Whilst summer is always a popular choice for weddings, a Christmas wedding an also be amazing with all of the festivities and tradition that surrounds it. Christmas might seem like a long way away, but if you are planning a wedding, you will probably already be thinking about your dress. Your dream of a Christmas wedding might including falling snow, a cosy log fire, Christmas music, decorations and food and a festive theme for your wedding dress, the perfect white wedding combined with a white Christmas. Whilst you can’t guarantee snow at your wedding or at Christmas, there are plenty of ways you can guarantee a festive wedding.
Of course the obvious choice of wedding dress for a Christmas wedding would be red but there are plenty of other options including the traditional white wedding dress accessorised with a touch of red or green or with a festive bouquet.
One of the key considerations when choosing a dress for a Christmas wedding or any winter wedding is the weather. For travelling to and from the ceremony and reception, a wedding dress and the bridesmaids dresses can complimented with a bolero, shrug or wrap. A long sleeved wedding dress is also a good option. If you are getting married in a church or travelling in a vintage car or by horse and cart, think carefully about how you will keep warm, it could be a really cold day and the last thing you want on your wedding day is a shivering bride or a blue tinge in your wedding photographs. A long cloak would also make a great cover up for a Christmas wedding. If wearing a cloak with a hood, consider how this will work with your chosen hairstyle. Gloves can also be a great addition to a wedding dress that add some much needed warmth. With a sleeveless dress, a pair of long gloves can add a bit of old world Hollywood glamour.
Apart from a traditional white wedding dress, choices for a Christmas wedding could include red, burgundy, wine, green or gold. A coloured sash is also a great way to add a little festive colour to a white or cream wedding dress. Tartan and other patterns and prints that make use of rich and warm looking colours are also a great option as are luxurious fabrics like velvet and organza. You could also choose traditional white for your dress but choose brides maid dresses in festive colours. Ball dresses in rich colours make a great festive alternative to traditional wedding dresses.
Other great ideas for adding a little Christmas cheer to your wedding day and wedding outfit are fur or feather trims on your dress or accessories, crystal or pearl embellishment for that ice queen look or embroidery with gold thread. You could add a sparkly tiara with either red or diamond coloured jewels or a headdress made from ivy and holly berries.
Your wedding party can also join in with the Christmas theme by the men wearing waistcoats, ties or cummerbands in festive colours with button holes made from holly or ivy.
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