6 Festive Ideas For
Christmas Wedding Centerpieces

Christmas wedding centerpieces are a festive way to finish off your holiday wedding reception. There are many things that define this joyous holiday season, and some of these items can be used as part of your table decorations.

A good centerpiece compliments all of your wedding reception decorations, and it is also the focal point of your guest tables. Try using accessories and other items from the season.

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Using fake snow, tinsel, glitter or Christmas confetti as the base of your reception tables helps set the foundation for your centerpieces. Then, you can finish off your tables with Christmas wedding centerpieces that bring your vision all together.

Remember to make sure your centerpieces fit in with your overall wedding theme and other receptions decorations. Red, green, silver and gold are all very popular colors for a Christmas wedding and should be used in all of your decorations.

Here are 6 ideas for Christmas wedding centerpieces:

Seasonal Flowers and Wreaths

Flowers are always a popular choice for centerpieces. Winter flower choices include poinsettias, amaryllis, Gerber daisies, cymbidium orchids and of course roses. Try choosing a color combination that accents your overall reception colors.

Wreaths are a sign of Christmas, and they can make beautiful centerpieces. Try adding holly, ivy and other seasonal items to your displays.

Small evergreens placed at the center of each table can be a fun option. Decorate them like Christmas trees, or hang ornament wedding favors on them. Just remember to put a note on each table letting your guests know that they should take an ornament home with them.

Using Ornaments

Christmas ornaments come in all shapes and sizes, and they can make the perfect accent piece for you centerpieces.

Take a glass or crystal bowl, and fill them with colorful Christmas balls of varying sizes. Hurricane vases work well for this too. As mentioned above, ornaments can act as favors as well.


Place one or more pillar candles at the center of a wreath. Or, have a display of several tiers of pillars decorated with holly, ivy or evergreen branches.

Votives always help to set the mood, and they can fit perfectly into your Christmas wedding centerpieces. Try arranging several in a circle at the center of your tables with other holiday items in the middle.

Pine Cones

Pine cones are one sign of the winter season that work very well as centerpieces. Place them in bowls or hurricanes by themselves or along with ornaments.

Scented pine cones help to set the mood, and wax-coated firecones can also be used as ornaments. Guests can take them home for use in their fireplaces.

One of our favorite ideas involving pine cones is to gather mini pine cones and walnuts for each table. Spray paint them silver and arrange them in glass or silver bowls.

Add ribbons, ornaments or other holiday items to finish off the display.

Gingerbread Houses

Real or not, gingerbread houses are a fun addition to your wedding reception. Hire someone to create real ones for you or ask friends and family to help if you want to do them yourself.

Decorative gingerbread houses are another alternative. Find ones that light up with batteries or ones that you can put tea lights in to illuminate.

Unique Holiday Ideas

Other holiday ideas include finding sleighs or other uniquely shaped vases or containers to fill with ornaments or flowers. Nutcrackers, German smokers, snowmen, Santa, small trains and anything related to Christmas can be used in your centerpieces.

A more detailed idea is to create small Christmas villages for each table. Use lighted houses and small train sets along with fake snow and other decorations to create a small winter wonderland on each table.

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