Attending or organising a Christmas or New Year’s Eve wedding? Trying to add a little festive spirit to the occasion? From the cake to the menu, the winter warming bridal accessories to the tables plans, it is so easy to add a bit of merry cheer to this time of year and weddings are no exception. Here we profile our pick of the best festive songs for Christmas, New Year’s Eve and winter weddings that are sure to create a stir.
Best for the Drinks Reception Fun filled Christmas songs that create a festive atmosphere and that are sure to get your wedding guests in the merry mood are ‘Merry Christmas Everyone’ by Shakin Stevens, ‘I wish it could be Christmas Everyday’ by Wizzard and ‘Rockin Around the Christmas Tree’ by Brenda Lee.
Best for Hitting the Dance Floor ‘All I Want for Christmas is You’, the Mariah Carey version, it was popularised again in the movie Love Actually. Sure to get everyone on the dance floor from Flower Girls to Grannies and Groomsmen to Bridesmaids.
Best First Dance Song ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’ is perhaps the most poignant and most romantic Christmas song and is the perfect choice for the first dance. Sure to bring a tear to every couples eye.
Best Song for the Bride It is the Brides day and the Bride that wants to get up and sing to her Groom has all the fun. The best fun filled Christmas song for when everyone is watching is ‘Santa Baby’. A little bit naughty, it’s not for the faint hearted, but it makes a great talking point. After all you only get married once.
Best Sing Along Song There is one Christmas song that no matter if you haven’t a note in your head or a pep in your step, you can’t help singing, dancing and smiling to. The Pogues did it best with ‘Fairytale of New York’.
Best for Last Call At the end of the night, when the sing song is dying down and everyone is danced out, finish on a high note with the Bing Crosby’s classic ‘White Christmas’.