Christmas Weddings – Christmas is just around the corner
Christmas weddings lend themselves really well to being cosy, warm and intimate affairs. Luxurious colours, indulgent food and drink, with crisp sparkling weather, combine to create a memorable day.
White is a colour that transfers across all seasons, but especially around Christmas time as it has an air of crispness and beauty. White is different in summer as it can be considered stark and too bright. Christmas Weddings are occasions, where and when, one can indulge in glitter and sparkle that would be inappropriate at other times in the year!
Warming sumptuous dishes, are the perfect answer to a cold Christmas winter wedding. Time can be taken over the wedding breakfast, as there’s no rush to get out to enjoy the final sunshine of the day. Soups can be an elegant first course using high quality ingredients, unusual presentation and often be cost effective. Poultry based dishes with roast vegetables are always a popular option as a main course. Alternatively, navarin of lamb or beef bourginon can impress guests and will still fill your guests with that lovely warm Christmassy feeling.
Christmas Weddings are a fantastic opportunity to offer something slightly different to drink from the normal champagne bubbles. Why not consider a delicious mulled wine with cinnamon and cloves or, the increasingly popular mulled cider. This provides a more generous drink but is not as strong in flavor. Winter based cocktails such as Winter Pimms again will give your drinks reception a warm and festive theme and keep your guests cosy at Christmas.
Candles can look spectacular at any time of year, but certainly for Christmas winter weddings they can transform any space from a “nice” room to one that truly has the “wow” factor. A choice of vintage candelabras of different sizes, heights and colours displayed on the tables or scattered around the room or flaming church candles in hurricane lamps alongside seasonal fauna, can be a stunning additions to any venue and will add warmth and cheer. Adding tea lights will give additional warmth during the winter season. The most beautiful weddings go for simple arrangements of candles as centerpieces creating that longed for romantic ambience.
Final top tips:
- It’s your day. While it is nice to try to please everyone- remember you and your partner are the most important people. After the wedding day the rest of your life goes on as normal.
- It’s just another step on your journey together. It is not the be all and end all. There will be things that don’t go quite to plan- no matter how organised you are, or how organised your venue is… the little details are virtually insignificant and are quickly forgotten. The look on your partner’s face when they first see you and how you feel when you’ve said “I do” will stay with you a lot longer than the fact that the flowers were dusky pink when you wanted baby pink.
- Don’t forget your partner- you’re in this together- for a reason. There’s no point starting your married life arguing about centerpieces or favours. Give him little jobs to do and keep him involved at every step you can
- Your dress. You will only wear it for about 12 hours at most. It is not worth the stress nor heartache of a dieting to get into a dress that is too small.
- Overall- be happy. You only do it once. Everything is solveable and recoverable- your partner, family and guests want to make sure YOU have the day of your dreams so ENJOY YOUR CHRISTMAS WEDDING!