Christmas Holiday Wedding Planning and Accessories Ideas–Go Bold with Red

by Judith Cartier Oliver on November 25, 2012

Christmas weddings can be so much fun to plan by using Bold Red tones, the color of love.   I’ll readily admit, Red is one of my favorite colors.  You can add red into your wedding decorations as well as your gown and accessories to give a classy look to your day! My first recommendation when choosing to have red as your predominant color is to choose your accent color.  Giving contrast creates a beautiful silhouette for the day and let’s your red pop out more.  Colors I recommend would be ivory, silver, champagne or gold.

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There are many gorgeous red wedding gowns available today.  I personally love the pairing of deeper reds with ivory as you see in these designer gowns.  Silver crystal or rhinestone beading or  embellishments  on your gown gives a regal look. The dresses signify Christmas Holiday time in an elegant way.


If you still wish to wear an ivory wedding gown, adding a red sash is a great way to bring in a pop of color.  Add to your ensemble Red Swarovski Crystal bridal jewelry to bring your look together.  If you are going to add red jewelry, be bold with it and add enough color to your wedding day look.  Trust me, by being bold, your pictures will turn out pretty fantastic and capture that holiday look.!

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Now you are ready for adding in more Red!  Add this to your wedding hair accessories including a tiara, hair comb, barrette, ribbon accents to your hair style. If you are wearing a veil, consider having a custom tiara hair comb created with red added to it. All these little touches make for creating a beautiful picture for your memory book. 


Now we have arrived to some of your last bridal accessories!  Your wedding day bouquet should be chosen last.  The reason I say this is that you want to choose flowers that will add to your look and not overwhelm it.   If you are wearing an ivory dress with red jewelry accents, you might consider adding a lot of red into your bouquet.  If you are wearing a predominantly red wedding gown, you might want to add some ivory roses, calla lilies and such so your red flowers will not compete with your gown.

Shoes, glorious shoes! I love these darling red pumps, flirty and fun and festive at the same time. Add Red shoes to your wedding day look. Even if they are not seen most of the day, you will know you are wearing those sexy shoes! 




Now that  you have your ensemble chosen, time to think about your Christmas Holiday wedding reception décor.  I absolutely love the simplicity and classic elegance of the white covered chairs with red satin ties adorned with pine greens. Adding crystal chandeliers, table accessories and more always adds a beautiful elegance. Create napkin rings with your choice of flowers. Have fun with it!



Last but not least, choose your wedding cake to compliment the essence you have created for your day. My rule of thumb is be decorative but keep simple lines.  You can see in each of these cakes, many have a lot of beautiful adornments and patterns and yet are not overwhelming.   Stay in classic simple lines.  Add a touch  of pine branches to the table to bring in that Christmas Holiday essence. Above all, have fun!  This day is all about the two of you!

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