December welcomes the most wonderful time of year; naturally, this is a popular time for weddings as the season brings on feelings of warmth and holiday cheer. Who could resist a wedding filled with tinsel, cool weather, rich greenery, and the unmatched Christmas spirit that is shared by so many? (Okay, all of our ever-so-popular June brides can obviously resist, but you get the point.)
Our friends at Sara Gillianne Weddings and Events recently published a blog on holiday weddings and how to make yours memorable. In the article, one point mentioned is that Christmas music shouldn't overtake your Christmas wedding so as not to make guests feel like they are attending a holiday party. So, what kind of music is appropriate at a holiday-themed wedding? We have compiled a few of the best ones to perfectly tie your theme together without go overboard for the Scrooges and other guests who may not be up for an abundance of Jingle Bells and Joy to the World.
1. Baby its Cold Outside. It is hard not to love this song full of romance, beautiful duet power, and just the right amount of holiday. We are all for including this on your December wedding playlist- especially this beautiful version by Michael Buble and Idina Menzel.
2. I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm. While it's not a holiday song per se, we think you'll agree that Ella Fitzgerald gives us the warm fuzzies any day of the week and would be perfect played at your reception (we're picturing white stoals and cups of hot cocoa, how about you?).
3. All I Want for Christmas is You. An obvious, more direct choice in holiday wedding music, this song will get your guests singing along and hopefully the lyrics ring true- is all you want for Christmas to be married to your fruitcake?
4. Christmas Lights. There has never been a better excuse to invite Coldplay to your wedding reception. A little bit alternative, a little bit mellow, and a whole lot perfect, if you're getting married around the holidays, you would be a Grinch for not including this gem of a song.
5. Baby It's Christmas. Amy Grant brings her beautiful tone to this melody to match. This song too has just enough reference to the holidays without being over-the-top with the holly jolly to keep the focus at your wedding to stay on you and your new spouse. It may also be one that not everyone is familiar with but everyone will want to grab a partner to take on the dance floor.
If a holiday-themed wedding is at the top of your Christmas list, we know you can pull it off in a memorable way and with the perfect music selection. Sprinkling just a few perfect holiday and Christmas songs in between your other tunes will be the ticket to tying your theme together and ensuring you and your guests enjoy a taste of your Winter WED-derland.