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20+ Holiday Wedding Ideas

holiday wedding with babys breath centerpieces and cranberry napkinsPlanning a holiday wedding around the Christmas or New Year holiday is a really unique wedding planning process.  Best yet, a holiday wedding can be whatever you want to be: a winter wonderland, a traditional Christmas dinner, an elegant winter festival, a traditional vintage holiday, a festive holiday party with friends and family.

There are a lot of different directions you can take when planning your holiday wedding, and one of the first steps you need to take is to decide what kind of atmosphere you want to set at your wedding.  Once you’ve made that decision, coordinate all the details of your wedding from the invitation to choosing the right wedding that is the perfect back drop for your holiday wedding.  When touring wedding venues, look for building features that complete your atmosphere; for a vintage holiday wedding, look for a venue with historic features.  For an incredibly cozy holiday wedding atmosphere, search for a venue with warm and inviting foyer (perhaps with a fireplace?) and a neutral backdrop for your cozy wedding décor details.

wedding venue with candles, uplighting, and glittery snow back dropThe next step is to choose the right holiday wedding ideas that can tie all the details of your wedding together (or if you can’t, to choose a wedding venue with planners that have the know-how to bring it all together).  To be sure, you have a great list of holiday wedding ideas to choose from, including some of our favorites:

  1. Traditional lanterns
  2. Hot cocoa bar
  3. Cranberries (in vases with floating candles, as décor touches)
  4. Sugared fruit in champagne
  5. Baby’s breath décor (looks like a dusting of snow!)
  6. Red roses (with white for a sharp contrast)
  7. Decorated pine cones
  8. Ornaments (in vases, with candles, as table décor)
  9. Candy cane accents (and for drinks?)
  10. Christmas cookie favors
  11. Decorated Christmas tree
  12. Poinsettias
  13. Christmas wreaths
  14. Boughs (around stair railings, over mantle, down center of long tables, or…)
  15. Sprigs (at place settings, as centerpieces)
  16. Candles
  17. Glittery backdrop (perfect for winter wonderland or backdrop for white wedding décor)
  18. White branches
  19. Shawls
  20. Cocoa or coffee favors (with peppermint or another holiday flavoring)
  21. Ornament favors
  22. Snowflakes (on tables, on branches…)