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Emrace the hygge

Emrace the hygge

Q. As we'll likely to be spending most of our wedding day indoors we'd like to include some extra special touches to create a magical atmosphere for our guests to enjoy – any ideas?

A. Laura Fazackarley says: Laura says: When it comes to winter weddings this year, we're thinking all about the hygge – bringing a sense of warmth and cosiness to the day with thoughtful touches like fleece blankets, scatter pillows and faux-fur throws for guests to snuggle up in. Treats like hot-chocolate stations, sweet carts and freshly made popcorn that your loved ones can help themselves to, along with flickering candles and festoon lighting, all help create a feeling of happy contentment. After the past 18 months, this year should be all about creating a wonderful atmosphere for family and friends to catch up and spend quality time together while celebrating your wedding. Ensuring there's plenty for them to do is also important; create memories by having a photo booth, or hire instant cameras for a DIY option. A dedicated kids' area with a tepee filled with toys, books and crafts to keep the little ones amused is also a great idea. Allowing everyone at your wedding to feel included, relaxed and fully immersed in the moment is a key principal of the Danish ethos of hygge and a wonderful theme to have for your special day. It can apply to everything from the biggest aspects of your day to the smallest. Think natural light and green centrepieces, with festive-scented candles burning in the evening, so your guests catch the scent as they mix and mingle. A stack of traditional games is also great for bringing guests of all ages together and can create wonderful memories. 

Laura Fazackarley, Funbooth