Andrea Justine Photography

Waiting till December to host your wedding? Well, you may want to consider making it a Christmas wedding. Deck your winter wedding venue with wreaths, Christmas trees and ornaments, think about donning a red dress and/or give your sweet table some homemade charm with masterfully decorated sugar cookies. You can go all out or add just a tiny dose of Christmas flavour to your winter wedding, and there are plenty of ways to get the job done. Here are a few awesome Christmas wedding ideas to make your celebration a little more festive.

Here are a few of our favourite Christmas wedding ideas.

Wintery Bouquet

Tis the season for poinsettias, not peonies! Take this opportunity to go with a red and green hued bouquet filled with wintery blooms and greenery.

Victoria Koehler Photography

Festive Stationery

Give your Christmas wedding stationery the winter treatment by going for deep crimson paper with gold text and graphics. If you really want to go the extra mile, you could add some fun, wintery images like snowflakes or pinecones.

Making Her Mrs

Flannel PJs

Keep your wedding party warm before the main event by giving them flannel PJs to wear while getting ready. Nobody wants to wear a skimpy silk robe in the dead of winter!

Khristel Studios

Red Wedding Dress

Steal Mrs. Claus’ style on your wedding day and rock a red dress. This is a bold option that’ll keep everyone’s eyes on you.

Ines Di Santo

Sparkly Accessories

Make your bridal ensemble a bit more glam by adding sparkly accessories like dramatic diamond (or faux diamond) jewellery and/or bedazzled shoes.

Blissful Memories

Faux Fur Stoles

Obviously, you and your leading ladies want to stay warm while taking those outdoor winter wedding portraits! Purchase a few faux fur stoles so that you stay cozy and look awesome in your pics.

Katelyn Anne Photography

Carriage Ride

Use Santa’s sleigh as your Christmas wedding transportation inspo! You probably won’t be able to round up a herd of reindeer to usher you in, but a pair of horses will work just as well (you can always nickname them Dasher and Dancer).

Prince of Wales Hotel & Spa

Christmas Tree

if you’re embracing a Christmas wedding theme, you’re going to need a tree. We suggest going the extra mile and decorating it with ornaments that match your colour scheme (and maybe some monogrammed ones, too).

Elaine Eve Photography

Fireplace Altar

Stay warm and cozy on your big day by saying your “I dos” in front of a crackling fireplace. Don’t forget to decorate the mantel with ornaments.

Cedna Photography

Spruce Aisle Markers

Looking for a budget-friendly way to beautify your wedding aisle? Follow this couples’ lead and line it with some sprigs of spruce.

NINA Weddings & Events

Candles Galore

Make your reception venue extra cozy by decking it out with glowing candles. Add cranberries, birch branches and spruce sprigs to your wedding centerpieces to make them even more festive.

Victoria Koehler Photography


Time to deck your halls! You don’t need boughs of holly, but we do recommend adding a wreath or two to your wedding venue.

Wedding of Jhonny & Eduvina

Strings of Christmas Lights

Fairy lights are super popular wedding decor staples, but for a Christmas wedding celebration, strands of snowflake or traditional Christmas tree lights are the way to go.

Matteroftime by Sumera

Cranberry Cocktails

Cranberry is the pumpkin spice of winter. Embrace the trend and serve some cranberry flavoured drinks at your cocktail hour.

Victoria Koehler Photography

Ornament Placeholders

Use Christmas tree ornaments to hold your escort cards or place cards. These can serve double duty and act as your wedding favours, too!

A Personal Touch

Wintery Place Settings

Reindeer napkins, greenery, ornaments and more will make your reception tables look holiday ready.

The Lock & Key

Holiday Dinner

What’s better than having one Christmas dinner? Having two, obviously. Fill your buffet with drool-worthy holiday eats like turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce. Make sure to order extra, your guests are bound to go back for seconds.

Drew's Catering and Events


Amp up your place settings by adding a festive cracker to the top of each of your guests’ plates. Instead of buying the plain ‘ol ones from the grocery store, consider customizing them for your big day.

Gillian Crackers

Gingerbread House

Think your dessert table could be a bit more Christmassy? Add a cute gingerbread house (or two) to your display.

Finespun Cakes & Pastries

Frosty Cake

Turn your wedding cake into a mini winter wonderland by covering it with white icing and adding festive details like pinecones, berries and sprigs of spruce.

Anzhelika Gekkelman Photography

Sugar Cookies

Take your dessert table to the next level by adding some traditional Christmas cookies to the mix. Pro tip: if you want to save a few bucks and have some extra time on your hands, make ‘em yourselves. You could even invite your ‘maids and ‘men over and have a cookie decorating party (great for pre-wedding bonding).

Whippt Desserts & Catering

Sleigh rides

Who needs a party bus when you and your wedding guests could go dashing through the snow Santa-style in your own sleigh.

Mountain Park Lodges

Festive Photobooth Props

Inject your wedding photobooth with a bit of holiday spirit by adding some festive goodies to your prop box. Reindeer horns, red noses, Santa hats and snowflakes are all welcome additions.

Vancouver Party Pics

Coffee Favours

Warm your guests up with some comforting coffee wedding favours. If you’re not fans of super caffeinated bevvies, you can always go for herbal tea or hot chocolate, instead.

Victoria Koehler Photography

Sparkling Exit

Arms your guests with sparklers for a festive farewell.

Matt Lowden Photography

Find more winter wedding inspiration in our Real Wedding galleries »