Rhian Evans of Cotswold Tipis gives her recommendations for the perfect Winter Wedding in the Cotswolds…
Five Top tips to get the most from your winter wedding
1. The winter solstice
Nights draw in earlier on winter days so make sure you have adequate lighting. Festoon lights look fantastic and can be used to light up outside your tipis or to create a walkway to the loos.
Solar lights or battery powered fairy lights look magical when wrapped around or hung from trees, and can be used to guide your guests back to the car park.
2. Worried about the cold?
Thermostatic marquee / tipi heaters are an effective and inexpensive way to warm up your outdoor venue and don’t forget indoor fire pits are almost synonymous with tipis.
Depending on the size of your event, you may want one or two heaters, but either way it’ll be money well spent knowing that you won’t need to worry about you or your guests feeling cold.
3. Don’t miss out on those amazing photo opportunities!
Crisp mornings, the Cotswold hills shrouded in mist… we live in one of the most beautiful places in the country and winter here is beautiful!
4. Cater to the season.
We’re talking about food that’ll warm your guests up. Ask your caterer to get creative, swap your cold canapes for hot ones and serve hot cocktails, mulled wine and hot chocolate in the evening.
We’ve got so many wonderful farms and delicious, seasonal produce around us, you can have amazing food, support local farms and keep down your food miles.
5. Bring along some blankets.
While dancing and a few boozy drinks are bound to keep you warm, offering blankets and hot water bottles is a lovely touch, especially for less mobile guests who might want something to cosy up in.
Blankets are easily hired or you could offer blankets and hot water bottles as your wedding favours.
Cotswold Tipis is a giant tipi and bell tent hire company based in the beautiful town of Nailsworth in Gloucestershire. It provides Giant Hat Tipis and Bell Tents for weddings, parties and corporate events of all sizes, from 40 to over 500 guests.
Cotswold Tipis is a fantastic option for year round events so if your summer plans have been put on hold, get in touch to find out more about autumn and winter events with Cotswold Tipis.
Cotswold Tipis is also taking bookings for 2021 and 2022.
Phone: 01453 367667