111 Festive Christmas Wedding Ideas For The Cosiest Day

Congratulations on planning a Christmas wedding! Christmas has to be one of the most romantic times of the year, so what better time to get married?

However, I know what you are thinking. How can I plan a classy, chic festive style wedding without it becoming tacky and themed? Well, I am here to the rescue with my top Christmas wedding ideas to create a cosy and memory-filled festive day.

Plus I will share my top Christmas wedding planning tips to ensure it all goes without a hitch.

Christmas Wedding Stationery

Start the day off with a bang. Tantalise your guests before the event gets underway with your Christmas wedding invitations!

But your wedding stationery doesn’t stop there. Consider your on-the-day stationery too to enhance all the festive feels.

1. Neutrals

Just because it’s Christmas, doesn’t mean you need to go for classic red and green. Soft neutrals can look really chis, especially with your pretty paper.

Photo: Megan Donati Photography via December Wedding Ideas

 

2. Golden Edge

Calligraphy script edged with gold leaf for a luxe wedding place name look.

Photo: Barbara Markiewicz Photography via Christmas Tree Farm Wedding Ideas

 

3. Monochrome & Tassel

Monochrome paper looks stylish, always. Especially teamed with metallics and tassels for Christmas.

Photo: Emily Tyler Photography via Upthorpe Wood Wedding

 

4. Advent Calender Table Plan

Christmas usually officially begins with the first advent calendar window is opened. So perhaps an advent calender wedding table plan is the best invention ever?!

Photo: Lola Rose Photography via Traditional Christmas Wedding

 

5. Green & Gold

Emerald greens and gold teamed with stars is a beautifully Christmas style without the cheese.

Photo: Thyme Lane Photography via Rustic Christmas Wedding

 

6. Tartan

Tartan is a fantastic print for Christmas, and used well can create a gorgeous festive style.

Photo: Lori Blythe Photography via Christmas Tree Farm Wedding Ideas

 

7. Galaxy

Sometimes you can add a little Christmas without going all in. This subtle night sky galaxy stationery is perfect for wintery weddings.

Photo: Christine Third Wheeling via Celestial Wedding Ideas

 

8. Wreath Table Plan

Use wreath hoops to craft a stylish DIY table plan that’s not over the top. For extra Christmas style, add more foliage!

Photo: Darina Stoda Photography via Stubton Hall Wedding

 

9. Holly & Festoon Lights

A simple flourish of holly and a dashing of festoon lights takes this invitation to a festive wonderland.

  Photo: Jo Bradbury via Christmas Rich Tones Floral Classic Wedding

 

10. Christmas Table Names

You don’t have to use decor alone to create a Christmas wedding. Choosing festive table names is a great way to inject your theme with festive fun. Here are some ideas:

Winter books (Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, The Snowman, A Christmas Carol)
Christmas films (Love Actually, Home Alone, Elf)
Festive songs (All I Want For Christmas Is You, Last Christmas, Fairytale of New York)
Christmas hymns (Silent Night, O Holy Night, Away In A Manger)
Festive locations (Lapland, Rockefeller Center)
Winter sports (Skiing, Ice Skating, Sledding)
Christmas food (Roast Turkey, Mince Pies, Brussel Sprouts)
Festive drinks (Baileys, Egg Nog, Mulled Wine)
TV specials (Gavin & Stacey, Friends, The Royle Family)
Christmas characters (Father Christmas, Buddy The Elf, Scrooge)
Winter animals (Polar Bear, Reindeer, Robin)
Winter plants (Spruce, Holly, Ivy)
Celestial (Stars, Moons, Star Signs)

Photo: You Them Us via Orange Tree House Wedding Winter Photo: Jo Bradbury via Christmas Rich Tones Floral Classic Wedding

 

11. Music & Readings

Be sure to think about your wedding readings and wedding music, not just your super cute ceremony booklets.

