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12 Holiday Ideas for Your Festive Winter Wedding

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Now that the holiday season is finally wrapped up, you may be inspired to start planning your holiday-inspired wedding day. This time of year is a beautiful and romantic season to say “I do!” BVTLive has some great options for your winter wedding day!

12 Festive Holiday Wedding Ideas

Santa dancing at wedding

When it comes to planning a holiday themed wedding, the ideas are endless. From gorgeous fir tree branch accents, to snowy mountain-inspired tablescapes, your holiday wedding décor is sure to put your wedding guests in a festive mood.

Here are some of our favorite holiday-inspired décor ideas for your fabulous and festive winter wedding!

1.      Create Holiday Themed Cocktails

Holiday drink menu for wedding

Eat, drink, and be merry! Create a custom themed cocktail to serve to your guests at your wedding. Some great holiday-inspired cocktail ideas include “White Christmas Margaritas,” “Tiramisu White Russians,” “Peppermintinis,” “Cranberry Mimosas,” and many more festive drinks! You can find more inspiration for your custom drinks for the holiday season on Delish.

2.      Serve Sugar and Gingerbread Cookies

Christmas cookies at wedding

It’s not the holiday season without some delicious sugar and gingerbread cookies. Serve warm festive themed cookies for a fantastic dessert display. You can serve some delicious cookies in lieu of, or in addition to, a wedding cake at your winter themed nuptials.

3.      Invite Santa!

Santa at your wedding- Tami and Ryan Photography

Oh what fun! Invite Santa to your holiday-themed wedding day to make sure your guests leave with a little Christmas magic in their hearts! If you happen to celebrate Christmas, this is a great idea!

4.      Dance under Twinkle Lights

Garland and lights above dancefloor

What better way to celebrate this merry season than to dance under festive holiday lights. Decorate your dance floor with lots of twinkle lights to create a magical reception space for your guests to enjoy. The joyful vibes from the lights are sure to put everyone in the holiday spirit and encourage them to dance the night away!

5.      Have an Eggnog or Hot Chocolate Bar

Hot cocoa bar at wedding

A great idea for a unique holiday wedding idea is to serve eggnog or hot chocolate at a custom bar. This is a great idea if your wedding will have a lot of children, because nothing gets kids more excited than hot cocoa and gifts from Santa during the holiday season!

6.      Wear Sparkly Accessories

Guests at a holiday party or wedding

Add some holiday magic to your wedding day by wearing sparkly accessories. A great idea is to hide some festive shoes under your white wedding gown as the perfect holiday touch.

7.      Make Custom Holiday Inspired Place Cards

Holiday inspired placecards

Let your guests embrace the holiday wedding theme by creating custom place cards. Place cards are an extremely helpful tool which guide your guests to find their seats at your reception. There are boundless ideas on what décor you can incorporate, from pine sprigs to tree ornaments.

8.      Add Holiday Accents to your Wedding Cake

Holiday wedding cake

Part of what makes the holiday season so great is all of the fabulous colors and decorations! Spruce up the basic white wedding cake with some holiday accents such as red ribbon, pine branches, or even jingle bells!

9.      Getaway in Festive Style

Horse drawn sleigh for wedding getaway

What better way to get in the holiday spirit than to take a sleigh ride? Bundle up and ride away from your magical winter wedding in style with a horse drawn carriage. This is a getaway ride that will be unforgettable.

10. Create a Festive Invitation Suite

Holiday wedding invitation suite

The best way to express your holiday wedding theme is through the invitation suite. Creating holiday wedding cards that are customized for your special day is a perfect idea. Adorn your invitation suite with holiday colors and shimmery details!

11.  Adorn your Venue with Holiday Wreaths & Garland

Christmas tree at your wedding

Decorate your wedding venue with traditional holiday décor such as wreaths and garland. If your venue is not already outfitted for the holiday season, bring your own woodsy decorations and make it fit your theme!

12.  Have your Wedding Band Play Holiday Music

Holiday party music

BVTLive has the best bands for your holiday wedding or party. If you are looking to find a wedding band who will sing all your favorite Christmas carols or traditional Hanukkah songs, contact us today. Each one of our wedding bands can tailor their playlist towards your specific “must-play” list!

Final Thoughts

Overall, we are inspired to celebrate this special time of year and excited to be a part of peak wedding season! If you are interested in booking one of our fabulous Philadelphia live bandsDJs, or specialty acts make sure you contact us today.

Caroline Kinsley is a recent graduate from the University of Delaware. With a degree in media communications, Caroline’s passions are marketing and journalism. Before joining the BVTLive team, Caroline interned at Delaware Today Magazine. Caroline also writes for a Philadelphia based wedding blog, Yeah Weddings. Caroline joins our BVTLive team as the marketing specialist and helps with writing blog content, updating social media profiles, editing video footage, and assisting the marketing director. Caroline has always had a passion for the wedding planning process, being the daughter of an event planning executive.