Deck The Halls: Three Ideas For Planning A Christmas-Themed Wedding Reception

Winter weddings can be beautiful, and creating a Christmas or holiday theme for your wedding reception can make your special day even more memorable. Here are just a few ideas you can put in place to transform your reception hall into a stunning winter wonderland filled with holiday inspiration.

Mini Christmas Tree Centerpieces

Mini Christmas trees at the center of each table can add to the festive look in your reception hall. The trees can be decorated with ribbons or small ornaments, and you can even consider using small strings of LED lights to bring a twinkle to each table. For a perfect finishing touch, consider having your wedding favors wrapped and placed under the tree. Each guest can look for the gift with his or her name on it, and each table can open the gifts together.

Hire Santa Claus

If there will be children at the wedding reception, consider hiring a Santa Claus to entertain the kids. He can pass out small treats, and you can even arrange for your photographer to take pictures of each child with Santa. The pictures can be sent to the parents after the wedding along with your thank you cards. For a more lavish wedding, work with your event planner to create a mini North Pole with games and toys to keep little ones occupied during the reception.

Decorate With Christmas Lights

White Christmas lights can be used to create a more elegant look for your reception hall, and multicolored strands can be used for less formal events. Adorn the head table with lights along the front of the tablecloth, and place a wreath at the center underneath the seats for the bride and groom. You can also wrap columns in lights for a bit of added sparkle.

Set Up A Candy Bar

The holiday season is filled with different kinds of candies and treats. Consider creating a candy bar filled with seasonal favorites, such as candy canes, chocolate Santas and peppermint bark. Consider placing mini Christmas stockings on either end of the table so guests can create their own goody bags to take home with them before they leave the reception.

The staff at your reception hall can help you to create a beautiful Christmas theme for your wedding. Discuss your ideas with the staff and your event planner to create a whimsical winter wonderland that makes your wedding day one that all your guests will remember.