6 Ways to Keep Your Guests Warm in Winter Wedding


Winter weddings, though a wonderful experience for the bride and the groom, can be really difficult for the guests sometimes. After all, they have to brave the harsh weather throughout the ceremony, especially if it is an outdoor or destination wedding. But there are a few things which you can do to ensure that your guests have a great time and are comfortable. Let’s have a look at them.

Be clear in your wedding invitation

Whenever you hand out your wedding invitation, tell your guests what to expect. They should know that the temperatures are likely to drop and they should come prepared for it. If you are having an outdoor or a destination wedding, inform your guests about the expected temperatures. If possible, include a small weather chart for an outstation wedding. You don’t want your guests to turn up at the destination without any warm clothes. 

Heaters

Though heaters will increase your overall expenditure as well as make the electricity bill soar, it will really help your guests stay warm. Heaters will particularly be appreciated by the elderly and it is a small price to pay for their blessings and love. Spread out the heaters throughout the hall and ensure that the dadimaas and nanajis are given tables near them.

Warm wedding favours

Every bride wants her wedding favours to be memorable. So, why not hand out shawls embroidered with you and your hubby’s name to your guests as they enter the wedding hall? Your guests can drape the shawls around themselves whenever they feel the need to do so and they won’t throw it because they would associate the shawl with beautiful memories of your wedding. Although, wedding favours are usually given at the end of the ceremony, you can always bring in your own twist. 

Blazing fires

Blazing bon fires have a charm of their own. Not only they look absolutely dazzling and make  great photo ops, they can keep your guests warm too. If you want to add a fun element to your wedding, then keep a small marshmallow counter near the bon fires. Kida can have fun toasting some yummy marshmallows as can adults.  But always be careful while organizing a bon fire. Make sure that there is someone supervising the fire at all times and all the safety measures are taken care of. 

Comfort food

Piping hot aloo tikkis, samosas, masala chai and warm soup are a must have for a winter wedding. Not only they will keep your guests warm but will also give them the energy to survive the weather. You can also serve chilly dips to your guests as chillies tend to generate warmth in the body. 

Emergency kit

Even though a majority of your guests may come prepared with warm clothes, there may be some others who simply did not pay heed to your warnings. So ask your wedding planner to keep some gloves and sweaters ready.  You need not spend a lot on them.  Just have a few of them handy so that your guests don’t turn blue in the face.  Remember that kids and elderly require special attention and you must ask your wedding planner to go around once and ensure that they are comfortable.

 

You may also like to read: 

 

Matches

MORE TOP STORIES TODAY

Kolkata bowling vs Bangalore batting might

Kolkata bowling vs Bangalore batting might

The likely return of Gayle will boost Bangalore, but the result could be determined by Kolkata's bowlers. More »

Boycotting IPL will not save cricket

Boycotting IPL will not save cricket

Boycotting the IPL as a means of protest against the grime in the game may not yield the desired results. More »

Gambhir a knock away from striking form - KKR coach

Gambhir a knock away from striking form - KKR coach

Gautam made an eight-ball duck in the opening game against Mumbai and in the second game against Delhi, he lasted only half those balls. More »

Jadeja spins out Rajasthan in close chase

Jadeja spins out Rajasthan in close chase

IPL 7, GAME 10—Chennai beat Rajasthan by 7 runs after last-over scare. More »

April 24: A legend is born

As Sachin Tendulkar turns 41 - here's a look at some offbeat moments from the Master Blaster's innings. More »

Rivals say Srini group delaying BCCI special general meeting

Rivals say Srini group delaying BCCI special general meeting

The group opposed to Srinivasan alleged that since BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel belongs to the president’s group, he was intentionally delaying the SGM… More »

Cleaning up the game starts with fans

Cleaning up the game starts with fans

... because, as recent events reveal, the BCCI has little intention of doing it. More »

Vithanage, Priyanjan get T20 call-ups

Vithanage, Priyanjan get T20 call-ups

Herath has been rested, while the team will be without the veteran pair of Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara, who retired from T20 internationals… More »

'BCCI should have picked panel with care'

'BCCI should have picked panel with care'

Dalmiya said that it was the first time that the BCCI had been faced with a situation where the apex court had hauled up the Board and it should have acted… More »

SL in 'difficult place' after Farbrace exit

SL in 'difficult place' after Farbrace exit

Sri Lanka depart for assignments in Ireland and England in two weeks, and Sanath Jayasuriya suggested Marvan Atapattu would be interim head coach for those… More »

Chandimal axed as T20 captain

Chandimal axed as T20 captain

Sri Lanka's cricket selectors on Wednesday sacked Dinesh Chandimal as Twenty20 captain and replaced him with Lasith Malinga, while Angelo Mathews was… More »

Farbrace is England's assistant coach

Farbrace is England's assistant coach

The ECB continued the restructuring of the England coaching set-up on Wednesday by announcing the appointment of Paul Farbrace as assistant coach. More »

SC asks Mudgal committee to continue

SC asks Mudgal committee to continue

Mukul Mudgal has communicated to the court his willingness to take up the investigation and has been asked to specify the terms and modalities on April… More »

Sri Lanka players resolve pay dispute

Sri Lanka players resolve pay dispute

The pay dispute between Sri Lanka Cricket and its 13 contracted players ended on Wednesday when the latter agreed to accept 10 percent of the participation… More »

Hope to be fit for next game - Pietersen

Hope to be fit for next game - Pietersen

With two heavy defeats at the hands of Bangalore and Chennai, Daredevils currently languish near the bottom of the table. More »

'SC decision could hurt BCCI's status'

'SC decision could hurt BCCI's status'

The Supreme Court prefers that the Justice Mudgal panel further investigate the IPL corruption scandal. More »

Mudgal panel drops bombshell in court

Mudgal panel drops bombshell in court

The Mukul Mudgal probe committee dropped a bombshell in the Supreme Court on Tuesday by making a sensational claim that it was forced to stop audio recording… More »

Perfect Punjab trounce Hyderabad

Perfect Punjab trounce Hyderabad

IPL7, GAME 9—Maxwell (95, 43b), Balaji (4-13) set up 72-run win. More »

Have the ECB played an unfair game?

Have the ECB played an unfair game?

Money talks, but it is in light of this ICC shakeup that the ECB's act of soliciting of another team's coach deteriorates from free-market aggression to… More »

Farbrace quits for England post

Farbrace quits for England post

He will assist Peter Moores who was unveiled as the new England coach on Saturday. More »

Moin appointed to manage Pakistan team

Moin appointed to manage Pakistan team

Pakistan on Monday reappointed Moin Khan as chief selector and manager of the national team, a week after fellow former captain Rashid Latif turned down… More »

Chennai smash Delhi for first win

Chennai smash Delhi for first win

IPL7, MATCH 8—Raina-led middle order, superlative catching give CSK a 93-run win. More »

'BCCI reputation lowest in 80 years'

'BCCI reputation lowest in 80 years'

The former BCCI president says he was "disillusioned" by the happenings at the emergent working committee meeting on Sunday. More »

Injured Bravo to miss rest of IPL

Injured Bravo to miss rest of IPL

Dwayne Bravo is set to be sidelined for at least four weeks due to a shoulder problem. Bravo sustained the injury when attempting a catch on the boundary… More »