It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Imagine getting all of your loved ones together for a beautiful Christmas wedding. Your new favorite Christmas tradition? Celebrating your wedding anniversary! We’ve gathered together our favorite Christmas wedding ideas so you can plan the most epic holiday event of the season.
Deck the halls, decorate Christmas cookies and check your list twice! The holiday season is one of our FAVES for stunning wedding inspo, and our guide covers all the best ideas. Your very own Christmas Hallmark movie is ready to come to life.
Unique holiday bridal bouquets, gingerbread home dessert spreads, and lots of red and green are here to inspire you as you plan the ultimate Christmas ceremony. So strategically hang up the mistletoe and get ready to scroll along with us. Let’s get merry with our best Christmas wedding ideas.
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Winter Wonderland Christmas Wedding Ideas
There is something so incredibly romantic about Christmas. Is it the mistletoe? Maybe all the red? Regardless of what gives you the warm and fuzzies, there is nothing like getting married during the holiday season, and these winter wonderland Christmas wedding ideas are exactly the type to bring the snowy vibes to life.
While everyone’s getting engaged during the holidays, take it to the next level with a seriously swoon-worthy winter wonderland ceremony that puts them all to shame. Their Pinterest boards are NOT ready for the snowy, wintry vibes we’re about to serve up.
Let’s dive in…these are our favorite winter wonderland Christmas wedding ideas.
1. Snowy Winter Wonderland Ceremony Christmas Wedding Idea
Who says winter weddings can only take place indoors? We LOVE the idea of embracing the winter wonderland snow during your Christmas wedding. Opt to have an epic frosty ceremony outside.
Could there be anything prettier than a stunning snow-covered floral arch behind you as your share your vows with your significant other. We’re currently obsessed with this statement one and couldn’t imagine a more perfect winter wonderland backdrop for your Christmas wedding ceremony.
Rather make your own epic arch for your Christmas wedding? You are going to OBSESS over our fave wedding backdrops you can do yourself.
2. Whimsical Red White Color Palette Winter Wonderland Christmas Wedding Idea
A winter wonderland Christmas wedding is perfect to incorporate red into! The red really pops against the delicate white snowy background. Talk about a stunning color palette sure to impress.
We absolutely love the idea of adding red florals to a bouquet or having your bridal party in a shade of red. Accessorizing is also a great wait to add red to your Christmas wedding look. Like these gorgeous red earrings, a red bracelet or a red headband.
3. Green Garland Dress Winter Wonderland Christmas Wedding Idea
Bold couples, this winter wonderland Christmas wedding idea is for you! If you want a bridal look that will make you the center of attention at your holiday wedding, this avant-garde greenery skirt will do just the trick.
Adding holiday-inspired greens to all aspects of your ceremony is both festive and chic. Your unique winter wonderland wedding will be the talk of the town and everyone’s favorite Christmas memory!
P.S. There’s nothing that screams “Christmas wedding” more than pairing a garland skirt with a bold red lip. We love to see it.
4. Mountain Resort Ceremony Winter Wonderland Christmas Wedding Ideas
The slopes are the perfect place to host a winter wonderland Christmas wedding! We can’t imagine a more picturesque holiday ceremony than one that takes place in the middle of the mountains at a ski resort.
Fresh powdered snow with the sun shining all around sounds like a Christmas fairytale worthy of a Hallmark movie.
P.S. This personalized, custom cake topper is perfect for our skiers and snowboarders.
5. Private Couples-Only Winter Wonderland Champagne Toast Idea
We all know about the classic champagne toast during the wedding reception, but this winter wonderland Christmas wedding idea takes it to a whole new level.
So much of the wedding day is spent with your guests, so we love the idea of sneaking away and doing a private champagne toast for just the two of you!
Grab that bottle of Dom and sneak out into the snow for the perfect little celebration. Don’t forget to grab the perfect champagne glasses to complete the winter wonderland Christmas wedding vibes!
