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Thinking about having your wedding during the holidays? Check out these Christmas wedding ideas for plenty of winter wedding inspiration.


There is a special magic surrounding winter weddings and weddings that coincide with the holidays. The decorations, along with the excitement of the season, make it truly the most wonderful time of year. We’ve gathered some of our favorite Christmas wedding ideas to help you create your dream Christmas wedding on a budget during this festive season.  You can also grab inspiration from some of our B$B Real Weddings here and here

December Wedding Ideas and Christmas Weddings

December weddings or a Christmas-themed wedding have a certain magical atmosphere about them.   If you find yourself in the position of a bride planning a Christmas wedding, then consider some of these general ideas for Christmas wedding themes. Being a Christmas wedding planner is a lot easier than you think. The internet is swirling with December wedding themes and Christmas weddings that are easy and affordable to pull off. You can lean heavily into all things Santa, candy canes, and reindeer, or you can go with a more Rustic Christmas wedding vibe full of boughs of holly, mistletoe, and snow-flocked evergreens.  Whatever your holiday or Christmas traditions are, just make sure you stay true to your main goals for your wedding day, and don’t go overboard into the consumerism and commercialism of Christmas! This is about you and your partners’ love for each other and the magic of the season all in one day!

 Dresses for Christmas Wedding and Christmas Wedding Suits
You can really have fun when it comes to attire for a Christmas wedding.  There are so many beautiful Christmas wedding dresses, including red options. With an array of fabrics and textures, you will find bridesmaid dresses suitable for a winter wonderland wedding. If you’re trying to decide what the groom or groomsmen should wear, then looking for Christmas wedding suits that give a nod to traditional red and green color combinations are an easy way to incorporate the holiday into your wedding day.  And what about Christmas wedding guest dress options? You can’t go wrong with crimson, tartan plaid, emerald green, ivy, or red Christmas wedding dress shades. Check out some of our favorite dresses for Christmas weddings for brides, bridesmaids, and guests and Christmas wedding suits below.

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Red Christmas Wedding Dress

Etsy • $219

Feel extra special and, at the same time, comfortable in this dress made of soft, breathable, light tulle glittering fabric. This dress is the perfect red Christmas dress and an option for Christmas Wedding dresses in plus size all the way up to 24.

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Long Sleeve Christmas Wedding Dress

Lulus • $125

What’s a December wedding without a long-sleeved wedding dress? We love this mermaid silhouette with faux button accents and a flattering flaring maxi hem. Pair with fur accents or red flowers and it’s instantly giving off major holiday vibes.

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Green Plaid Christmas Dinner Jacket

Jos. A. Bank • $199

What is a Christmas wedding suit without a little plaid dinner jacket? We love this slim-fit plaid dinner jacket with black satin lapels. Perfect for the groom or groomsmen.

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Men’s Christmas Suit Red Vest and Tie Set


Add a pop of holiday cheer with this paisley red vest and tie it to any suit or tuxedo. Your groom or groomsmen will be holiday-ready with this Christmas red.

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Holiday Green Jumpsuit

AW Bridal • $99.99

This linen pleated, floor-length jumpsuit passionately presents you as an impeccable holiday muse and bridesmaid for your girlie. Its surplice V-neckline bodice and short sleeves begin with a graceful aesthetic. Your outlook is summed up by the wide waistband that carefully and firmly flatters your figure.

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Velvet Christmas Wedding Bridesmaid Dresses

Birdy Grey • $99

This velvet one-shoulder number is a regal holiday Christmas wedding bridesmaid dress. The fabric is warm and cozy, and the cut is flattering for any body shape. It would also make for great Christmas wedding guest dresses.

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Plaid Christmas Wedding Guest Dress


We love Christmas wedding guest dresses that also could double as a wrapped present! This long satin plaid dress with pockets is the perfect holiday gown to wear to any Christmas-themed wedding.

