Did you just recently get engaged? Congrats! And are you looking at planning a winter wedding for 2014? We love that idea! As long as your wedding isn’t actually on Christmas Day (don’t do that to your guests who have their own family traditions and obligations), a Christmas wedding theme is absolutely beautiful.
It brings in all the warmth and cheer and celebratory spirit of the holiday itself. And…you can include Christmas trees! That’s always a nice festive addition to photos, like the one above.
Choosing your Colour Scheme
There are two distinct colour palettes and directions that you can embark upon in planning your Christmas winter wedding theme.
- The first uses beautiful and rich burgundy as its main hue and pairs it with crisp white, Christmassy greens and gold.
- The second plays up the cool tones of the season, such as white and silver, with sparkling crystals and glass elements.
Which one do you like best? We are having a tough time deciding, which is why we’ve included several inspirations and items for both winter wedding colour schemes for you to consider…
Bundle up with burgundy. It’s cold outside, but burgundy is red hot. The deep shade of red adds warmth and character to your wedding style.
The Colour of Winter. Consider kicking off your winter wedding celebration with a lovely burgundy wedding invitation, such as the Narini Day Invitation by Mandalay.
It plays up the sophistication of the time of year with its baroque pattern (so hot for 2014 in everything from fashion to jewellery to home décor!) and matching satin ribbon. This card also comes in a striking gold hue should you want to go with that tone for your wedding invitations instead.
Something Green. The perfect favour container for some sweet treats left at each guest’s place setting: Organza Favour Bags. It also comes in gold and sage green for a mix-and-matched look.
Yule Love it! Even your disposable cameras can get in on the burgundy action with this Hearts Disposable Camera! It’s a good idea to have your disposables match your wedding-colour theme since you don’t want them to look out of place on your tables. They come with a free coordinating camera card with every camera so that you and your guests can capture every moment.
Sparkle with snowflakes and winter white. This Christmas wedding theme evokes that sentimental and calm feeling of witnessing the first snow of the season.
A Winter Wonderland. Shower your tablescapes with shine with this Winter Table Crystal and Confetti Pack to make your reception tables look absolutely and breathtakingly winter-rific!
From the first flake, to the last. The twinkle, twinkle, little place setting doesn’t stop there — add in Diamante Snowflake Napkin Rings around stark-white linen napkins for a chic and unexpected way to tie in the theme.
The Silver Lining. Let your tabletop paper items in on the colour theme as well with this Victoria Menu Postcard that boasts silver text and a 3D lace-print design at the bottom corner.
A Showy Trinket. Plus, the Snowflake Bauble Place Card Holder is just plain adorable with its glittering snowflake design and mini white balls that float inside it. It really brings in the Christmas theme, too. The other cool thing about these ornament holders is that they do double-duty as a Christmas wedding favour.
Just make sure to also provide a favour box for guests to bring them home in and a note or favour tag that tells them to do so (otherwise, guests won’t know that they are meant to make off with your décor!).
The Clause. Whether you choose a white-and-silver or burgundy winter wedding theme, or another colour scheme that you are in love with, we’re sure your Christmas-themed wedding is going to be perfect. Merry Christmas!
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