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5 Tips And 25 Examples For Pulling Off A Hygge Wedding
Hygge is a Danish and Norwegian word for a mood of coziness and comfort, enjoying coziness and celebrating that feeling of warmth, love, and intimacy. Hygge has become super popular as a source of home decor inspiration and as a lifestyle, too, and this trend is now entering the wedding world, too, as making enjoyment and coziness a priority is a perfect idea for an intimate wedding! But how to pull off hygge on your big day? Here are some ideas.
Pick A Hygge Season
While spring and summer have their own ways of being hygge, autumn and winter are the perfect seasons for creating a warming and cozy feel to your wedding. Low temperatures, snow storms or pouring rain only increase that hygge feeling!
winter and fall are the coolest and coziest season for hygge weddings
cozying up in these seasons is the best idea, they feel very hygge
fireplaces are a must for a hygge wedding venue, you may even rock one as your wedding backdrop
a fireplace can be also part of the reception space, so that every guest felt its warmth and coziness
decorate your fireplace with candles and greenery if it's a non-working hearth
Get Right Decor And Atmospheric Lighting
Wooden decorations and a natural theme are a perfect way to bring the outside in and celebrate your surroundings. There’s something incredibly comforting about vintage, so it makes perfect sense to include a vintage theme in your hygge wedding. Whether it’s in your outfit or your decorations, it’ll be a welcome addition.
Lights are an important part of venue decor and you should pay much attention to them – don’t make the light too bright to preserve that cozy feeling. The flickering flames of candles create a wonderfully relaxing and cozy environment and look great scattered around your venue or in table centerpieces. Fairy lights, lamps and lanterns all work well too.
simple linens, candles and neutral porcelain and blooms are great for decorating a reception table with a hygge feel
bold blooms are also a good idea for hyge weddings, just choose simple ones and mix them with foliage and candles
incorporate natural touches into your wedding decor to make it feel as natural as possible
lush and simple greenery and herbs and simple linens paired with an uncovered table feel very hygge
a wedding tablescape done in soft neutral and blush tones, with vintage ceramics and candles is a very hygge idea
elegant tall candles are what you need to make your wedding decor more hygge
hygge is about the right amount of everything, so don't be excessive with lights, too, use some lights and candles
a fireplace with a fire and candles lining it up will add a right amount of light, too
Keep Your Outfits Casual
Keep your attire simple and casual, no formal wear for your big day! Forget too many accessories, too many embellishments, don’t choose a morning suit for the groom, keep it all cozy and you’ll feel much cozier on your big day, too. That goes for your guests too.
casual outfits - an emerald strapless wedding dress plus a faux fur stole and black pants with a creamy shirt and sweater over it
wearing a sweater over your wedding gown will make your look very hygge and comfortable in a cold season
a neutral A-line skirt and a creamy thin sweater is a chic minimalist separate that will give you comfort
a relaxed layered groom's look with pants, a blazer, a navy waistcoat and a white shirt
a chic boho-inspired geometric wedding gown with a fitting silhouette, long sleeves and a high neckline
a silk chocolate brown wedding dress with a deep V-neckline and an A-line skirt for a fall hygge wedding
a milk and cookie station is a great idea for a hygge wedding in any season
Food And Drinks
Comfort food is a definite yes for a hygge wedding and dishes like casseroles, beef wellington or a traditional roast dinner will go down a treat and what about a mouth-watering sticky toffee pudding or classic apple pie instead of a traditional cake? As for drinks, think mulled wine, hot chocolate and cocoa – these will be a perfect idea for maximal coziness, especially in the fall and winter.
donuts are a trendy idea for wedding desserts and you may serve them at your wedding instead of a wedding cake
tomato soup is a very comforting and tasty food option for a hygge wedding, serve it with toasts
serve hot chocolate and cinnamon buns at your weddign dessert bar to make everyone feel cozy
various kinds of casserole are a great idea for a hygge wedding, especially in winter
mushroom cheese ravioli with thyme, rosemary, garlic and parsley are a cool vegetarian option