Holding a winter wedding can be a wonderful experience for the bride and groom, but sometimes it can be really difficult for your guests. Especially if you’re having your ceremony or reception outdoors, you don’t want your guests turning into ice statues! Here are a few tips for you that will help keep your guests comfortable, cozy and warm. I know Frozen is all the craze at the moment but lets be honest, you don’t want your guests to be frozen on your wedding day. There’s nothing worse than your guests not enjoying themselves because it’s too cold! So we’ve rounded up some ideas on how you can keep your guests warm and cosy on your special day so all they need to worry about are their sore feet from all the dancing!
Warm Delicious Drinks
One of the easiest ways to warm up cold guests is with a nice hot drink during your cocktail hour or reception. You can make your own hot chocolate and set up coffee and tea stations along with yummy nibblies such as donuts with hot chocolate or grilled cheese bites and yummy soups. And if you’re planning a wedding during the holiday season, hot apple cider and mulled wine would be perfect too! Here are two delicious hot apple cider and mulled wine recipes you can try. There are also some great tips on how to create your own hot chocolate bar here.
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Even if your guests have their winter jackets, they will appreciate hand warmers to warm their cold hands. You can set out a basket of gloves, mittens or hand warmers ready at the entrance of your reception for your guests to take and they can even double as your wedding favours! Here is a clever DIY on how to make your own hand warmers.
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Keep Warm with Cosy Blankets and Pashminas
Pashmina’s and Cosy blankets are a great addition to your ceremony, especially if your guests need to be outside for an extended period of time. You can personalise them for your wedding and they are also fabulous practical wedding favours for your guests.
We LOVE this idea of decorating the bride and groom’s chair with a cost winter knit. How lovely does that look, not to mention warm!
Warm Up with Bonfires
If you are having an outdoor reception, nothing keeps guests warmer than a campfire. Not only are they a great place for guests to mingle, I think they’re kind of romantic! If you are going for more of a camping outdoors theme you can create a pine cone fire starters to keep the fire going through the night or a s’mores bar. If you have time you can even put together your own individual s’mores kit.
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It’s always good to prepare for rain or snow even if there’s a 50/50 chance that it would be fine. The beauty of preparing for wet weather in advance is to give you enough time to find umbrellas to match your colour theme. Take a look at this fun DIY on how to personalise your umbrellas here.
Photo by Reece + Katrina Photographers.
So peachies, are you having a winter wedding? If so, how are you keeping your guests warm?