Fall is in the air! I can feel it. Kind of like Lorelai Gilmore can smell snow, I can smell the crisp, cool air in the distance. Outdoor weddings in the South can be fickle. It is either extremely hot, humid or cold. There is not many days that stray from than those three. When you ask most people about their wedding day, they immediately say " I would rather it be freezing that hot". That is why October-December in Alabama is the most ideal months for outdoor weddings. The number one question we get from brides that dream of an outdoor December wedding is, “what do we do if it is cold?” Foxwood has composed a list together of our favorite ideas for those chilly wedding days. Trust me, your wedding will be a complete snuggle-fest.
1. A quilt or blanket basket At the sign in table, have a basket or trunk of blankets and quilts for your guest to grab. This is so cute for pictures and your guests will talk about it every other cold wedding they go to.
2. Coffee and Hot Chocolate bar Nothing warms you up better than a steaming hot cup of joe. There are so many cute ideas and add in to personalize a hot beverage bar. For Fall, you could even add pumpkin spice and cinnamon flavoring and for Winter, peppermint and gingerbread options.
3. Extra seating by the fire place At Foxwood, we have a beautiful stone outdoor fireplace. You can set some benches or chairs out close to the fire so your guest can get good and toasty. Between the fireplace and our fire pit, you know where to find your guest if you are looking for them. If you want to add some fun to it, set out a smores kits so guest can roast marshmallows and enjoy the warm ooey gooey deliciousness.
4. Hand warmer party favors "To have and to hold so your hands don't get cold" Instead of cozies, have a basket of hand warmers with a cute note on it. It will definitely set you apart from the other weddings this season.
5. Bridesmaid shawls Set your girls up with beautiful matching shawls. This can be part of their gifts and they will be able to use them over and over again.
Best of luck wedding planning! If you have any tips or suggestions, be sure to drop us a line.