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Christmas Wedding Shoes


Whether you are the bride or guest, these peep-toe red rhinestone-adorned heels are the way to go for a holiday wedding!

Christmas Wedding Decorations

Christmas wedding decor ideas are often much easier than traditional wedding decorations. This is often due to the venue already being decorated for Christmas. Some churches and large spaces decorate their sanctuary, front doors, outside area, or event spaces with garlands, Christmas trees, wreaths, or candles, and you have the lucky ability to use their decorations free of charge as your Christmas wedding backdrop.  However, if that is not the case, then we have some ideas below for DIY Christmas wedding centerpieces, unique Christmas wedding arches, Christmas wedding table decorations, and other December wedding decor.

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Pre-Lit Liberty Cashmere Artificial Christmas Garland

Walmart • $14.88

Use this pre-lit garland for Christmas wedding table decorations around the chapel or reception area for the perfect amount of glow to your festive wedding.

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Mini Red Berry Christmas Wreath – Threshold™

Target • $10

These cranberry wreaths are the perfect December wedding centerpieces, or hang them on the doors to your venue. This mini circular wreath is decorated with shiny red faux berries for a bright and festive look.

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Non-Lit Basic Christmas Wreath

Walmart • $3.48

The perfect greenery for any Christmas wedding decor.  It’s affordable and festive and adds a touch of Christmas to any wedding.

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24 Packs Flameless Taper Candles Battery Operated


Place these around the room for a romantic and holiday ambiance. Because these are battery-operated, you won’t have to worry about any venue restrictions.

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Hunter Emerald Green Shimmer Tinsel Spandex Wedding Arch Cover


Looking to add some holiday pizzazz to your wedding? This Metallic Glitter Arch Backdrop Cover is perfect for creating an eye-catching display. This pullover-style backdrop cover is made from shiny metallic spandex fabric on both sides, providing a lustrous look that will reflect light and attract attention from every angle.

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45 Pieces Glitter Christmas Poinsettia Decorations


Decorate anything with these poinsettia decorations. You can use them for the flower girl to toss on the aisle, place them around the guest book, dessert or gift tables, or even decorate wreaths with these.

Christmas Wedding Bouquets and Flowers

There are so many options for Christmas wedding bouquet ideas and Christmas wedding boutonnieres with festive touches.  You can really utilize the greenery of the season and ask your florist or DIY your Christmas wedding flowers with holly, Christmas trees, pine cones, mistletoes, and more!

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All Natural Bridal Bouquet

Etsy • $17.00+

This DIY kit is perfect for a rustic Christmas wedding. This gorgeous bouquet contains a stunning assortment of the most popular flowers and filler.

The Kimpton Collection-christmas wedding bouquets

The Kimpton Collection

Something Borrowed Blooms

If you are having a Christmas wedding theme or a Christmas Eve wedding, the Kimpton Collection is perfect. The Kimpton Collection features a romantic red and pink color palette, perfect for winter months. This floral collection is made of lush burgundy hydrangea, red, pink, and two-toned spray roses.

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Artificial Pinecone & Holly Red Berry Sprays Picks


The flocked red berries fruits are made of premium foam material, with natural pine cones and plastic pine needles, durable and lightweight, not fading, and not easy to break to use for so many Christmas-themed wedding ideas.

christmas wedding bouquet ideas

Evergreens Burgundy Silver & White Bouquet

Etsy  • $15.00+

For your winter wedding, this elegant bouquet of white and burgundy Real Touch roses, pine, juniper, silver eucalyptus, silver berries, and silver pine cones can be yours to have and to hold on your day in the spotlight.

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Christmas Wedding Bouquet

Etsy • $68.68 +

This winter snow-covered wedding bouquet is put together with high-quality red and white silk flowers, red berries, baby breath, pinecones eucalyptus, and all sorts of different evergreen greenery.

