While you’re tying bows on presents, you might be getting ready to tie the knot too! If you’re planning on a Christmas or New Years Eve wedding, get some ideas from these gorgeous and creative weddings.
Hot Chocolate Bar
As your guests arrive or in lieu of a dessert bar, set up a hot chocolate stand where they can serve themselves! Add bowls of marshmallows, nonpareils, candy canes, caramel dipped spoons, and whipped cream and you’ll have a beautiful and heartwarming station your guests will love.
Pine Cone Bouquet
Save a ton on floral arrangements by making your own pine cone bouquet! Not only will it be much cheaper, but it’ll also be on point with a winter wedding theme. Spray Baby’s Breath with metallic spray paint or buy faux accents at the craft store. Then with some floral foam, glue, and wire, you’ll have a unique and season appropriate bouquet to carry while you walk down the aisle.
Christmas Wedding Cake
The bright white icing, rustic pine cones, and crimson cranberries really show off the holiday spirit with this divine wedding cake. Have your cake maker design a similar style or make a white cake and then top it all off with these items for a DIY project.
Transform your dining tables with these seasonal votives. By floating a sprig of holly in water and floating a white candle on top, you’ll be able to add gorgeous lighting and style to your wedding reception. Even try lining the aisle with these and dim the lights for a dramatic entrance.
Who said you had to have flowers on your wedding day? We think this ornament bouquet is wonderful and different. You don’t have to follow suit with colors here either. Pick up whatever hues your wedding is sporting and even mix in some super Christmas-y ornaments or stay more metallic for a New Years look.
Vintage Thermos Vases
The rustic, holiday, and vintage look of these vases is almost too awesome. If you don’t have a way to procure vintage items, don’t worry. Just wrap some aluminum canisters of different sizes with plaid wrapping paper or fabric. Then, stuff them with pomegranates, holly, and red and white flowers for a festive look.
Champagne is the drink of “celebration!” It’s also one of the most popular beverages on New Years. If you’re going to get hitched on New Years Eve, make a tower like this for your guests to enjoy and for a great photo op while you pour. Enjoy some Champagne at toasting time and at midnight too.
No New Years Eve party is complete without a showering of confetti. Maybe dole these confetti tubes out for guests to rain down on you as you make your grand exit. Or, wait until the ball drops and the clock strikes 12 for a communal celebration of the new year and your new vows.
Wrap up your feet
Bows don’t just belong on Christmas presents during the holidays. These scarlet heels with huge bows are an awesome choice for a Christmas bride. They’ll be camouflaged under your dress and can be shown off while you strut down the aisle. For New Years weddings, you can try anything that sparkles.
Noisemaker Seating Cards
Set out table numbers for your guests that also echo the holiday: New Years Eve! These party horns are a New Years staple and can be used to cheer you and your spouse on during the first dance as well as direct guests to their assigned tables. Even encourage guests to use these for when you and your significant other are departing the party as a loud and fun send-off.
Make sure everyone gets a kiss at midnight with these goodie bags. With Hershey’s Kisses, cellophane bags, and a clever label, you can give some love out to everyone at your wedding.
Pine Tree Table Numbers
This table topper can transition from Christmas weddings into New Years just depending on how you decorate them. We love how simple, festive, and functional these table numbers are too. Go to the craft store and gather up as many of these faux mini trees as you need. Then, leave them plain or dress them up with mini ornaments as well as big numbers.
Sparklers look like the fireworks that are set off on New Years but are much cheaper to buy. Top your wedding cake with sparklers for a grand entrance and cake cutting ceremony. Even give your guests some sparklers to hold as you and your bride or groom exit the reception at the end of the night.
Wedding favor ideas are aplenty, but during the holidays, we particularly love these ornaments. Not only can you give your guests something they’ll use year after year, but you can string these ornaments up as a decorative addition to your wedding too. Complete each ornament with a custom thank you label or message and let your guests grab one as they go.