If you are planning a wedding in late fall or early winter, your wedding is bound to coincide with the holiday season. Whether it is Halloween for October brides, Thanksgiving for November nuptials, or Hannukah and Christmas for December ceremonies, planning a wedding during this time of year gives you the chance to incorporate some of your favorite fall and winter holiday traditions into your big day! Below are some fun and easy ways to add a touch of holiday flair to your holiday wedding celebration including ideas for decor, food, drinks, and even your wedding send-off.
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For couples planning a wedding in October, adding in a touch of Halloween is a must. If you are not fans of the creepier sides of the holiday, you can focus on adding in some less spooky traditions. Some fun ideas include having Halloween Carnival activities, like pumpkin carving and bobbing for apples at your reception, trying out a masquerade theme, serving a Halloween-themed signature drink, or sending your guests home with trick-or-treat favors at the end of the night.
Love the spookier side of Halloween? Some creative ways to incorporate this fall holiday into your wedding include sending creepy save the dates, like these, having an eerie candle-lit ceremony after sundown, and embracing the “Till Death do us Part” portion of the wedding vows, with this spooky ring holder or this dramatic display.
Since Thanksgiving festivities are centered around giving thanks for friends, family, and food, we can’t think of a better holiday to incorporate into your November wedding. One festive way to add a touch of Thanksgiving to your reception is to serve delicious, seasonal cocktails like warm mulled cider or a champagne apple punch. Can’t get enough of Thanksgiving Day food? Consider serving up a Thanksgiving feast of your own. Wedding expert Renee Strauss suggests subbing venison, pheasant, or other seasonal dishes with turkey for an extra special meal. It is also easy to embrace a Thanksgiving theme by adding touches of fall into your decor with pumpkin centerpieces, a fall color palette, and seasonal flowers and foliage for your bouquet.
If you ask us, December is one of the most magical times of the year. Whether you celebrate Hanukkah or Christmas, there are tons of beautiful ways to add a touch of these seasonal celebrations into your holiday wedding day. When it comes to floral arrangements and decor, adding pops of pine needles, mistletoe, and cranberries alongside flowers in seasonal hues will instantly add a festive touch of Christmas to your special day. Meanwhile, if you are celebrating Hanukkah, also known as the “Festival of Lights,” adding candlelight, twinkle lights, or lanterns will add a traditional element to your reception while also providing elegant mood lighting for your guests.
No matter how you choose to incorporate fall and winter holidays into your wedding, you are bound to have a beautiful celebration that you will not soon forget! If you are looking for an easy way to add a festive touch to your holiday wedding exit, be sure to check out our wide selection of wedding sparklers, which add a special touch to every celebration — no matter what the season.