Here are some festive tunes for your ceremony right through to the last dance:

Hark The Herald Angels Sing
O Little Town Of Bethlehem
The Holly and The Ivy
Ding Dong Merrily On High
Josh Groban – Believe (From The Polar Express)
Michael Bublé – It’s Beginning to Look a Lot like Christmas
Bruce Sprinsteen – Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town
Coldplay – Christmas Lights
Chris Rea – Driving Home For Christmas
Walking In The Air – Aled Jones (From The Snowman)

And some Christmas-feel ceremony readings:

The Night Before Christmas
Quote From Love Actually
The Nightmare Before Christmas

Photo: Lola Rose Photography via Traditional Christmas Wedding

 

12. Chalkboards

Chalkboards are always a wedding favourite and they suit a Christmas wedding beautifully especially draped in ivy.

Photo: Thyme Lane Photography via Clophill Eco Lodges Wedding

 

Christmas Wedding Favours

Treat and delight guests to special festive wedding favours! Stocking-fillers are perfect as favours, you don’t need to spend a fortune either.

13. Candy Canes

A simple candy cane is not only the perfect sweet treat but is an understated Christmas treat.

Photo: You Them Us via Orange Tree House Wedding Winter

 

14. Christmas Cracker

Make or build your own Christmas crackers! Not only will the gift inside go down a storm, but they are a really interactive table idea. With games inside, fun hats and a joke, it could just be the perfect wedding game idea.

Photo: Lola Rose Photography via Traditional Christmas Wedding

 

15. Spruce & Wood

Spruce is traditional festive foliage that will certainly look the part on your place settings. Pair with wood for a chic Scandi style.

Photo: Thyme Lane Photography via Clophill Eco Lodges Wedding

 

16. Bauble

Who doesn’t love a bauble? Create personalised baubles to use as favours and guests will remember your day every year when they decorate their tree.

Photo: Jennifer Jane Photography via Harefield Barn Wedding

 

17. Gingerbread

Is it even Christmas without gingerbread?! Make mini gingerbread treats for guests to enjoy in the evening.

Photo: Mini and Me Photography via Christmas Wedding Ideas

 

18. Stockings

Make stockings or Christmas sacks. If this is too much for your favours, they’d make great wrapping for gifts to your wedding party (or each other!).

Photo: Avalon Photography via Christmas Engagement

 

19. Kids Favours

Treat the little ones at your wedding to Christmas chocolates and milk of course!

Photo: Lola Rose Photography via Traditional Christmas Wedding

 

20. Decoration

Instead of a bauble, how about gifting guests a simple decoration to place in their home?

Photo: Lori Blythe Photography via Christmas Tree Farm Wedding Ideas

 

21. Hot Chocolate Jars

Hot chocolate jars are a great favour to DIY. Layer ingredients into glass jars for a visual and warming treat when they get home.

Photo: Alexa Frankovitch Photography via Pittsburgh Fall Wedding

 

Christmas Wedding Decor

So you now have your stationery, music, readings and favours sorted. But what about the all-important Christmas wedding decorations?

When it comes to decor, you can keep things incredibly simple and relaxed. Plus keeping decor low-key will keep costs down (don’t ever feel like you have to spend a fortune on your day!). But, you can also go all-out with your wedding decorations.

Elements such as paper, flowers, candles, fabrics, lighting and even wedding backdrops can make a real statement. Let’s check out the festive decor inspo shall we?

 

22. Paper Stars

There’s something so Christmassy about stars. Foldable paper stars are a perfect hanging decoration and are inexpensive. Some allow lights to be placed inside for a glow come evening too.

Photo: Emily Tyler Photography via Upthorpe Wood Wedding

 

23. Christmas Tree Farm

Host your wedding day at a Christmas Tree farm and let the pine trees do the talking. Add red and greens for a very traditional Christmas style.

Photo: Barbara Markiewicz Photography via Christmas Tree Farm Wedding Ideas

 

24. Greenery Garlands

Greenery garlands make for the perfect Christmas table. Add natural elements such as pine cones and team with lit candles.

Photo: Mini and Me Photography via Christmas Wedding Ideas

 

25. Hanging Greenery

Don’t stop at the tables, bring the greenery to the ceiling of your reception too.

Photo: Lee Allison Photography via South Farm Christmas Wedding

 

26. Micro Fairy Lights

Micro fairy lights added to Christmas wedding centrepieces will look ethereal and pretty.

