Post # 1
My wedding date is 7/7/12. I have thought of many different themes for my wedding- yes, I must have a theme 🙂 I now thinking of a Christmas in July theme. I’m excited about this, because it is an inexpensive and fun theme. However, I’m a bit scared that Christmas may be a little out of place in hot July, and it may look tacky. What are your thoughts? Have you known anyone who has had this theme before? How would you scale down Christmas colors to a summer wedding?
Thanks for all the input! You girls, rock!
Post # 3
You could use any colors you like as people don’t all do a red and green Christmas anymore.
If you want to, you could tone down the colors to sage and pale pink.
Christmas tree instead of gif table
Favor boxes wrapped like Cristmas gifts.
You could even have the tables look like gifts by criss-crossing ribbons on the tablecloths instead of using runners.
Make decisions this year so you can purchase your supplies in the after Christmas sales next year.
Many people give away artificial trees on craigslist rather than store them.
You could also approach a local business, hotel etc to borrow one of the huge trees they use at Christmas.
Post # 4
I don’t think themed weddings are that popular or necessary anymore. My wedding had colors and a deliberate feel to it, but no theme. I will be honest and say I am not a fan of a Christmas in July wedding.
Post # 5
I think it’d be fun but you would have to be careful not to cross the “cheesy” line.
Post # 6
Since you asked…honestly, I don’t love it. If it’s what speaks to you, then I’m sure you can make it work, but the last thing I’m thinking about in July is Christmas (unless I’m wishing that it weren’t so dang hot). I think that you should embrace the summer if your wedding is in July. Have beautiful bright or pastel colors, serve sweet tea and lemondade…get into the season. Just my opinion!
If you do decide that you like the X-mas in July theme though, maybe go with icy blue and silver colors, decorate with X-mas lights, use mirrors and reflective surfaces, and maybe serve snow cones! (perfect for summer!).
Post # 7
Are you focused on Christmas or winter? Because you can easily get a lot of things on sale after this season if you’re not focusing on red and green so much as silver and dark blues, greens, purples, and reds. If you use deep jewel tones and silvers, you get the winter feel without having to add Rudolph to the guest list 😉 If you really love the Christmas theme, then I’d suggest using ivory or silver as the main color and red and green as accents so that it’s not overpowering.
ETA: mg1363, we must think alike 🙂
Post # 8
This is from a Christmas in July wedding, in ARIZONA.
Post # 9
I think you should do shades of green and maybe some hints of gold. And I LOVE the idea of milk and cookies for the evening time. I saw this on a Christmas inspired wedding board and LOVED it! I would love to include it in my wedding, but it doesn’t fit for mine.
ETA: LOVE the snow cone idea!!!
Post # 10
If I’m being completely honest, I’m not a fan of that theme. But I honestly don’t like any holiday themes. The holiday is YOUR wedding… I like looser themes like ‘garden’, ‘rustic’, ‘beach’ usually. Sorry, but its your day so its all about what you want! 🙂
Post # 11
@Miss Seersucker: oooh green with gold would be gorgeous!
Post # 12
The idea is cute but I think actually playing it out will be hard to do. I have to say I am not a big fan. If you have to have a theme there are a lot of super cute summer-time themes. Have you come up with anything else?
Post # 13
@julies1949: I love your ideas.
I think you should go with summer colors, with tables similar to what JULIES1949 said. (Since people don’t really use Christmas colors to decorate for Christmas anymore) I would focus more on having ornaments instead of a Christmas tree. I would also serve comfort food that is similar to what you eat for Christmas. ie: Sweet potatoe pie.
Post # 14
I’ll also toss in a few suggestions:
ornaments! the cute, ball-like ornaments you see at christmas in multi-colors. And christmas lights. I love the other ideas here, too!
I don’t mind the Christmas in July idea, but that’s just me. Besides, how can I complain when we’re having what amounts to a Halloween party in April? (We’re asking guests to come in fantasy costumes and everyone else come in casual clothes…)
If you like it, go for it! But make sure you decide in time for the awesome Christmas sales!!!!
Oh, and candy canes! Lots of candy canes (the candy, of course!) in every flavor possible!!! that would just be AWESOME and you can store them FOREVER… at least… I’ve had ’em last that long, lol.
Post # 15
Fun for a party with friends, but for a wedding? I just don’t get it. Use the colors if you like but going for a full on winter theme in the summer is odd. Why choose a summer wedding if you really want a winter one? The last thing I want to think about in the summer is the winter. And I think one point of Christmas is that it only happens once per year…
Post # 16
I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEE It. My wedding is July 30,2011 and I myself am going with a Christmas in July wedding! We were supposed to get married December 11,2010 and had bought everything for the wedding but due to some mishaps we had to postpone it. I didnt want to have to wait a whole extra year to have the wedding just because its winter themed so we came up with the idea to have a Christmas in July wedding 🙂 If a Christmas themed summer wedding sounds good to you, GO FOR IT!! You can definetaly pull it off!! Good Luck!