The holiday season, a cozy and romantic time, creates the perfect setting for a wedding. Reception space, however, can be hard to come by during these magical weeks. Couples need to plan ahead or be flexible when considering the months of December or January for their big day.
While reception space may be limited, there will be no shortage of decorations and festive details while planning a winter wonderland wedding. The best part is that many churches and reception spaces will already be gorgeously decorated and eagerly awaiting your personal touch. To get inspired, take a look at top trends when it comes to holiday theme weddings.
Magical Reception Decor
While red and green may be the obvious color choices for a holiday wedding, there are other options. For a more subtle color palette, consider silver and white with crystal accents to add some gorgeous glamour to your reception space. Twinkling lights scattered throughout the room and candles softly glowing from windows are simple ways to create both a festive and romantic feel. If you want to include a dramatic element, consider bringing the outside in with ice-carved vases on your reception tables. Poinsettias are a holiday flower staple, but red roses, calla lilies, and amaryllis can perfect picks for a winter wedding.
Winter Cocktails and Treats
Serving warm apple cider or marshmallow-topped white hot chocolate can be a welcoming way to warm up your guests during cocktail hour. Eggnog in small mugs and warm hazelnut toddy are also festive options. If you’d like to give your guests an early Christmas present, consider an elaborate candy buffet, complete with crystal lollipops (reminiscent of icicles) and candy canes
Beautiful ornaments can serve as decorations in your reception space and as memorable favors for your guests to take home. Couples can monogram them or simply choose a style that reflects the feel of the big day. Other popular favor choices include gingerbread cookies, hot chocolate mix in festive mugs, and small stockings stuffed with chocolate-covered cranberries. For a New Year’s wedding, a champagne glass will be useful at midnight, but also a nice keepsake to take home.