Vine & Dine

A Guide to Cosy Winter Weddings

As the snow falls and the air crisps with winter's chill, there's something truly magical about hosting a wedding during the colder months.

However, ensuring your wedding day guests stay warm and comfortable is important as this will keep them happy inside which will then manifest on the out!

So let’s unwrap the secrets to hosting a cosy winter wedding!

  1. Set the tone for your winter wedding by creating invitations that evoke warmth. Opt for rich, deep colours like burgundy, forest green, or navy, and consider incorporating cosy elements such as a knitted pattern or adding a golden touch. Invite guests to dress warmly, providing a subtle hint that your celebration will be a snug celebration.
  2. Encourage your guests to bundle up in style. Suggest attire options that keep them warm without sacrificing fashion. For women, long-sleeved dresses, wraps, and stylish coats can add a hint of glamour. Men might consider donning a
    well-tailored suit in a thicker fabric or even a velvet blazer for a luxurious feel. Black tie is a great option for winter months, it feels luxury and is so cosy! A real celebration in style.
  3. Create an intimate and warm atmosphere for your ceremony. Consider indoor venues with large, roaring fireplaces, or cosy cabins with panoramic views. If your heart is set on an outdoor ceremony, provide blankets or shawls for guests to wrap themselves in, ensuring they stay warm while witnessing your vows.
  4. Warm your guests from the inside out with strategically placed hot beverage stations. Set up a hot chocolate bar complete with marshmallows, whipped cream, and a variety of flavoured syrups. But of course you can bring the winter wonderland feeling by providing a mulled wine or spiced cider station to add a touch of warmth and festivity.
  5. Ensure there are designated areas where guests can take a break from the fresh air. Set up heated tents, cosy lounges with blankets, or even a bonfire area with toasty marshmallow roasting. Make the warmth an activity if you can! No one is missing out then…..
  6. Keep the dance floor sizzling by encouraging guests to participate in lively dances. A spirited dance session is not only a fantastic way to stay warm but also a memorable part of any wedding celebration.
  7. A winter wedding offers a unique opportunity to create a cosy and intimate atmosphere for you and your guests. By embracing the season and incorporating thoughtful touches, you can ensure that everyone stays warm, comfortable, and fully immersed in the joy of your special day.

As you embark on this winter wonderland journey, remember that the warmth you generate through love and celebration will be the lasting memory your guests carry with them.

Cheers to a winter wedding filled with love, laughter, and snug embraces!