Weddings are a magical event any time of year, but when it comes to Christmas weddings there is something extra special about it. It can be difficult though to plan a wedding for Christmas, as there is so much more going on around this time. Everything can seem more expensive, harder to book the venues you are interested in, get the right suppliers in, and find the right date that suits as many of your guestlist as possible. From finding the right theme for the wedding (without it being too festive and overshadowing the wedding itself) to finding the right wedding dress and everything in between, there are some things you can do to help plan a Christmas wedding as smoothly as possible.
This year of course, there is the added problem of Covid-19, the lockdown and social distancing restrictions and worrying about whether you’ll be able to have the Christmas wedding you’ve always dreamed of. It might be that you have a smaller Christmas wedding or plan something extravagant in order to make up for it next year. Whatever you choose, we are sure it will be the magical best day of your life that you have been planning all this time.
The best thing that we can recommend when planning a Christmas wedding is to choose a date as early as possible. Some venues might be booked up a year or more in advance, and as this is such a popular time of year it is best to go early. Once you have a venue booked, make sure you get save the dates out as soon as possible too, as all of your guests will have some plans over the Christmas period, and you want to make sure that as many of your loved ones are able to attend your bid day.
The theme of a Christmas wedding is important. Think about how to dress the venue (if it isn’t already dressed for Christmas – this might actually be one of the reasons you are attracted to a wedding at this time of year). What colours do you want to incorporate into the venue, the invites, the table settings, the bridal party and the gowns and suits that will be worn on the big day?
On top of that, you’ll want to think about the food you’ll serve at the wedding breakfast – will it be a Christmas dinner for example or at least have festive canapes as part of the experience? Think about the temperature and likely poor weather at this time of year and if you can organise fancy transport for your guests between venues it is a little touch that will not go unnoticed by your guests.
Looking for the perfect wedding dress and planning your perfect wedding should be a joyous and fun occasion no matter what time of year your big day is going to be. Things are a little different this year and whether you are going ahead with a Christmas wedding with all the festive trimmings or you are planning a quick wedding before another lockdown is announced in the new year, there are some things that you can do to make things as smooth as possible. Whatever you are doing, always keep a smile on your face, remember what you are planning the wedding for, have fun finding your wedding dress and think about the smile on your face and that of your partner when you share your love and get married for a lifetime together.