dreaming of crisp snowy landscapes, hearty food and making a stunning declaration of love with your partner. This makes winter a great time to celebrate your special day, even though our wonderful British winters can be unpredictable.

Nevertheless, the beautiful festive backdrop of winter can create a magical atmosphere and there are plenty of advantages to having a winter wedding. It’s a much quieter time of year to get married so you’ll often have a better chance of getting the venues and suppliers you want as well as seasonal discounts. 

When you look back at photos in years to come, the winter fashion, Christmas decorations and snow white landscapes, (if you’re lucky), will make your wedding stand out for all the right reasons.

To help you plan the perfect winter wedding, we’ve come up with some top tips to help you create a festive winter wedding to remember.

Finding a winter wedding venue

One of the most important decisions that will set the tone for your entire day is where you will get married. For the perfect winter wedding, a classic venue adorned with Christmas wedding decor can create the cosy setting you’ve been dreaming of.

Knowsley Hall’s stunning main house and gardens make a beautiful Christmas wedding location. It is easily accessible from Liverpool, Manchester and all points in the North West and everything from getting ready in the morning to the party in the evening is held in one place. This is especially important in winter which can be cold and wet as it allows you and your guests to avoid any unnecessary travelling that may spoil your outfits.

Catering for your winter wedding

A winter wedding offers up all sorts of fantastic alternatives to the traditional wedding breakfast. Why not enjoy a fine dining take on Christmas dinner for example? Indulge in a winter berry dessert, yule log or even mini Christmas cakes for desserts and finish off the wedding breakfast with a festive signature cocktail. You could even have little gingerbread men as Christmas wedding favours.

Winter wedding cakes

Traditionally, a wedding cake has many of the same ingredients as a Christmas cake so it would make perfect sense to have a Christmas wedding cake. However, there are no rules when it comes to choosing a wedding cake so why not go for your favourite colours and flavours and coordinate the cake with your winter theme? 

Semi-naked wedding cakes are still very popular and you could decorate the cake board with festive berries, cinnamon sticks and pine cones. Or, choose a classic white wedding cake with simple cake toppers for a crisp, stylish look. You could even opt for a tree of cupcakes, all designed with delicate wintry icing.

The perfect wedding attire

Winter weddings give you the opportunity to do something different when it comes to outfits for you and your wedding party. Elegant long sleeves can give your dress the wow factor, as can a beautiful wrap or even a chic jacket. It’s also the perfect opportunity to explore rich festive colours for your bridesmaids like navy or deep shades of red, green or purple. 

For practical reasons, you might even want to wear some tights under your wedding dress to fend off the cold while having photos taken outside. Don’t forget matching cover-ups for your bridesmaids! The groom may want to consider a velvet jacket while a thick woollen suit for the groomsmen, which can lend a country gent look to proceedings.

Festive wedding decor

A winter wedding can be a really cosy affair, however large your guest list. Work with your venue to create a warm atmosphere indoors so guests feel they have a real respite from the crisp winter chill outside by using festive decorations to add to the spectacle.

Dressing the room with holly wreaths, garlands and candles can help create an ambience you can’t achieve during the summer. Take advantage of seasonal reds and greens and hang fairy lights and snowflakes to turn your venue into a winter wonderland. 

Depending on your budget, you could bring the outside indoors, with exposed tree decorations and indoor snow. And, of course, don’t forget to add some sparkle, whether to the top table, your outfit or even the food.

Christmas wedding invitations

Utilise your colour scheme and create festive winter wedding invitations that are sure to make your guests feel warm and fuzzy inside. Find winter wedding stationery with hints of glitter, decorative snowflakes or a simple holly wreath in the design to set the festive tone for your wedding, long before guests arrive. So, send out Christmas-themed wedding invitations that are sure to delight your guests.

Christmas is magical and full of cheer which makes it the perfect time of year to get married. From winter wedding favours and Christmas wedding table names to decorating the venue and choosing an elegant wedding dress with a touch of sparkle, a winter wedding can be truly sensational.
We hope these tips can help to plan your winter wedding. Keep your wedding plans on track with our handy 25 Question Wedding Checklist.
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