December is cold, rigid, snowy and the middle of the holiday season. With Christmas coming many couples may wonder if this is the best time to have a wedding. Of course it is. If you are in love, you can make any month work. Here are some great wedding themes for the month of December.
Having a wedding in December leaves open that idea of using Christmas as your inspiration. Your colors are a given as red, green and white. Using Christmas trees as decorations will be a beautiful addition to your reception. There are many red Christmas candles that cold also be used for your wedding decoration. You could set up your receptions in a venue that could be made-up to look like an elf shop. If you are looking to make your wedding kid-friendly, Santa could make a special visit. If you are looking to get married in a church, many churches already have beautiful decorations for Christmas. Candy canes could make a very special wedding favor.
December is the time for snow. Snow reminds many people of being happy. You can let the soft snow be your inspiration by having a winter wonderland theme wedding. These colors are white, soft blues, and light pink make excellent colors for this theme wedding. Snowflakes can be use to decorate your reception. Each snowflake has its own design; just like your love. Cutting out or making your own snowflake decorations are not very expensive, and super easy. There are some very beautiful wedding dresses the have snowflakes on them.
Human Rights Day
December 10th is known as Human Rights Day. This event is very big in New York City. Many meetings, conferences, and speeches are held this day. Each year has its own theme; in 2010, it is discrimination. If you and your future spouse are very passionate about human rights, this may be the perfect place to get married. Hold your ceremony at one of the events and ask your guests to do one act of kindness that helps with human rights issues. Each year has its own color design that goes with the theme. These colors can be part of your wedding. In 2010, it was a rainbow of colors showing how different people are. Instead of a traditional reception, you can invite your guests to attend more of the year’s events. This would be a very good chance to give to a great cause while celebrating your passion for each other.
Snow is an inspiration for a winter wonderland, but ice can be just as nice for another theme. With cold weather come ice and the beautiful appearance of things that are frozen throughout winter. You can have your vows exchanged at a skating rink on the ice. This would be the perfect wedding for ice sculptures. The biggest inspiration color could be the translucent color of ice. The icicle shape is very popular with lights and jewelry giving you many options to choose. Little icicles or tiny skates could make fun and beautiful wedding favors. For a reception using clear gelatin to suspend some food would give the effect of an iced over look.
Kwanzaa is the African American celebration of Christmas and gift giving. This holiday was first titled in 1966. It was made to give the African Americans a chance to celebrate their own holiday instead of celebrating with the mass of society. It is a holiday of gift giving but also of celebrating their own culture. Each of the seven days of Kwanzaa is devoted to celebrating a different principle. If one of these principles is of importance of you then you can hold your ceremony on the day. Decorate your wedding full of African art and colorful cloth. There is very traditional clothing worn by both men and women during a Kwanzaa celebration that you can wear instead of more traditional wedding clothes. At the end of each day is a feast, therefore, that can be your reception. African music is often played. This would be a great chance to celebrate your heritage.
New Year’s Eve
New Year’s Eve marks the end of one year and the beginning of a next. If your plan is to begin the next year married then New Year’s Eve would be great time to get married. There are many celebrations all over the world for the day that could be a venue for the ceremony. Often times the colors are silver, gold and other bright colors. There will be no short supply of parting on New Year’s Eve. For wedding favors, whistles, confetti, and headbands are also popular. You could even have your own New Year’s ball and countdown the last seconds until you are husband and wife.