I feel certain that I’ve mentioned this before, but on our wedding day, it was unseasonably cold. What I didn’t mention was that prior to picking the date (October 1st, 2011), I did some extensive spreadsheet analysis to try to determine the optimal fall day that was certain to be both warm and dry. Pretty much everyone made fun of me for trying to predict the weather. When we finally realized that it would in fact be north pole sweater cold (not really but almost), we made some last minute adjustments. I have seen several brides getting married outside in the winter (you are all so very brave), and I think the things we did to try to make people a little more comfortable are even more applicable now.
Hot Cocoa (3, 4) – Or other delicious warm beverage. We had both coffee and a hot cocoa bar available. You could make this super cute with just a little bit of work. Anthro mugs never hurt the situation.
Blankets (5, 6) – Maid of Honor MVP Megan bought a dozen or so blankets the week of the wedding. Thank goodness because people were fighting over them. Maybe buy more than we did. These little Ikea ones are fantastic; I still use them all the time.