Are you going to be a holiday bride or helping someone plan their holiday wedding? Then we want to share some inspiration with you!
The holidays are great time to plan a wedding because decorations and ideas are abundant – and so is everyone’s holiday cheer. With a few simple touches, you can easily pull in elements of the festive season while still keeping your wedding classy, elegant and timeless. Just take a look at our five favorite decoration ideas for 2015…
Live greens from pine trees and holly bushes make the perfect decorations to scatter throughout your reception. We love the idea of using these clippings to “liven up” your escort cards or as part of your centerpieces. Consider also using some live greens in your floral arrangements as a seasonal and cost-effective option. As an added bonus, the fresh scent with all a whole other element to your holiday wedding theme.
Cranberries can be used for so much more than just your wedding menu! Make these bright and vibrant berries part of your signature cocktail. Or decorate with them by placing a handful in vases filled with water with floating candles on top. Finally, you might consider using fresh cranberries to add a fun and unexpected decorative element to each place setting by scattering some on the tables. Especially when combined with live greens, cranberries are the perfect pop of red to make any holiday wedding stand out.
Flannel is warm, soft and cozy – it is also cheap and easy to come by in the winter months! Use this to your advantage when decorating your holiday wedding. Try using traditional flannel fabric as an overlay on your tables. Or cut long strands of flannel and wrap them around the back of your chiavari chairs. Finally, cut some flannel fabric into squares and use either as napkins or place underneath your dinner plates. Just a hint of plaid and flannel is all you need to warm up your holiday wedding!
The scent of cinnamon is one of the most wonderfully delicious scents of the holidays. It will remind your guests of spiced cider, fresh baked cookies and family dinners. Decorate your holiday wedding with elements of cinnamon to make your venue smell warm and inviting. One great idea is to wrap candles with fresh sticks of cinnamon. As the candle warms, the cinnamon will give off its signature scent. You can also use cinnamon sticks as coffee stirrers or as a garnish on dessert to carry the theme up until the very end of the night.
Our final favorite holiday wedding décor is some good old fashioned jingle bells! Whether you choose silver or gold, adding some bells as part of your wedding decorations is sure to make your day feel festive. You can give each guest their own bell to ring whenever they want the bride and groom to kiss. Or you can hang bells of different sizes from your centerpieces. Finally, you might consider placing a small bell around the stem of each wine glass so guests carry this soft sound of the holidays with them around all evening. The options are endless!
Are you a holiday bride looking for more wedding planning inspiration? Let us get you started in the right direction! Contact one of our friendly event experts today to get started with a free consultation.