Summer is the most popular time of year to get married and for good reason. The weather is usually perfect despite the occasional rain shower and most people are usually in a good mood due to that holiday feeling.
Summer is also a very busy time so you’ll need to take more care in planning your big day than you otherwise would if you were getting married in Winter. These five tips will help you pull your wedding day off without a hitch whatever you decide.
- Choose Both an Indoor and Outdoor Location
Your chosen wedding venue can either make or break your day. In the Summer especially, you will need to strike a good balance between feel-good sun exposure and cool shelter for respite.
For this reason, a venue that allows the use of a large outdoor space, perhaps for the ceremony, as well as an indoor area for the sit-down meal and afterparty is ideal. Those who feel uncomfortable spending any more than a few hours outside in the sun will be able to cool off with the assistance of air-conditioning later on in the day.
- Dress Wisely
Form over function is definitely in the minds of most brides during their big day, but since you’re going to be wearing your dress for a good proportion of it, it’s a good idea to choose one that is lightweight and breathable.
This will not only keep you comfortable and cool but will also prevent any unnecessary perspiration which is sure to be visible to your guests.
- Book in Advance
Whilst Summer is a great time for a wedding, it’s also a great time to go on the annual family vacation. Because of this, most people need as much notice as possible so they can plan around your day.
Booking your venue and all the important details in advance will also make sure you get the date and location you want.
- Be Mindful of Your Photographer
Even the best photographers will struggle to accurately capture the beauty of your day if they are constantly battling sub optimal lens conditions, not to mention your hot and flustered guests.
Try and find a suitable location that will provide enough shade to capture the memories that you will look back on for years. The time of day is also critical as the Sun’s position within the sky can make photo composition difficult.
- Go Easy on the Alcohol
Any wedding is a great excuse to drink, but dehydration caused by excessive temperatures can quickly spoil the fun.
Try and incorporate some refreshing alcoholic beverages into the menu, staying away from strong undiluted spirits that may see some people’s festivities over sooner than expected. Pimm’s and gin and tonics (with liberal use of the tonic) are always a winner.
Booking Your Venue
By now you should have a good idea on where you want to hold your wedding. There are several great wedding venues in Sydney so visit a couple to see if they would be suitable. Make sure to closely compare prices to ensure value for money.
With some proactive planning and good crowd management, you too can make your big day one to remember.