There is definitely something magical about a winter wedding, especially in your own backyard. In addition to saving money, you are able to take full advantage of all that the holiday season has to offer.
That said, one of the downsides is that the weather can make things uncomfortable. You’ll need to plan ahead so everyone can enjoy themselves.
In this article, we will discuss some tips you can follow to keep your guests warm during your winter backyard wedding.
Let’s get started!
Set up an event tent
Even if you think the weather will be sunny on your big day, setting up a tent is a great idea if you’re planning a winter wedding. This ensures that you have some cover and everyone will be able to gather inside from the wind.
If you know it will be extra cold, consider renting some commercial tent heaters also. This way you can dance, eat and relax as comfortably as possible.
Warn everyone in advance
One of the simplest and easiest ways to make sure everyone is happy on your special night is to keep them informed. By including a note on the invitation about the expected weather, guests can plan their outfits in advance and bring their own jackets.
Don’t forget yourself too! Be sure you’ve given yours extra thought wedding dress and what you will do to prevent yourself from freezing.
Hand out blankets and sheets
If you know your ceremony will be long, consider having a blanket station near your entrance. Guests can take a toss if they’re cold and return them when they’re ready to hit the dance floor.
If you have it in your budget, you can even give them out as personal favors! They really are the perfect keepsake.
Light a fire
If you are on a property with land and there are no restrictions, create a pair outdoors bonfire is also an excellent option to keep your guests toasty. They will not only add to the cozy atmosphere, but will encourage everyone to come together to socialize.
Just make sure guests are aware of any rules and always prioritize safety. The last thing you want is an accident!
Serve winter-friendly food and drinks
Finally, one of the best ways to tie your entire wedding to the chilly weather is to serve winter-friendly food and drinks. Think hot chocolate, tea or even one hot cocktail which you can give upon their arrival!
For food, a delicious soup can be a good starter, and you can even mix in some of the classic winter flavors. The possibilities are endless (and delicious).
And that’s it! As you can see from the above, there are many different ways to keep your guests warm during your winter backyard wedding. So plan ahead and try not to stress. Everything will come together in the end!