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Top Tips For A Cracking Christmas Wedding!

It really is the most wonderful time of the year... for a wedding. This is a time where everyone comes together and celebrates, so why not make the most of it and tie the knot too? If the holiday season has got you thinking of throwing a festive wedding next year, here are some great ideas to get you in the spirit!

Colour Theme

To kick things off let's have a think about a christmas colour scheme. If you are wanting to avoid the traditional greens and reds, which are most famously associated with the season, then there is no need to worry as there are many modern winter options to consider. Dark purple is a sophisticated choice along with other darker shades of blue, which when paired with silver or gold will add a festive sparkle to the theme. If you are feeling a very minimal theme would be better, just having white and silver or white and gold colour theme will make for a perfect Christmas wonderland wedding.

Decorations

Incorporating Christmas trees is a great way to include this special time of year to your big day, and if beautifully decorated, they’re a wonderful addition to both the ceremony and venue. What’s also great is that Christmas trees are just like a blank canvas! Whites, silvers, golds and berry shades are chic and classy, but we recommend you stick with the colour theme you have chosen for your big day to tie everything nicely together. When it comes to the table decorations you have so many options: fake snow, holly, mistletoe, candles and fairy lights, all of which create a very magical atmosphere. Christmas crackers on place mats wouldn’t go amiss either! Don't forget to bring along a wedding umbrella though, as you never know, we might even have a white Christmas this year!

Eat, Drink and Be Merry

Christmas is the best time of year to splash out on really great food and drink so why not serve your guests a festive feast? Offering mulled wine and hot spiced apple juice as they arrive at your reception, with cocktail pigs in blankets, would be a great way to kick off the reception. A Christmas dinner is a natural choice for the main meal as most people love a roast; if you are having a buffet, you could serve the main course carvery style, but if you are worried that your guests might not appreciate two christmas dinners in a short space of time then you can offer gammon ham and a vegetarian option. For dessert, the options are endless- christmas pudding, mince pies, yule log or trifle would be great choices.

Entertaining Children

Keeping the little ones entertained at a wedding will make their parents eternally grateful. To keep in line with the theme why not put on a Christmas film, in a chill-out room, which will leave you and the rest of the grown ups to enjoy the wedding party. You could even get one of the guests to be Father Christmas and visit the kids with a little gift each to get them excited. Easy games such as puzzles are a good idea as these they would be able to play it right away, keeping them entertained for even longer.

Christmas really is such a magical time of year to get married but if you are thinking of booking a wedding around the festive period, make sure you tell your loved ones with plenty of time to avoid any clashes or commitments over this usually very busy time.

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