Color Palettes for a Christmas-Themed Wedding

by Danielle Salazar December 24, 2014

It's the most wonderful time of the year - especially for weddings! Being from the Midwest, planning your big day for the middle of winter isn't the most practical option. It's cold, it's wet, but my gosh is it beautiful! There's something seriously breathtaking about a kiss beneath snowflakes, long bridesmaid dresses, and reception tables covered in lush, green garland. So take your favorite holiday, throw in a handsome groom, and host a Christmas-themed wedding that's both elegant and fun! Remember, ladies - it's all about the little details! In need of some inspiration? We've created some simple and stunning palettes that are perfect for the winter season - no matter what your style may be!

Color Palettes for a Christmas-Themed Wedding

A traditional red and green Christmas-themed wedding.

This is where you have total permission to go all out with your red's and green's. But as always, keep it classy! Keep the holiday colors primarily in your festive bridesmaid dresses and linens, and then add small pops of red and green into your centerpieces or bouquets as well. Accents of gold, silver, birch wood, and evergreens, will beautifully set the tone for your festive theme and nicely balance the brighter colors.
A traditional red and green color palette for your holiday-themed wedding! | Color Palettes for a Christmas-Themed WeddingBridesmaid dress Violet in claret (left). Men's tie KB3689 in emerald/white (right).

A white and silver winter wonderland.

Imagine yourself surrounded by pretty white and silver décor, tall glass centerpieces, silver bridesmaid dresses, and soft lighting. A winter wonderland theme can be tasteful and doesn't have to feel like you're dancing inside of an ice castle. When done well, the look can be utterly charming and romantic!
Create a winter wonderland wedding with a silver and white color palette. | Color Palettes for a Christmas-Themed WeddingBridesmaid dress Harper in silver.

A black and gold New Years style.

I know, I know, New Years shouldn't be included in an article about Christmas themes, but the look is so dang pretty I couldn't help myself. Think of it as a 'Gatsby meets modern-cosmopolitan' style. All you need to create the stunning look is some black, a little white, and a whole lot of gold! Overall, you'll end up with a look that's glamorous and super elegant!

A black and gold palette is perfect for a New Years themed wedding. | Color Palettes for a Christmas-Themed WeddingBridesmaid dresses Olivia (left) and Stella (right) in black.

So now the question is - which style is your favorite? Leave a comment below and let us know what look you like best!

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Measurement Guide

Taking Your Measurements

For the most accurate measurements, do not measure over your clothing. Your measurements should be taken while wearing undergarments similar to the ones you will wear with your dress. The measuring tape shouldn't be pulled too tight or have too much slack, and should always be parallel with the floor. 

**Wedding apparel is typically sized differently than retail clothing, so keep in mind that it's not uncommon to find yourself requiring alterations.

Bust size: Wrap the tape around your back and under your arms at the fullest part of your bust (not underneath the bust).

Waist size:  While standing up straight, bend at the waist to one side. Take the measurement where the natural crease happens in your side. This should be a few inches above your belly button.

Hip size: Standing with your feet together, wrap the tape around the fullest part of your hips and butt to get this measurement.

Choosing your correct size

Compare  these three measurements to the Kennedy Blue size chart above. It is very important that you order the largest size that corresponds to your measurements. For example, if your bust measures 40.5" (size 12), your waist measures 31" (size 10) and your hips measure 41.5" (size 8), we advise that you order a size 12, and get your dress altered down to custom fit your body. Ordering anything smaller than a size 12 would not fit in the bust area. Please note: Our bridal gown size chart is different than the bridesmaids sizing and is listed below.