If your wedding is right around Christmas, you’ll undoubtedly want to take advantage of the magic of the season. While you don’t need to make your wedding look exactly like a Christmas party, there are tons of ways to incorporate the mood of holiday into your decor. Here are some festive decor ideas to consider for your Christmas wedding.
Drape a pine garland across reception tables or the bar to add a subtle nod to the winter season and beautiful Christmas trees. It’s a great way to add texture and greenery to your venue. You can dress up a garland with string lights or candles to add a nice glow. Candles in lanterns or votives, as well as taper candles in candle holders of varying heights are both great options.
Poinsettia Flower Arrangements
Poinsettias are in-season in the winter, so consider using these popular holiday flowers in your arrangements. Pair them with other flowers that are in-season during this time, like roses, orchids, camellias, and anemones. You can also add other wintery elements to these arrangements, such as pine cones, fir branches, twigs, and brunia berries.
Wreaths work for any style of decor you’re going for. Whether you’re subtly hinting at the holiday or throwing a full-blown Christmas celebration, there is a wreath that will work for you. There are simple wreaths made from eucalyptus, pine, or other greenery, as well as wreaths decked out with ribbons, pinecones, berries, and more. Hang up wreaths at the entrances to your ceremony and receptions spaces to welcome guests in and get them in the spirit of the holiday.
Christmas Escort Card Display
Add the holiday element to your reception by creating a Christmas-inspired escort card display. One fun idea is to use an actual Christmas tree as the display. Tie small name tags to the tree with a festive ribbon, or even paint guests’ names on ornaments that they can take home as a wedding favor! If you’re using a table as your escort card display, attach the cards to silver or gold bells, pine cones, or small fir branches. Consider using a velvet or metallic ribbon for a nice winter touch.
Pine Cone Centerpieces
There are plenty of ways to incorporate pine cones into reception table centerpieces. Consider adding a handful to a decorative bowl, or placing romantic candles on a tray and filling the empty spaces with pine cones. You can even use them as accents in your floral arrangements, or work them into a table garland. Add other wintery touches to complete the look, like brunia berries or ornaments.
Miniature Christmas Tree Centerpieces
You could also consider swapping floral arrangements for small tabletop Christmas tree centerpieces. Use trees of different heights and shapes to add visual interest, and consider adding other decorative elements (like the pine cones mentioned above!) to fill out the look.
Another more playful option is to add bottlebrush trees around your space, such as on the bar or at the reception tables. Since you can purchase them in any color, you can easily find options that work with your wedding color palette.
Don’t forget to look up! A fun way to add a Christmas touch to the space is to add ornaments to the chandelier or other hanging decor pieces. In addition to hanging ornaments on these pieces, consider adding some wintery foliage – such as a eucalyptus garland – to add an extra holiday touch.
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