By Contributing Author
A winter wedding deserves a Christmas themed day. If you have such big ideas in mind, but have a tight wallet, then allow us provide you with sufficient Christmas wedding ideas on a budget. Turn your winter wedding into the day of your dreams. It doesn’t matter if you are on a budget or not.
With these Christmas wedding decorations ideas and more, you can have your winter wonderland while staying on top of your spending. Christmas weddings on a budget do not have to look cheap. With these fun and affordable ideas, you will have Christmas oozing from your party favors, to your drinks, food, and yuletide bouquets.
One of the most important items on your list for a winter wedding or any other wedding for that matter would be the venue. Finding Christmas wedding venues might be a bit difficult, depending on your location. Also, because you would need to find one that fits your capacity and budget. However, you’d be surprised how many locations would fit the bill. Any gorgeous location with a cost atmosphere and perhaps open fires would be perfect.
Your wedding invitation and other stationery will set the theme for your wedding. So, if a Christmas wedding theme is what you have in mind, ensure that you get your festive or icy design down pat. You can also add features like Holly, mistletoe or red and green ribbon to your escort cards, save the dates, programs, and menus. Infuse the Christmas spirit in your invites for a start, and continue from there.
The color palette you choose also tells your guests what to expect. Cheap Christmas wedding ideas put no limit on the types of colors you can use. From winter colors such as silver and sage, Burgundy, cream and icy blue, navy and gold, and more, you can create your winter wedding dreamland.
It’s also a brilliant idea to complement with metallic elements like gold and silver, infused in your décor and perhaps even your tableware.
When thinking of décor, there are numerous wedding ideas for winter on a budget. You can use wreaths; either a large one hanging on the door, or several medium-sized ones in different parts of your venue alongside mistletoe.
Festive scented candles of pine, hot toddy, cinnamon, cherry, and clove, are also a great way of promoting the Christmas spirit if added to every table. Consider keeping your guests warm by adding snugly throws in your theme colors, to each table as well.
Don’t forget twinkling fairy lights and sparklers. If you’re having an evening or nighttime reception, this will give you the magical look that will transport your guests to your winter wonderland.
Cozy Christmas carols, playing sweetly in the background is another subtle way of creating the Christmas atmosphere. One of your guests might not immediately notice, but will definitely feel. A winter wedding idea on a budget that is sure to create the Christmas magic and give you a most memorable Christmas wedding reception.
Customize your wedding bouquet and décor with seasonal flowers and foliage. From branches of fir, to Holly, pine cones, hypericum berries, Carnations, anemone, jasmine, orchids, tulips, roses, Casablanca lilies, and more. Add the simple elegance to your day with beautiful calla lilies, forget-me-nots, amaryllis and gardenias, and watch your venue transform.
Entertaining your guests also falls within our list of Christmas wedding ideas on a budget. From magicians, to photo booths and giant Jenna, all can be given a Christmas twist. A surprise Santa to pass around your party favors wrapped as gifts is also an awesome idea. It can also be introduced as a game of secret Santa.
The drinks should not be left out of your Christmas reception ideas. Glasses of cider and mulled wine can be served alongside gingerbread and mini mince pies. If you would prefer shots or bottles of liquor for added fun, consider seasonal favorites like Eggnog, Spiced rum, Bailey’s, Amaretto or Winter Pimm’s. The little ones can be served hot chocolate for some sweet warmth.
End your day in the Christmas spirit with a fireworks display. All of the fun and celebration during the Christmas season deserves to end with a bang. A most beautiful and memorable way to end your day and begin your lifelong journey as a couple in love.
You might think you need to spend a fortune to get your dream winter or Christmas wedding. However, with Christmas wedding ideas on a budget, it is easy to see that even with limited funds, you can still get the day of your dreams. Whatever your budget, we have put together a lovely list of suggestions to inspire you to create your magical winter wonderland.
About the author:
Valeriya Istomina is a wedding expert. Her other passions are yoga, photography, and reading.