Photo: Thyme Lane Photography via Christmas Marquee Wedding

 

27. Christmas Tree (& Wrapped Presents)

Your wedding venue may actually put up their own Christmas tree which will be an ideal addition to your decor. However, if not, you could create your own in your wedding theme or colour scheme.

Think about wrapping your wedding gifts to your wedding party beneath for an authentic look.

Photo: Pear & Bear Photography via Prestwold Hall Wedding

 

28. Seasonal Signs

Add cute Christmas sayings and quotes to chalkboards and dot them around your venue.

Photo: Thyme Lane Photography via Clophill Eco Lodges Wedding

 

29. Dried Clementine Slices

You can easily pick up dried clementine slices, or dry your own as a scented place setting addition.

Photo: Thyme Lane Photography via Christmas Marquee Wedding

 

30. Midnight Blue & Gold

Midnight blue and gold make for the perfect festive colours that don’t shout Christmas from the rooftops.

Photo: Christine Third Wheeling via Celestial Wedding Ideas

 

31. Cinnamon Sticks

Add a wedding day scent with cinnamon sticks. Pop in flowers, in your stationery or on tables for a festive aroma.

Photo: Mini and Me Photography via Christmas Wedding Ideas

 

32. Clear Span Marquee

Bring the night sky in, with a clear span marquee reception. All the cosy feels whilst keeping toasty warm.

Photo: Thyme Lane Photography via Clophill Eco Lodges Wedding

 

33. Aisle Candles

Instead of flowers, seeing as it gets dark early in December. Why not make use of the low light by adding candles to your aisle?

Photo: Thyme Lane Photography via Rustic Christmas Wedding

 

34. Outdoor Den

Provide a cosy outdoor den for guests who want a touch of fresh air. Construct a naked tipi and adorn with fairy lights.

Photo: Emily Tyler Photography via Upthorpe Wood Wedding

 

35. Jewel Colours

Take inspiration from the Three Kings with rich, jewel colours on your wedding tables.

Photo: Dhw Photography via Rustic Christmas Wedding Ideas Moon Gate

 

36. Moss

Moss is a beautiful way to add vibrant green to your wedding decor. Be sure to source from a sustainable supplier though.

Photo: Gareth Newstead via Rustic Barn Red Gold Wedding

 

37. Sequins

Add sparkle with sequins to your wedding. You could add a sequin jacket to your dress or a simple table runner in sequin fabric.

Photo: Lilly Red Photography via Lake Como Wedding Ideas

 

38. Hanging Tea Lights

Create a twinkling ceiling with suspended tea lights. The effect is sure to wow guests.

Photo: Kerry Diamond Photography via Woodland Boho Wedding

 

39. Icy Blue

Take inspiration from snowy weather with an icy blue and white scheme.

Photo: Ryann Lindsey Photography via Snowy Winter Wonderland Wedding

 

40. Fairy Light Canopy

Cocoon your entire wedding venue with a fairy light canopy for a glowing effect.

Photo: Siobhan Beales Photography via Wick Farm Bath Wedding

 

41. Provide Blankets

To protect against the winter chill, give out cosy blankets to your loved ones.

Photo: Alex Tenters Photography via Farm Wedding

 

42. Fairy Lights & Candles

Bring all the magical vibes with fairy lights and candles.

Photo: The Gibsons via Magical Snowy Wedding

 

Christmas Wedding Flowers

When it comes to winter wedding flowers for a Christmas do, options can be limited due to the season. However, if you are creative and flexible, there are plenty of options.

Work together with your florist or flower supplier to save on the cost of wedding flowers. As well as find alternatives to flowers that may not be available in the winter months.

43. Mistletoe

Mistletoe may just be the most romantic and Christmassy wedding flower ever! Perfect for hanging at the top of the aisle and at your top table.

Photo: Thyme Lane Photography via Christmas Marquee Wedding

 

44. Christmas Wreath

Add Christmas wreaths to your decor, such as on the back of your chairs or suspended on the wall. How about making a giant one for a wedding photobooth backdrop?

Photo: Dhw Photography via Rustic Christmas Wedding Ideas Moon Gate

 

45. Greenery Ceremony

Add ample foliage to your ceremony with a greenery hoop, pew ends and pedestal arrangements.

