‘Tis The Season To Get Hitched – 7 Festive Wedding Ideas

by | Reception Wisdom, Wisdom


Cate OConnor

Image by Muravnik Photography via Ruffled Blog

As days become longer, and our evenings become hazy and hot with drawn out sunsets, we all buzz with the excitement of a new Christmas season. We swap cozy sweaters for colourful dresses, vibrant fruits abound, and champagne bottles pop as we celebrate the closing of another year and the beginning of the Christmas season.

At Dancing & Dessert we think it’s the perfect back drop to a festively themed wedding and wanted to share with the wonderful readers of Polka Dot Bride some of our absolute fave Aussie Christmas wedding ideas.


The perfect time to add a little sparkle.

Image by Teneil Kable

Ornament table runner

For a modern take on Christmas combine colourful glass ornaments with fir branches, and candles to create a table runner.

Image by Jennifer Fujikawa Photography 


Wreaths are synonymous with Christmas and can be used in so many ways – hung over the table, turned oversized and used as a ceremony backdrop, or used sweetly as napkin rings.

Image by Muravnik Photography via Ruffled Blog

Fancy Feet

Adorn your toes in red and dance the night away to some rockin’ Christmas tunes!

Photo by Robert Metz on Unsplash


Hang a generous bunch of mistletoe in a prominent place at your reception or during cocktail hour, a wonderful symbol of love and romance as well as a perfect photo opportunity for you and your guests.

Image by Stylish Wedding Photography

Christmas cracker favours

The inclusion of a bad joke is mandatory.

Sourced from Cox & Cox

Christmas Photobooth

Themed props are a must for this fun and festive idea your guests will absolutely love!

Image by Smilebooth

What are your favourite festive wedding ideas? Please share in the comments below, we would love to know.

Yours truly, Dancing & Dessert

Ms Zigzag says: I’m in the festive spirit after reading this Christmas-meets-weddings post by Dancing and Dessert! After all, many people fly home for the holidays so it makes sense to throw a wedding at this time too! 

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