A Christmas wedding is a wish of many couples who love these holidays atmosphere when families near and far come together to spend a few days together, surrounded by decorated trees and many colored lights that make every moment magical.
Christmas holidays in Italy begin on December 8th, the day of the Immaculate Conception, when the Pope lays a crown on the statue of the Virgin located in Piazza di Spagna in Rome, and ends on January 6th when Epiphany is celebrated.
Christmas day is celebrated every year on December 25th, it is a Catholic religious anniversary in which the birth of Jesus is remembered, but also people of other faiths like to celebrate this day, get together with loved ones and exchange gifts.
What better time to celebrate your wedding?
Why get married at Christmas
Getting married during Christmas holidays is first and foremost a wish that comes true for the bride and groom, it is the most beautiful and romantic time of the year, the most colorful and fragrant, as well as full of meaning, great for spending even a sweet honeymoon and visit the Vatican, the Colosseum, Castel St. Angelo, Navona Square, the Pantheon, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain and much more!
During these holidays, in Italy you can get married every day except December 25th and the Advent Sundays that precede that day when you can opt for a symbolic rite. No problem on all other days when you can crown your dream and join forever with a religious or civil ceremony.
Those who choose to get married at Christmas and want a religious ritual in a church in Rome, will have a wide choice among the many churches and basilicas scattered throughout the capital, it will not be difficult to choose the one you like most ... as long as booked in large advance!
During Christmas holidays the schools are closed and many companies and work activities stop for a few days, so that the spouses can celebrate their marriage with the presence of friends and relatives who, being free from work commitments, may be absent from home to come in Italy, take part in the event and enjoy the holidays in the beautiful Rome.
The streets of the capital at Christmas fill with perfumes, roasted chestnuts and sweets to be savored together with a good hot chocolate. The squares and streets of the center such as Via dei Condotti and Via del Corso are lit up for the feast, shop windows are decorated ... a photo shoot at Christmas will be truly unique and unforgettable for the spouses!
Celebrating your wedding in these days so festive and incredibly fascinating becomes even more romantic, where your Christmas gift will be your union forever.
Christmas means "birth" and with your marriage a new family will be born ... your family!
Location and setting up
The choice of the wedding location at Christmas is certainly different from an outdoor summer wedding! Of course, because in Italy in December and January it is winter, the snow is rare in Rome but the temperatures are low and the air is cold.
So the wedding banquet will surely be inside a stunning villa or an ancient palace, in frescoed rooms and with large open fireplaces, perhaps with the fire lit, the inevitable Christmas tree and many candles that will make the atmosphere original and fairytale.
The dominant colors will be the red of the berries and poinsettias, the white that recalls the snow and the green of the hollies, without forgetting the gold and silver that will shine in the center table and in all the decorations.
Wreaths and fir branches woven with colored lights will surround your wedding banquet, the table will be embellished with red napkins, a central table runner with pine needles and Christmas balls, scented candles and warm lights.
And at the end of the banquet, the long-awaited wedding cake, preferably white with several levels, covered with sugar paste, embellished with berries and red flowers ... space for imagination for an amazing and elegant final effect.
In Rome there are numerous wedding locations in the historic center, with a beautiful panoramic view of the capital and the Vatican, or stunning luxury villas on the Via Appia Antica.
If you prefer a fairytale castle, just go out of town and we can offer different solutions based on the number of guests and availability.
Brides love necklines so much for their wedding dress, even in winter when the weather is more rigid, so no obligation for long sleeves or lace up to the neck, long or short dress depending by your taste, but let's remember that outdoors makes cold, so an overcoat will be necessary.
The final touch will be the Christmas-themed customizations, like a red bow at the waistline, a red cloak with a hood of synthetic white fur or a white faux fur, red or white gloves and to complete some fantastic red shoes, elegant with heels or even sneakers!
Large space for the imagination also for the hairstyle, with ribbons or red bows and some light points, letting the hair fall free on the shoulders or collected with a chignon.
Let's not forget the bride's bouquet that will recall the dress style and the red, green and white colors also used in the setting up of the location, always in Christmas theme, with flowers like red or white roses, poinsettias, berries and hollies.
The groom can opt for a red damask dress or a beautiful blue suit like the starry sky and a red tie, with a small poinsettia in the buttonhole or red and white berries with holly.
If you have chosen to get married in Rome during Christmas holidays, do not hesitate to contact us! My Wedding in Rome will organize your wedding and take care of every aspect of the event, from the processing of paperwork to the booking of the church and the restaurant, setting up and photo shoot.
Send us an email or write us via the form, we will be happy to make your dream come true!