Photo: Danielle Smith Photography via Ruscus Wedding

 

46. Wicker Stars

Find natural-looking Christmas decorations and embellish with fresh flowers and foliage.

Photo: You Them Us via Orange Tree House Wedding Winter

 

47. Snowy White

Snowy white blooms look elegant and sophisticated at winter weddings.

Photo: Emily Tyler Photography via Upthorpe Wood Wedding

 

48. Deep Red

Rich red flowers look sumptuous and add a dash of glam to a wedding.

Photo: Lori Blythe Photography via Christmas Tree Farm Wedding Ideas

 

49. Dried Flowers & Pampas Grass

Your wedding flowers don’t have to be fresh. Dried flowers are hugely popular at weddings with fluffy pampas grass looking great all year round.

Photo: Mini and Me Photography via Christmas Wedding Ideas

 

50. Dusky Pink

Intersperse greenery with dusky pink tones for a warm bouquet style.

Photo: Winnington & Coe via Gloucestershire Barn Wedding

 

51. Dried Buttonhole

Pure white buttonhole flowers made from dried greenery, grass and seed heads look really elegant.

Photo: Christine Third Wheeling via Celestial Wedding Ideas

 

52. Spruce

Add a touch of spruce to traditional wedding flowers for a festive feel.

Photo: Lee Allison Photography via South Farm Christmas Wedding

 

53. Oversized

More is more, especially at Christmas, so why not go for an extra large bouquet?

Photo: Thyme Lane Photography via Christmas Marquee Wedding

 

54. Berries

A colour pop of red berries is just perfect for a Christmas floral arrangement.

Photo: Lola Rose Photography via Traditional Christmas Wedding

 

55. Ribbon

Tie up buttonholes and bouquets with festive ribbon.

Photo: Mini and Me Photography via Christmas Wedding Ideas

 

Christmas Wedding Entertainment

Now we’ve taken a look at wedding day style, let’s see how you can infuse all the fun at your festive wedding!

56. Sleigh Rides

Provide sleigh rides for the ultimate wedding day fun. Or create a sleigh for photos!

Photo: Thyme Lane Photography via Christmas Marquee Wedding

 

57. Father Christmas

Surprise children and adults alike with a visit from Santa! Get Father Christmas to give our wedding favours, have a Christmas sing-a-long or pose for wedding photos.

 

58. Snow Machine

Hire a snow machine for a touch of magic on the dance floor or during wedding drinks.

Photo: Avalon Photography via Christmas Engagement

 

59. Secret Santa

Ask guests to join in with a secret santa. Set a budget and a theme, then allow guests to swap presents on the day.

 

60. Glitter Bar

If there’s ever a time for glitter, it has to be at Christmas right?

Photo: Brightwing Photography via Barn Wedding Shropshire

 

61. Elf On The Shelf

Create an interactive experience for your guests by setting up an Elf On The Shelf challenge. Put an elf on each table and guests compete to create the most havoc.

Alternatively, create your own elf scenes and ask guests to find them throughout the day.

 

62. Snowy Confetti

Swap your colourful wedding confetti for white petals or paper, for a snowfall-inspired confetti throw.

Photo: Wyldbee Photography via Homemade Wedding

 

63. Christmas Games

Other Christmas wedding game ideas that could prove fun:

Festive scavenger hunt (find the bauble/reindeer/Santa)
Christmas quiz
Christmas crossword puzzle
If it snows bring sledges
Classic board games
Where’s Santa? photo board
Christmas Karaoke
Faux snowball fight

Photo: Kate Gray Photography via Four Seasons Hampshire Wedding

 

64. Sparklers

Sparklers are always fun and make for a fantastic photo opportunity.

Photo: Neil Thomas Douglas via Comrie Croft Wedding

 

65. Festive Photo Booth

Put together a fantastically festive photo booth for guests to take snaps.

Photo: Avalon Photography via Christmas Engagement

 

66. Fireworks

What better way to end the night than with majestic fireworks? Set to Christmas music for the ultimate night’s end.

Photo: Flawless Photography via Chateau Lagorce Wedding

 

67. Christmas Dress Code

Give the chance for guests to dress up with a festive dress code. How about:

Glitter and sequins
Velvet
Black tie and ball gowns
Faux fur
Fancy dress contest
Red and green

68. Jingle Bells

Incorporate festive jingle bells with a fun ring for a kiss game. Each time someone rings the bell, the couple has to kiss!

