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Christmas Wedding Ideas with Just the Right Touch of Holiday Cheer

We’ve rounded up some incredible Christmas wedding ideas for those couples planning their nuptials at this time of the year. Check them out! 👍

Christmas wedding ideas with urban style. Add some red berries to your wedding bouquet. Photo: Sarah Sidwell Photography, Nashville, Tennessee Photographer.

Christmas wedding ideas with urban style. Add some red berries to your wedding bouquet. Photo: Sarah Sidwell Photography, Nashville, Tennessee Photographer.

Get inspired by these stunning Christmas wedding ideas. Unique, delicate and fabulous winter wedding decor that will have your guests basking in the magic glow of the season in no time.

Maybe you are in love with Christmas, maybe Christmas has a special meaning to you, but the last thing you want is for your wedding to look like Santa’s workshop. These Christmas wedding ideas will subtly turn your ceremony into a delicate winter affair with just the right dose of holiday cheer.

Christmas Wedding Colors: Forget the Red, Green and White

Unless you want your reception tables to look all white, red and green, these winter wedding colors will definitely wow your guests.

If you are after that coveted Christmas wedding season glam, go for colors and textures that are rich and luxurious. Add dark moody and jeweled tones to your napkins and candles. The latest trend is all about tall tapered ultra dark blue or black candles.

Switch the traditional white for Pantone’s Almost Mauve, it will look incredible on your tablecloths. If you want something more conventional try some shades of gray, natural linen, or antique white. They will make for subtle supporting colors to a white wonderland table decor.

Is this the North Pole? Christmas wedding ideas to welcome your guests.

Is this the North Pole? Christmas wedding ideas to welcome your guests.

Christmas Wedding Ideas: Venue Decor

An extensive array of candlelights and lanterns will create a romantic yet festive atmosphere. Even tealights placed in mason jars sing songs of a quaint but bucolic look. Nevertheless, be sure to check with the venue first. Opt for battery-powered substitutes if they have a “no open flame” policy. Plus the shimmering lighting, a glitter explosion can give your winter wedding decor that extra fancy look.

Adorn baubles and tinsel on garlands and trees for a twinkling effect. Just don’t go overboard. Sweep a staircase or a fireplace with greenery garlands to highlight your venue’s features.

For outdoor weddings, take advantage of the crisp colors of the winter landscape and welcome your guests in style.

Festive Christmas wedding ideas: string lights are your budget-friendly friends.

Festive Christmas wedding ideas: string lights are your budget-friendly friends.

A vintage dream come true and almost out of a fairytale. Vintage wedding reception decor, vintage chair and oversized gold frame with greenery garland. Photo: Jo Bradbury.

A vintage dream come true and almost out of a fairytale. Vintage wedding reception decor, vintage chair and oversized gold frame with greenery garland. Photo: Jo Bradbury.

Mix floral and non-floral elements to create your winter wedding bouquet.

Mix floral and non-floral elements to create your winter wedding bouquet.

Winter Florals for Christmas Weddings

Floral fragrances and beautiful colors aren’t just for summer weddings. An opulent winter wedding floral arrangement can be warm and add grandeur to this truly magical event. Moody colors are “in” and they are perfect for Christmas weddings.

Dark red roses will help you achieve a classic and timeless look. And for a crisp wintry feel, white roses or baby’s breath will do. Use them on floral arrangements or on your bridal bouquet.

But the traditional red and white palette shouldn’t be a constraint; berry hues or Pantone’s Ultra Violet can be equally magical. White flowers with deep moody accents can bring magic to your winter nuptials.

Try some mistletoe above the altar for your symbolic Christmas wedding kiss.




Make your Photo Booth from a frame with a floral arrangement. Inexpensive and spells Holiday time.

Make your Photo Booth from a frame with a floral arrangement. Inexpensive and spells Holiday time.

Moody forest weddings are all the rage right now. Style your table with an evergreen runner, crystal glasses and tall dark tapered candles.

Moody forest weddings are all the rage right now. Style your table with an evergreen runner, crystal glasses and tall dark tapered candles.

Winter Wedding Ideas to Style your Reception Tables

Make your reception tables glow with gilded mirrors and gold hurricane vases. For a natural texture wintery feel, try garlands of greenery with blue shades of evergreens and eucalyptus as table runners.

