Post # 1
So getting married 26th November and we have chosen 2 Hymns (Lord of all Hopefullness and Lord of the Dance) for our church ceremony and need to choose one more. The vicar mentioned to us about carols as it’s the day before Advent. I do love a Christmas carol but just wondering if it seems a bit early or will people who like myself will enjoy it as so close to December and will get people in that charming, wintery, Christmassy feel.
If you like the idea, any ideas on a good carol?
O come all ye faithful? That one comes to my mind first.
Post # 2
Joy to the World?
Our other choice at the moment is All things bright and beautiful but I’m not 100% feeling it but will stick with it if no other song ‘jumps’ out at us.
Post # 3
I don’t necessarily think it is necessary, but that close to December many people will already be in the holiday/Christmas spirit. So if you want to include one I don’t see why not.
Post # 4
I’d do something about peace on earth.
Post # 6
I would think it was odd. We start hearing them too soon in all the stores and on the radio as it is. A wedding too? In November…. I’d be confused.
Post # 7
Is your wedding Christmasy? I feel like on Nov 26 most people will be in the Christmas spirit. I know people that have their trees up by then. But if it is the only Christmas thing at your wedding I would pass. If your entire wedding as that feel, then include it.
Also, my favourite hymn is Lord of the Dance . 🙂
Post # 8
Wish I did this years ago, at my November 27 wedding. In hindsight I would have done a Christmas-y wedding.
Post # 9
We’re getting married November 25th and even though we’re eloping I want absolutely no Christmas in the pictures (I think the hotel might have their trees up by then). I wouldn’t want it personally.
Post # 10
Oooooo it is tricky isn’t it to know if it’s a good idea! Might ask a few friends and see what they think.
No not a Christmas theme really, our colours are gold and dark green which are wintery and a little Christmassy without being too Christmassy. In the church we are having decor wise flowers and then two large candle’s at the front as I thought that would look lovely at that time of year. We chose lord of the dance for our last hymn as its a fun one!
Awww would you? I’m really undecided. What were your colours? Please share any photo’s if you don’t mind please? Can I ask what was the weather like on the day? (are you from the UK?) Obviously knew when booking our wedding theres a good chance of rain (im really hoping not for snow although it would look beautiful but we have people travelling a few hours to get here so don’t want snow to put them off). Last November 26th was a nice, clear winters day so I’m hoping for the same this year but am prepared it will probably rain! November was good for us with my partner’s work busy work season being spring/summer/early autumn and also a bit cheaper too 🙂 )
Post # 11
I can’t stand Chistmas Carols. I would probably roll my eyes if I heard one at a wedding. In my area they are overplayed..its starts after Halloween on the radio.
Post # 12
Not too early! We aren’t doing carols but My DH and I have just been married a couple weeks. We had a just us destination ceremony and will have our family celebration (reception-esque) on November 26th. Our venue (a fancy restaurant) doesn’t do weddings in December- so we chose this date which is the first date they have xmas decor up. We chose this purposely because the venue does a great job and that’s much less decor for us to do ha.
Post # 13
Debsy : New England. No Snow, No rain. Quite brisk 😉 I hope that you also have a clear winter’s day, like we did. Wayyyy back then, we only had a choice of Mauve, Cranberry, Forest Green or Navy. We were originally going to have a Spring wedding, and I usually like pastels, so I just picked the mauve, even though it wasn’t my favorite pink. We had a 4 month engagement, and chose Nov. 27 due to a family illness. Looking back, I could have done a Christmas-y wedding with any of the dark colors. Oh, well, it was still beautiful, and we are still married. 😉
Post # 14
I know UK doesn’t have Thanksgiving, but traditionally once Thanksgiving is over we’re into Christmas season.
You’re doing this in a church so Christ is not a subject to be avoided. If you want a Christmas carol go for it.
Post # 15
I wouldn’t do any christmas carols until December.