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:: Top 5 Ways To Deal With A Windy Wedding ::

Mother Nature as we all know, can be fickle. No matter how many times you consult an almanac or the weather forecast for your wedding day, Mother Nature can sometimes sneak up on you and completely change her mind about what kind of day she has in store for us. If you are planning an outdoor wedding, there are a few things you need to consider…

1 :: Create a Plan for Inclement Weather :: We consulted with expert event planner Jillian Smith of {MRSter Approved} One Touch Events who advises, “When planning any outdoor portion of your event, consider your weather factors and create an inclement weather plan. This can be wind, rain, sleet, lighting, etc. If your venue has an indoor option, this is an easier solution. Watch your weather map at least 48 hours prior to the event to gauge what Mother Nature has in store for you. For windy days specifically, items that can topple over easily such as aisle treatments, pedestals, vases, etc. should be weighted down. Work with your Wedding Planner and Designer to develop creative ways to “sand bag” or strongly tie items that could easily blow away.”

Photography Via :: {MRSter Approved} OneTouch Events

Photography Via :: {MRSter Approved} OneTouch Events // Jillian Smith

2 :: Windy Day Attire :: If you plan on being married on a beautiful beach, you can almost count on some wind, or if you are reasonably sure the day will be windy, give some consideration to “wind proof” attire. Jillian states, “Wedding attire for a beach wedding should be light and airy. If you are most certain that you will have a moderate to severe windy ceremony, brides should consider a birdcage veil or hair piece as longer veils will be sure to blow unflatteringly all over the place. Same would go for dresses that could cause a Marilyn Monroe affect. Not cute! When it comes to hair, consider more structured hairstyles that are pinned so that your long tresses aren’t turned into a very bad hair day for photos, during and after the ceremony.”

3 :: Tent It :: Consider renting a canopy or tent in order to provide protection from the wind. Tents are available with sidewalls that can function as a wind barrier. This may eliminate many windy day problems and lessen the stress of your wedding day.

4 :: Music, Video and PA Systems :: Wind has absolutely no respect for sound systems. Wind screens are available, however, and can be quite useful in cutting back wind noise. Discuss the potential sound issue with your videographer and sound system person. They should also be able to assist with little tricks like placing speakers upwind.

5 :: Emergency Kit :: Every wedding should have an emergency kit, but if you are expecting wind, include such items as zip ties, glue, velcro, clamps and string.

Did you experience a windy wedding day and have some tips of your own to share with us? We would love to hear from you!

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