Articles & Wedding Planning Tips
During Christmas & New Year's Eve
of Charlotte Eulette, Celebrant
There is nothing merrier and
more festive than having your wedding take place during the holiday
season. And, since this is probably the only time of year that
the whole family will be in one place at one time, it is certainly
If the festive holidays are
your backdrop of choice, Charlotte Eulette, National Director
of the Celebrant USA Foundation, recommends using all the dazzling
décor, musical sounds, colors, aromas and sumptuous flavors
of the season.
A Christmastime or New Year's
Eve wedding can truly be unforgettable and joyous. Here are some
tips for making a holiday wedding merry.
Make memories happen: Have
family and friends decorate a tree or gather around the fireplace
and enjoy each other's company before the wedding. Honor and
pay tribute to the elders and ancestors in your families.
Bring color into your wedding
ceremony. If you love white or red poinsettias make them your
wedding flower. Or have your wedding party bedecked with crimson
accents, such as bow ties or elegant shawls.
Instead of tossing rice or
flower petals, consider throwing glittering snow flakes.
Ring the bells and bring in
the music of the holidays. Think Mozart or beautiful opera or
choral music for your ceremony holiday-themed tunes for
Adorn the aisle with aromatic
garlands and candles instead of ribbons and bows.
Inhale the scents of season
and warm the soul: Evergreen, cinnamon or juniper scented candles
can warm your ceremonial or reception space and create a wonderful
New Year's Eve Weddings
Go for the glitz! A New Year's
Eve wedding can definitely take place late at night. Consider
fancy appetizers, champagne, black and white photos, big band
music or salsa instead of a traditional dinner and music.
At midnight, when the clock
strikes twelve, have your wedding party gather your guests to
shout out "Happy Newly Weds!" instead of "Happy