At this time of year, we all want to get cosy. So, if you’re planning a winter wedding, what could be better than including lots of cosy details in your day? From indulgent food to seasonal touches, there are so many ways that you can bring that cosy feeling to your wedding. We’ve chosen some of our favourite winter wedding details for you and if you want your wedding to be warming with a hint of hygge, read on.
How to create a cosy winter wedding
A cosy winter wedding should wrap guests up in a warming hug the moment that they arrive. Think about including rich and warm colours with lots of natural details for maximum impact. Silver sparkles are out but if you want a touch of luxe, golden touches are absolutely perfect.
As with all things in winter, layers work really well if you’re looking to create a cosy feeling. Whether you hang blankets over chair backs, add cushions to seating areas or just wear a snug wrap or knit for your wedding photos, layers add lots of interest and make you feel instantly snuggly.
To create a really cosy winter wedding, keep everything as natural as possible. Use lots of seasonal blooms and foliage plus details such as pine cones and mistletoe. Bare wooden tables are perfect in winter as these look so much warmer than those covered with white linen. If you want to add cloths and napkins, make sure they’re in warm colours.
Lighting is another super important ingredient in your cosy wedding. You don’t want harsh overhead lights so think about candles and fairylights. When it comes to lighting your winter wedding, there’s nothing more romantic than a candlelit wedding ceremony or dinner. Embrace the shorter darker days!
Winter wedding details
The wedding feast is always a central part of your day and that’s definitely true in winter. Include lots of warming drinks such as mulled wine, winter Pimms or even rich hot chocolates. For your food, hearty meals are a must-have or for an on-trend touch, opt for a grazing table that’s groaning with all your favourite seasonal foods.
If you want to make sure that people feel cosy right throughout the day, add in lots of little touches that are all about the season. Baskets of blankets are always brilliant, particularly if guests are going to be outside at any point and cosy favours are fabulous too. How about warming socks to be worn at home or personalised mugs for winter drinks?
When you send out your wedding invitations, make sure that your guests start to feel cosy. Rich coloured envelopes, luxurious wax seals and wraps of velvet ribbon are all indulgent without being too over the top. You can carry these ideas through to your wedding day too. Add more seals to your place cards and menus and finish favours with ribbon.
The dictionary says that cosy is ‘snuggly warm and comfortable’ so keep that in mind as you plan your day and give your guests a day they’ll never forget. Cosy winter weddings really are the best!
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