Christmas Wedding Cakes & Sweets

Everyone looks forward to holiday sweets like Christmas cookies, candy canes, gingerbread houses, and even hot chocolate. Why not make those desserts also part of your wedding day? Embrace all the Christmas wedding cookies and amazing Christmas wedding cakes.  Here are a few of our favorite holiday sweets and Christmas wedding cake ideas.

christmas wedding cake ideas

White Holiday Tree Four-Layer Cake

Williams Sonoma • $79.95

Decked out in gold stars and white buttercream trees, this dreamy dessert glistens like a snow-covered winter forest. The golden butter cake stands four layers high with smooth vanilla buttercream frosting inside and out. It would be a great cake topper or groom’s cake.

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Custom Christmas Cookie Stamp

Etsy • $26.00

Great for the DIY bride and groom. This custom Christmas Cookie Stamp takes your wedding cookies up a notch. It would also make great favors.

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Hot Chocolate Jars 

Etsy • $42.54+

We love hot chocolate as one of your wedding themes for December. These sweet cocoa jars with lids and custom labels will allow your guests to enjoy a hot drink to remember your day by.

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Bulk Tootsie Roll® Gingerbread House Kits

Oriental Trading • $134.98

These gingerbread house kits would be adorable to place around the reception or dessert table. Or even better, put them at the tables and have your guests compete in a competition.

Christmas Wedding Invitations and Christmas Wedding Colors

Obviously, picking your Christmas wedding colors lend itself to traditional Christmas wedding color schemes of red and green but you can always play with the shade and hue of those two colors. If you are going with a red Christmas wedding color palette think about tying in pinks and burgundies with green accents. You could also play up using metallics as a neutral with lots of shimmery silvers and golds.  No matter what colors you decide on, let them be reflected in your Christmas wedding save the date when you let your guests know. Pro tip: If you are planning a wedding over the holidays it is a good idea to send your Christmas wedding invitation or save the dates a little earlier. This way your friends and family can adjust their travel holiday plans as needed.

Check out some of our favorite Christmas wedding cards, stationery, and invites!

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Christmas Wedding Save the Date

Zazzle • $2.86 each

These gorgeous holiday wedding save-the-date cards feature a faux gold geometric frame with matching gold leaves, elegant Christmas greenery, and red holly berries on a dark, black background with your favorite personal photo.

christmas theme wedding invitations

Holiday Targan Christmas Theme Wedding Invitations

Minted • $3.50+ each

This holiday targan wedding invitation suite is the perfect nod to vintage and classy Christmas. The red, green, and yellow plaid evokes the nostalgia and romance your guests will yearn for and want to celebrate with you during the holidays.

christmas wedding invitation

Tis the Season Printable Wedding Invitations

Etsy • $16.00

This digital download is fully customizable from your web browser. All you need to do is purchase, personalize, and print these gorgeous Christmas Wedding Invitations.

christmas theme wedding invitations

Christmas Wedding Cards

Zazzle • $2.10 each

Send these adorable postcards with your Christmas wedding pictures to friends and family to let them know you are thinking of them this Christmas, and you could also use them as your combined Christmas wedding thank you cards.

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Holiday Red A7 Envelopes


Don’t forget the envelopes! If you are DIY your invitations, then make sure you add a little extra touch with red or green holiday envelopes.

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Set of 25 Christmas Envelope Liners 

Minted • $40

And if you want to splurge, another Christmas Wedding Idea would be to include a Christmas-themed envelope liner with your invitations.

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Pack of 20 Snow Globe Forever Stamps 

Etsy • $4.49

Mailing out a Christmas Wedding Invitation or even sending your Christmas Wedding Save the Date several months early? Don’t forget to adorn the envelope with a holiday forever stamp to get everyone in the spirit.

