Cosy, festive and atmospheric, winter weddings are enduringly popular with couples across the country. A good choice if you don’t want to compete for guests during the busy summer season, and ideal if you like snuggling up to your other half, cold weather weddings can be incredibly romantic.
However, if you do choose to get married in the winter months, you need to put a bit of thought into keeping your guests warm and cosy. No one wants to shiver their way through a ceremony or turn blue on the dance floor, so read our tips for warming up your guests and ensure your winter wedding is memorable for all the right reasons.
A selection of hot drinks will go a long way in keeping your guests warm at your winter wedding. Serve hot chocolate as a welcome drink, mulled wine, or mulled cider after the ceremony or dish out some Irish coffees to help get the party started.
As well as being a practical way to stay warm, log fires will look fantastic, adding a cosy, welcoming touch to the proceedings. Leez Priory has two log fires to help to keep your guests nice and toasty while they enjoy the festivities. The log fire in the library is an excellent place for guests that want a quieter, more relaxing place to warm up, whilst the open log fire with its rustic copper hood in the bar, adds to the atmosphere and provides excellent photo opportunities.
If you have a few smokers in your wedding party, or if you’ve some guests who simply wish to enjoy the beauty of the night sky, then supply them with carefully selected blankets so they can stay warm. In anticipation, you can have some chairs placed outside ready, with the blankets draped over the backs. Customise the blankets using yours and your husband’s initials, or the date of your wedding – you can offer them as favours as well.
When the mercury plunges, even the shortest walks can feel like a winter marathon. As Hitched says, “Even if your venue is a short walk away, why not provide heated transport for your guests on a cold winter’s day?”
A steaming bowl of soup will help to kick your wedding breakfast off perfectly. Hot and delicious, a winter soup will make the perfect seasonal starter for your wedding feast.
There’s nothing like a generous measure of whiskey to warm you up on a cold winter’s day. Serving a selection of spirits after dinner will help to get the party started and ensure your guests stay nice and toasty throughout the reception.
To find out how we can help to keep your guests warm this winter, contact a member of our team today.