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Christmas Wedding Ideas that are Full of Festive Cheer

It’s the most wonderful time to get married! If you are considering having a Christmas wedding, I’ve got some fabulous ideas for you of ways you can inject a little bit of festive cheer.

Hello, my name is Kelly and I’m a little too into Christmas. I feel like I’m the most qualified person to write this because I’ve been listening to Christmas music for longer than I’d care to admit and I have a festive candle burning on my desk. I’m well into the Christmas spirit and I hope these festive Christmas wedding ideas get you into the spirit too!


Christmas Trees

Sure, this may be one of the most obvious ways of adding a little Christmas cheer, but I just love Christmas trees. They make a wonderful focal point in your venue, a spot to gather your wedding gifts or even a photobooth backdrop!

Darren Byrne Photography | Dunboyne Castle | See Real Wedding Here


Sparkly lights

There is something incredibly romantic and festive about Christmas lights. If like me, you have had Christmas decorations up since October, you get it.

Renata Dapsyte Photography | Station House Hotel | See Real Wedding Here


Festive Christmas Boutonnieres

Get the boys into the Christmas spirit with their boutonnieres. I love greenery, berries, pinecones and sprinkles of gold!

Peter Bell Photography | Slieve Russell Hotel | See Real Wedding Here


Floral Hoops

Ok seriously, is there anything prettier than a festive floral hoop? These are absolutely gorgeous!

Orla’s Oasis | Sean Sharpe Photography | Springfort Hall and Country House | See Real Wedding Here


Green Bridesmaids Dresses

Ok, I will admit, green doesn’t always equal festive, but in this case, I’m obsessed. Paired with the seasonal bouquets, we’ve got a winner!

Bokeh Photography and Film | Cabra Castle Hotel | See Real Wedding Here


Or How About Red?

These red velvet beauties just scream ‘festive’ and they make me so happy.

Folkster | ArtZ Photography | Lyrath Estate Hotel | See Real Wedding Here


Red Lipstick

Speaking of red… a lick of red lipstick is a sweet and simple touch.

Steve Rogers Photography | Mount Falcon Estate | See Real Wedding Here


Cheerful Cake Decor

Isn’t this the sweetest Christmas cake decor? Think berries, pinecones, greenery and sprinkles of gold.

Joanne Sweeney | ArtZ Photography | Lyrath Estate Hotel | See Real Wedding Here


Christmas Garland

Like the Christmas tree, a garland is a fabulous way of decorating your venue and creating a cheerful photo backdrop.

Syona Photography | Ballyseede Castle | See Real Wedding Here


Sweet Outdoor Photo Opportunities

The photos don’t all have to be taken indoors. If it’s snowy, rainy or just plain gloomy, embrace it! These are the things that Christmas weddings are made of.

Stargaze Photography | Kilkenny River Court Hotel | See Real Wedding Here



I love a seasonal bouquet and it doesn’t get more Christmassy than pinecones and greenery!

Meltem Salb via Pinterest


Snowy Mason Jars

DIY couples, this is for you! A snowy mason jar is a cute festive touch.

A Pumpkin and a Princess | DIY Tutorial Here


DIY Hot Chocolate Bar

Do I drink hot chocolate daily in winter? Yes. Am I obsessed with food and drink bars at weddings? Also yes.

Little Spice Jar | DIY Tutorial Here


Cheerful Signs

Nothing is more cheerful than a punny or familiar saying displayed at a wedding.

Michael Kaal Photography


Cosy Blankets

To have and to hold, in case you get cold. Cosy blankets add to the look and feel of the wedding, but they are also practical and your guests will thank you!

Alicia King Photography | Ruffled Blog


Christmas Bauble Favours

Wedding favours that double as practical items that guests can use = a huge win!

Caroline Frost Photography | Bridal Musings



I think all weddings should have candles, but particularly Christmas weddings. Even better if these are scented candles and the whole room smells like a Christmas wonderland.

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Kelly Jane Hartmann

Kelly is a former wedding planner and a lover of anything pink. She believes that any bride can plan her own wedding, with a few tips and helpful tools.

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