From a snowy winter location to mistletoe and candy canes, a Christmas wedding seems magical. It can be the perfect time to bring your family together while enjoying the season and Christmas decor. While a holiday wedding can be dreamy, there are also some slight downfalls to consider before sending out your save the dates. Here are some things to keep in mind when deciding if a Christmas wedding is right for you.
Christmas is quite possibly the largest holiday of the year, which comes with endless decoration and decor possibilities. You can choose a warm, fireside wedding complete with cinnamon candles and gold trim. Or opt for a more snowy theme with mistletoe and snowmen. The variety of decorations really allows you to make the day your own. Depending how far in advance your wedding date is set, you may even be able to find several Christmas decorations on the sale from the previous season as well.
Get The Family Together
The holidays are a time for a family to come together, and what better way to do that than with a Christmas wedding? It’s the perfect way to bring everyone together to celebrate and have some fun. However, one downfall of a Christmas wedding may be weather conditions that prevent some guests from making it to your destination. If your family is on the larger side, you may also lose some guests who wish to stay behind and have the holidays with their family at home. Don’t be afraid to ask around before setting your date if you’re still unsure.
Let It Snow
Depending on where you’re hosting your Christmas wedding, there is a large chance you may even see some snow. This winter wonderland can make for some amazing wedding photos on your big day and even better memories. From standing out in the snow in your wedding dress or even an indoor photo with snow falling in the background, you’ll have moments to cherish forever. While a small dusting can be magical, always be sure to keep an eye on the weather to avoid any potential snowstorms or blizzards and plan ahead.
Since many tropical destinations such as the Bahamas and the Maldives experience hurricane season during the summer months, it may not be the ideal time to honeymoon if you’re hosting a summer wedding. You’ll also be dealing with massive crowds and possibly higher rates during their ‘busy season’. A Christmas wedding allows you to have a much more relaxing honeymoon with fewer people and possibly even better availability for a tropical destination of your choosing. Want help picking a destination? Try our list of all-inclusive resorts in Mexico that are perfect for your honeymoon.
Manage Your Finances
The holidays can be an expensive time for a lot of people, between gifts and other holiday events. Not only can this put an extra strain on the bride and groom, but also on your guests. If you’re hosting a destination wedding, they may also be spending even more on travel expenses. Looking for a way to take some financial pressure off your guests? Try setting a gift limit or even asking them to donate to your favorite charity instead to spread some holiday cheer.
While there are many things to consider when planning a Christmas wedding, it’s still one of the most magical times of the year. Bringing your family together for a holiday wedding may take a little extra planning, but it is sure to pay off in the end! Are you ready to plan the wedding of your dreams? Let us help you pick the perfect wedding dress! Click here to book an appointment today.