The most popular time of the year for weddings may be June to October, however, couples are increasingly choosing the Christmas period to tie the knot. Not only is December one of the most affordable months to get hitched, but it’s also the most romantic. Here are five festive reasons to have a Christmas wedding.
The décor is one of the biggest reasons to opt for a Christmas wedding. Think wintery backdrops with lush green foliage and mistletoe lining the aisle. You could even add fresh Christmas trees and wreaths with red ribbons to the entrance of the venue to give your guests a real festive welcome. And of course, a winter wedding wouldn’t be complete without the magic of twinkling fairy lights or candles.
When you opt for a Christmas wedding, the chances of it snowing are greatly increased. Snow can transform your wedding venue into a magical winter wonderland, creating a stunning backdrop for your photographs. Any good photographer will be able to capture the most showstopping snowy wedding photos for you to treasure forever. Plus, did you know that snow on your wedding day can be a great sign for your marriage? According to folklore, snowfall on your special day indicates fertility and prosperity!
Festive food and drink
Weddings and Christmas are both food-focused events, so when you combine the two, you can expect to enjoy some truly scrumptious culinary delights. Warming, hearty foods are the order of the day, with thick, tasty soups a good choice for a wedding breakfast starter. You could follow this up with roast turkey with all the trimmings, or beef bourguignon or fillet steak. These satisfying dishes are often deemed too ‘heavy’ for summer weddings, however, they’re a wonderful choice for winter. Mulled wine or hot chocolate will help to keep your guests warm and happy.
A December wedding is a great excuse to create the ultimate Christmas playlist. Whilst you might not want your DJ to blast Christmas songs out all night long, a good selection of them will help to get your guests in the festive spirit. Let’s face it, a Christmas wedding wouldn’t be complete without hearing Mariah’s ‘All I Want for Christmas’ or Brenda Lee’s ‘Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree’! Christmas songs won’t fail to get your friends and family up on the dancefloor.
Carefully selected winter blooms can add a truly magical touch to a Christmas wedding. Although some flowers might be limited during the festive season, there are several blooms that look their best in winter. Roses are a good choice, as are classics like tulips, orchids and anemones. Warm, rich Christmas colours work well when contrasted with rustic foliage and icy cool tones. You could also add eucalyptus and cinnamon for their spicy aromas.
A Christmas wedding can be incredibly romantic, especially when held at one of the most stunning wedding venues Essex. At Crondon Park, let our team assist you in planning the perfect wedding and create memories to treasure for a lifetime.