Need a few unique and celebratory December wedding ideas? At Peerspace, we get it! December isn’t just a month of snow and ice — it’s a season of holiday magic and wonder.
What better time to say “I do” to the one you love? The individual elements at your wedding harmonize to create a greater whole. To help you find your inspiration, here are 12 creative December wedding ideas worthy of a Hallmark romance.
1. The theme
Your wedding theme helps inform your color palette, decor, and overall aesthetic. It’s important to choose what you want early on.
If you ask us, a “winter wonderland” theme was tailor-made for a December wedding. Cool white and blue shades can mimic the snow outside and can make for a magical indoor celebration.
Another fun option? Play up the holiday season with a Christmas-themed wedding! Red and green shades can create a festive and inviting atmosphere that’s oozing with wintery romance. Plus, you can play up holiday decorations like lighted trees and wreaths.
Once you’ve settled on a theme, you can bring it to life with the individual elements ar your wedding.
2. The fashion
Of course, what you’ll wear on your wedding day is one of the most important decisions you’ll make — not to mention the most fun!
For bridal gowns, long-sleeved or caped wedding dresses can capture wintery December beauty. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, you could even don a faux fur cape or muff for warmth and style.
What about suits for grooms, groomsmen, or anyone else who’d prefer to wear pants? While you can’t go wrong with classic black, white, or cream-colored suits can mimic the frosty snow outside and help sell a winter wonderland theme. Alternatively, if you’ve chosen a holiday theme, subtle plaid patterns or red ties can help make a look feel festive and bright.
3. The flowers
Flowers are an essential aspect of any wedding and can beautify your December wedding ideas. They help you capture your color scheme and celebrate your wedding theme in bouquets, boutonnieres, and venue decorations like table centerpieces.
Flowers aren’t always easy to come by in December, though there are seasonal blossoms that can help inspire your theme. Winter-blooming flowers include:
- Bells of Ireland
- Snow drops
Another option? Forego the florist and choose artificial flowers instead. With faux flowers, you don’t have to worry about keeping things in season, and you can prepare them in advance for your wedding day.
A fun December wedding twist? A Viking wedding theme! Discover how to pull one off here!
4. The venue
Your venue can singlehandedly capture your theme more than any other element at your wedding. which is why it’s so important to book it early on. Luckily, it’s easy to find cool wedding venues for your December ceremony and reception with Peerspace.
Think of Peerspace as the Airbnb for event venues. You can use it to scout venues in your city, then rent them by the hour for as long as you need. You can find venues for weddings of any size and budget – and any aesthetic, too.
Venues we think would make awesome December wedding spaces include:
But hey, that’s just an idea. Search for wedding venues in your city to find epic spaces you can book for your special day.
5. The decor
Once you’ve picked out your venue, it’s time to think about decorations. While your venue might capture your theme perfectly on its own merit, a little extra embellishment never hurt.
Light-up trees are a must-have if you’ve chosen a Christmas wedding theme. And a well-placed wreath or garland can do wonders to make your venue feel cozy. Pick a few focal point areas to accentuate, then embellish them with decor that matches your chosen color scheme.
6. The invites
Of course, you’ll also need to get the word out about your December wedding. You can find plenty of invitation templates on Canva that you can customize with wintery colors, designs, and artwork.
There are also digital invitation services like Evite that help you send wedding invites via email — and track them with digital RSVPs. It’s cool December wedding ideas like this that also save money on postage.
7. The food
Hot food can help you and your guests feel cozy during a chill winter celebration. If you ask us, something decadent like prime rib or herb-roasted chicken and veggies is in order. You could even lean into the holiday angle with a roast turkey and all the fixings.
And if you chose Peerspace to book your venue, you’ve got an extra wedding-planning ace up your sleeve — your Peerspace host. They can help you coordinate with a local caterer to bring your menu visions to life.
8. The drinks
A wedding isn’t a wedding without a few toasts. So what should be in your glass?
Hot drinks can bring a touch of warmth and coziness to your December wedding, like mulled wine or spiced apple cider. If you want to go for a non-traditional route, eggnog or cider can bring a holiday flair to your toasts. It’s an adorable December wedding idea to toast your new union.
9. The cake
Every wedding needs a cake. And if you’re looking for a sign, this is your invitation to experiment with some fun flavors for a December wedding.
Classic flavors like gingerbread, rum cake, or even decadent chocolate can help you capture delicious holiday bliss. But if you’d rather keep things classic, white angelfood can help you capture a winter wonderland vibe — and taste super sweet while doing it.
Discover more winter wonderland wedding ideas for your December wedding!
10. The music
The music at your wedding and reception helps set the atmosphere and makes your guests feel cozy during the celebration.
If you’ve chosen a holiday theme, then classic carols can help you set a festive atmosphere. You also can’t go wrong with some wintery jazz to make your guests feel mellow and calm — like the Charlie Brown Christmas soundtrack.
11. The photo backdrops
After you’ve exchanged vows, you’ll need a dedicated spot to snap your wedding photos. You can easily make photo backdrops with curtains and some of your chosen winter flowers. Although, if your venue has an awesome view, like a bay window, you already have a special backdrop tailor-made for you!
12. The favors
After celebrating your wedding, you’ll want to thank your loved ones for making your day feel special. Wedding favors that would be awesome for a December wedding include poinsettia flowers, holiday ornaments, or even hot chocolate bombs. It’s a sweet December wedding idea to share the love with your friends and family.