Planning a Christmas wedding is a magical experience. You can have so much fun experimenting with decor ideas, colour schemes and food for this magical season. However, when planning a Christmas wedding there are a few things you need to consider that couples planning spring or summer weddings won’t…

You Must Have Contingency Plans

The Met Office has predicted heavy snowfall this winter, so if you’re thinking about beautiful outdoor photos make sure you are just as happy with your indoor options. Your wedding photographer and venue can advise you on the best spots so you won’t be caught off-guard on the day.

Heavy snowfall could also impact travel conditions, so you may want to offer your bridal party the opportunity to stay at the venue the night before the big day so there is no concern over heavy traffic on the morning of the wedding.

The Bingham at Night Covered in Fairy Lights

Your Venue Will Already Be Beautifully Decorated

Most venues will have their own stunning Christmas decorations, so ask them how they decorate at Christmas time. It’s likely they will have a stunning Christmas tree, twinkling fairy lights and other decorations you can use as part of your wedding decor.

Additional Decor Will Be Easy to Find

If you want to add even more Christmas style to your wedding venue then you will find plenty of ideas in the shops. You will also be thankful that the high street starts stocking Christmas decorations so early! Think vases of baubles, twinkling lights and plenty of sparkle!

Selection Boxes Make Great Favours!

It’s not just the decor that will be easy to find; you can have so much fun with your wedding favours too. Our personal favourite is selection boxes for every guest.

Christmas Wedding Hot Chocolate Station

You Can Have Fun with Your Menu

One of the most exciting parts about planning a Christmas wedding is having fun with a comforting winter menu, but you can also have fun with your arrival drinks. It’s one of the first things your guests will see of your wedding and it’s a perfect way to set the tone of your winter wedding. Think creamy eggnog, warm apple cider or aromatic mulled wine. Also, don’t forget to serve some beautiful winter canap├ęs.

You Can Have Christmas Songs

What could be more perfect for your Christmas wedding than mixing Christmas songs into your playlist? Ask your DJ to include some of your festive favourites that are sure to get everyone dancing.

Winter Bride Talking to Guests at Christmas Wedding

Festive Cheer Will Make Your Day Even More Romantic

Christmas and New Year are such a happy time of year that celebrate family, friends and coming together. That warm, glowy feeling you get at Christmas will spill over into your wedding and make everything feel extra special.

Guest post by Amy Braund of The Bingham

Images from…

Hot Chocolate: Mona Ali Photography

Venue and Bride: Timeless Pictures