Leave Christmas out of a December wedding?

posted 3 years ago in Themes
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@ToBeMrsParker:  We got married in December and looking at our photos you’d never have been able to tell it was almost Christmastime! 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

ask the venue when they decorate for christmas

and if they do, can they possibly hold off until after your wedding.

 

sometimes it can be negotiable.  you can do whatever color scheme you want.

 

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

Just because it’s in December doesn’t mean it has to be Christmas themed. If you want to avoid the Christmas look, just make sure you don’t take pictures with the venues Christmas decorations in the back and decorate the room you’re using the way you want.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@ToBeMrsParker:  you can pick whatever colors you want! As pretty as it is, winter = Christmas gets BORING when it’s everywhere. Your guests will probably find a change in decor refreshing. Go orange!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@ToBeMrsParker:  First of all, date twin!  You’re the first one I’ve found!  

Second of all, no you don’t have to have a Christmas theme if you don’t want one. I’m in the camp of “No Christmas” for the wedding.  After Thanksgiving it just seems like Christmas appears out of nowhere and stays for the next 2 months, and I’d like for our wedding to stand out from all of that.  I do however want it feel “wintery” so I’m looking to incorporate pinecones, hot cocoa, etc.  

Perhaps you can ask the venue to remove any overtly holiday-ish decor for your wedding day.  But, even things like wreaths or evergreens can be deorated with any color to blend in with your theme.  Case in point – my mother decorates our family Christmas tree with an Under the Sea theme…the thing is filled with pink, orange, and purple fish, jelly fish and seaweed.  The only thing Christmas-y about it is that it’s a tree in our living room.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@ToBeMrsParker:  I had this saved on my pinterest… is this more what you were thinking of?

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Wow sounds like my wedding. It’s in a victorian home that will be decorated for Christmas. I feel like I have to have at least one of my colors red. I don’t want to ask my venue to take down the Christmas decorations since by wedding date is five days before Christmas. Since your date is further out, maybe you can ask them to not decorate. I have thought about using a color other than green, silver, gold etc to go with the red so it won’t be too Christmas-ey. I’m thinking about purple. 

 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@WhiteSnow:  Deep purple and red look really great together, and de-emphasize the Christmasiness of the red.  I think that would look great in a floral combination with the dark green leaves…ooooh!!

@ToBeMrsParker:  Hah, yeah picking a direction and sticking to it is the hard part.  I think once you make some big decisions…venue, dress, flowers…the rest will kind of fall into place.  

So far I think our colors will be gold (my fave color is metallic anything) and fuschia/magenta, accented with ivory and black.  But really we’re going for a cozy intimate feeling, so probably our theme will tie in more with textures…pinecones, tree bark, berries, etc.  I’m planning to buy alot of gold spray paint haha!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

@ToBeMrsParker:  Haha yeah I was thinking more of a deep purple and red. Here is somethings I have pinned:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red and black is pretty classic and elegant. Are you having an evening wedding? I’m having a brunch wedding so I need lighter colors, but if it was at night, I would deinitely think about it! I also like these colors (red and charcoal/grey), although it may be too Christmas for you 

 

 

 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

@urbanriceball:   I agree, I love deep purple and red. I don’t want my wedding to be Christmas in your face and the place is already decorated so I have to try and eliminate it as much as I can.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@WhiteSnow:  Here’s another deep purple and wine red combo that I love.  The dusty miller around it kind of lightens it all up.  Yay for winter weddings!!

 

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