The summer and fall may get all the credit for being the best time of year for a wedding, but winter holiday weddings can be just as romantic. If you’ve decided on a holiday wedding, there are many ways to embrace the atmosphere and incorporate it into your decor. We’ve gathered a few ideas to make your holiday wedding extra festive, so check them out below!
Light it Up
Nothing says “Happy Holidays” like twinkling lights. Invite the festivity to your wedding by using string lights to line the aisle and/or arch for the ceremony. Small string lights inside glass jars or vases serve as an easy centerpiece. String lights come in many different colors, strengths, and warmths, so you’ll be sure to find a style that suits your holiday wedding style.
Winter Bouquet and Boutonniere
Embrace winter foliage by incorporating it into your floral arrangements. Holly berries, deep red roses, and even pinecones look amazing in bouquets for brides and bridesmaids. For the men, a simple arrangement of a small pinecone and evergreen needles tied with twine or ribbon will be a festive boutonniere.
Feel free to extend the romance of your wedding to your guests with a mistletoe station. Hang a bit of mistletoe under a decorated arch and encourage guests to express their affection. You can also set it up as a photo booth, so you and your guests can have reminders of the romantic holiday reception.
Holiday Food and Drink
Winter holidays are associated with lots of cozy food and drink. Talk to your caterer about holiday-inspired dishes they can incorporate into the menu. Don’t forget the drinks! Eggnog and apple cider make a tasty treat, alcoholic or not. You can even set up a hot chocolate station with lots of flavorings, toppings, and liqueurs for the adults. Consider creating a holiday-inspired custom cocktail that celebrates the couple’s personalities or history.
Christmas Tree Centerpieces
Miniature Christmas trees, natural or artificial, really make a statement for a holiday wedding. Decorate them with small string lights and some DIY ornaments. Framed photos of the couple’s life together, candy or bagged treats or interactive favors like bubbles all make fun options for your guests. You can even place small wrapped favors under the tree and address them to guests at that table.
If you want to incorporate music while dinner is served, skip the DJ or generic background music. Instead, bring in some Christmas carolers to bring festive joy to the party. Before dessert is served, have your guests join in with a couple of songs to make sure the cheer is properly spread.
Contact Justice Lydon & Co
Are you planning a holiday wedding? Contact Justice Lydon & Co to get started! We’ll officiate your ceremony and help with the details to make your holiday wedding extra festive and magical. Checkout our small wedding packages near Boston MA and get in touch today!