Try decorating your place cards with single sprigs of fir and pinecones. Also, wintery branches and berries can be used to complement the table-settings at your Christmas wedding.

For a low-key but festive shindig, tie ribbons and evergreen boughs to the bride and groom chairs, it will hold some seasonal appeal.

Add some blue to the sugar stirrers for coffee and dessert.

Add some blue to the sugar stirrers for coffee and dessert.

Christmas weddings don't necessarily need to be celebrated on Xmas day. So, just steal some rad winter reception ideas.

Christmas weddings don’t necessarily need to be celebrated on Xmas day. So, just steal some rad winter reception ideas.

Add some woodland touches to your Christmas wedding drinks.

Add some woodland touches to your Christmas wedding drinks.

Christmas Wedding Ideas Photo Gallery that Truly Inspire

A Few DIYs for Centerpieces with Holiday Cheer

To get the snowy atmosphere your Christmas wedding deserves, get a hold of some pinecones and branches. These natural elements look terrific especially when placed in faux snow candle glass containers. Spray-paint them with rose gold or silvery grey for a glam metallic look.

Imitate trees in winter to give your Christmas wedding just the right touch of holiday cheer. You can dip them in gold paint or silver glitter.

Imitate trees in winter to give your Christmas wedding just the right touch of holiday cheer. You can dip them in gold paint or silver glitter.

If you are going for a sophisticated rustic chic setting, incorporate a centerpiece that matches your Christmassy theme. Utilize gold or silver candleholders and complement them with dark green foliage.

Here’s another centerpiece you can craft in minutes. Get some mercury glass votives from the thrift store. When used delicately enough, votive candleholders and metallic vases, along with a touch of glitter, can become a breathtakingly shimmery setup.

Adorable DIY pinecone and candle centerpieces for Christmas weddings.

Adorable DIY pinecone and candle centerpieces for Christmas weddings.

An instant hit of a centerpiece: A bit of faux frost will sit well with your table florals.

These Christmas wedding ideas are super budget-friendly. Surround your candles with cinnamon sticks and your reception will even smell like Christmas.

Gold chargers, green glasses, and red floral will give you the Christmas atmosphere you are looking for. Moriah Elisabeth Photography.

Gold chargers, green glasses, and red floral will give you the Christmas atmosphere you are looking for. Moriah Elisabeth Photography.

DIY Gallery with Christmas Wedding Ideas

Christmas Wedding Ideas for your wedding Party

Concoct a couple of leafy crowns for your flower girls. They will look adorable! Get inspired in jewel-tone colors such as emerald green, sapphire blue or ruby red for your bridesmaids dresses.

Mix floral and non-floral elements to create the bouquets. The groomsmen can sport some cute Rudolph socks – only visible for the photo-op! 🙂

Dark red florals and sequined bridesmaids dresses by Sorella Vita.

Dark red florals and sequined bridesmaids dresses by Sorella Vita.

Snow machine send off for a Christmas wedding at the Biltmore in Atlanta, GA. Photography: Rick + Anna.

Snow machine send off for a Christmas wedding at the Biltmore in Atlanta, GA. Photography: Rick + Anna.

Winter Wedding Food Ideas that Scream Holiday Cheer

No wedding is complete without warm food, peppermint and chocolate, winter and Christmas go really well together. Put together a cocoa bar station. Sprinkle it with colored or white rock candy to stir the hot beverages with. It will be a delight for the senses.

Needless to say, some hearty meals and sweet chocolate cakes with cherries or mint will hit the spot. And don’t forget to give away some refreshing peppermint bark favors!

Romantic Christmas wedding sign, "Baby it's cold outside."

Romantic Christmas wedding sign, “Baby it’s cold outside.”

Cannot get more tempting that this Mounds layer cake for the Holiday season.

Cannot get more tempting that this Mounds layer cake for the Holiday season.

We hope these Christmas wedding ideas help you make your joyous occasion even more unique and special. And if you are just planning to spend this time with friends and family, feel free to steal some of these winter wedding ideas for your table.

Happy Holidays! And remember to check out these amazing and budget-friendly ideas for a winter wedding!

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