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13 cute ways to keep guests warm and cozy at a winter wedding
Make sure guests don't get chilly with these super cute ideas.
Rebecca Reid
11.22.21

Winter weddings are simply magical.

The green and red palette against the stark white creates the perfect backdrop for one of the happiest moments in life. It’s not a surprise that so many couples choose to host their wedding during the colder months. Now that you have the perfect winter wedding in mind, you’ll need to think of some ways to keep your guests feeling as comfortable as possible.

Here are 13 adorable ideas for keeping your winter wedding guests feeling happy and warm.

1. Choose a cozy winter wedding venue.

When deciding on the perfect spot, try to lock down a rustic winter space. Maybe a lodge or an old barn that has been converted to an event space. The venue will set the tone for the entire event so find one that has the look and feel of a winter getaway.

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2. Decorate with candles.

Candles are great at any wedding but using them during the winter gives the entire space an instantly warmer feel. So if the snow is flying or the wind is chilly, there is no need to stress. Your guests will be enjoying the glow of the candles as they sit down for dinner.

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3. Place fur on each chair.

A really great touch to a winter wedding is to add faux fur. Drape some shawls on the chairbacks to give each guest a luxuriously warm place to sit.

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4. Give the bridal party fur shawls.

Give each bridal party guest a special fur shawl to wear during the ceremony. This adds a cozy elegance to a winter wedding.

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5. Set up a little blanket station for guests.

If you’re holding the ceremony outside during the winter months, offer your guests the opportunity to grab a blanket to keep them warm. You can set up a ‘blanket station’ at your wedding. This simple and very sweet touch is just another way to make a winter wedding that much more magical.

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6. Toast some marshmallows by the fire

Nothing says warm and toasty like roasting marshmallows by the fire. This is an easy and fun way to engage your guests. Set up a special station near the fireplace complete with all the fixings for the perfect toasted marshmallow or smores.

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7. Set up a hot chocolate station.

Hot chocolate is a winter staple and adding a hot chocolate station to your wedding will make kids and adults happy. Hot cocoa is nostalgic and gives all the right feels.

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8. Choose a venue with an outdoor fireplace

If you can swing it, find a venue with an outdoor fireplace. This will not only keep guests warm but will add a special ambiance to your winter wedding.

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9. Serve mulled wine.

Instead of or in addition to wine, offer guests a festive mulled wine. While the kiddos are enjoying their hot cocoa, you and your guests can dip into a dreamy mug of mulled wine.

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10. Serve a delicious soup as a starter.

Another great way to add a little heat to your winter wedding is to start off with something that will warm the soul…a delicious cup of soup. You could try a butternut squash puree or spiced lentil. Whatever your fancy, offering a soup starter will make your guests feel right at home.

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11. Give out hand warmers as favors.

Hand warmers make a super cute wedding favor. Attach a special note for your guests and they will walk away happy and feeling the love.

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12. Get the guests up and dancing as soon as possible.

Get that music on and get those guests moving! Dancing will keep everyone nice and warm.

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13. Serve a whiskey nightcap.

When the dancing stops and the guests have retreated to a cozy seat by the outdoor fire, offer them a whiskey nightcap. It’s another great addition to a winter wedding and it will be much appreciated by your guests.

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By Rebecca Reid
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Rebecca Reid is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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