Weddings / August 15, 2016

How to stay warm at an outdoor wedding

Whether it’s because the rates are cheaper or the vacation days lined up right, a cooler season are a wonderful time to have a wedding. The fall foliage can provide a beautiful backdrop and the seasonal menu options give you tons of options.

In Napa Valley, the temperatures can get down into the forties once the sun drops down below the Sonoma Mountains. We’ve put together some stylish ways to make sure your guests stay warm and cozy when they’re celebrating your love.

Hand Warmers

Hand Warmer DIY
These DIY Hand Warmers are cute and useful!

 Hand Warmer

Once Wed shares a modern wool handwarmer that can be matched to any color combination.


 Basket of Blankets

A big basket of blankets makes for an impressive visual presentation – while remaining a practical favor for chilly guests.

Cozy bench blankets
Put out on these rustic benches, these winter charmers from Kimberly Kay Photo are not only stylish, it’s practical. We love the sign for seating!


 Firepit with all the trimmings

From Erica Camille Productions,  we get to see a beautiful use of a fire pit for post-ceremony warmth.

Hot Drinks

 Winter Wedding Ideas - Hot Cocoa bar

(Photo by Two Auer Photo via Elizabeth Anne Designs.)

Winter wedding favors found on The Sweetest Occasion show all the ways you can display a hot cocoa bar at your big event.

Jamie Oliver’s recipe for Mulled Wine could be a spicy, cozy way to keep your guests toasty at the end of the night. You could make an adorable favor — these gorgeous little mulled wine bags – for your guests to take home.

 Mulled Wine Bags


The world of patio heaters has changed over the last few years. You can now find heaters more hidden from sight. Or, ones that look like giant lamps. Your rental company should have some great options, but remember you’ll want one heater for roughly every 20 feet of space.

Cozy, cool weather weddings are fun to attend, and with such an unusual option of stylish options, you can keep your guests cozy late into the night.


1 Comment

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    Karen Cody – We are interested in gntiteg a wedding estimate for a date in October 2013 and what exactly the cost of the site and wedding reception will include (i.e., cake, dinner, open bar, linens, table, appetizers, etc.)Thanks, karen

    15 . Dec . 2014

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