Is December a good time to tie the knot? A Christmas wedding could be novel
“Look to the future now, it’s only just begun…” A Christmas wedding can make for a memorable occasion. Image by Vlad Ozerov (via Shutterstock).
Throughout December, our thoughts turn to The Most Wonderful Time of the Year. It’s a joyous time of year for presents and feasting as well as its religious significance. A time for families to get together. The same is also true of weddings; a chance to meet family members old and new. Another chance for presents, feasting, and family photographs.
With Christmas only weeks away, what about a Christmas wedding? Summertime is a popular season for weddings but churches and registrar offices can be busy or booked up. December, at the opposite end of the scale, is a quiet time for proceedings of a matrimonial nature. Yet December can be magic – magic again if you add a touch of Christmas sparkle to your wedding.
If you’re fortunate enough to cop for a White Christmas, the traditional white wedding outfit will go well with the snow. A Christmas Market could be a possible Stag or Hen Do activity. If you wish to push the boat out, why not go to one in Germany – or Manchester’s (plenty of flights to Manchester Airport from Dublin).
The wedding meal shouldn’t be too much of a problem: turkey, tinsel, and the obligatory speeches. As for the music, a rare opportunity to have Bruno Mars’ Marry You and Slade’s Merry Xmas Everybody on the playlist. Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas is You will have greater poignancy.
As for possible honeymoons, you could jet off to Lapland and take a sleigh ride together – as a newly married couple. Should you find Europe a bit chilly in December, any of the southern hemisphere or equatorial countries could be considered.
For further inspiration…
The Hitched website has come up with fifty ideas to make your Yuletide union a memorable one. We particularly like the idea of Quality Street or Roses on each table, especially after the meal. You cannot fault having Christmas crackers as wedding favours (there’s nothing better than a corny cracker joke).