6. Opt for a Dark and Moody Wedding Dress to Pop Against the Snow
When it comes to winter wonderland Christmas wedding ideas we typically think of white, red and green. But we can’t get over how cool it is to add a moody pop of black into your wedding attire!
We’re totally obsessed with this black and white dress from Sweet Caroline Styles, we think it makes the perfect statement during your winter ceremony. That black accent against the white snow? Pure magic.
Want more moody dress ideas to complete your Christmas wedding look? Our guide to the best black gowns has the prettiest options!
7. Snow Inspired Bridal Cape Winter Wonderland Christmas Wedding Ideas
Finishing off your wedding day look is one of the most exciting parts of getting married! And there is nothing cooler than completing your look with a cape, especially when going for a winter wonderland vibe for your Christmas wedding. It’s such a unique touch!
Adding a delicate cape to your look is perfect if the train of your dress isn’t too long; it totally brings the drama.
One of the best things about the wedding cape is that you get two looks in one. Wear the cape for the ceremony and simply remove it for the reception!
8. Winter Wonderland Hiking Elopement Christmas Wedding Idea
Adventure awaits on your enchanting wintry elopement. And we’re so jealous! Could your winter wonderland Christmas wedding have a more iconic view than that of a snow-covered trail? We think not!
Just the two of you with close loved ones trekking through a snowy forest is the most romantic and festive way to get married. Your wedding portraits are sure to look like the whimsical scene we only see in snow globes!
Complete the Christmas look, with this stunning + cozy jacket that would look like magic in photos.
9. Burgundy Accented Outfit Winter Wonderland Christmas Wedding Idea
We saw the bride kissing Santa Claus!! Oh wait, thats the groom in red…
Is it even a winter wonderland Christmas wedding if red isn’t involved? Such a stunning contrast against the snow. We love that the bride added red mittens to her look, to match the groom’s burgundy jacket (we love these adorable burgundy mittens).
P.S. Planning to have a wedding party at your Christmas wedding? There’s nothing prettier than your wedding party in stunning burgundy bridesmaid dresses.
10. Festive Gingerbread House Winter Wonderland Christmas Wedding Idea
This gingerbread house is the cherry on top to a perfect winter wonderland Christmas wedding! Completely unique, yet with the classic gingerbread taste, this cake idea is must-have. Especially because it makes for a gorgeous, festive addition to your dessert table.
Nothing says winter wonderland Christmas wedding like that cozy gingerbread flavor! Our mouths are watering. Plus, you can pair it with a dreamy stand like this white and gold one we’re obsessed with (talk about a piece you’ll use longer after the big day).
11. Dapper Plaid Wedding Party Winter Wonderland Christmas Wedding Ideas
A winter wonderland Christmas wedding is not complete without some handsome plaid fellas, am I right?
Plaid details throughout your winter wonderland Christmas wedding really tie in the festive look without going too overboard. We love this two piece plaid green ‘fit to achieve the look. Seriously iconic.
GWS Styling Tip: Add plaid bows (like these!) to your flower girls’ hair to really tie in the plaid theme!
Christmas Wedding Ideas on a Budget
If only there were Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals for Christmas weddings…(heavy sigh). But don’t you worry! If you’re looking for Christmas wedding ideas on a budget, we’ve curated some of the best ways to plan your ceremony without breaking the bank.
Our best Christmas wedding ideas on a budget will help you save on the most vital parts of your wedding. You’d be surprised how much you can do yourself.
Let’s get crafting with our favorite Christmas wedding ideas on a budget. Your bank account can thank us later.
12. DIY Winter Floral Centerpiece Christmas Wedding Idea on a Budget
Florals can often be one of the most expensive things you’ll pay for. So when it comes to Christmas wedding ideas on a budget, one of the best ways to save is to DIY your centerpieces.
Grabbing vases from Goodwill or a local thrift shop and giving them a second life at your wedding is both cost-effective and sustainable. Just snag some stunning wintry faux florals and you’re golden.
