Scheduling your winter wedding during the Christmas holiday can be a beautiful, romantic affair. It can also save you a tone of money on decorations, especially if you begin planning your wedding a year in advance, which will allow you to take advantage of the after holiday sales. Be sure to shop the sales and stock up on white lights, greenery, ribbons and bows and much more. This will help you save a bundle on your decorating budget. Also, keep in mind that since most churches and venues are already decorated for the holiday, you can also save money by incorporating their decorations in with your wedding theme.
Christmas Wedding Colors
When choosing your wedding colors, look to the traditional colors of the season – Christmas red, burgundy, shades of white (winter white, off-white, etc.), greens (emerald, forest, Christmas, etc.), ivory, champagne, gold and silver. Or choose royal blue or rich purple and pair it with silver or gold for a more contemporary Christmas look.
Christmas Wedding Invitations
Your save the date cards and/or wedding invitations will be the first indications to your guests on what theme you have chosen for your wedding. Select save the date cards and invitations featuring bells, angels, pine trees, hails. snowflakes or other Christmas themes
If you can’t find cards to your liking, think about choosing a plain card in white or ecru and accent it with a colorful ribbon or bow. You can also choose a festive ink color like red, green, gold or silver. If you are having a small, intimate wedding (since larger numbers would become costly), send your invitations disguised as Christmas gifts. Buy colored Christmas balls, permanent silver or gold metallic marker pens, gold or silver gel pens, small gift tags and gold or silver elastic cording. Using the metallic marker, print the bride and groom’s first names and wedding date on each ornament. With the gel pen, write your wedding invitation wording on each gift card. Attach the gift cards to the ornaments using the elastic cording. Then pack each one in a small box to be mailed. This makes a wonderful holiday keepsake for your guests.