The holiday season is a magical time filled with joy, warmth, and the spirit of togetherness.
What better way to celebrate love and unity than by planning a wedding during this festive period? While it may seem like a daunting task to merge wedding preparations with holiday festivities, it can be a truly enchanting experience. In this guide, we’ll explore some tips and ideas for planning a wedding during the holiday season, ensuring your special day is both memorable and filled with seasonal charm.
1. Embrace the Festive Spirit
One of the perks of having a wedding during the holidays is the built-in festive atmosphere. Embrace the season by incorporating holiday-themed decorations, such as twinkling lights, evergreen foliage, and touches of red and gold. Consider a winter wonderland theme or draw inspiration from classic holiday elements to create a magical ambiance.
2. Choose the Right Venue
Selecting the perfect venue is crucial, and during the holiday season, you have the opportunity to choose from a variety of unique options. Think about historic mansions, cozy cabins, or even a snow-covered garden for a picturesque backdrop. Many venues are beautifully adorned for the holidays, saving you on decoration costs.
3. Invitations with a Dash of Festivity
Set the tone for your holiday wedding with invitations that reflect the festive theme. Consider incorporating holiday motifs, such as snowflakes, mistletoe, or even a touch of glitter. Ensure your guests know they are in for a celebration that combines the magic of the season with the joy of your union.
4. Seasonal Cuisine
Take advantage of the delicious flavors that the holiday season brings. Consider incorporating festive dishes into your wedding menu, such as roasted turkey, seasonal vegetables, and decadent desserts like pumpkin pie or gingerbread cookies. Don’t forget to add a touch of warmth with seasonal drinks like mulled wine or spiced cider.
5. Attire with a Winter Twist
When it comes to attire, consider adding winter elements to your wedding ensemble. Long-sleeved dresses, fur stoles, and velvet accessories can add a touch of elegance and warmth. For the groom and the bridal party, deep, rich colors and winter-inspired accessories can complement the seasonal theme.
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6. Practical Considerations
Keep in mind that the holiday season can be a busy time for many people. Send save-the-date cards well in advance, and be mindful of your guests’ schedules. Additionally, consider the potential for inclement weather and have a backup plan in case of snow or rain.
7. Holiday-Inspired Favors
Send your guests home with a little piece of the holiday magic by providing festive wedding favors. Consider personalized ornaments, holiday-scented candles, or even small packages of hot cocoa mix. These thoughtful touches will remind your guests of the joyful celebration they shared with you.
Planning a wedding during the holiday season offers a unique opportunity to blend the magic of love with the enchantment of the festivities.
From the venue to the decorations, cuisine, and attire, every aspect of your celebration can be infused with the warmth and joy of the season. By embracing the holiday spirit and incorporating thoughtful touches, your wedding is sure to be a magical and unforgettable event for both you and your guests. So, let the jingle bells ring and the love stories unfold—‘tis the season to say ‘I do’!
Still Searching For Your Dream Wedding Venue?
We have to agree that wedding planning is such a fun experience that you’ll never forget! From touring venues to meeting with vendors and everything in-between, we are sure that you’ll have an absolute blast. 7F Lodge & Events is a rustic wedding venue located in College Station, TX. Our little white chapel tucked away in the trees on the outskirts of Aggieland, has been honored to have had the opportunity to host thousands of wedding celebrations over the last 25 years.
Lastly, if you are engaged and still on the hunt for a dream wedding venue, we would absolutely love to show you around 7F Lodge. You will have the opportunity to see the event venue itself, our 8 uniquely themed cabins on property and the getting ready suites! To schedule a time that works best for you, request your tour HERE. If you have any questions about specific wedding packages or general availability/pricing, don’t hesitate to fill out the form linked HERE. Someone from our team will be in touch! We hope you have an amazing and stress free wedding planning experience!