13. Cutesy Personalized Snack Christmas Wedding Ideas on a Budget
If Santa’s invitation got lost in the mail, these budget-friendly late night snacks will definitely bring the jolliest wedding crasher. For your Christmas wedding we recommend milk and cookie late night bites for your guests to really get them in the holiday mood…and to save you some money too!
We also suggest other festive flavors like: roasted nuts, peppermint bark and for our fruitcake fans – fruitcake Christmas bites!
Hosting Hack: Pair with these cute custom Christmas napkins for that final personalized wedding detail!
14. Wedding Party Flannels Christmas Wedding Idea on a Budget
Share the love with Christmas wedding ideas on a budget for your whole crew. Forget the traditional robe. Dressing your wedding party up in holiday themed cozy plaid pajamas is totally the vibe this season.
Treat your besties to a personalized monogrammed set or some of these great Christmas themed options: this plaid shorts set (perfect for Christmas weddings in warmer climates!), matching flannel shirt dresses (so cozy), and this black and white plaid set (a timeless classic, even after the holidays).
They will surely wear these again, and they’ll make for the coziest wedding party portraits.
Honeymooning over the holidays? Check out these warm and cozy matching holiday PJs for you and your sweetheart!
15. Macaron Tower Christmas Wedding Ideas on a Budget
The best dessert when searching for Christmas wedding ideas on a budget? It’s skipping the cake altogether. Traditional wedding cakes are very expensive and can costs hundreds (and sometimes thousands!). Ditch the frosting for festive macarons, you won’t regret it!
Sit them up on this affordable macaron tower stand that is oh-so budget friendly. It’s not often that guests even eat an entire piece of cake, so serve a few macarons and minimize your leftovers (and pocket that extra cash to put towards your epic honeymoon).
16. Holiday Inspired Invitation Suite Christmas Wedding Ideas on a Budget
Doing your own invitations is no small feat but it IS a great way to save money. Finding a downloadable holiday-inspired invitation template on Etsy is one the best Christmas wedding ideas on a budget, because the hard work of making your invites beautiful has already been done for you.
Simply print out the invites, grab your partner, find that address book and start writing. With custom invites costing anywhere from hundreds to thousands of dollars, choosing a downloadable design can seriously save room in your Christmas wedding budget for other elements of the day.
17. Swap the Traditional Bridesmaids Bouquets Out for Christmas Wonderland Inspired Lanterns
We said it earlier, but we’ll say it again: custom wedding florals can get EXPENSIVE. So if you’re in the market for Christmas wedding ideas on a budget that also look hella cute, these adorable and festive white lanterns are the perfect bouquet alternative.
Have each of your bridesmaids carry one for a dreamy (yet seriously budget friendly) look. Oh so romantic, and a fraction of the price!
18. Budget Friendly Red Bridal Shoes Christmas Wedding Idea
Sometimes it’s the smallest elements on the wedding day that make the biggest difference, like a chic pair of red velvet shoes that are sure to complete your Christmas wedding look!
We won’t lie, bridal shoes can get pricey. So if you’re looking for Christmas wedding ideas while on a tight budget, opting for less expensive shoes is a great option. Especially if you only plan to wear them once – although we would definitely wear these red beauties again!
Or you know…you could always pick up some green wedding shoes instead ;) Those are also a GREAT option for your Christmas wedding.
19. Amber Accented Dinnerware Christmas Wedding Idea on a Budget
Planning a small wedding? We’ve got the perfect budget friendly Christmas wedding idea. Instead of paying a pretty penny for tableware rentals, buy a set of dinnerware you’ll want to use for years to come.
You can adorn the dinner table with your stunning new set, all while knowing this isn’t a single use moment. You’ll have a set you can take home and use as newlyweds (and for years to come!). If you ask us, these vintage inspired amber colored goblet glasses are the perfect addition to your Christmas wedding table setting.
20. Cozy Ceremony Blankets Christmas Wedding Ideas on a Budget
Cute puns and cozy blankets to keep guests warm during the ceremony? It doesn’t get any better. When it comes to Christmas wedding ideas on a budget, warm guest blankets are some of the best.
