Keep Warm at Your Wedding
Well, it looks like we’ve finally hit the thick of winter in the GTA. There’s snow on the ground and it’s freezing outside! If you’re having a winter wedding, you can be sure that guests will be concerned about travel and about dressing warmly. In addition to a good pair of tights and your venue’s heating, there are a few extra things you can do or suggest to keep your guests warm and cozy during your winter wedding. Here are our favorites.
The Barn Way: If you’re having a gorgeous barn wedding, like pictured below, a fire pit may be the perfectly natural solution. This fire pit fits perfectly with the shabby chic theme of this decor, and is complimented by the sofas and comfy pillows placed next to it. Try this if your wedding is a little bit country! …but be sure it’s in regulation with your area’s fire codes.
[Photo courtesy of Style Me Pretty]
The Simple Way: Placing blankets on guests’ seats, handing them out, or offering them in a basket is a great way to keep guests warm for an outdoor ceremony. Granted, no one will be outside this far into the winter, but it’s an idea to keep in mind. Perhaps you could even personalize or monogram the blankets!
[Photo courtesy of Buzzfeed]
The It’s-Very-Cold Way: Gloves seems very appropriate for the winter time! Below, there’s a perfect example of how to offer them to your guests. Simply place them in a designated area with a cute sign. Here, you can see they’ve been put together with some ribbon and a wedding favor-esque tag. You could get gloves that match the color of your wedding, or stick to a classic white. Either way, guests who are prone to chilly hands will appreciate it!
[Photo courtesy of Bridal Guide]
The Yummy Way: A hot chocolate station would be adorable at a winter wedding! Especially if you have children in attendance. The hot cocoa will warm up your guests while triggering their best memories of winter. Plus, you could have a whip cream and sprinkles station, to boot!
[Photo courtesy of Wedding Chicks]
The Fun Way: Sure, the sign below says hot chocolate bar, but if you’re having an open bar wedding, one spectacular way to keep guests warm is with alcohol. By offering a hot toddy, hot cider, or malt wine, guests can sip on a cocktail that will warm them up! Plus, guests will drink hot drinks more slowly than cold ones and this could save you a couple bucks on your bar tab.
[Photo courtesy of Upcycled Treasures]