Mother nature can be unpredictable, and even with the best preparation in the world, you have no control over the weather on your wedding day. Don’t worry though, because there are plenty of ways to make your guests feel comfortable whatever the weather. Have a look at our helpful tips, which will give you peace of mind in all seasons:
It’s actually considered good luck to have rain on your wedding day, but it’s probably wise to have some precautions in place to avoid soggy outfits. Providing umbrellas for guests is a great idea, and you could personalise them to be kept as wedding favours. A stack of fluffy towels on hand for guests to dry off is also a thoughtful touch.
Strong gales can make outdoor weddings rather tricky. The easiest solution is to move every element of the day indoors, but if your heart is set on al fresco dining or an outdoor photoshoot, ensure dresses are weighed down or made of a heavier fabric, add more hairpins and hairspray to keep your hair in place and position yourself so your veil is blowing away from your face.
Icy weather can dry out the skin and lips, so on a frosty day, an engraved lip balm tin makes for a cute wedding favour idea. Prepare your footwear in advance, with extra grips fitted to the soles of your shoes to avoid accidental slips. Warm drinks all round will ensure your guests don’t freeze.
Winter wonderland scenes look beautiful in photographs, but in person, they can be chilly. Provide warm blankets or shawls for your guests so they stay toasty during the ceremony, and dress your bridesmaids in warm, stylish fur lined cloaks. A rustic fire will provide warmth and ambience to your snowy winter wedding.
In the dry heat of summer, it’s hard to find ways to keep cool. Spanish or Chinese style fans are practical and pretty wedding favours for a summer wedding. Opt for light floaty fabrics for your bridesmaid dresses, and consider wearing a strapless wedding dress. Don’t forget the sun cream if you’re spending time outdoors.
Storms are spectacular, but they can also be dangerous. Stay away from trees and other tall objects if you are caught in a lightning storm during an outdoor wedding photoshoot, and also keep away from water. Head indoors as quickly as possible and continue your wedding safely inside the venue.
A humid heat is difficult to combat, so if the venue can provide air conditioning, this is the best solution. Alternatively, you could position large floor standing fans around the building, and make sure plenty of ice-cold drinks are available for your guests and bridal party during the day.
At Delamere Manor, we can help you to plan for all eventualities, as we have a strong reputation as one of the top outdoor wedding venues in Cheshire. Give us a call today and let our experienced team chat with you about your wedding preparations.