If you’re having a wedding (particularly an outside Wedding) in the cooler months, it is important to know how to weatherproof your Winter Wedding.
I specialise in co-ordinating weddings in marquees, tipi’s etc. As much as I pride myself on making your dream day special for you, unfortunately, one thing I can’t do anything about is the Great British weather (I really wish I could!)
So, how do you weatherproof your winter wedding? Today, I am going to help you just do that!
It’s not all dull
Firstly, when weatherproofing winter weddings, you need to turn the negative into a positive. Traditions consider rain on your wedding day to be lucky, it can symbolise unity, fertility, cleansing and blessing.
Have a backup plan
Once thing to remember for weatherproofing your wedding is to ALWAYS have a contingency plan if you are having an outdoor wedding, whether it be one you are arranging yourself or at a wedding venue.
I can help you with this, and it is always a good idea to allow your wedding co-ordinator to make the decision on the day of your wedding if the weather is looking a bit iffy whether to input the contingency plan.
Whether you are having a marquee or a tipi wedding, always ensure that it is erected on a flat surface. Try and ensure that the grass is cut nice and short.
Most marquee and tipi companies will include matting in their packages to make pathways around the site for ease of your Guests. Whilst I am on the subject of flooring, whilst a cream carpet may sound beautiful for inside your marquee, if you’re having a winter wedding, it may be more practical to have a sisal style flooring – all you will have on a cream carpet is dirty footprints. Unless you are thinking of asking your Guests to remove their shoes at the door.
Think about the comfort of your Guests (and of course you) Have toilets built close to the marquee or tipi so that your Guests haven’t got to walk through wet grass if the weather should take a turn for the worse. Look at how far away your Guests will have to walk from where they park their car to the marquee/tipi. Remember most ladies (and not forgetting the bride of course) are likely to wear stiletto’s, is the ground suitable for walking on?
In all eventualities, think about the comfort of your guests. Make sure that you have sufficient portable heaters in the marquee or tipi. If you are getting married in late summer, early Autumn when you maybe fortunate to sit outside, but the temperature is starting to drop, make sure that your Guests have a supply of blankets available to them should they require them.
The possibility of a White Wedding
Other things to consider on how to weatherproof your Winter Wedding is snow and wind. In the event of snow, it’s always a good idea to get in touch with some local farmers who may lend their services and tractors or 4×4’s to assist with the moving of supplier’s equipment and any Guests that may have difficulty in getting off the site in their cars. If you are unfortunate enough to have your wedding reception during a gale force wind, think about the noise that will be rattling around your marquee or tipi and ensure that you have a microphone available for speeches.
If you are still worried about how to weatherproof your Winter wedding and require further guidance, please give me a call on 07980 679575 or drop me an email firstname.lastname@example.org
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