Sometimes, winter weddings can be harder to plan for. It is very cold outside, so that makes it harder for pictures. It is a season full of many holidays and vacations for people, and most guests will not want to come within a few days of Christmas, New Years, or Valentines Day. But there are many great benefits! You get to have snow, and snuggling up to your husband for your first Christmas as newlyweds is pretty great as well.
It is easy for a summer wedding. Sunglasses, a small flower or plant, fancy fans, or some personalized sunscreen for your guests. Summer wedding favors are easy!
While there are many different types of wedding favors for all different seasons, sometimes it can be hard to think of ones for a winter wedding. Well, for all the snow princess brides that are getting married in January, have no fear! Read on for some great suggestions for winter wedding favors!
1. Hot Chocolate
This is a classic and wonderful option to go with. You can buy the hot chocolate very cheap and then use mason jars to store it in. Or if you have a family recipe you love and enjoy or know of a good, homemade hot cocoa recipe, then use that instead! If you love marshmallows, peppermint, chocolate chips, or some other flavoring or topping to add to your hot chocolate, then add it in as well. Combined with the hot chocolate itself and a unique design for the jar or bag that is holding it, this favor is sure to please any bookworm who loves some good hot cocoa!
Have a favorite soup recipe that you want to share with your guests? This scrumptious favor is sure to be a treat, as well as a quick and easy dinner for any stressed out mom! Whether it be just beans and lentils, or there is a powered recipe, this wedding favor will warm up younger kids for dinner after a long day of playing in the snow! And with mason jars, this is perfect for rustic wedding themes.
3. Fleece Blanket
Not only is this a great idea for a winter wedding, but is also an excellent choice for a fall, outdoor wedding as well! For the drive from the ceremony to the reception, why not give your guests the opportunity to keep their legs warm in the car? Or if you are worried about it being chillier at your venue, a fleece blanket is the perfect option! You can give plain ones, or if you want to give the blankets a little more flare, you can have you and your honey’s initials monogrammed on them instead.
4. Gloves or Mittens
Who wants to drive home from a wedding with cold hands? Hint: the answer is “No one ever!”. Although a practical favor, it is a thoughtful favor as well! You can get smaller ones for the kids, and maybe put them in different, bright colors, and then give larger and more neutral colors to the adults. Either way, they will appreciate the gesture.
Homemade fudge is the bomb.com. Heck, any fudge is pretty wonderful! Whether you have the fudge ordered or you make it yourself, fudge is a delicious and sweet treat to treat your guests. You can have a wide range of flavors, like chocolate, chocolate and peanut butter, raspberry, and mint, or you can have a basic flavor like vanilla. If you are interested in making your own fudge, click here for some sweet goodness recipes that will make your guests beg for more!
6. Fuzzy Socks
Everyone could use an extra pair of fuzzy socks! You can use the same colors that you used in your wedding, or you can use completely different colors! Either way, these cozy socks will brighten any guest’s day! And who knows. Maybe you will see some folks slipping and sliding around on the dance floor or ballroom floor!
For the coffee drinking hipsters out there, you may want to pay attention to this. Mugs may be a little more on the expensive side (depending on what you get personalized and printed on them), but they are definitely something that your guests will remember. Every time they take a sip of coffee or hot tea out of your mug, they are reminded of the sweet memories of your day. If you are a mug collector, or just love drinking hot drinks in general, this is a great way to incorporate that element into your special day.
8. Gingerbread Men
Are you someone who absolutely loves baking? Then this is a wonderful treat you can make by yourself or with your honey! There are so many ways you can be creative, whether it be putting everyone’s names on each cookie or decorating them to look like the bride and groom! Whatever you decide, edible wedding favors are the best wedding favors. And they are eco-friendly, so that is pretty sweet too.