In Italy they have a wonderful saying “Sposa bagnata, Sposa Fortunata” which quite simply means “A wet bride is a lucky bride” and judging by this weekends weather there will have been a lot of lucky brides in Hampshire, Surrey and West Sussex. Our team were working around the clock to ensure that these April showers did not dampen anyone’s day and we thought we would share our top tips with you.
A marquee wedding is an obvious option for a complete waterproof event but there are some tricks and tips to make sure the day runs smoothly. When choosing your flooring we always recommend that if the forecast is predicting torrential rain the best option is a wooden floor as the matting will eventually become wet due to human traffic. This weekend our wedding in Hampshire installed walkways from the loos and main house to the marquee which really helped with keeping the wet out. Our wedding party in Surrey used an umbrella hire company we recommended www.hire-a-brolly.co.uk who provided a large range of tasteful umbrellas perfect for wedding parties such as this one. These can be kept by the entrance of the marquee so that guests can help themselves when visiting the loos. Another idea which we love in the office is wedding wellington boots and the best we have found can be found at www.weddingtonboots.com
If you are thinking of having your wedding at a venue but were wanting a champagne or drinks reception outside then we can help with this too as we have an extensive venue list on our website and lots of options for smaller marquees.
Lighting will be a key point when counteracting the dull skies and we highly recommend that you invest in an extra chandelier or two to brighten the marquee. There are other options and we are always at hand to talk you through this.
Probably the most important thing is your guests comfort and when the rain starts falling so does the temperature so we would always suggest hiring heaters to ensure a warm environment which will guarantee the coats stay in the cloakroom.
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And finally, if it is raining …….who cares? it will still be one of the best days of your life!