We love a clever and useful wedding favor, especially when it doesn’t break the bank! Treat your guests to some budget-friendly blankets while they watch you get married in the winter snow.
Rustic Christmas Wedding Ideas
If you love the smell on pine and the feeling of cool winter wind, these rustic Christmas wedding ideas are for you! Rustic Christmas weddings are romantic, whimsical and festive. With natural color palettes and lots of greenery, you will never look back once you start planning!
Grab that egg nog and keep reading. We have the perfect venues, design details, and rustic wedding attire that are sure to make your cozy, rustic Christmas dreams come true!
21. Tree Farm Reception Rustic Winter Wonderland Wedding Ideas
We’re kicking off our list of the best rustic Christmas wedding ideas with a seriously festive bang. ‘Twas the night before Christmas and your friends and family gathered around on an evergreen farm for your winter wonderland wedding. Does it get any more magical than that?
An outdoor venue, like a tree farm, is perfect for you and your guests to enjoy the winter temps while you celebrate. Surrounded by lit up trees and the fresh smell of pine? This is a Christmas wedding memory that will surely last a lifetime.
Looking to level up your Christmas aesthetic this year? Check out these incredible pampas grass Christmas trees we are OBSESSED with!!
22. Rustic + Woodsy Holiday Table Chart Wedding Details
A rustic Christmas wedding idea made for the outdoorsy couples, there couldn’t be anything cuter than these pinecone and moss adorned seating chart tables!
Perhaps you picked up some pinecones on your morning walk together, perfect to pair with glass containers for a table chart and settings. Not only does nature make for the prettiest details, but it’s also a seriously budget friendly way to incorporate holiday details into your Christmas wedding aesthetic.
Add these rustic candle holders to your table for that extra woodsy feel!
23. Matching Rustic Plaid Scarves for Your Sweetheart Table
While dining and toasting wrap yourself in a bundle of love!
For your outdoor rustic Christmas wedding, buy matching custom plaid scarves (like these) so you can warm up before dancing!
This rustic Christmas wedding idea is one you will love and cherish long after your special day ends. Imagine anniversary portraits and future Christmas cards where these always make an appearance…
Don’t leave your bridal party out, share the love with these custom plaid scarves.
24. Opt for An Oversized Rustic Christmas Wedding Bouquet
This gorgeous elopement near a waterfall just is making all our rustic Christmas wedding dreams come true. Those gorgeous holiday colors paired with that stunning red velvet gown is truly some holiday magic.
But the star of the show? That rustic oversized Christmas wedding bouquet. Don’t be afraid to go big when it comes to florals. If you ask us, there’s nothing more magical.
Pair your oversized arrangement with an equally stunning red bridal gown, and you’re golden.
25. Nature Inspired Dessert Table Rustic Christmas Wedding Ideas
Imagine a festive cake decked out in pine and cranberry for you and your sweetheart to enjoy together. This cake is the perfect rustic Christmas wedding idea for a dessert thats not too Christmas-y.
It still gets the point across and matches the vibe you’re going for, but doesn’t look too much like the cookies we leave out for Santa!
Decorate your dessert table with mini pinecones, cranberries and this pack of cute snowflake table confetti that say ‘Merry & Married’. The perfect Christmas wedding finishing touch, if you ask us.
26. Opt for a Budget Friendly Pine Bundle Christmas Bouquet
There is nothing better than every detail of your holiday wedding being inspired by all things Christmas!
This romantic and festive pine inspired rustic Christmas wedding idea is perfect for your holiday ceremony! Lightly decorated with pine cones, this bouquet is both budget friendly and unique.
To make your bouquet even more special, have some of the pine elements come from the tree you and your sweetheart pick out together!
27. Vintage Wooden Table Setting Rustic Christmas Wedding Ideas
Talk about the rustic Christmas wedding table setting of our dreams! Thrifted chairs chosen for each one of your guests is both sentimental and budget friendly.
