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Top Tips For Wet Weather Event Planning

October 30, 2016

Getting cold feet about wet weather dampening your wedding?

Wet weather occurs in EVERY season so make sure you plan for the possibility and then relax as the day unfolds.

Your planning could include an alternate undercover ceremony venue option, market umbrellas that add some style and colour, an indoor area for photos or a marquee to keep everyone dry.

Why do a winter wedding or special event?

Did you know that some Australian cities have LESS rain in winter than in summer?

Apart from less rainfall, the men will be comfortable in their suits rather than hot and sweaty. As the bride you can create a magical winter wedding outfit including a faux fur cape, hand warmers, stylish hat and vintage boots. You'll find greater availability of the best venues, celebrants and photographers and even better rates!

Just ensure that you consider your guests' comfort as part of your planning. Look at indoor options for your ceremony and reception, ensure everything runs to time so guests aren't waiting in the cold. Look at hiring additional heating.  

Go wintery with wedding décor

A winter wedding allows you to create a unique winter wonderland. Lighting is the key to creating a warm and inviting event. Our warm white and golden fairy lights and rustic lanterns create a warm atmosphere regardless of the outside temperature. 

Our hammered copper eggshell edge bowl vases are perfect for winter flower arrangements adding warm colour. Or if it's the winter wonderland that you're after our winter woodland LED light tree centrepieces will give your event the right atmosphere.

Add thick woollen rugs to our pallet crate bench seats which match the pallet crate rustic bar, coffee table and bench seat provide a perfect winter outside area for those guests still wanting to brave the cooler temperatures.

Wet weather wedding: prepare with a backup plan

A back-up plan is essential for wet weather weddings, ensuring your guests are comfortable and dry and you are stress-free on your special day.

Ensure that you have an alternative for any plans that could be affected by wet weather.

Consider unique venues that offer indoor alternatives for wet weather weddings - chapels, barns or even reception foyers. Have an indoor photo option. Hire an exotic umbrella just in case! An open fireplace makes a great backdrop for romantic photos of the bride and groom with their wedding party.   

Hire a transparent wedding marquee

It's rare that it will rain ALL day and if you've chosen a beautiful setting for your wedding, you'll want your guests to not only see when it's stopped raining, but to look out and admire the beautiful view - whether that's in a garden, on a vineyard, by the sea or in a park.

Clear PVC marquees provide a unique way to keep your guests warm and dry while letting them see the beautiful setting outside. With a variety of heights on offer you can decorate your marquee with lights, backdrops and centrepieces to warm up even the wettest of nights.

Find out why more couples are getting married mid-week.

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