Don’t you just love the feeling of winter? Think snow frosted branches and candles and crystals for decor, wool wrapped flower bouquets or perhaps fur muffs to warm the hands instead of carrying traditional bouquets. There are so many possibilities from rustic to wonderland and all the variations in between. A flower-girl scattering sparkly snow or maybe guests even tossing faux snow as you walk back up the aisle. But how do you make your guests feel welcomed and warm ? Here’s some suggestions that your guests will love.
Since it’s a winter wedding you may not want your guests standing around sipping cold drinks.
Welcome them instead with something warm, hot spiced apple cider or perhaps some hot cocoa with a whipped cream or marshmallow, or mulled wine for the adults.
Offer your guests a warm shoulder by placing baskets of small blankets or scarves at the beginning of the ceremony area. It will ward off any chills while standing and waiting for the photos or fireworks. If it’s in the budget it would make for a great favor.
Who wants to eat a salad in January? Choosing comfort foods like soups and crusty bread sticks or rolls , rib sticking casseroles or a hot carving station and potato bar may be a better choice than traditional fruit stations and or appetizers. Adding dessert options like white chocolate bread pudding or or an apple crumble will be sure to please .
Scent a room with the smell of warm cedar, or cinnamon and nutmeg or vanilla and you can immediately create a mood. They say people remember how things smell long after many other sense memories are gone. Photo of cedar or cinnamon sticks.
Get your glow on. There is nothing so romantic as the glow of candles . Everyone looks better by candle light and it softens any room. Double your glow by adding mirrors to reflect the sparkle.
Fire! Providing a fireplace, especially one with with real wood warmth and crackle will provide visual warmth as well as real heat. I guarantee it will become the most popular spot in the room.
Finally, don’t forget the mistletoe. Suspend some mistletoe over a photo spot will add to the fun and romance of a winter wedding.