Venues

15th December 2018


8 ways to keep everyone warm at a chilly December wedding

Who doesn’t love to feel cosy?


1. Lots of hanging lights

Hanging lights serve the dual purpose of wonderfully lighting up your indoor or outdoor venue with a soft and ambient glow, as well as emitting heat – even if just a fraction, every little helps.

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2. As well as candle light

Not only do candles also produce warmth, but they deliver a romantic vibe that’s hard to recreate with electrical light fittings. Do be conscious, however, of where and how they’re placed at your venue to avoid disaster.

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3. Thick cover-ups

Forget a flimsy cape if you’re the kind of person who freezes to death – you need to make sure you’re feeling comfortable as well as looking stylish. Choose a warm cover-up that complements your ensemble, be it a thick rug-like shawl or a faux fur jacket.

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4. Request a fire place

Of course, this is entirely dependent on whether the venue can provide it, but if so, then don’t think twice – it will create a magical atmosphere. Between the sound of cracking logs of wood and the softer amber glow a fire place creates, your guests will simply love it.

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5. Body blankets

The devil is in the detail, and there’s nothing your guests will love more than your consideration for their wellbeing on a cold, wintery evening. Scatter thick, rolled-up blankets around your venue, perhaps even in your chosen colour scheme, and watch your guests snuggle up with glee.

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6. Food stations with open flames

Whether placed in or outdoors, sweet and savoury food stations on a slow-burning open flame, such as a ‘marshmallow melt’ or smoked meat station with burning logs, will create another source of heat for guests to gather around, while indulging in delicious food.

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7. Alcohol to beat the chill

At a winter wedding, guests will turn to drinks that offer a decent kick, and that offer a warming sensation such as red wine and whisky, so be sure to stock up on more of these and less beer, white wine and chilled drinks.

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8. And other food and drink to warm your soul

Everybody loves comfort food, especially so in winter when our bodies crave more grub than usual (or so we tell ourselves). Think outside the box with a food or drink offering that is the last word in comfort food, like thick hot chocolate with cream served in a pretty copper cup.

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Wedding Directory