How to Tackle the Elements on Your Wedding Day
Planning your wedding is a stressful task – making sure the maximum amount of guests can come, ensuring the venue can host you on your ideal date and praying that the weather won’t end up ruining the day is a lotttt to think about. We feel your pain, so we’ve come up with these simple ways to battle the elements on your big day.
Rainy Wedding Days:
- Umbrellas – Even if your guests are prepared for the rainy weather, it is always good to provide umbrellas for your guests. This will prevent them from having to carry their own around, and as an added bonus – you’ll be able to take some amazing umbrella-themed wedding photos!
- Clear ponchos – This is a simple and cheap way of keeping your guests dry and protected from the rain. Pop a bunch in a gorgeous basket near the entrance and exit and prop up a large sign allowing them to take when they need to protect their new outfit when heading outside!
Windy Wedding Days:
- Fairy lights – If you’ve pictured your big day with dim mood lighting set by many candles, yet when checking the weather forecast you see high winds, don’t panic! A great alternative is using fairy lights. Drape them from the ceiling, put them in candle holders or wrap them around trees and your venue will be completely transformed – without the need for temperamental candles!
- Your Outfit – One way of being able to embrace the windy weather is by making sure your outfit is ‘wind appropriate’. Keep your hair tied back and secured with lots of hairspray. You might also need to reconsider your short dress option and opt for the longer one. Veil or no veil, ball gown or fishtail the photos can look amazing when a little bit of wind is involved.
Sunny Wedding Days:
- Parasols – Paper parasols will keep your guests cool, calm and collected as they will be in the shade at all times. By placing them in obvious places around the venue, they will not be missed and you won’t have any unwanted disasters.
- Icy drink dispensers – Keeping the drinks cool throughout the day is essential but very hard to achieve with the sun beating down. Make sure you have bags of ice in the kitchen freezers and keep topping up the drinks.
- Fans – we’ve all been there, cooped up inside with our make-shift fans made out of the paper programme. Don’t make your wedding one of those times, instead, create some gorgeous fans that work with your theme and place them on your guests’ chairs.
Snowy Wedding Days:
- Blankets – Yes, blankets. You read that correctly! Of course, if your whole day is planned inside, this isn’t necessary; however, if you do plan to go outside, having a basket of blankets handy would be an excellent way to keep everyone toasty. As your photos can take a while, give those waiting around a chance to wrap themselves up so by the time of their turn, there are no forced smiles!
- Warm beverages – Setting up a table with drinks that will warm your guests right to the core is perfect for a cold afternoon. Make sure you provide something for everyone to keep their hands heated (and bellies full!).
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