Christmas Wedding: Incorporating the Holiday Spirit Into Your Wedding

Christmas is a joyous occasion. A wedding is a joyous occasion. Bring the two together and you have a chance to create magic. There is something about a winter wedding, and especially a Christmas wedding, that creates a unique enchantment. Couples who want to incorporate the holiday spirit into their Christmas wedding can achieve this in a number of ways.

Christmas Trees

Nothing says Christmas like a Christmas tree. You could place one or several green or white trees in the reception hall and decorate them with wedding bells, fake wedding bands or bride and groom cake toppers.

Decorating Ideas

In addition to a decorated tree, you could spruce up the reception hall with holiday inspired decorations. Fairy lights will add romance to any environment, while red or green silk ribbons and bows will add a touch of festive elegance to your wedding.

Craft stores offer a wealth of Christmas decorations. Whether you fancy glittery balls, little Santas, strings of pearls, snowflakes or reindeer, you're bound to find something to give your wedding a touch of the holiday spirit.

Wedding Table Center Pieces

You could also incorporate the holiday spirit into your wedding when designing the table centerpieces, using red or white poinsettias, white wreaths, or for a touch of color create a bed of holly around white candles. How about sprinkling the table with little pine cones? If nature is not your thing, how about large bowls filled with silver and blue Christmas balls or a nativity scene on a bed of evergreens?

Place Settings

When thinking of place settings, think of something other than plain cards next to the plates. You could decorate the cards with a drawing of holly and lean them up against miniature Christmas trees, against a red or green Christmas ball, or tucked into Santa's sleigh.

If your bridesmaids are handy in the kitchen, ask them to bake gingerbread men and write the name of the guest on the cookie.

Secret Santa

To give the wedding reception a little extra, you could organize a Secret Santa game. This would incorporate the holiday spirit into your wedding and make the reception lots of fun for your guests. Each guest would be required to bring a little present, something under $10 or $20 to keep it affordable for everyone. The packages would be kept under the Christmas tree and names drawn out of a hat to determine who gets which package.

Incorporating the holiday spirit into a Christmas wedding is easier than you think and it will make for an unforgettable day.

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