“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” And so it should be if you’ll be tying the knot at a Christmas time wedding brimming with the most beloved holiday traditions and symbols of the season! We got pretty sentimental ourselves. Imagine gathering the most delightful DIY wedding inspiration using holly, candy canes, gingerbread, mistletoe, Christmas ornaments, wreaths, candles, sleigh bells, carols, peppermint, and more. Get ready to be enchanted by the magic of a traditional Christmas-themed wedding!
Handcrafted Holiday Elements for a Holiday Wedding
These ideas we’re sharing from real weddings, crafting blogs, and a recipe site are all readily doable. Just draw from your fondest holiday memories. Add some DIY creativity sparked by our finds featured below. And your dream Christmas nuptials will come to life!
You can’t get more traditional than a palette of red and green for your wedding. Set these 2 yuletide colors amidst rustic woodsy elements combined with classic Christmas touches.
Let your bridal party start off the holiday theme, with accessories as simple as oversized red bows on the flower girls’ dresses (1) and floral crowns resembling wreaths. Then, greet guests at the reception with a charming rustic-style wedding cake (2) garnished with red roses, evergreens, and pine cones and topped with a pair of woodland love birds.
Adorn the doors and walls with DIY mistletoe wreaths (3), and the guest book table with a vignette of Christmas berries in a birch bark vase (4), surrounded by more pine cones, greenery, and candles. For holiday magic on the guest tables, echo the same woodland look with centerpieces of roses and berries in birch bark vases set on burlap table runners. Add touches of whimsy with Nutcracker place card holders (5) and handmade jingle bell napkin rings (6).
Use groupings of music sheet Christmas trees (8) as table number holders or position them as accents for the cake or favor display table. Then, provide the must-have sparkle on any holiday tablescape with floating candles in holly-filled mason jars (7), and decorate the chairs with bunches of evergreens (9) tied on with cheery red-checkered ribbons.
Christmas Favor Ideas from Edible to Audible
For the favors, drinks, or desserts table, repurpose metal trays into quaint chalkboard-style signs (10) trimmed with sprigs of berries. Then, the wedding favors, too, should be just as filled with Christmas cheer! Consider giving old-fashioned sleigh bells with printable favor tags (11), chocolate-dipped Christmas Oreos in candy-striped boxes (12), or “tree in a tin” favors of tree saplings in recycled tin cans (13). To present any choice of favors in holiday style, see how adorable these hand-decorated “gingerbread house” paper bags (14) would be! Finally, a CD compilation (15) of your fave holiday tunes would make a lovely Christmas favor to enjoy all season long. Wrap them in pretty red and green!
Credits: 1 – Southern Weddings / 2 – Alyssa Jul Photography, via Green Villa Barn / 3 – Live Like You Are Rich / 4 – Eat Dessert First / 5 – Mr. and Mrs. Jones / 6 – Boxwood Avenue / 7 A Pretty Life in the Suburbs / 8 – Lykoslanten / 9 – Landon Jacob Photography, via Grey Likes Weddings / 10 – Country Woman Magazine, via Pinterest; 11 – The Crafted Sparrow / 12 – Tablespoon / 13 – Paige Williams Photography, via Wedding Chicks / 14 – Craftberry Bush / 15 – Bellenza