It’s often said that a wedding is a celebration of a lifetime. Now imagine doubling the festivities with a wedding and holiday in one!
A holiday wedding is a great way to incorporate an easy and festive theme and build excitement for the season, whether you’re tying the knot during the Christmas season or a long weekend in the summer. Imagine exchanging vows surrounded by twinkling lights and mistletoe, or saying “I do” amidst the vibrant hues of autumn leaves at a fall-themed celebration. With holiday-themed weddings, the possibilities are endless.
Here are some popular holiday-themed wedding ideas to inspire you:
Valentine’s Day wedding
Valentine’s Day is the perfect holiday to celebrate love and romance. Create a dreamy atmosphere with soft pink and red hues, heart-shaped decorations, and candlelit tables. Incorporate roses, the quintessential symbol of love, into your wedding decor and bouquets.
Serve a menu featuring aphrodisiac foods like oysters, chocolate-covered strawberries, and champagne for this holiday-themed wedding. Surprise your guests with a romantic dance under a shower of rose petals and send them home with personalized love-themed favours, such as heart-shaped chocolates or scented candles.
Celebrate the joy of new beginnings by hosting an Easter wedding, when nature is in full bloom and the air is filled with a sense of renewal. Picture exchanging vows amidst pastel blooms and the soft hues of spring, creating a setting that mirrors the season’s freshness. Delicate touches like floral wreaths, bunny-inspired decor, and hints of pastel in your attire can add a whimsical charm to your celebration. Consider incorporating Easter egg elements in decor, or even host an Easter egg hunt for any kids attending your wedding.
Canada Day wedding
Celebrate your love and your country with a Canada Day wedding. Incorporate patriotic colours, like red and white, into your wedding decor and attire, and choose a venue with a stunning view of fireworks. Serve classic Canadian dishes and offer signature cocktails inspired by the colours of the Canadian flag. Hand out Canada flag pins for your guests to wear and sparklers for them to light during your grand farewell at the end of the night.
If you’re a fan of all things spooky, a Halloween wedding is the perfect choice for you. Embrace the dark and mysterious atmosphere of the holiday by choosing a Gothic-inspired venue and decorating it with pumpkins, cobwebs, and black candles.
Opt for a dramatic colour palette of black, orange, and deep purple, and ask your guests to come dressed in their best Halloween costumes. Serve a menu featuring creepy cocktails, finger foods, and a wedding cake decorated with spiderwebs and bats. Surprise your guests with a haunted house tour or a thrilling costume contest to keep the Halloween spirit alive throughout the night.
A Christmas wedding is the epitome of holiday romance. Picture a venue adorned with twinkling lights, garlands, and snowflakes, creating a magical winter wonderland. Exchanging vows under a canopy of mistletoe and sipping hot cocoa with your guests will make your wedding unforgettable.
Incorporate traditional Christmas colours like red, green, and gold into your wedding decor and attire, and serve a festive menu featuring roast turkey, cranberry sauce, and gingerbread cookies. Don’t forget to include a visit from Santa Claus and a lively Christmas carol sing-along to add to the festive spirit.
New Year’s Eve wedding
Ring in the new year with a bang by hosting a New Year’s Eve wedding! Deck the venue with festive decor like balloons, streamers and even a champagne tower for that extra touch of elegance. Hand out noisemakers, tiaras and hats, and have a clock count down the minutes to midnight. If you really want to up the festivities, consider exchanging your vows just before the clock strikes twelve. Everyone will erupt in cheers for both your new marriage and the new year!