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When the unexpected happens

Written by Becks     |    March 2018


With the recent wide spread snow and freezing conditions throughout the UK, couples faced a truly white wedding of their own!

You can never predict what the weather will be like for your special occasion. You start planning your day far in advance. Keep fingers-crossed that your day will be filled with sunshine and everything you’d hoped for.

What to do when the unexpected happens on your wedding day.

Here are 5 great tips to steal the show whatever the weather:

1. Be prepared

British weather is naturally and beautifully unpredictable. One minute it can be sunshine and the next overcast with showers. Whatever it brings to your day, the weather will make it even more memorable with these handy props on standby:

  • Wellington boots – co-ordinate with your colour scheme, perfect for puddles, fields, festival style, coastal walk (easy to slip on and off too)
  • Umbrellas – for sunshine and showers
  • Blankets – to keep guests warm if it is chilly or alternatively can be used as picnic rugs on the grass or draped over straw bales
  • Ask guests to come prepared with coats or shrugs, extra layers, suitable footwear, suncream and sunglasses, especially if you are hosting a marquee or outdoor event
  • Fire pit – perfect for taking the chill from the evening. Perfectly team with marshmallows on sticks or hot drinks on standby for guests to enjoy around the fireside.
2. Photo opportunity

Capture the moment unique to your day. Follow the link for some gorgeous Pinterest inspiration if you have a surprise flurry of snow or end up dancing in the rain! ‘Dancing in the rain’

3. Indoor & outdoor space

Consider ways you can incorporate both indoor and outdoor space for your day. Whether a marquee, orangery, barn, local country pub or village hall. Create an area to shelter from storms and the heat of the sun. Decorate your venues with items that can be used indoors or out, then you can adjust as needed on the day. For example candles in hurricane vases, seating made from straw bales, tree trunks, wooden chairs or benches. Creatively style your space with greenery, candles and simple vases of fresh flowers, with blankets on the side. Make a cosy welcoming romantic retreat to pass by any storms.

4. Planning with the season

Make the season part of the styling, by bringing elements of it indoors to transform your space uniquely for your day:

5. Wedding Insurance

Buy extra peace of mind with wedding insurance cover. The lovely Sarah Wrixon from Summers & Co Insurance Brokers gives us an insight into how wedding insurance can protect your special day if the unexpected should happen.

Product Features:
Prices start from as little as £25
Cover for a wedding and reception up to £50,000 depending on level requested
Cancellation or Rearrangement cover
Cover for financial failure of wedding service suppliers
Cover for adverse weather
There can be 21 days between a wedding and reception for ceremonies taking place in the UK or Overseas
Cover available up to 2 years prior to ceremony
Policy Features:
One-off payment
Cover for deposits paid before taking out cover
No excess on any part of the policy
Summers & Co, there for you whatever the season

Whichever policy you take out, check it covers all that you need and what you need to do in the event of a claim. Then continue enjoying setting the scene for your perfect day.


Whatever the weather I hope you dance and make precious memories x

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PHOTO CREDITS: Emma Frances Logan – bride & groom | Inkshed Design Studio – artwork

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