The Christmas Wedding
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.
* 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.
* 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.
* Leave a little more time before sending your invitations as people’s diaries will be very busy this time of year.
* 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.
* Ice cube place card holders
* Treasure ball – filled with Christmas candy
* Holiday ornament candles
* Miniature wedding snow globes
* Personalised Christmas crackers
* Mini Christmas trees
* Ask a children’s choir to sing at the ceremony.
* Hire a wedding magician to give your wedding breakfast a little more….well you know – magical!
* Any singer or band that is willing to either provide part or a whole Christmas show.
* This one is simple – except this time you might not want to let the kids have a go.
* Miniature Christmas trees with lots of presents underneath
* Lots of candle light
* You could have a cake that looks like a stack of Christmas gifts
* Decorate with Iced holly and berries
* Incorporate the traditional colours and symbols
* For a true Christmas look you could arrive on a Christmas sleigh with Santa at the reins.
* If you’d prefer to arrive by the normal means you could work a little magic with the decorations.
* Check with your florist which flowers are in season over Christmas.
* Bear in mind that flowers can be more expensive this time of year.
* Use holly, pine and sprigs of Ivy.
* Add mistletoe to accent corsages and boutonnieres.
* 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.