You’ve spent months planning every detail of your big day, so don’t let a little unexpected weather stand in the way. Here are a few tricks up to keep up your sleeve in in case of a less-than-ideal forecast.
Photos (from left): KT Merry, onelove Photography
Offer favors that double as cool-down methods – personal fans and parasols are popular options for thanking your guests and keeping them cool during warm weather ceremonies.
Wear melt-proof makeup – luckily there are plenty of makeup products specifically formulated to hold up to sweat and humidity. Consult with your makeup artist ahead of time and test out some options to find what works best for you.
Keep everyone hydrated – when you’re working with high temperatures, it’s especially important to keep the ice-cold, non-alcoholic beverages flowing. Infuse ice water with cucumber, lemon or mint for a perfectly refreshing pick-me-up.
I don’t believe in the Weather Network (no offense, guys). They can’t get their weather predictions right until two days before the actual day. Now that we’re three weeks til the wedding, next week the Weather Network will be giving out their two week forecast and it will include our wedding day. And I can tell you right now: I won’t be checking. What’s the point? For my shower two weeks ago, at the 14-day forecast, it was supposed to be sunny and warm. The day of, it was thunderstorms, pouring rain, and cool.
My father has been suggesting I check the Farmers Almanac for the past few months. Finally, this morning, I decided, what the heck… I’ll check it. It can’t be any less accurate than the Weather Network.
For the past 2 years or so, I’ve had my mind set on getting married in September (yes, since before I was engaged). September is a gorgeous month in D.C. – the summer heat has passed but the chill of fall has not yet set in. The only issue with September is hurricanes. Now I know I do not live on the coast, but as you all know, whenever a hurricane hits the coastline, we all get soaked!
This hurricane season reminded me to panic about the weather on my wedding day!! There are of course more important things to worry about and I know I can do nothing about this, but I really hope hurricane season is short next year (and I really hope I didn’t just jinx myself either)!!