23 Christmas Wedding Ideas, From The Ultimate Dress To The Most Delicious Cake

Christmas is a magical time of year, so what better time to tie the knot? Christmas weddings are the perfect chance to show off your personality and show your guests the time of their lives (helped along by some festive cheer, of course).

Here are our favourite Christmas wedding ideas to help turn your nuptials into a day that no one will ever forget.

1. Go Christmas boho with a winter floral crown

We can’t get enough of this one from BeadsBroochesBridal on Etsy – it’s just too pretty! Not only do the red, white and silver look perfect together, but they’ll also work against most Christmas colour schemes.

>>>Bridal crown for a Christmas wedding, including artificial red dried seed of holly, pine cones, red glasses, colored orange and gold wheat, silver pips and vine
(Picture: BeadsBroochesBridal/Etsy)

2. Spread Christmas cheer in every corner

A good table decoration is all in the details and, when your big day takes place during the most decoration-friendly time of the year, what’s the point in holding back?

Give your guests something to talk about during those awkward few minutes at at the tables. Ginger Ray have some super-cute tiny Christmas hats to stick on glasses and champagne flutes, and their straws with flags are pretty perfect, too.

>>>Christmas table decorations by Ginger Ray
(Pictures: Ginger Ray)

3. Take your style cue from a certain Mrs Claus

None other than Victoria Beckham wore a short cream shift with faux fur detailing earlier this year and, although we’re pretty sure she didn’t mean it to be, it is quite possibly the most perfect idea for a Christmas wedding dress that we’ve ever seen.

>Victoria Beckham poses for a photo at On Pedder at Scotts Square on May 12, 2014 in Singapore. Victoria Beckham is in Singapore for the first time to showcase her ready-to-wear pieces from her eponymous fashion label in Singapore (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images) (Picture: Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)
>FAUX FUR HEM SHIFT DRESS, £55, Topshop Topshop cream faux fur shift dress: £55 (Picture: Topshop)

Sleek and much more subtle than the usual Christmas wedding dress ideas on the net, the original will set you back about £1,800. Thankfully though, both Topshop and Lavish Alice have similar versions for a much more wedding budget-friendly £55 and £48 respectively.

And the ultimate bonus? You can wear this again and again.

4. Embrace seasonal decorations

A Christmas tree is magical in December – your venue might have an impressive one up already. Ask your venue about their plans for decorations early so you can plan yours around theirs.

Christmas decorations are also very easy and inexpensive to buy if you need to keep costs down.

5. Who needs fruit cake when you’ve got yule log?

Who doesn’t love a bit of yule log? It’s a Christmas classic and much more fun than traditional cake. For an extra festive twist, ask for chocolate orange filling.

>>>23 Christmas wedding ideas, from the ultimate dress to the most delicious cake
Dessert Zoryana Ivchenko/Zoryana Ivchenko

6. Celebrate with sparklers instead of confetti

Let your wedding guests light the way (and show off for your photos) with some sparklers. They look gorgeous in the photos, too.

>>>Louise and Paul surrounded by wedding guests  who are holding sparklers in lieu of confetti
(Picture: Tarah Coonan Photography http://www.tarahcoonan.com)

7. Bring the outside, inside

Brides in the US and Canada may be able to count on clean white snow every day during the Christmas season, but here in the UK our seasonal weather is less than predictable. If you’ve been dreaming of the perfect winter scene for your festive nuptials, then go all-out inside your venue instead.

>>>A Christmas wedding ceremony set up at Great Fosters venue in Egham, Surrey
(Picture: Great Fosters: http://www.greatfosters.co.uk)

MORE: Winter weddings: 21 ideas for the perfect winter wonderland wedding

8. Christmas is all about hats…

Have some fun with your wedding photos and give your groomsmen bobble hats that match your colour scheme.

>>>Santa's hat on a rustic wooden table
(Picture: klenova)

9. Have fun with festive nail art

You and your bridemaids’ nails are the perfect place to inject some Christmas cheer. Seasonal nail art is subtle and is even suitable for flower girls to make them feel part of the dressing-up process.

Here are some of our favourite designs – the Nailasaurus has a tutorial here.

>>>Christmas nail art using red, white and green colours
(Picture: thenailasaurus.com)

10. Invest in a wonderful winter wedding coat

Just how perfect is this tweed bridal coat by Theia? Their Fall 2015 collection was inspired by snowcapped Altai mountains in Mongolia’s frozen Tundra, which explains why this coat looks so snuggly and warm but beautiful at the same time.

Perfect for a Christmas wedding…

>>>A model walks the runway at Theia during Fall 2015 Bridal Collection on October 9, 2014 in New York City.
(Picture: Thomas Concordia/Getty Images)

11. Alternatively, try a classic white bolero

No longer a cover-up resigned to the nineties since the Duchess of Cambridge wore one to travel to Buckingham Palace following her wedding to Prince William, boleros have been given a new lease of life and are perfect for a Christmas wedding.

