13 Ways To Use Christmas Decorations At Your Wedding
If you love Christmas decor, why not consider using some or all of yours as stunning decorations at your wedding venue whether it's spring, summer, winter or autumn? Here's 13 ideas to get you started.
Christmas decor for traditional winter wedding
1. Trail pretty fairy lights over the mantelpiece, suspend them around the window frames or wind them around the bannisters for a festive look.
2. Put a pine or fir wreath, dotted with glistening red faux berries and gold baubles on the door of your venue, or on the venue bathroom doors to continue the Christmassy theme.
3. Create an over-the-top Christmas glamour look by putting long mirrors on communal tables and/or round mirrors on round tables and create incredibly effective and awe-inspiring reflective lighting by adding tons of pillar candles or tealight candles.
4. Consider surprising your guests by gifting them with Christmas stockings with their name embroidered on them as both a sweet place setting and a guest favour they will definitely take home.
Christmas decor for a cosy autumn wedding
5. Snap up a bargain by buying cinnamon- and berry-scented - orange-y red pillar candles in the post-Christmas sales if you don't have some already tucked away. Place them inside tall clear glass hurricane lanterns surrounded with pine cones in a variety of sizes as table centrepieces.
6. Create a nod to the falling leaves of the season by festooning Manzanita branches with an abundance of copper, orange, gold and chocolate baubles for your centrepieces.
7. Create a grazing communal table groaning with autumnal gourmet delights such as cheeses, charcuterie, fruits, cakes, crunchy bread rolls and crackers. You can display these on copper cake stands, heaped in copper bowls or stored in copper and glass terrariums, lit of course by copper candlesticks.
Christmas decor for a hot summer wedding
8. Summery weddings call for softer blues and greens, such as foam green, frosted blue and iridescent baubles to evoke the (psychologically) cooling colours of the sea. Baubles like these look fabulous in natural cream or silver clam shells, square glass vases, tall glass hurricane lanterns, piled all over silver mirrored trays, or displayed abundantly in silver champagne buckets as decor.
9. Use warm white fairy lights in lanterns to safely light the outdoor pathway for guests in a summer garden wedding.
10. Order Christmas baubles for your guests and personalise them with their names in glitter or calligraphy on a piece of paper inside. Add a glittering seashell or a guest favour such as a cute bottle opener inside.
Christmas decor for a mild spring wedding
11. Hire a birds cage and display glamorous baubles - or why not add those pretty padded feathered, sequinned and bejewelled birds inside as a feature for your gift table.
12. Spring weddings call for soft pastel decor - and surprisingly often a vintage theme is the preferred wedding theme. This is where you can place your pearlised cream, pink and moss green shiny Christmas ornaments, plus maybe a faux pearl strand or two in a silvery mercury glass compote bowl or glass bell cloche as a table centrepieces. Add a string of fairy lights for extra visual impact.
13. Place a blush pink, rose gold, silver, cream or gold sequin tablecloth over the bridal table or dessert table to create a real decor talking point.