Weddings are usually planned for when the weather is nice and colourful. However, if you want a Christmas wedding, it is possible with changing a few things. Christmas is a great time to host a wedding because everyone is already in a festive spirit and many people are already planning family get-togethers.
You want to make sure that you contact the Surrey wedding venues in advance to make sure you can find one available. Many places will close down during the holidays and others will book for parties. Even though it is in the off season for weddings, you will want to make sure that you book well in advance.
Use the Christmas Decorations
Christmas is all about decorations so take advantage of this for your wedding. If you know enough in advance, take advantage of after holiday sales on lights, ornaments, table decorations, and even ribbon. All of these can be used to decorate your reception venue. Also consider going into the nature and taking some pinecones and greenery for additional touches.
Give Advance Notice
Planning a holiday wedding will require you to give the guests ample notice so they can make plans. The best option is to send “save the date” cards a month or two earlier than normal and then send out your invitations at least three months before the wedding. Not only will this given them the ability to plan their Christmas around the wedding, it will also help in making sure they have a plan for weather changes.
Keep Guests Comfortable
Just as important as keeping your guests cool during summer weddings, you want to make sure they are warm during winter weddings. However, this does have a downside, as it is easy for a venue to get stuffy due to the heat. Make sure you know how the venue ventilates and consider the number of guests you are inviting.
Change the Music
Instead of hiring a DJ for your wedding, consider going with a live band or a musician. Allow them to play music that will allow your guests to dance, but keep with more of the muted spirit of the holidays. It is also fun to see if you can have carolers come and sing during the reception.
Seasonal Colours and Highlights
Traditionally, the bride wears white for her wedding, and this is easy to accent with the rest of the wedding party wearing red and green. However, you can use any variation of red, green, white, and beige and be able to keep with the holiday spirit. Just remember to carry your colour scheme through the wedding and into the reception hall.
Finally, if you want a Christmas wedding to remember, consider changing everything to match the season. With colours and decorations altered, you should look at having a wedding cake that is flavoured with peppermint or eggnog. In addition, consider having items on the tables for them to make gingerbread cookies while chatting. Sending your guests home with beautifully packaged peppermint bark is a great way to finish the perfect Christmas wedding that everyone will remember.