Christmas Wedding Favors
Keep the Christmas theme going with your favors. Purchase Christmas themed floating candles, place 2 or three in a square of glittery tulle in one of your wedding colors. Tie it together with a gold or silver ribbon. Homemade sugar cookies shaped like pine trees, bells, ornaments or snowflakes and frosted or sprinkled with one of your wedding colors and then gift packaged in a cellophane bag and tied with a sparkly ribbon. Wrap Christmas-shaped chocolates or candies in glittery tulle and tie with red or green (or another of your wedding colors) ribbon. Your could also have Christmas stockings personalized with the bride and groom’s name and the wedding date filled with yummy chocolates or traditional Christmas candies. Christmas bells with the bride and groom’s names and wedding date printed on them are another good idea. Instead of having your guests throw rice or blow bubbles as you leave, have them ring the bells. Use bright- colored plastic cookie cutters in fun Christmas themed shapes as napkin rings for your table settings. Write the bride and groom’s names and wedding date on the cookie cutters in gold or silver marker pen. Guests keep the cookie cutter as a memento of your holiday wedding. Fill baskets with tiny wrapped gifts that guests can take home. These could include a personalized ornament, festive candy or cookie. You can buy inexpensive ornaments and personalize them with your names and wedding date, then at the reception, have them hanging on a Christmas tree. Sometime during the reception, have your DJ announce to your guests that they may pick a Christmas ornament wedding favor from the free to take home as a memento.
Christmas Music & Entertainment
When selecting your wedding reception music, consider instrumental holiday favorites, have a local choir dressed in holiday apparel perform a few songs during the reception, or a harpist or string quartet for an elegant touch.
Wedding Reception Food & Refreshments
Indulge your guests with the rich flavors of the season, such as turkey, sliced ham, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberry salad, hearty grain breads, etc. For dessert, place a variety of Christmas sugar cookies on the table with the wedding cake. For your reception refreshments, you could serve eggnog, Wassail, pink champagne or hot apple cider. Don’t forget the cinnamon sticks! Your wedding cake can be decorated with tiny sugared Christmas ornaments, and sugared or silk poinsettias or holly.
Ideas for a Christmas theme wedding are only limited by your imagination. Hopefully these ideas will inspire you to create the perfect Christmas wedding!