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!
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.
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!
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.
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: Dundas Castle]
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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?
Don’t forget, you can see more inspiration for your Christmas wedding day on our Pinterest.