A Christmas wedding? How to be fab and festive
Christmas weddings are perhaps not as rare as you think they might be. The common belief is that summer is the best time for nuptials as there’s more chance of sunny weather, but Christmas is a time for families after all, so it makes perfect sense to tie the note during the festive period.
If you’re considering a Christmas wedding, then here are a few ideas you might live to think about.
Getting the colours correct
When you think of festive colours, you probably think of white (snow), green (holly) and red (Santa!). You can be a little more inventive than that, though, especially when you think about the range of different colours that berries come in.
Why not try some deeper shades of red, and include a few purple hues mixed with the frosty white of winter. There are plenty of seasonal colours in bloom during the colder months – just ask your florist for details.
You can’t have Christmas without a Christmas tree
Having a wonderfully decorated Christmas tree at both your ceremony and at your reception is simply a must-have. Make sure that the decorations match your colour theme and keep it classic and simple – white, silver, reds and purples. If you want to be a little more colourful you might get away with ‘gem’ colours such as emerald and turquoise.
You could even enhance the yuletide theme by making a Christmas tree the centre piece of each table. Mini Christmas trees complete with decorations can be bought inexpensively. You can also supply a Christmas cracker for each table position, and use them for place names.
With a Christmas wedding your menu choices are not too taxing!
You should not need to exercise the grey matter too much when it comes to your menu choices. Most people love a Christmas dinner, and you can start the meal off on the right foot with hot spiced apple juice and mulled wine, accompanied by mini sausages or sausage rolls.
The main course can be a warming roast – it does not have to be turkey. If you do ‘go traditional’ don’t forget to both offer an alternative meat, such as a roasted ham, and a vegetarian option (and be a little more thoughtful and inventive than nut cutlets).
A Christmas meal serves well as a carvery option – have plenty of vegetables available for those who love heavy platters.
Your dessert choice are simple too – Christmas pudding, yule logs, mince pies …
Keeping the kids entertained
If you have invited children to your wedding you’ll have to remember they are going to over-excited by your Christmas theme, so you’ll need to think about them. Santa could pay a visit, or you may think about supplying a separate kid-friendly area with DVDs playing, games consoles and other activities.
One final word of warning – plenty of places get booked up extremely early in December, so if you have a specific venue in mind, make sure you make enquiries well in advance in order to avoid disappointment.
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