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How to Plan the Ultimate Holiday Wedding

By Jada Parrish

Posted: 12/04/19
Category: Wedding Tips

We picked out our Christmas tree yesterday, and now I am feeling super festive! The holidays are here! Holiday parties are a blast, but there is no topping a Holiday wedding. From holiday decor to all the tasty treats to the amazing lights, there is so much to love about Holiday weddings.

Here are a few tips for making sure you cover all the bases and really play up the fun holiday vibe!

 

Choose a cozy venue

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A cozy winter venue is key for pulling off the ultimate holiday wedding. Look for venues that go big with their holiday decor, because that will save you a ton of money on your floral + decor budget. Venues with fireplaces and large indoor spaces are perfect for holiday weddings. A few of my personal favorite winter venues are Dover Hall, The Jefferson Hotel, The Boar's Head Inn, The Commonwealth Club, Main Street Station, and The Omni Homestead.

 

Have fun with the invitations

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Add some holiday cheer to your invitations! This will definitely help get guests in the spirit.

 

Play off holiday decor

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Most places decorate for the holidays, so play off that! Ask your venue what their color scheme is for the holidays and find a way to incorporate those colors into your wedding day to give everything a very cohesive feel.

 

Use fruit as an accent

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Oranges, pomegranates, cranberries, and pears scream winter! These fruits are perfect because of their warm hues and make a perfect addition to centerpieces and bar setups.

 

Go bold with rich colors

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 Warm colors automatically get me in a cozy winter mindset. Emerald greens, deep burgundies, black, and gold are perfect winter shades that match nicely with most holiday decor.

 

Use Texture

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Think velvet, sequin, suede, and fur. Using different textures throughout our decor helps create depth and adds to that warm and cozy vibe.

 

Serve a warm drink

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 Choose a hot signature drink like a hot toddy or a spike hot chocolate! It is so festive and will definitely get guests in the holiday spirit.

 

Take night portraits

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When I think of the holidays, one of the first things that comes to mind is Christmas lights. Make sure to squeeze in a few night portraits to and get some lights in your photos.

 

Choose a menu that plays off holiday dishes

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You have such a unique opportunity to create a menu that is playful, nostalgic, and modern. Take classic holiday dishes and find ways to transform them into bite size apps during cocktail hour. 

 

Give a holiday inspired wedding favor

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Guests love wedding favors, especially when it is something they can use. Considering choosing a personalized ornament or some artisan hot chocolate to play up the holiday theme.

 



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