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5 Things All Guests Love at Winter Weddings

Keep your loved ones happy (and warm!) with these easy tricks.

Becca Tobin's Jackson Hole Wedding, Champagne Spray

Photo by Carrie Patterson

There's nothing like cozy winter nuptials in a snow-covered locale, but if you're planning a winter wedding, there are a few extra things you may want to add to your guest list so that you can keep your guests happy (and warm) during your celebration. Whether you are hosting your wedding in a place known for its freezing temperatures or a place with more mild weather, here are five things your guests will want to have at your winter wedding.

1. An Outdoor Fire Pit

Fire pit

Photo by Sarah Kate Photography

If your venue allows it, having an outdoor fire pit is a great late-night pow-wow spot for your guests. They can head there with their post-reception coffee or even a final drink from the open bar while the wedding reception is winding down.

2. A Cozy Lounge

Romantic Winter Wedding in New Orleans, Lounge

Photo by Greer Gattuso

Having an outdoor wedding in the winter may be something you've always dreamed of, and if so, it's important to also have an indoor alternative. Even if you have a heated, tented reception, having an indoor spot attached to it that people can go into to get warm if it's freezing or snowing out is key.

3. Hot Beverages

Photo by Ruth Eileen Photography

In addition to an open bar, it may be a good idea to have a coffee and hot chocolate bar open all night. That way guests can grab a warm beverage when they are feeling a bit too cold.

4. DIY S'Mores

s'mores

Photo by Dawn Charles

If you're getting married in the winter and are looking for a fun dessert to serve, a DIY S'more Bar is always a hit. This is a great addition to a fire pit (see above!).

5. Shawls or Blankets

Cozy Blankets for Guests

Photo by Perry Vaile Photography

An extra-added layer of comfort throughout the night is essential when keeping warm and cozy! Some guests may be colder than others, so having a pile of extra shawls and blankets for them to grab is a nice touch.

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