Every year, around this time, wedding planning blogs and magazines will feature a Christmas wedding inspiration board. And we’re no exception! But in addition to sharing a little holiday wedding inspiration, we also want to pose a question. Namely, would you ever consider actually having a Christmas wedding? Possibly in December and Christmas themed or even on December 24th or 25th? It’s certainly not a popular choice for modern weddings for a whole host of reasons, not the least of which is that planning a Christmas wedding can be a bit complicated. But for brides and grooms who love this particular holiday, it can nonetheless be ideal.
So where do you stand? For anyone unsure, we’ve put together a pros and cons list to help those couples thinking about tying the knot around or on Christmas decide whether it’s worth it.
The pros of having a Christmas wedding:
- If your guest list is limited to mostly family, a Christmastime wedding can be the ultimate dual-family holiday get together. No more worries about who gets you on Christmas day!
- Choosing a wedding color scheme is easy. There’s always red, green, and white, but don’t forget mauve and gold or blue and silver.
- Red bridesmaid dresses. Need we say more?
- Winter is an off month in the wedding industry, so you may have access to some amazing deals. That may also mean popular venues have openings!
- And speaking of venues, yours may already be decorated. But if not, check out our holiday wedding decorating ideas!
The cons of having a Christmas wedding:
- There will always be guests who decline because their own celebrations will conflict with your wedding date or they don’t want to deal with the hassles of holiday travel.
- Depending on where you’re saying your vows, the weather may be unpredictable. Your wedding probably won’t be snowed out, but it may keep some guests from attending.
- Some vendors may be unavailable because they want to spend the holidays with their families, not at work.
- You may end up feeling limited by your theme. A red crystal tiara might feel Christmas-y, but maybe you want to wear a more traditional veil. Could be you don’t care for poinsettias. (Remember, you can have a Christmas wedding that doesn’t scream CHRISTMAS!)
Pros and cons aside, it’s your wedding and if you love everything about Christmas, it can be a wonderful time to have a wedding. Put the aggravations of the season aside – they’re nothing you can’t overcome with a little money or a little effort. Having the wedding YOU want is always worth the trouble!
HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM THE WHOLE USABRIDE TEAM!