Looking to deck the halls at your December wedding? While getting married during the holidays doesn’t necessarily mean you have to have eggnog or a green-and-red color palette, it is fun to get in the spirit with a few festive touches. Here, a collection of our favorite ideas to tastefully incorporate the season into your Christmas wedding.
Set the mood with stationery that borrows from a traditional holiday color palette, but is elegant enough to distinguish itself from a Christmas card.
Walk down the aisle with a pop of Christmas flowers, like this festive bouquet!
Make a toast to the special time of year. The poinsettia, served in a coupe glass, was the custom libation of the night at this real wedding. The seasonal drink was made with Champagne, cranberry juice, and Cointreau.
Set your reception tables in red, white, green & gold.
Steal an idea from this mid-December affair and label muslin sacks with “naughty” or “nice” to leave out for guests, near a sign reading, “Please conduct a brief self-evaluation of your behavior this year, and choose one accordingly.” The naughty bags held chocolate “coal”; the nice bags were filled with peppermint sticks and peppermint-chocolate bark.
For a twist on a traditional wedding cake, try a version of millefoglie, which was given a festive touch with red fruit and greenery for a winter celebration in the Rocky Mountains.
Serve hot cocoa with peppermint stirrers for a perfect end-of-the-evening pick-me-up.