The holidays are a magical time of year. People go out of their way to make sure their loved ones know they care. Everywhere you go you see signs of love, light, and of course…sparkle. The romance in the air can be intoxicating.
So why wouldn’t you want to incorporate your wedding, the most magical day of your life, into all of the special hustle and bustle that surrounds the magical holidays of Christmas and New Year’s Eve? Here are a few ideas to make your big day feel like it came straight out of a winter wonderland.
For a Christmas wedding, it seems as though the possible ways to incorporate this theme into your celebration are endless. To start, as with any holiday celebration, the food and drinks are important: you can switch up traditional cocktail hour and serve holiday drinks such as egg nog, or even skip the wedding cake entirely and serve an elaborate spread of Christmas cookies instead. Don’t forget to deck the halls to your heart’s content, either. Rich colors such as emerald green and ruby red remind guests of the holidays, especially when accented with luxurious silver and gold. Some even include wreaths or small trees decorated with mini ornaments to serve as table centerpieces.
New Year’s Eve presents a great opportunity to turn a traditional wedding reception into a swanky, classy affair. For this holiday, the more flair, the better. Think: sparkle, balloons, and metallic accents everywhere you look. Colors such as black and white, or silver and gold, with a touch of an accent color such as red would get your friends and family in the mood to ring in the new year with style. You can get creative with guest favors and hand out sparklers or noisemakers. And of course, no celebration would be complete without a proper countdown and champagne toast when the clock strikes twelve.
As you are bombarded with the endless possibilities to incorporate the holiday spirit into everything you do this time of year, remember the true meaning of the season – to treasure the loved ones you have in your life. Your holiday wedding can be the perfect opportunity to do so. And maybe, if you play your cards right…you might get a special visit from The Man in Red at your celebration this year. Anything can happen!