Warm up your guests with this delicious drink.
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Winter weddings are magical, but baby, it's cold outside. As the temperature continues to drop, there really isn't much more for your guests to do to stay warm but wear closed-toe shoes and chic jackets. That's why as the host it's important to think of other ways to keep your guests toasty (and happy) at your winter nuptials. You could opt for a festive cocktail and serve up some seriously delicious drinks, but we think it's more fun to include a beverage your guests wouldn't expect and absolutely love—and that's hot chocolate.
Why hot chocolate? It's nostalgic and delicious! It will take your guests back to the pure joy of childhood snow days, when there was nothing better than sipping on a mug of hot chocolate filled to the brim. Many of our real weddings have served up this cold-weather drink in different ways—from the dessert table to favors. Take a look at how you can incorporate everyone's favorite hot drink at your winter wedding.
Shaved Hot Chocolate
Here's a trick: shave chocolate on top of the already prepared drink so guests can sip on some freshly-melted chocolate. Plus, who wouldn't want to take delight in these pretty gold mugs?
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Hot Chocolate Bar
This bride and groom welcomed guests to their snowy Colorado winter wedding with a treat—a hot chocolate bar. The table was complete with marshmallows, hand-dipped chocolate stirring spoons, Hershey kisses, and peppermints.
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Hot Chocolate Wedding Favors
This bride's mom adorably hand made each of these hot chocolate mixes for wedding favors. The ingredients were placed in mason jars with hand-written thank you notes and instructions for how to make the sweet drink.
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A popular way to serve hot chocolate is to add a kick of spice that adults and kids will both love. Not to mention this variation tastes great with sweet churros.
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Decked Out Dessert Bar
The bride and groom, self-proclaimed foodies, went all-out for their dessert bar, which featured eight different treats. But a spread of indulgent goods wouldn't be complete without hot chocolate, which was offered in mugs.
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White Hot Chocolate
If you're having an all-white wedding, disguise this sweet drink to match your color palette.
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Mugs of hot chocolate rimmed with crushed graham crackers were the perfit post-dessert treat at this couple's rustic celebration.
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This zesty wedding cake has chili powder hidden within the buttercream frosting to add a tastebud-turning kick.