While spring, summer and autumn are still considered “wedding season”, a winter wedding is certainly making a striking comeback and because, baby, it’s cold outside, it’s your duty as the wedding couple to turn up the heat! During your dreamy day, there’s nothing quite like a winter warmer or two to keep your guests cosy, enhancing the atmosphere and giving your day a gorgeous seasonal feel. To inspire your planning, we’ve selected the top 5 winter warmers for you and your partner to consider when planning your winter nuptials.
Wrap your guests up
Remember – warm guests are happy guests. Whether you’re getting married in a church or outdoors it could get chilly. Offer your guests a warm shoulder by laying out soft, fluffy blankets or wraps over ceremony chairs, or bundle them into a basket advising guests to take as they need. If it’s in the budget, giving guests blankets they can warm up with and take home are not only practical but also a fantastic wedding favour that your guests will actually want to use.
Nothing makes people feel cosier than a piping hot drink, so serve ‘em up pre-ceremony or as a warm reception treat! You can keep it as simple as serving coffee, or kick it up a notch with a hot chocolate bar, complete with whipped cream and creative flavours. Prefer warm drinks of the alcoholic variety? Spiked cider, mulled wine, and boozy cocoa are crowd favourites! Hot drinks on a cold day are always a good idea since they double as an instant hand warmer.
Most wedding menus include a pre dinner canapes, entree, main course, and dessert, but imagine how much cosier the meal would feel with a warm bowl of soup. Who doesn’t love hot soup on a cold day? Wither add an extra course or serve soup instead of the entree. Other options include serving comfort food like a hearty stew, roast meats or a warm dessert. Wedding cake is a classic, but nobody says you have to stick to just cake. Why not add a hot apple crisp or chocolate fondue to your menu?
Add plenty of candlelight
Part of what makes a winter wedding feel “warm” is the ambiance. Use candlelight in abundance to bring a cosy, warm feel to your wedding décor. In big jars, small jars, pillar candles and tea lights. If your venue has a roaring fire – make use of it!
Bust a move
The easiest way to keep warm is to keep moving, so put on your dancing shoes and head to the dancefloor. Request the entertainment to play a lot of high-tempo, popular tracks to entice your guests to join – they’ll be moving and heating up in no time! Warm guests are happy and happy people dance at weddings.
With a little creativity and forward thinking, you can guarantee that your guests will remember your wedding day with warm hearts and a smile on their faces. Regardless of your choice of month to celebrate your special day, embrace the season and remember to have fun.
Contact us for more tips and ideas for warming up your winter wedding.