Photo: Eleanor Jane via Tythe Barn Priston Mill Wedding

Christmas Wedding Food & Drink

We all know Christmas is almost all about food and drink. It goes without saying that festive cuisine is a must-have for a Christmas wedding.

69. Cookie Bar

Comforting cookies in glass jars! Be sure to serve with warm milk.

Photo: Heather Jackson Photography via Botanical Barn Wedding

 

70. Cookie Wall

Instead of jars, present cookies on a wall!

Photo: The Light Painters via Hazel Gap Barn Wedding

 

71. Christmas Dinner

If your wedding isn’t too close to Christmas day itself. Think about having Christmas turkey and all the trimmings!

 

72. Chocolate Fountain

Indulge in a chocolate fountain for the evening party.

Photo: Thyme Lane Photography via Cooling Castle Barn Wedding

 

73. Chocolate Stirrers

Give out chocolate sitters to add pizazz to hot drinks after dinner.

Photo: Michelle Huggleston Photography via Movie Wedding Ideas

 

74. S’mores

Give our s’mores for marshmallow toasting around the fire after dark.

Photo: Oobaloos Photography via Kingscote Barn Wedding

 

75. Ferrero Rocher Tower

Ferrero Rocher, After Eights or perhaps Terry’s Chocolate Orange, are the classic Christmas choccie treat.

Photo: Kerry Ann Duffy via Champagne Luxe Wedding

 

76. Mulled Wine

Heat up your drinks reception with mulled wine.

Photo: Cotton Candy Photography via Sparkly Christmas Barn Wedding

 

77. Profiteroles

Desserts are made to be indulgent and profiteroles may just be the ticket!

Photo: Emily and Steve Photography via Hampshire Woodland Wedding

 

78. Pies

Sweet or savoury pies are a great food option. Dish out minis for a cute Christmas canape.

Photo: Lori Blythe Photography via Christmas Tree Farm Wedding Ideas

 

79. Hot Chocolate Bar

Set up a hot chocolate bar for a warming treat post ceremony.

Photo: Avalon Photography via Christmas Engagement

 

80. Christmas Pudding

Following your wedding breakfast treats guest to a flaming Christmas pudding.

Photo: Dhw Photography via Rustic Christmas Wedding Ideas Moon Gate

 

81. Dessert Table

Can’t choose one pudding? Then give lots of treat options at your wedding.

Photo: Chloe Lee Photography via Snow White Wedding Ideas

 

82. Wine

Zhuzh up wine bottles with sweet Christmas hats.

Photo: Lola Rose Photography via Traditional Christmas Wedding

 

83. Cheese

Love a cheese board? Why not make a cheese tower as a wedding cake alternative?

Photo: Lola Rose Photography via Traditional Christmas Wedding

 

84. Christmas Cocktails

Look for some Christmas cocktails for special drinks. Here are some ideas:

Snowball
Egg Nog
Mulled Wine
Buck’s Fizz
Hot Toddy
Baileys
Cranberry

Photo: Lori Blythe Photography via Christmas Tree Farm Wedding Ideas

 

85. Mince Pies

Serve warm mince pies with ice cream for the perfect wedding day dessert.

Photo: Leah Lombardi Weddings via Inn On The Lake Wedding

 

86. Gingerbread House

Gingerbread houses evoke the perfect Christmas nostalgia, look great and taste amazing.

Photo: Beans On Toast For Two via Afternoon Tea Wedding

 

Christmas Wedding Cakes

Wedding cakes often make up the centrepiece of a wedding. They can be a real talking point, both for visuals and flavour. So of course, its a key part of a Christmas wedding day style!

First up, let’s take a look at Christmas wedding cake flavour ideas:

Yule Log/Chocolate
Red Velvet
Christmas Cake/Fruit Cake
Peppermint
Salted Caramel
Orange
Ginger
Walnut

87. Frosted

White and gold make for a stunning cake decoration combination.

Photo: Emily Tyler Photography via Upthorpe Wood Wedding

 

88. Spruce

Decorate a simple cake with spruce for instant Christmas vibes.

