5 Ways to Keep Warm at a Winter Wedding

We mostly think of waterfront venues as summertime wedding destinations, or at least late spring/early fall but believe or not, a snowy shoreline makes for just a pretty of a setting. – just a bit colder!  Winter weddings (especially in New England) can be significantly cheaper while still being beautiful and with these little touches, you and your guests will be toasty warm and cozy throughout the celebration.

Sweet Treats – From hot cocoa to warm cider to comfort foods like donuts or homemade chocolate chip cookies, guest will appreciate a belly-warming treat or two to make them feel right at home.

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Photo Credit:  Jessie Holloway Photography via The Frosted Petticoat

Tasty & Strong Libations – Luckily there are almost as many signature winter drinks as there are frozen summertime coolers. Try serving up some hot cocktails topped with bailey and whip cream, some spiked cider or a traditional hot toddy to keep everyone warm from the inside out.

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Photo Credit: Chudleigh Photography via Southern Weddings

(Fake) Fur – Add an adorable fur shawl to your wedding dress, it’ll keep you warm and make a great statement during your outdoor winter wonderland photos.

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Photo Credit: Julie Williams via Wedding Chicks

Lots of Lights – Whether indoor or out, candles, twinkly lights or lanterns will add a touch of warmth to your evening.

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Photo Credit: Carla Ten Eyck via Hey Wedding Lady 

Cozy Touches – Blankets, gloves and hand warmers are all simple touches that won’t go unnoticed by your chilly guests. You’ll warm their hearts with this sweet gesture.

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 Photo Credit: Esther Sun Photography via Style Me Pretty

Allie is a native New Yorker who fell in love with Rhode Island after studying Journalism at URI and living by the beach. After several years in Manhattan working in public relations and digital media, Allie returned to the Ocean State and currently resides in Newport. She enjoys writing, music, yoga and any activity that involves sunshine and the ocean.

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