18 Christmas Wedding Ideas That'll Put You in the Holiday Spirit

Just as the invitation suite sets the tone for the big day, the invitation suite will likely set the scene of your wedding photo gallery and/or album. For this reason, it's a great place to embrace the season by styling paper goods with accents like ornaments, ribbon, and greenery.

Style the Invitation Suite

To subtlely welcome guests to a December wedding, consider adding an ornament to the welcome bag. You can choose any style you like but try to match it with some aspect of your wedding—whether that be the destination, theme, or color palette.

Welcome Guests

Of course, greenery is a natural choice for a Christmas wedding. But that doesn't mean you have to use it in an expected way. Here, we love how garlands are used to line the tent draping, chandeliers, and pool—plus, you can't help but notice the berry accents and classic red ribbon!

Set the Scene

What's a Christmas-themed wedding without Christmas trees? Frame your altar with evergreens adorned in lights—bonus points if you are getting married after the sun sets!

Frame the Altar With Christmas Trees

Incorporating flavors like eggnog, peppermint, and cranberry into your food and beverage can be a nice (yet subtle!) way to add a dose of Christmas charm.

Serve Festive Cocktails

Any signature cocktail needs a signature napkin to match. We're obsessed with this chic and fitting wordplay!

Print Custom Napkins

From invitations to signage and cocktail names, you can take your Christmas wedding to the next level by using special language throughout the day.

Make Special Signage

At this real wedding, the couple not only named their signature cocktail "Jingle Juice"—they made it known by adding a festive jingle bell straw (with a name tag!) to each crystal-cut glass.

Make Special Signage

Certain dishes can easily take on a holiday form—quite literally! Just look at these Christmas tree-shaped canapés made with cucumbers, cheese, and nuts.

Serve Tree-Shaped Canapés

We've mentioned this before, but think before you go all out red and green for a Christmas wedding. Instead, we say pick your favorite holiday hue and do it up with metallic 

Embrace a Holiday Palette

and neutral accents like this midcentury modern rental furniture, textured linens, and flocked Christmas tree.

Embrace a Holiday Palette

Give everyone a jingle bell favor—then, make them double as escort cards before dinner. We love this elevated take on the Christmas tradition so much that we say embrace it

Have Jingle Bells

and have everyone ring the bell at the same time before toats begin. Trust us: It'll create a moment you (and your guests) won't soon forget!

Have Jingle Bells

Potted amaryllis flowers are a staple this time of year, so why not use them in your winter wedding décor?! Take this look to the next level by surrounding the arrangements with emerald green paper goods and metallic ornament accents.

Utilize Seasonal Blooms

A Christmas table can be set any number of ways (think greenery garlands and more!) but we're especially fond of making the meal the center of attention with a wreath around each charger. After all, this is a season about gathering so use your table décor to do just that!

Set the Table

Create homey holiday vibes by hanging greenery as you would at home. We're all about this pinecone-accented wreath, gathering of Christmas trees, and modern wrapped orbs.

Decorate with Greenery

There's nothing we love more than an overabundance of magical twinkle lights. They create a romantic atmosphere no matter the season—plus, they can make a big impact without a big cost.

Hang String Lights

Let guests spike their own cocktails by setting up a self-serve tasting bar.

Set Up a Bourbon Bar

Here's an idea for favors that your guests will actually want to keep: Have a calligrapher write everyone's names on pretty glass ornaments. There are a million ways to creatively display them for your guests to grab on the way to their seats—or out the door!

Gift Ornaments

It's no secret that wedding guests want something to eat or drink as a favor. Give them what they want by making small batches of eggnog and serving it in mini, portable jugs. That way, the celebration can continue after the wedding is over.

Send Guests Home with a Treat

If snowflakes aren't in the forecast, make your own in the form of a confetti shower!

Make it Snow!

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