Christmas Wedding Favors and Reception Ideas

As we mentioned earlier, many regular wedding venues turn into the perfect Christmas wedding venue because they are already decorated for the holidays. Think about churches, places of worship, hotels, event centers, resorts, and even a few outdoor options. The beauty of these venues is that they usually have some holiday decor already there for you to utilize for your ceremony or reception. The only thing you’ll need to add on your wedding day is the people, food, merriment, and don’t forget the Christmas wedding favors.  Check out some of these Christmas wedding reception ideas and favors.

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Jingle Bell Christmas Ornament Wedding Favors 

Oriental Trading • $104.99

Perfect for your grand exit and Christmas wedding favors, this Legend of the Jingle Bell Christmas Ornaments comes with a card that explains the legend of the jingle bell. (4 dozen per unit).

christmas ornament wedding favors

Bulk Plexiglass Wedding Ornaments

Etsy • $56.33+

These plexiglass ornaments are the perfect wedding favors and gifts for your friends and family. They can remember your special day every year.

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Mini Snowflake Soaps

Etsy • $34+

Gift your guests with these mini snowflake soaps and let them know “Thanks Snow Much” for coming to your December wedding.

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Faux Snow Wedding Confetti 

Etsy • $3+

This Eco-Friendly Wedding Confetti is the perfect way to send off the bride and groom and leave the environment unharmed. This confetti is completely biodegradable and water-soluble, and it does not pose harm to birds or animals. 

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24 Pack of Wholesale Fleece Blankets


Guests, your wedding party & family will love the warmth & softness, especially for chilly/breezy Christmas weddings. Easily personalized, add your special details to them & give as a gift everyone will always cherish!

Other Christmas Wedding Elements

There are so many ways you can incorporate Christmas elements into your  ceremony and reception like choosing Christmas wedding songs, special Christmas wedding nails, using Christmas wedding hashtags,  and photo ideas and so much more.

christmas wedding nails

Santa Baby Set Christmas Wedding Nails

Olive & June • $45

Slip an ombré under the tree for me. This Santa Baby Set includes four shades of our long-lasting, 7-free polish and Super Glossy Top Coat for the most festive wedding mani of the season.

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Christmas Wedding Ring

JCPenney • $374.98

This genuine red garnet 10K white gold halo cocktail ring can be the perfect holiday right-hand ring on your wedding day or even an engagement ring!

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Set of 50 Christmas Wedding Cocktail Napkins

Zazzle • $45.90+

Wedding bells are ringing this Christmas! The gift of attention to detail at cocktail hour and your reception will have guests charmed.

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Bliss Collections Greenery Holiday Escort Cards


These delicate watercolor escort and place cards are the perfect addition to your Christmas wedding table decorations.

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Christmas Ribbon Wedding Wands

Etsy • $55+

These wands are not only gorgeous but resilient and able to withstand even the most enthusiastic guest on your list! They aren’t just for the ceremony. Use them to announce your entrance at the reception, or have your guests bring them onto the dance floor for a night full of fun.

How do you plan a Christmas Wedding?

Christmas weddings are such a great way to celebrate the season and your love together. What better time of year to exchange vows with your life partner than the time when love is all around us? If you are thinking of planning a Christmas wedding make sure you pad your timeline just a little bit more than the traditional wedding timeline.  Because of the holidays, you want to make sure your guests have enough advance notice. You’ll want to book your photographer, venue, caterer, and other vendors early enough so they aren’t booked with other holiday events. 

If you’re asking, “Is it a good idea to have a Christmas wedding?” after having to plan so far in advance, then our answer is still yes! We think it is because Christmas weddings can be a little cheaper because you may not even need to decorate. Venues, especially places of worship and larger facilities, are already decorated! Check with your venue ahead of time what color palette they usually use for their Christmas decorations. Make sure you see it in person prior to your wedding day and then plan accordingly around that!  You’ll have such a day to remember, and every Christmas will be a special anniversary celebration for the both of you!

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Emily Perry is a freelance blogger, content manager, designer, and virtual assistant. Although her own wedding was over 10 years she loves talking about all things wedding especially when it comes to saving money and DIY!