Wedding Weather – learning to dance in the rain!
With rain and snow in March now seems like a good time to talk about the changing weather patterns over the last few years.
Historically the summer months have classed as June and July and August, however with changing weather patterns we are increasingly seeing the sun shining much later into the year, with September giving glorious weather for all of our events last year.
We have also been privy to a summer ‘taster’ in April and May, wetting your appetite for the upcoming summer.
With a UK outdoor wedding there is no definite date which will guarantee sunshine however you can look at the patterns to give you the best chance of sunny weather on your special day. We advise you to do some research to see the historic weather patterns on the location you have chosen and, if you can, speak to the locals who have inside knowledge on local weather trends. It is also a good idea to visit your location on a rainy day so you are prepared for what happens if Mother Nature decides to open the heavens. Our friendly team are always on hand, we have the motto ‘if you can’t change it – enjoy it’ and we actively promote this to all guests with fun games and gimmicks to get involved with whatever the weather.
Rain on your wedding day is thought to be fortunate in many cultures. For example, in Hindu tradition rain on the wedding day is believed to foretell a strong marriage. The logic behind this belief is that a wet knot is more difficult to untie (knots are used in the ancient tradition of handfasting and where the phrase tying the knot is derived from). So if it rains on your wedding day you will have a long, happy marriage.
Ensure your guests are prepared for every possible outcome, advise them to pack a warm coat and some wellies along with sun cream and a sombrero, a prepared guest is a happy guest. If budget allows purchase some blankets, flip flops, sunscreen, umbrellas etc. and place them near the entrance to your marquee, it’s the little things guests will be thankful for.
Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.