Updated: Oct 14, 2021
Christmas: It’s called “the most wonderful time of the year” for a reason! Everyone looks forward to the nip in the air, the falling snow, the delicious meals and, of course, the presents! Who says Christmas has to be on December 25? With a Christmas-themed wedding, you can be rockin’ around the Christmas tree on one of the happiest days of your life!
Here are 10 ways to celebrate your big day with all the joys of Christmas.
1. Spread Holiday Cheer to Your Invites
Give the perfect keepsakes for your guests and clue them in to your theme by adding burlap-wrapped sprigs of holly and cranberries to your invites and a Christmas ornament save-the-date, so they’ll be sure to remember your special day every year.
2. O’ Christmas Tree, O’ Christmas Tree
No Christmas is complete without a Christmas tree—but why limit yourself to one! Decorate your venue with full-sized, decorated trees, and use scaled-down versions as a centerpiece at each table.
3. Let There Be Light
Christmas light-wrapped garland is a simple and beautiful way to bring your theme to the venue. Keep it elegant with white lights or fun and playful with multicolor lights.
4. Take a Seat—and a Present
Forget boring seating assignment place cards: Wrap small boxes for each of your guests containing a keepsake stocking with their name and table number.
5. Cozy Photo Ops
Complement your fun photo booth with a more classic option: Set up a green screen that projects an image of a roaring fireplace, decked with stockings and holiday decorations.
6. Do You Hear What I Hear?
Whether you have a band or a DJ, make sure they keep the Christmas hits coming. Just don’t overdo it—even Michael Bublé and Harry Connick Jr. can overstay their welcome after a while.
7. A Delicious Home for Your Cards
Instead of a traditional card box, task your baker with creating a well-lined gingerbread house for your guests to deposit their well wishes.
8. Naughty and Nice Cocktails
Ask your guests to RSVP as “naughty” or “nice” and use that list to craft the perfect drink. “Naughty” guests get (candy) coal in a cinnamon-flavored bourbon cider cocktail, while “nice” guests can enjoy a delicious candy cane martini.
9. Seal It with a Kiss
Your post-vows kiss as a newly married couple is the first in a lifetime of kisses, make it extra special by having it under the mistletoe.
10. Jingle All the Way to Your Future
Instead of throwing rice or confetti or blowing bubbles, have your guests send you off after the reception to the sounds of jingle bells being rung in your honor.
Now that you’re ready for a holly jolly wedding, it’s time to find the perfe