Photo: Thyme Lane Photography via Clophill Eco Lodges Wedding

 

89. Icy

Create an ice effect with a glitter finish.

Photo: Christine Third Wheeling via Celestial Wedding Ideas

 

90. Cotton Wool

Cotton adds a touch of softness to a cake design.

Photo: Barbara Markiewicz Photography via Christmas Tree Farm Wedding Ideas

 

91. Tree Stump

For a natural Christmas style, have a cake that looks like a tree stump.

Photo: Mini and Me Photography via Christmas Wedding Ideas

 

92. Christmas Puddings

Have mini Christmas puddings made and pop them on a cupcake tower.

Photo: Lola Rose Photography via Traditional Christmas Wedding

 

93. Rough Icing

Roughly iced cakes look amazing decorated with simple flowers.

Photo: Lori Blythe Photography via Christmas Tree Farm Wedding Ideas

 

94. Pine Cones & Berries

Pine cones and berries are the perfect accompaniment for a Christmas cake.

Photo: Victoria Phipps via Rustic Christmas Wedding Inspiration

 

95. Watercolour

For a softer style, watercolour effects can look magical.

Photo: Jessica Raphael Photography via Decadent Christmas Wedding

 

96. Feathers

Feathers are a fabulous way to decorate a wedding cake.

Photo: Dhw Photography via Rustic Christmas Wedding Ideas Moon Gate

 

97. Log Slice

Pop your cake on a log slice for a festive wedding cake stand idea.

Photo: Tiree Dawson via Alpine Christmas Wedding

 

98. Red Green & Gold

Perhaps the best Christmas colour palette? Red, gold and gold look amazing.

Photo: Sam Bennett via Autumnal Tipi Wedding Ideas

 

99. Chalkboard Cake

Add a cute festive message on your cake with a chalkboard effect.

Photo: Becky Ryan Photography via Fairytale Disney Wedding Ideas

 

100. Geode

This geode effect cake looks perfectly festive.

Photo: Ryann Lindsey Photography via Snowy Winter Wonderland Wedding

 

Christmas Wedding Dress & Suit

We’re going to turn our thoughts to outfits now! Christmas wedding dresses and suits to be precise, with a little accessorising to boot.

101. Starry

Choose a wedding dress embroidered with stars.

Photo: Barbara Markiewicz Photography via Christmas Tree Farm Wedding Ideas

 

102. Beaded

Beaded gowns will add a touch of glam.

Photo: Jessica Raphael Photography via Decadent Christmas Wedding

 

103. Velvet

Not only is velvet warm and tactile but it looks so luxe!

Photo: Jessica Raphael Photography via Decadent Christmas Wedding

 

104. Embellished

Embellished wedding dresses look so sparkly and pretty.

Photo: You Them Us via Orange Tree House Wedding Winter

 

105. Glittery

Glitter fabric and veils make for the best festive outfits.

Photo: Christine Third Wheeling via Celestial Wedding Ideas

 

106. Tartan

Use tartan for accessories or suits for a warm and cosy look.

Photo: Dhw Photography via Rustic Christmas Wedding Ideas Moon Gate

 

107. Lace

Classic lace dresses with long sleeves are a timeless dress choice for brides.

Photo: Winnington & Coe via Gloucestershire Barn Wedding

 

108. Boots

Swap wedding shoes for long boots, ideal for cold weather!

Photo: Pierra G Photography via France Elopement Ideas

 

109. Faux Fur

Faux fur accessories are not only going to keep you warm but will look so elegant.

Photo: The Gibsons via Magical Snowy Wedding

 

110. Tights

Keep warm and make a statement with beautiful tights.

Photo: Jacqui McSweeny Photography via The Royal Pavillion Wedding

 

 

111. Socks

Cosy coordinating socks make for a perfect gift to keep feet warm.

Photo: Albatross and Mariner via Stylish Festival Rainy Wedding

 

And so there we have it! You now have all the ideas you’ll ever need for your dream Christmas wedding. From food and drink to decor, favours, attire, cakes and games I have you covered!

Now its time to make note of your favourite ideas to incorporate into your theme! Hooray.

 

Photo: Lola Rose Photography via Traditional Christmas Wedding

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