Deep red and emerald green arrangements, complimented by pinecones, mistletoe and a statement tree make Christmas not only the most wonderful time of the year but one of the most popular times to get married. We have listed below some reasons why couples should consider get married at Christmas (aside from the mulled wine).

Deck the halls

There’s no mistaking there is a special atmosphere around Christmas time and incorporating this into your wedding can lead to a more magical, heartwarming and intimate experience. For a Christmas wedding you can pick your venue for its wintery atmosphere and Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort can definitely provide that with our open fires, lush interiors and outstanding Christmas Décor like that will add to the romance of the day. Everyone loves a bit of Christmas spirit and holding your wedding in winter will enable you to really utilize this magical time of year. Starting with the decorations, a majority of venues will already be decorated in preparation for the festive season so not only can you save money on decorating your venue but if you’re lucky you may have a movie-esque ceiling to floor Christmas tree as a backdrop for you and your guests. It’s also great to be able to decorate your venue and even more enjoyable around Christmas as you can add extra Christmas trees, candles, fairy lights, mistletoe, pinecones, wreaths and much more Christmas sparkle. You can then your own personal touches and the venue will reflect you as a couple.

Sparkle & Shine

Choosing a less traditional time of year for your wedding means you can reflect this in the style you choose for your wedding attire. Christmas themes can be seen as predictable by some when it comes to wedding attire, however we disagree, go for something that sparkles & shines but is not necessarily be expected for example the colour of bridesmaid’s dresses don’t have to be green or red. Winter weddings are an excuse for sparkle and a time that is full of style potential. We are thinking multiple skirts and layers, richer jewel colours, long sleeves and heavier fabrics to brave the cold but also become wedding “goals”. Matching recent trends, you could even add a hint of pampas or feathers, tweed waistcoats and delicate winter berry hair pieces for an extra rustic touch. Winter creates an opportunity for original accessories such as shawls and wraps and during this festive time you can really go full on razzle-dazzle with metallics and sequins (YAY!).

I’ll be home for Christmas

Christmas is a magical time of year for the whole family and a time of happiness so it can only get better with a festive family wedding! What’s more romantic and heartwarming than a fireside glow, blankets, smoky scents and candlelight? This ambience at Christmas is the perfect backdrop for a wedding that brings the family together. During Christmas people are much more likely to be around and guests may be more inclined to travel because they already have time off. So, what better way to celebrate than extending your festive wedding from one night to a whole weekend that consists of relaxing and heating up in the Thermal Spa Village at Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort. Also keeping with your theme and entertaining your family you can go full-on Christmas flavours with mulled wine and spiced hot ciders boiling for fireside speeches and warming up your guests. You can also offer hot chocolate with marshmallows for the non-drinkers and younger members of the guest list to drink with blankets under fairy lights.

Rockin’ around the Christmas Tree

Winter weddings come with ready-made atmosphere; everyone is in a celebratory mood. Also, if you decide to get married in the festive season it’s very likely that your guests haven’t been to a wedding in a while and will be ready for a good party! Summer weddings can often leave guests a little weary particularly if they’ve got one to attend every Saturday in August. Around Christmas, your wedding will be the highlight of the season and something guests can really look forward to. Of course, we have to mention that winter means more dancing time. As the nights draw in earlier guests will be more keen to seek shelter and get to the entertainment part of the evening.

If you need anymore reasons to have a Christmas Wedding, did we mention mulled wine?