Christmas wedding centerpieces can create a winter wonderland wedding theme with the right colors, accessories, and flowers.
The best way to approach the creation of these centerpieces is to envision each like a dinner table around the holidays. What sort
of decorations do you use around the holidays? Poinsettas, pinecones, snowflakes, Christmas ornaments, train sets, nutcrackers, nativity scenes... yep,
all of these can create a Christmassy centerpiece.
I think a gingerbread house centerpiece would look pretty awesome, though it would take incredible patience (and talent) to build!
Nonetheless, even using cardboard to construct it could look amazing--you could use gold or silver spraypaint, garlands, fabric... each table
could be like a village.
If you have 12 wedding tables, then you could have a "12 days of Christmas" theme with one table as a partridge in a pear tree, table 7 with
swans a swimming... you might have to get creative with things like "maids of milking" (er, cows...?) but it could definitely be done.
All of the following items can be utilized for a Christmas wedding centerpiece:
Christmas wreaths (think about laying them flat on the table)
Gingerbread cookies: can be used as a cookie buffet, or place one on each plate
holiday nuts: you see em in bulk at stores--walnuts, brazil nuts, almonds, etc. Put them in a clear bowl on the table.
Christmas presents: make large "empty" ones from cardboard boxes and decorate with super-fancy wrapping paper and organza ribbons in your wedding colors.
Snowglobes candelabras mini Christmas trees
Here's a tip: if you know you'll be having a Christmas wedding, stock up the week after Christmas the year prior to get decorations at
huge discounts. This will be immensely helpful, especially for ornaments.
I would also suggest a good table runner, too: if it's sheer,
you can place string Christmas lights below the table runner to have the table "glow" which would be pretty. Then, just place clear bowls
filled with Christmas ornaments and pinecones and it's a simple, elegant centerpiece.
What I like is how many colors gold can go with, so you really don't have to use just red and green--I saw some gold and hot pink, purple, icy
blue, teal, and other colors that doesn't seem like they'd match, but they all seem to work well. So, just because you have a Christmas-themed
wedding, do NOT think you have to use traditional colors. While an all-silver wedding is undoubtedly lovely, it's your day. Don't be
afraid to experiment with color.
Look to wrapping paper and Christmas cards for additional ideas. You'd be surprised at some of the designs and colors used, which you may
want to model your own wedding after. If you find wrapping paper you like, then you can use the paper in dozens of ways: make paper stars to
hang, Christmas present boxes, line glass jars with it... endless possibilities, really.