If you love Christmas and want to incorporate the festive period into your theme, look no further because we have got you covered.
With various ways of adding the magic of Christmas into your wedding without it being tacky or distasteful, The Old Rectory Wedding Venue have looked into how you can really make your day one to remember in the festive period.
If you are planning a winter Christmas wedding and are looking for some last minute ideas, check out our list below and fulfil your Christmas needs right away.
Magical Winter Venue
To start with you will need a magical Christmas-like venue. The Old Rectory here in Essex is perfect in the winter time with the grounds oozing festiveness from the moment you enter the gardens. Although we can’t predict the weather, we can sometimes experience magical white snowflakes all over our gardens that really bring the spirit of Christmas to your special day.
Check out the images of out winter weddings right here on our gallery page.
Invitations and Christmas Cards in One
If you love saving pennies and want to invite your guests in an original manner, you could always send your invitations as Christmas Cards too. The magic of receiving cards at Christmas time and placing them on the mantelpiece can now be elevated by adding your personal touch of inviting your special guests to your big day to really make it a Christmas to remember.
Carols and Songs
Another past-time of Christmas is singing carols and Christmas songs together with family and friends. Incorporate this into your service and play Christmas themed music all day to really bring the magic of the north pole to your day at The Old Rectory.
Don’t Forget Food and Drinks
Here at The Old Rectory we always endeavour to meet your personal needs and requirements and in the festive period, we love making festive alterations to our set menus and canapes.
Why not use mini mince pies and mulled wine as your entrance canapes rather than the usual champagne and Vol-au-vents? Replace the traditional desserts with Christmas puddings and decorate your main courses with festive add-ons like pigs in blankets and more.
Incorporate Your Wedding Cake Design
We’re not suggesting you go all out and get a Christmas cake as your wedding cake (you can if you want to) but there are certain ways in which you can incorporate the magic of Christmas without taking away from your wedding day.
Snowflakes, white, crystals and festive patterns can be added to your wedding cake to incorporate it into your theme tastefully. You can also decorate it with pine cones and use gold and red colours for Christmas.
Check out Martha Stewart’s 23 Festive Winter Wedding Cakes right here.
Festive Bouquets and Flower Decorations
Some of the most common flowers to use in the festive period whether in bouquets or as decorations include:
- Red poinsettias
- Christmas roses
- Green ivy
- Holly and its berries
Get in Touch
To find out more about Christmas weddings at The Old Rectory Wedding Venue in Essex, call us today on 01268 544 417.