ENCOURAGING UGLY SWEATERS AT YOUR CHRISTMAS WEDDING
Yes. While some people cherish the formal tux and gown wedding, others dare to be different. That’s right… The Ugly Sweater Wedding…
If you are looking for something different than the typical tuxedo wedding, “it’s the most wonderful time of the year” …for ugly sweaters. What could make your alternative Christmas wedding better than a a bunch of friends gathering in bad Bill Cosby-like knit tops?
I recently had an Ugly Sweater wedding to DJ for, and found that it was one of the most fun ones I ever serviced because of the attire alone. People searched high and low for their knitted outfits and it was like a fashion show of foolishness.
This helped everyone unwind and loosen up quick and made them READY TO PARTY from the get-go.
HOW TO PLAN UGLY SWEATER WEDDING
1) CREATE EASY PLANNING – Selecting a theme makes your wedding chapter write itself. A Christmas wedding theme brings all the details together and makes planning easy. Starting from invitations, to the cake, to the centerpieces and even onto the music, everything will fall together in the spirit of the Christmas season. And if you want it to be a night to remember – add sweaters.
2) DRESS CODE – Right in your invitations, tell people this is what you want. Let them know to shop for your sweaters early. If you hit the thrift shops in December, you will be too late. Start looking and have guests look in July! (I recently tried to find one the first week in December, and every thriftstore in the area had two or three college kids and office party hopefuls looking for the same things right next to me. Slim pickings!)
3) KEEP THE BRIDE LOOK – Brides, one thing to keep in mind, the bride should still look like a bride for picture reasons, but also opt for epic yarn sweetness as an accessory.