It’s nearly December and the most exciting time of year is approaching us yet again. Whilst most of us are counting down the days until Christmas, eating more chocolate, mince pies and giving our ever expanding waistline a serious hammering, there are others who are doing the exact opposite. What if you are one of the many people who instead of decking out your house top to bottom in Christmas decs and pouring yourself one too many chocolate baileys are instead watching your weight, seriously restraining your alcohol intake and flawlessly preparing the biggest day of your life so close to the most festive time of year?
More and more brides are choosing to hold their most important days of their lives at Christmas. There is no denying how festive and magical Christmas is. As the days tick down in the December month there is definitely an air of something charming and enchanting just around the corner. So how does one incorporate the magnificence vibes of Christmas in to their big day? Everyone is in the festive spirit and excited for Christmas and you want your wedding day to be entwined with that same excitement, not for the day to fall somewhat flat. Here at MyOneWedding we share are favourite must haves and ideas for your perfect winter wonderland wedding.
If you are having your wedding in December you should embrace the Christmas theme not try to run away from it. Rich, vibrant colours of red, green, silver, white and gold can be incorporated into the colour scheme. Don’t be shy when it comes to decorating tables with personalised crackers, mini Christmas trees, twigs and mistletoe in vases. Christmas decorations can hang down beautifully, twinkling fairy lights from the walls and doors and chairs, Christmas is all about fairy lights there can never be enough! Fake snow, glitter, sparklers outside in the evening for the children and fabulous photographs (supervised by adults of course), Santa hats for the kids and colouring in Christmas cards to keep them entertained! Why not provide a Santa box with pen and paper so children can write out their Christmas lists, maybe if you even had a willing family member or friend and a spare Santa suit he could even make an appearance himself! Santa could hand out little gifts for the kids! Lets go the whole hog here, Christmas decorations are very reasonably priced compared to wedding decorations for the rest of the year so you could find yourself saving lots of pennies too.
All brides look beautiful on their big day but having a winter floral crown or tiara has to be the ultimate crowing glory! With tones of red, green, silver and gold berries, cones and holly leaves can make you look and feel like the ultimate winter queen. Christmas bouquets for the brides and bridesmaids can include red roses, lilies, sprayed leaves, privet berries holly and mistletoe, pine cones, peonies and tuber roses that together can create some simply stunning flower arrangements.
Why not treat yourself to a beautiful winter coat for the bride to keep you warm when you are outside in the fresh, crisp air and not forgetting warm, snug fax fur boleros for the bridesmaids to keep them warm and in keeping with the white winter Christmas theme.
Nothing beats the rich, vibrant colours and tastes of food at Christmas. Why not merge some of the warm tones of Christmas food into your wedding menu? Guests can be greeted to chocolate and roasted almonds, and mulled wine, perhaps a tradition Christmas roast with Christmas pudding or a Roasted hog outside with pulled pork for mains. Why not have a large chocolate yule, or have the sponge of your cake a spiced orange flavour for an extra festive twist. Mince pies, gingerbread men, red and white sugar canes should keep the little ones happy whilst drinks could range from anything to champagne, egg nogg to baileys! Perhaps you could have a Christmas German style market buffet serving mulled wine, Bratwurst, a selection of cheeses and Roasted chestnuts too?
These suggestions can add a special feel to your big day and really celebrate the magical fact that its your wedding day and Christmas – how exciting! HO HO HO…