The Christmas Wedding

by : Luca



To be merry at Christmas is one thing, but to be married at Christmas is truly romantic and magical. What could be a better time to get married and start a new life than when families come together to celebrate the festive season?

I'm sure there are many ideas that you and your partner can come up with on your own, however, here is a brief outline of some of them that may help you on your way.

VOWS:

&bull Your vows should come directly from the heart; however, the wording could be played with in order to create a magical feeling for you both.

&bull As Christmas is a religious time you could always stick with the traditional vows, maybe embellishing upon this for the sake of the Christmas season.

INVITATIONS:

&bull Leave a little more time before sending your invitations as people's diaries will be very busy this time of year.

&bull You can highlight the Christmas theme on your invitations without making it look too much like a Christmas card, for example, simply introducing a border made of white snowflakes around your text.

WEDDING FAVOURS:

&bull Ice cube place car d holders
&bull Treasure ball - filled with Christmas candy
&bull Holiday ornament candles
&bull Miniature wedding snow globes
&bull Personalised Christmas crackers
&bull Mini Christmas trees

ENTERTAINMENT:

&bull Ask a children's choir to sing at the ceremony.
&bull Hire a wedding magician to give your wedding breakfast a little more....well you know - magical!
&bull Any singer or band that is willing to either provide part or a whole Christmas show.

DECORATIONS:

&bull This one is simple - except this time you might not want to let the kids have a go.
&bull Miniature Christmas trees with lots of presents underneath
&bull Lots of candle light
&bull Glitter!

THE CAKE:

&bull You could have a cake that looks like a stack of Christmas gifts
&bull Decorate with Iced holly and berries
&bull Incorporate the traditional colours and symbols

THE ARRIVAL:

&bull For a true Christmas look you could arrive on a Christmas sleigh with Santa at the reins.
&bull If you'd prefer to arrive by the normal means you could work a little magic with the decorations.

FLOWERS:

&bull Check with your florist which flowers are in season over Christmas.
&bull Bear in mind that flowers can be more expensive this time of year.
&bull Use holly, pine and sprigs of Ivy.
&bull Add mistletoe to accent corsages and boutonnieres.
&bull Place pots of poinsettia in the centre of each table, tied with a ribbon trim.

Well that's a start anyway! Between the two of you, I'm sure you'll find many more ways in which to make the perfect Christmas wedding.