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The Best Tips On Bringing Christmas Cheer To Your Destination Wedding Venue

The holidays offer the most magical time of year to get married. We adore transforming ballrooms into winter wonderlands. But what about add-on yuletide décor for tropical locales like Bali? Blending Santa hats with palm trees takes creativity but the festive payoff feels fantastically rich. Here are the best tips on bringing Christmas cheer to your destination wedding venue, no matter how beachy! 

Festive Floral Arrangements 

A table decoration for Bali Wedding on Christmas

Tropical winters mean flowers still thrive, allowing colorful holiday arrangements. Ask your florist to incorporate classic poinsettias, red roses, white orchids with evergreen accents of pine and cedar springs. For more glam, mix metallics like gold and silver ceramic pieces into arrangements a top reception tables. Accent smaller rounds with mini Christmas trees glowing with fairy lights! Adding winter berries like holly and hypericum berries ties arrangements together, still feeling beautifully luxe for a beach venue.

Dazzling Holiday Lighting & Lanterns 

String lights instantly inject venues, gardens and gazebos with magical ambience. Outline ceremony arbors and wrap reception beams in clear or multi-colored bulbs. Hang large Italian glass globe clusters for drama indoors overhead. Strategically place sparkling lanterns along aisles, dinner tables or high on platforms overlooking ocean views. LED options shine brightly for hours without overheating outdoor spaces. Include battery clip-on lights or flaming luminaries along winding garden paths to highlight scenic routes for guests’ arrival. 

Festive Tabletop Sparkle & Settings

Don’t be afraid to layer metallics, glassware and shine! Chargers in champagne gold, brushed bronze and silver enhance place settings already dressed in your color scheme. Scatter gold confetti, faux snowflakes or crushed glass over chargers for whimsy. Introduce holiday motifs onto menu cards with holly leaves or mini ornaments for place cards. Centerpiecesshould shimmer with votives, mirrored vases and glass vasesto catch flickering flames. For grand occasional seating, affix festive ribbon sashes to chairs.

Creative Greenery Décor Accents  

Greenery symbolizes the richness of life, paralleling what newlyweds embark on! Strategically place potted fir trees and holiday wreaths for that alpine resort reception look. Adorn ceremony altars and sweetheart table backdrops in cedar, magnolia leaves and eucalyptus garlands. Line stair railings and guest room doorways in curly willow branches, accented with bright red poinsettia blooms and glittered pine cones for sparkle. Display fresh cedar on bar tops or buffet stations for aesthetics and scent.   

Use Iconic Holiday Colors & Textiles  

Nothing says Christmas better than a color scheme of emerald greens, scarlet reds and snowy white accents! Introduce classic tartan plaid onto lounge seating cushions, table runners and guest shawls left on ceremony chairs. Work bright candy apple red more boldly into your florals or mix in with neutrals across stationery from save the dates to seating cards. Contrast against sunny yellow poinsettias for cheerful whimsy at daytime weddings.

Incorporate Festive Touches Without Going Overboard

Keep it classy by choosing just a few fabulous holiday décor items for maximum visual impact. Sculptural light installations make great ceremony backdrop focal points. For receptions, deck the sweetheart table or bar façade in shimmering winter garlands only. Use ornaments and metallics sparingly within lush floral centerpieces so not to overwhelm. If weather and venue permit, sparkling outdoor string lights always inject effortless magic! And remember to enjoy that extra celebratory spirit this season infuses into your already joyous occasion for winter weddings.

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