>>>Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge leaves Clarence House accompanied by Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall to travel to Buckingham Palace for the evening celebrations following her wedding to Prince William earlier in the day on April 29, 2011 in London.
(Picture: JOHN STILLWELL/AFP/Getty Images)

They can look a bit middle-aged (apologies to any middle-aged readers) so to avoid looking frumpy make like Kate and look for styles with 3/4 length sleeves and keep the length of the body at waist height. Stop it looking too handmade and go for a sleek off-white version in angora or cashmere.

MORE: Prince William and Kate Middleton’s royal wedding: as it happened

12. Or a classic high-collared shrug

A gorgeous shrug is a Christmas or winter wedding bride’s best friend – not only is it a bridal classic, but it also stops you looking too purple in your photos. It’s a win win!

>>>Bride Ambrosine and her groom Ben pose after their wedding
(Picture: Tarah Coonan Photography http://www.tarahcoonan.com)

13. Go lights mad at the reception

There’s nothing like walking into a wedding reception to be greeted by a room full of tealights, fairy lights and candles. The softer light is ultra-flattering in photos (it covers a multitude of sins) and looks magical at Christmas.

>>>Ambrosine and Ben's wedding reception covered in candles, suitable for a Christmas wedding
(Picture: Tarah Coonan Photography http://www.tarahcoonan.com)

14. Classic white and red works…

15. …but so does white, gold and silver, like these flowers by Jay Archer:

>>>Fiona and her bridesmaids hold their flowers, coloured in winter shades of green, silver and white
(Picture: Tarah Coonan Photography http://www.tarahcoonan.com)

16. Wear a dress straight out of a fairy tale

Not content with making our wedding days feel like fairy tales, now there are tons of planners, dressmakers and companies willing to make them into actual fairy tales. Well, kind of.

Not only is this Alfred Angelo dress too pretty for words, it’s also based on Elsa’s dress in Frozen. The dress was part of the Disney Fairy Tale Weddings collection by Alfred Angelo Collection, which debuted in October.

>>>A dress inspired by Disney character Elsa from 'Frozen' on the runway wearing Disney Fairy Tale Weddings by Alfred Angelo Collection at EZ Studios on October 8, 2014 in New York City.
(Picture: JP Yim/Getty Images)

Also among the fairy tale creations were Tiana from The Princess And The Frog:

>>>Dress inspired by Disney character Tiana from 'The Princess and the Frog' walks the runway wearing Disney Fairy Tale Weddings by Alfred Angelo Collection at EZ Studios on October 8, 2014 in New York City.
(Picture: JP Yim/Getty Images)

17. Recreate a Christmas market

Go as low-key or as big as your budget will allow… hire a German band, serve pretzels at the reception (perfect for lining your stomach) or even set up a stall outside giving out bratwurst, roast chestnuts and mulled wine.

>>>23 Christmas wedding ideas, from the ultimate dress to the most delicious cake
A rack of bavarian pretzels and hot steaming meat and vegetables at an outdoor Christmas market in Berlin, Germany adogslifephoto/adogslifepho

18. Treat your guests to favours in tiny santa sacks

>>>Mini Christmas wedding favour bag by Ginger Ray
(Picture: Ginger Ray)

MORE: Fearne Cotton talks her autumn/winter 2014 collection for Very.co.uk and THAT wedding dress

19. Add some serious sparkle to your bridesmaids’ dresses…

>>>M&S COLLECTION SEQUIN EMBELLISHED MAXI DRESS £150 T427025E
M&S Collection sequin embellished maxi dress: £150 (Picture: Marks & Spencer)

20. Tiny festive food is filling and fun

How about mini mince pies or gingerbread biscuits for canapes?

>>>Baking a plate of tasty traditional Christmas mince pies with decorative pastry stars sprinkled with icing sugar, view from above on a wooden kitchen counter budgetstockphoto/budgetstockphoto
(Picture: budgetstockphoto)

21. Don’t forget the misteltoe in some unexpected places…

>>>A 1910 wedding tiara with branches of mistletoe, pearls, diamonds and platinum, displayed in the Mellerio jewelry store in Paris. Founded in 1613, French jewelry house Mellerio is the oldest family-owned company in Europe and has been making the FIFA 'Ballon d'Or' trophy since 1956.
(Picture: FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

22. Have children write their Christmas lists and mail them to Santa

Try this crate from Vintage Apple Crates.

>>>Christmas wedding ideas: santa card crate
(Picture: Vintage Apple Crates)

23. And finally, a classic: welcome your evening guests with mulled wine

>>>Mulled wine and spices on the Table tanjichica7/tanjichica7
(Picture: tanjichica7)

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