I thought today’s Winter and Christmas table name ideas post could be a little traditional and a bit back to nature.  These are possibly more for Christmas than a wedding.  For weddings some of these ideas like our previous posts might be more eccentric picks but then I think it’s good to be a little bit untypical from time to time.  So these table name ideas posts are not aiming to be applicable for every wedding or occasion.  Hopefully they will help with anyone looking for more unusual seasonally inspired table names.

Nature is easy enough to get the ball rolling with as you just have to think of Holly and you’re away!  Although it can be easy to grind to a halt shortly after….

Christmas Plants

  • Holly
  • Ivy
  • Poinsettia
  • Mistletoe
  • Christmas Rose (Helleborus niger)
  • Christmas Tree (fir, spruce, pine)
  • Pōhutukawa (from New Zealand)
  • Christmas Cactus

I’m not sure how well I could see these working.  If you had three big tables maybe Holly, Ivy and Mistletoe would make sense and would certainly feel very Christmas.  If for a wedding the Bride and Groom should probably sit on mistletoe for obvious reasons.  If you’re into DIY you might also be able to have fun with the different types of trees used as Christmas trees for making table decorations especially if you could use branches from trees which were distinguishably different.

General winter plants

There are plants that flower this time of year so we’ll take a look at those.  These may be good for anyone who has a winter wedding and doesn’t want to go too strongly with the Christmas tie in or is looking to feature lots of plants or going for a rustic look.  I think in these cases I’d advocate going for the common name rather than the latin.  These could tie in with seasonal floral arrangements to.

  • Abeliophyllum distichum – White forsythia
  • Arbutus unedo – Strawberry tree
  • Bergenia
  • Clematis cirrhosa – Clematis ‘Wisley Cream’
  • Clematis cirrhosa – Clematis ‘Freckles’
  • Clematis cirrhosa var. balearica – Fern-leaved clematis
  • Daphne mezereum – White mezereon
  • Elaeagnus pungens ‘Maculata’
  • Eranthis hyemalis – Winter aconite
  • Galanthus nivalis – Common snowdrop
  • Hamamelis × intermedia  – Witch Hazel ‘Angelly’
  • Helleborus niger
  • Iris unguicularis – Algerian iris
  • Mahonia × media ‘Charity’
  • Scilla mischtschenkoana – Squill ‘Tubergeniana’

I found this the Royal Horticultural Societies website really helpful, you can visit it here

Mudford Church, Somerset
Mudford Church, Somerset

More to Explore

Artemis Stationery sells bespoke wedding invitations and stationery. You can visit the website here. The website has been updated recently and our Christmas ranges are yet to be displayed. Though if you like any of the Christmas artwork you see through out site it can be ordered as stationery for weddings or any other occasion.

Artemis Stationery also has a non wedding site which has many Christmas products from cards to gift tags including the designs featured on this page. You can visit Artemis Prints here. Or check out the downloads section on this site here.

See the other Christmas table name posts:

  • Weather, places & reindeer names – visit here
  • Festive food, global Christmas food, drinks – visit here
  • Carols, crooners & classic Christmas songs, Christmas hits – visit here
  • Christmas films – visit here
A place name design
A place name design