7 Simple Ways to Make Your Winter Wedding Cozy
Want a winter wedding, minus the frostbite? Lucky for you, Blueprint Registry pulled together seven simple ways to incorporate warm and cozy elements in your big day—from customized mugs that double as party favors to keeping your bridesmaids toasty, to adding creative seasonal touches!
Bundle Up Your Bridesmaids
Turn Up the Heat
Get married near a fireplace like this gorgeous one at Teton Springs Lodge (recently named #1 best hotel in Idaho) or One Steamboat Place, a luxury development in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Your guests and wedding party can all stay on-site in homes (managed by Natural Retreats) which takes the guesswork and headache out of everything!
Wear (Faux) Fur
We're not one for hurting our furry friends, but every winter bride could use some faux fur! Not only does it give you a little extra coverage to bear icy cold temperatures, but it also makes a major fashion statement (and a new look for your dress!). Etsy has some great options like this wrap.
Take-Home Toasty Favors
Serve fun seasonal drinks like Hot Toddies, mulled cider, or hot chocolate in custom mugs for your guests to enjoy during the ceremony! Not only will it help them warm up, but it also doubles as a take-home favor that they'll use time and time again. You could even set out baskets of fuzzy blankets for outdoor venues to keep your guests extra cozy.
Create Cozy Seating Areas
This is especially important in a larger room. Anchor the space with an elegant settee, place matching end tables on either end, and then place a bench in the center like this upholstered style (we like red for a punch of holiday spirit) and it will double as a table and ottoman for tired dancing feet.
Give It A Glow
No matter what time of year your wedding is, lighting is a key element that truly sets the tone for the celebration. Brighten up an outdoor patio, (or create an impactful entrance) with these magical globe lights, and scatter lanterns both inside and outside to add additional depth to the space.
Play Reindeer Games
Your guests will love a fun game or two during cocktail hour while the wedding party takes pictures. Whether it's bocce ball or a s'mores bar, a little surprise when you guests arrive to the party will give it a personal touch. Just remember to put the games away before the first dance begins!