5 Tips for Planning your Winter Wedding

While many newly engaged couples will opt for a spring or summer wedding, that might not be you. If comfy sweaters, crisp air and twinkling lights excite you, then planning your winter wedding can be downright magical. The picturesque white snow can easily turn your big day into a winter wonderland.


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Not everyone on the guest list will share your passion for winter, so here are five tips to ensure your winter wedding is as comfortable as it is unique. 

1. Fill the menu with comfort food.

When it’s cold outside, comfort food is the rage. Keep this in mind when planning the menu for your wedding reception. Rather than going with heavy fried foods, opt for lean proteins and vegetables in a comfortable. If you do want to incorporate some of your less-healthy favourites, serve them in bite-sized portions during the cocktail hour. Try items like tiny grilled cheese sandwiches with shot-glass tomato soup, or pint-sized bowls of chili. Better yet, fill an entire comfort (food) station and let them have at it.


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2. Provide a hot chocolate bar.

Instead of going with a sweets or a candy bar, give your guests another way to warm their innards. Fill the table with different flavours of hot chocolate and add options like marshmallows and whipped cream. You can even use customizable cups and coffee sleeves for an added, personalized touch.

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3. Give your guests cozy favours.

This becomes especially useful if your winter wedding includes outdoor activities, like cocktails on a heated patio or carriage rides. Your guests will appreciate the thought and they’ll better be able to enjoy the festivities. Plus, the little keepsake is sure to be of use afterwards. (If you have any needlepoint skills, stitch a wedding hashtag on there.)


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4. Don’t forget to stay warm.

The last thing you want is to be shivering through your outdoor photo shoot, so pair your wedding day duds with some style-appropriate outerwear. 


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5. Get your wedding party in on it.

Add a simple yet adorable touch to their outfits that will bring the entire wedding party together. 


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