The holidays can be a magical time of year, filled with gift-giving, celebrations, and get-togethers with family and friends. If you are thinking about getting married in winter, there’s no better time to celebrate than a holiday wedding.  

There are unique considerations when planning a holiday wedding, but it also opens up opportunities for inspired themes, festive designs, and charming decor!

Here are some details to keep in mind when planning a wedding around the holidays:

Holidays Weddings – Consider Your Guests’ Schedules

The holidays are busy for everyone, with many people’s schedules filled with shopping, event planning, family get-togethers, parties, and much more. You might want to avoid planning your wedding on a specific holiday date or on one of the days immediately surrounding a holiday since many of your guests may have family traditions, either celebrating at home or traveling during this time. 

If you’re planning on a large guest list, it’s unlikely that everyone will be able to participate; that’s part of having a holiday wedding!  The best solution is to coordinate your wedding early and keep your most important guests informed of your intentions for a holiday wedding so they’ll have plenty of time to plan and coordinate. 

Have Fun With The Holiday Theme or Maybe Something Completely Different!

If your wedding takes place within a week or so of a particular holiday, you can use that holiday’s colors and themes for inspiration or choose something completely different. 

Instead of a Christmas wedding with reds and greens, or a New Year’s Eve wedding dominated by silver and gold, consider a winter white wedding or a black and white-themed holiday wedding. The winter season also lends itself to rich jewel tones like eggplant or navy blue. 

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Holiday Weddings – Start Planning Early

Since many events and holiday celebrations occur during the winter season, venues, caterers, and DJs tend to be booked out months in advance. If having your wedding on a specific date is important to you, don’t wait until the last minute; when planning a holiday wedding, the earlier, the better! Think about hiring a wedding planner; you can move forward with planning in confidence if your vendor agreements are set in stone. 

Holiday weddings come with unique considerations that set them apart from other weddings. However, planning a holiday winter wedding doesn’t have to be stressful! You should enjoy every moment of your special day, including the planning that leads up to it. 

As a premier Boston wedding planner, we’ll help you plan an unforgettable winter celebration. Contact us today to start planning your holiday wedding!

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