The Missus Explains Why Your Outdoor Wedding Needs Soup for Every Course

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Dear Missus,

I’m having an outdoor wedding towards the end of October and I want to eliminate the heaters we had rented to keep people from freezing in the late fall weather because I heard that shivering can help you lose weight. But what are some other ways I can help keep my guests slightly warm so they don’t leave during our ceremony?


Samantha from Northern Michigan


Dear Samantha,

A calorie cutting way to keep guests from leaving and ruining your perfect day? Soup, soup, soup! The sample menu below guarantees to keep your attendees warm without sacrificing your ideal wedding.

During the Ceremony: Creamy Tomato Soup

Have guests grab a cup as they are seated. They won’t need a spoon to sip on this soup as they watch you turn from Ms. to Mrs.

Hors d’Oeuvres: Chicken Broth

Another spoon-less source of warmth that’s only 10 calories per serving! Make sure to serve boiling hot so that no guest can complain that it’s “getting a bit chilly.”

Appetizer: More Chicken Broth

No explanation needed.

Entree: Butternut Squash Soup

Let them put a little meat on their bones so they have something to shiver off!

Dessert: Warm water with lemon

We’re cutting calories, right? Then let them flush out all that soup with this after dinner treat.

Think of all the money you’ll save to spend on more important aspects of your wedding, like your dress, gold chandeliers, firework shows, etc.


The Missus