Planning a Christmas Wedding

Planning a Christmas wedding ……..”It’s the most wonderful time of the year” (Sang with my best planning a christmas wedding singing voice!) There are so many wonderful options for you to consider if you are planning on getting married during the festive period, although there are a few things that you need to consider.  Here are just a few:

  • Save the date

Planning a Christmas wedding, means that you need to get your Save the Dates out as soon as you have got your date and venue secured.  Christmas is a busy time for people, so get your wedding day in your Guests diaries before they book their Christmas parties, family gatherings etc.

  • Location, Location, Location

Consider possible weather issues when planning a Christmas wedding, particularly if you are having a marquee wedding (Take a look at one of my earlier blogs

If possible, choose a Venue that has plenty of accommodation.  Your Guests can make arrangements to stay overnight if the weather is forecast to be poor. Also, if they are looking to book taxi’s, because of the Festive season they may be a bit scarce to book during the busy times.

  • ColoursPlanning a christmas wedding

A Christmas Wedding is perfect when it comes to deciding on colour schemes.  Maybe you will choose a White Christmas wedding or festive theme. If you decide to go for the festive theme, don’t forget you don’t have to go for red’s and greens.  Consider berry shades of deep reds and purples.  Don’t forget the on trend metallics also of silver and gold.

  • Décor

You couldn’t even start to think about planning a Christmas wedding without thinking about décor:

Seasonal foliage of hollies, ivy’s and berries;

Mini Christmas trees as centrepieces

An abundance of fairy lights

Not forgetting the silver and golds!

  • ‘Tis the Season to be jolly….

Why not have warming drinks such as mulled wine or spiced Pimm’s to serve your Guests for arrival drinks. Perhaps have a hot chocolate station for later in the evening.

When it comes to food, if you’re planning a Christmas wedding, you might want to avoid Roast Turkey.  Depending on your wedding day, people may have had too much turkey overload.  Don’t worry, there is plenty of other options available.  How about a Spiced Roast Gammon, Salmon en Croute or an alternative bird such as duck or goose could be considered.Planning a christmas wedding


Whatever your plans are for a Christmas Wedding, it is a beautiful romantic time of the year, and a perfect reason to have a celebration with family and friends.

If you’re planning a Christmas wedding, why not share your plans with me, I would love to know your ideas.

(Photographs courtesy of various Pinterest, Credits available upon request)