10 Festive Ideas for a Holiday Wedding in Westchester

Jingle bells, lights, and mistletoe — what’s not to love? Here are our top 10 reasons to consider a Christmas wedding in Westchester.

Thinking about having your winter wonderland wedding in Westchester? Here are some ideas! Perhaps the one bad part of choosing a Christmas wedding is that you’re likely dooming yourselves to a lifetime of combination gifts from friends and relatives. That said, if you can get over this one small drawback, holiday season weddings can also feature some of the most beautifully festive moments, scenery, and kitschy-cute themed décor around. (Plus, you’ll never forget your anniversary!)

Here are some of our all-time favorite looks, accessories, place settings, party favors, and ceremony ideas to make your holiday wedding one your guests will never forget.

1. Set the tone before guests arrive with snowy Christmas tree invites or save the date cards.

Photo by Ulysses Photography

2. Keep things festive and elegant with floor-length dresses in a rich holiday hue.

Photo by Uplift Photography

3. Add a little holiday sparkle to your bouquet with silvery branches.

bouquet
Photo by Uplift Photography

4. Have the ring bearer usher the rings down the aisle in a tiny sleigh.

Photo by Ulysses Photography

5. Skip rice or sparklers and let guests ring in the happy couple with jingle bells.

jingle bells
Photo by Vanessa Joy

6. Have guests leave wedding presents under the tree.

Christmas Tree
Photo by Joshua Brown Photography

7. Pine cones studded with holly berries add a touch of winter flora to the place cards.

Photo by Joshua Brown Photography

8. A bowtie and a veil turn reindeer into Christmas-appropriate cake toppers.

christmas wedding - cake toppers - And yes, we are aware of the anatomical inaccuracy of male deer shedding their antlers in winter. Please do not shame the deer for their choice of nuptial attire.
Photo by Ulysses Photography

9. Instead of a guest book, have friends and family snap photos kissing under the mistletoe to share with words of wisdom.

christmas wedding - mistletoe station
Photo by Joshua Brown Photography

10. End the night with a mug of hot chocolate with a candy cane stirrer.

Photo by Ulysses Photography

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