Outdoor Christmas Wedding Ideas
An outdoor winter wedding can be a beautiful and special event, especially if you take the time to bring some of those indoor creature comforts outdoors! Here are several tips and ideas for the bride and bridegroom who want to host an outdoor winter wedding. These will help keep you and your wedding guest warm and comfy!
Tips for outdoor Christmas wedding decorations
Although a Christmas wedding can be an elegant event, its important to consider that the temperatures can be chilly to downright cold. Guard against the cold by using a wrap with gold, silver or red accents or trim on it. Your bridesmaids will also appreciate having a wrap that complements yours to keep them warm. Or you could wear a long dramatic coat, a cape or even a shawl to keep warm during the ceremony. If its really cold, your bridesmaids will appreciate keeping their hands warm in a white faux-fur muff instead of holding typical bouquets. Grooms and groomsmen should wear a boutonniere that complements the color of your wrap.
Christmas tree decoration ideas
Decorate Christmas trees with colors that match your overall wedding color scheme. A great idea is to use strands of miniature white or clear Christmas lights to create a winter wonderland. Incorporate other colors of lights as you decorate the tree such as burgundy red or blue mixed in with the white lights to add a dash of color to the trees. Create a wedding aisle with long pine branches decorated with strands of white lights.
Use flowers associated with Christmas to tie your theme together and to celebrate the holiday. Consider using white or red poinsettias sprinkled with iridescent glitter as a centerpiece. Or set a group of red, green, and white candles or metallic ornaments into a square glass container. Tuck a sprig of holly in between the candles. An inexpensive idea is to paint long twisted twigs with metallic red, silver or blue spray paint. Sprinkle iridescent glitter on the twigs if you desire. Set the twigs into a tall frosted vase for a stunning centerpiece. If you want traditional flowers, go for a floral arrangement of red roses accompanied by holly or evergreen sprigs.