Should You Have a Christmas Wedding?

When people are making plans for the “big day”, the month of June always seems to get the most attention. One of the most over-looked and underappreciated celebrations is a winter themed wedding, particularly during the holiday season. There is nothing more beautiful than a wedding decorated with Christmas-themed favors against the backdrop of the Yuletide season. Does that mean that you should go ahead and schedule your wedding for December, however, or should you stick to warmer months? Let’s take a look at some factors to keep in mind.

Wedding Venue

Where do you envision your wedding taking place? This is an important question to consider when you’re thinking about having a winter themed wedding. Unlike the summer months where you can easily have an outdoor wedding in a comfortable climate, the winter months are likely a bit frostier. This does limit your venue choices, particularly if you have your heart set on saying “I do” outside. With that said, there are exceptions to the rule. You could always inform your guests ahead of time what to wear for cold weddings and provide plenty of hot refreshments to enjoy while they watch the ceremony. It’s probably a good idea to have the reception inside, however, or at least inside a tent with some kind of heat.

Winter Aesthetics

If you’re planning a winter themed wedding, you have a lot of options at your disposal. Perhaps you’re dreaming of an all-white wedding complete with glittering icicles? If not, you could always go to the other extreme. Many people opt for an wedding designed around ice during the winter, but you can just as design a warm, cheerful event instead. Why not consider serving hot chocolate and comfort food at your reception and keep the style a bit “homier”? You can have a beautiful winter wedding without playing into the idea of snow and ice.

Christmas Decoration Wedding

Perhaps you have something a bit more seasonal in mind for your winter wedding? With a little imagination and innovation, you could have a wedding that faithfully reflects Christmas décor without covering everything in red and green (unless you’d like to, of course). Large, beautifully decorated Christmas trees are great additions to winter weddings, and they can provide an ambiance that’s tough to beat. Yule logs, mistletoe, and Christmas lights are all solid decoration ideas to help create a unique Christmas decoration wedding.

What to Wear for Cold Weddings?

If you do decide to have a winter wedding, you must let your guests know ahead of time. It’s equally important to keep temperature in mind picking your wedding dress. You don’t want to freeze halfway down the aisle! Even if the dress of your dreams is a strapless one that offers little coverage, you can add on your own warmth by adding a warm, chic cloak on top.

For help with winter themed makeup and hair, reach out to professionals to complete your wedding day!