Keeping Wedding Guests Warm and Happy at a Winter Wedding
As the weather is cooler, keeping wedding guests warm can become a major worry. After all, plummeting temperatures can make it tough for your nearest and dearest to sit through a frigid ceremony or a freezing cold reception. Whether you’ve set the date for late fall, winter, or even early spring, here are a few ways to keep your guests from being chilled to the bone:
- Offer Warm Drinks-Nothing makes people feel cozier that a piping hot drink, so serve ’em up pre-outdoor 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 flavors. Prefer warm drinks of the alcoholic variety? Spiked cider, mulled wine, and boozy cocoa are crowd favorites!
- Rent Heaters-One of the greatest inventions for outdoor events! Very economical (when you think about the tradeoff of having freezing guests who want to leave early) and they come decorative now.
- Offer Blankets-A basket full of fleece blankets, pashminas, or even simple gloves or mittens can do wonders for keeping guests nice and toasty. You could also have a stash of individual hand warmers—guests will love you for it!
- Serve 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, chocolate fondue, or warm bread pudding to your menu?
- Make soup a part of your menu-Most wedding menus include a salad, main course, and dessert, but imagine how much more cozy the meal would feel with a warm cup of soup! Either add an extra course or serve soup instead of the salad. Another option? Serve comfort food like a hearty stew or have a soup bar.