The holiday season is always the most wonderful time of year, between the glistening and sparkle of holiday decor, singing Christmas carols, and the cheer that fills the air all December long. Planning a wedding around the holiday season can be incredibly special! However, there’s definitely a fine line between a tasteful elegant holiday wedding, and having it turn into a tacky ugly sweater party that seems much like a work holiday party. If you’re considering having a holiday wedding, we have some tips to help you “deck the halls” without going overboard. Here’s our list of dos and don’ts for a perfect holiday wedding. 

The Dont’s 

No Santa

As much as we love the jolly old fellow, Santa should be left for the kids. Having Santa at your wedding can quickly turn your classy wedding to tacky. Let Santa get some rest for his big night, and opt for some sophisticated seasonal decor, instead. 

Too Much Christmas Music

Like we mentioned earlier, this is your wedding, not a work holiday party. Playing too much Christmas music can blur the line between a wedding and a holiday party. We suggest just playing a few holiday songs mixed in, perhaps that have an underlying theme of love to fit the occasion. “All I want for Christmas is you,” is always a classic, and it’ll be even more special for you and your partner this season! 

The Do’s 

Accent With Holiday Colors

Most weddings have a color scheme, so if you’re planning a holiday wedding, using some holiday colors will keep it on theme! However, this doesn’t mean you have to go crazy with red and green. Try accenting with silver and gold decor, or even icy blue. You can even incorporate these colors into your bridal party dress colors, bouquets, and any other accents. 

Make it Festive, But Elegant 

When decorating for your holiday wedding, think of a cozy cabin in the woods. Try swapping out traditional flowers for holiday wreaths and festive greenery. You can even make these “DIY” to save some money. Poinsettias, cranberries, and pine cones are also affordable accents that give a holiday ambiance. Deer or reindeer antler accents can also be elegant decor when done tastefully. 

Include Holiday Food Favorites

Incorporating some festive holiday favorites into your menu is another great way to make it seasonal, without going overboard. Maybe you’ll opt for Christmas cookies or a seasonal pie, instead of a wedding cake. Greeting the guests with some mulled wine or eggnog at the reception is also a great idea!  

Contact Justice Lydon & Co

These are just a few tips to get you started with planning your holiday wedding! If you’re looking for a small venue to host your wedding, our Chapel in Quincy is an ideal location that offers an intimate, romantic atmosphere for seasonal weddings. Get in touch with our team at Justice Lydon & Co to learn more about the wedding packages we offer in Boston MA!