Christmas is a lovely time of the year to get married. Although you won’t have warm weather you may still have sunshine, and, if you’re lucky, you could even have a sprinkling of snow. Make sure you get your Christmas wedding stationery sorted with these handy tips…

Early Preparation

Firstly, as it’s a Christmas wedding, you’ll want to send save the date cards early. Many people make their Christmas plans well in advance, so make sure everyone has the date in their diary.

Next, check with your venue about their Christmas plans. If you are marrying and/or holding your reception in a hotel, will the rooms already be decorated? If so, what style are they using? You could save quite a bit of money by keeping their decorations and styling your wedding to fit in. However, if it’s not a theme that suits your plans ask if you can replace the décor on the day.

When it comes to Christmas wedding invitations, matching the venue décor isn’t essential, but on the day you may want matching orders of service, menus and other table decorations, so you’ll want to be sure everything will work together.

Choosing Your Stationery Theme

Here are some Christmas wedding stationery ideas you could use as a theme…

Traditional Christmas

Think log fires, roasting chestnuts and the traditional red, green and gold colour theme. Choose your Christmas wedding stationery in one of these colours and you won’t go wrong.

While you probably don’t want a full-on Christmassy design (it’s a wedding, after all), you can create the mood with colour or a small element like fir trees or branches. We love these antique gold swirls for a classic look.

Gold Swirl Traditional Christmas Wedding Stationery Design

Ice Theme

Many couples choose a winter stationery theme, with snowflakes a popular choice. For this look choose a colour scheme with lots of white mixed with pale blue and/or silver.

Decorate your tables with glittery fake snow, white rose centrepieces trimmed with silver, and coordinating snowflake table numbers, place cards and menus.

Ice Themed Christmas Wedding Place Card

Florals

If you want to use a floral design for your Christmas wedding stationery then choose carefully. Think about the types of flowers associated with winter weddings. Classic calla lilies or deep red roses will work well, but avoid flowers that make us think of summer, like sunflowers or peonies.

Talk to your florist about the flowers they plan to use for your bouquet and venue decorations, and carry that through into your stationery.

Calla Lily Wedding Invitation

Winter with a Difference

If you want something more unusual then why not choose these quirky reindeer? Just a touch of Christmas and snow, but with a distinct modern touch. Or perhaps look for woodland scenes.

Red Reindeer Christmas Wedding Stationery Design

Other Theme Ideas

Of course, you don’t have to choose a Christmas or even winter theme for your stationery. Many wedding stationery designs work well whatever the season. Gold or silver wedding rings, for example, and lace patterns and heart shapes are also versatile.

Rustic Wedding Lace Ready to Write Invitation

A monochrome or neutral colour scheme will work beautifully whatever the venue decorations. Think elegant black tie and Hollywood glamour if you are having a more formal event, or, for a more relaxed look, rustic styles are very popular.

Guest post by Lisa Forde of Dotty About Paper

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