12 reasons why I love Scottish Christmas weddings

It’s Chriiiiiistmaaaaaas! You don’t have to be a kid to appreciate the magic of the season; there’s something so romantic and special about a December wedding, especially when you add some sparkle!

Check out 12 reasons why I just love Scottish weddings at Christmastime

1. ˜Tis the season to be sparkly!

There’s nothing like a flutter of glitter to get things feeling magical, and a Christmas wedding means that glitz is limitless.

From bejewelled table settings to the most dazzling Christmas wreaths, the more sparkle the better. Just warn your guests that they’ll be finding rogue specks of glitter in their hair for weeks afterwards!

[Images: 1. Glitter stag head 2. Table setting 3. Sparkling Christmas wreath 4. Glittering logs]

2. Christmas decorations are multi-purpose

Opting for a Christmas bauble bouquet or using candy canes to name your place settings are perfectly feasible ideas for a festive wedding day.

[Images: 1. Candy cane centrepiece 2. Christmas bauble 3. Bauble bouquet 4. Candy cane place setting]

3. Drinks are so fancy!

Hot cocoa from a hot chocolate station, prosecco garnished with cranberries and mulled wine or cider that heats you from the inside, out… I love it all!

[Images: 1. Hot cocoa bar 2. Festive flutes 3. Winter warmer takeaway cup 4. Cinnamon sticks decoration 5. Marshmallow decorated cocktail ]

4. Your table settings will look seriously magical

I mean seriously, can you actually see those dinky wee red baubles or the snow globe-style place names? I can’t handle the cuteness.

[Images: 1. Festive tree centrepieces 2. Bauble place cards 3. Chair sashes. Image by Tracy Gow Photography 4. Festive bauble table numbers 5. Christmas table runner]

5. Get your dream day for a little less

Many venues give a discounted rate for weddings in winter, as do lots of suppliers. Hello amazing day to suit your budget!

Just check our online Scottish wedding venues directory to find your perfect place, then send an enquiry through their listing.

[Image: The amazing Dundas Castle offers a special winter wedding package.]

6. You don’t need sunshine to have amazing blooms

There’s something so special about festive blooms: berry tones, lush green foliage, pine trees and bright red roses.

Ask your Scottish wedding florist which flowers are in season around the time of your wedding – you’ll be surprised at the variety.

[Images: 1. Red blooms centrepiece 2. Winter bouquet 3. Floral arch 4. Christmas decor 5. Christmas trees]

7. Get cosy

Getting hitched in the colder months means snuggly blankets for guests, faux fur wraps and pretty log fireplaces – so romantic yet practical!

Why not let your guests take a blanket home as a favour? You can buy inexpensive ones in Primark or George at Asda, or why not get bargain hunting in the January sales?

[Images: 1. Baby, It’s Cold Outside blankets 2. Cosy table setting 3. Faux fur wrap 4. Snug-as-a-Bug blankets 5. Red knitwear bride]

8. Snow = amazing pic opportunities

Elsa, eat your heart out – there’s only one princess in this Frozen fairytale!

You might not get the full white Christmas but you’ll certainly get frosty air, gorgeous skies and maybe even some frost on the ground, all of which make for stunning photographs.

[Image: Blue Sky Photography]

9. There ain’t no DIY like Christmas DIY

Christmas wreath making! Personalised baubles! Glittering pine cone decorations tied expertly with ribbon! Your festive creativity knows no bounds.

[Images: 1. Bauble Christmas tree 2. Place names 3. Festive jar decoration 4. Christmas wreaths 5. DIY baubles]

10. Tartan + Christmas go hand-in-hand!

Incorporating a Scottish theme is encouraged at a winter wedding; tartan, ceilidhs, stovies and tablet are the perfect match for cold days. Embrace your Scottishness and go all out!

[Images: 1. Stag chair decoration 2. Glittering table setting 3. Tartan napkin 4. Tartan and stag setting]

11. The favours options are endless

From personalised Christmas baubles to the cutest gingerbread men, creative ideas for your favours are aplenty.

I especially love the creative use of a chocolate coin in the pic above – this would be a great, cost effective idea for a favour in-keeping with your Christmas theme!

[Images: 1. Hot chocolate bauble 2. Personalised snowflake 3. Christmas decoration favour 4. Gingerbread Christmas tree 5. Gold coin favour idea]

12. Your guests are already in the mood for a party

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and with many of your loved ones on holiday for a couple of weeks, it’s the perfect time to let your hair down and celebrate!

Lots of people have time off between Christmas and New Year too, so you could have a festive wedding on a weeknight and not have to worry about it.

Not only that, but Christmas is a time for love, laughter, family and friends, and what better way to celebrate that than with a wonderful winter wedding in Scotland?

[Image: Pinterest]

Don’t forget, you can see more inspiration for your Christmas wedding day on our Pinterest