This rustic Christmas wedding idea is perfect for that vintage holiday look that you’re trying to achieve.
GWS Tip: Pick out each other’s chairs for the most meaningful mix and match look.
28. Coffee Bar Rustic Christmas Wedding Ideas
A cup of coffee brings people together year round, but even more so during your cozy + rustic Christmas wedding reception!
Your guests can warm up and watch the snow fall with this deliciously rustic Christmas wedding idea. Surprise your loved ones with this personalized caramel stroopwafel. A surefire hit.
Our suggestion? Add in a hot chocolate option with ALL of the marshmallows!
Christmas Wedding Arch Ideas
Everyone loves a wedding arch, but these Christmas wedding arch ideas take it to the next level. We’re covering wedding arches for all the holiday vibes: rustic, winter wonderland, traditional or minimalist.
We’ll be dreaming of sugar plum fairies and these Christmas wedding arches all winter long…May we suggest adding a mistletoe or two in there? Perfect for that first kiss after the “I do’s”.
29. Festive Wedding Arch with Lots of Greenery
Could there be anything prettier than the pairing of a greenery Christmas wedding arch in the fresh winter wonderland mountain snow? We think not.
Make a bold statement with an oversized holiday arch adorned with dramatic branches, dried pampas grass elements, and white roses to match the beautiful brightness of fresh powder.
We also love the idea of adding a mini arch at the end of the aisle, like the one pictured here. Such a unique moment that’ll make your Christmas wedding oh-so magical!
30. Romantic Floral Accented Holiday Wedding Arch Ideas
A Christmas wedding arch decorated entirely with roses is perfect for our traditional romantics out there. Picture perfect and filled with romance, you simply cannot go wrong with a stunning arch like this one. Especially when covered in snow.
Plus, we love the extra details of the wreaths with the red bows. It really ties the floral and greenery together, making it perfect for a Christmas wedding!
Planning to keep things budget friendly? DIY this look with a dreamy circle wedding arch frame.
31. White Christmas Wedding Arch Ideas
Your guests will be dreaming of a white Christmas for the rest of the holiday season when they see a modern wedding arch like this beauty. We love the clean and chic details, that don’t take away from the beauty of the snow falling outside. And that double triangle design? So pretty!
We can’t help but obsess over the way this beautiful Christmas wedding arch brushes against the ceiling for a truly element and regal effect. Talk about the perfect frame for your “I do’s”.
Looking for a budget friendly way to bring a look like this one to life? Etsy has so many great building templates you can use as your guide to craft your own Christmas wedding arch. OBSESSED.
32. Minimalist Triangle Arch Christmas Wedding Ideas
This simple arch is perfect for an outdoor Christmas wedding. Minimal florals allow you and your partner to be the stars of the show, and the triangle shape is such a stunning frame.
Not to mention, Christmas wedding arches like these are quite budget friendly!
For an even more minimal look, skip the florals. Just greenery or even a plain arch is striking in photos.
33. Unconventional Hanging Christmas Wedding Arch Idea
A floating arch or a flying arch? We’d like to think the reindeer would love this one!
This Christmas wedding arch is perfect for our unconventional couples looking for a twist on a traditional look.
As this arch ascends from the ceiling, we can’t help but think that this is another great opportunity to add mistletoe in…
Get Ready for Christmas With Our Best Holiday Guides
Planning for the holidays can totally feel overwhelming, but we’ve got you covered with our Best Holiday Guides! Make your home the talk of the town with our guide to the best Christmas decorations!
And if you’re looking to spice up your traditional Christmas aesthetic, you MUST check out these pampas grass Christmas trees that are sure to wow even Santa!
Everyone has the friend that has everything. (How do they do it??) Well, shopping for them just got ten times easier! Check out our guide to unique gifts. It’s no longer impossible to find the perfect gift for them!
Of course, you can NEVER go wrong with matching Christmas pajamas! Check out these cute matching Christmas pjs for couples! Grab that mistletoe and hot coco! Time to get cozy…