Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Natalie's Blog Hop: Spring Wedding Weather Hacks

Welcome to our March Blog Hop!
This month we are focusing on all things Spring  Get ready for some great ideas, inspiration and how-to as you move along through the hop.
You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Katherine Shorter's  Creating Awesomenessity. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you make sure to see and learn from all of the articles featured here today.
Photo: Sun-Dance Photography

Spring can get a little tricky, wedding wise. It is a universal, but widely shunned truth: Whatever the weather would usually be on your wedding day is, well, what the weather will probably be on your wedding day. 

1. Rain. Those May flowers don't come out of nowhere. If your wedding is outdoors, talk to your venue about indoor options. If there aren't any, talk to a rental company about getting a tent. Make sure that last conversation includes knowing the last day you can rent a tent. Better to have on reserve and not need, than to need and not have. 

2. Heat. Not to mention humidity. Summer might show up early, so what does that mean for your guests? If they're going to be in direct sunlight during your ceremony or reception, what can you do? Not everyone will use a fan, but it will be appreciated. I've had brides who've bought parasols for their guests. Again, not everyone will use them, but the thought will count this time. Fans also work, but they can be noisy, so position them strategically. Definitely have iced water, tea, or lemonade available during the ceremony. Be careful what you leave in direct sunlight, too. Wedding cake melts. Badly.
Photo: B & G Photography

3. Cold. Here in Los Angeles, the temperature drops pretty sharply once the sun goes down. Elsewhere, it can suddenly just be cold in April. Of course, "cold" to us is 55 degrees. What is it for you? Right. While you're asking about tents, ask about mushroom heaters, too. Or fire pits. Fire pits are fun, too!

4. Bugs. Gah! Mosquitos, especially. Here's a bunch of solutions I found on Pinterest, pick the one that's best for you, even if it's a bucket of mosquito repellent at the entrance and at the bar. That's not the type of scratching you want to do on your wedding night, you know?

See you at the end of the aisle, 

Liz Coopersmith
Silver Charm Events

The next stop on the Blog Hop is  Kimberly Parks at  KP Photography! Thanks for visiting and I'll  see you again next month!

March Blog Hop:

1. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
2. Ashley Rae at Ashley Rae Events
4. Kristi Richardson at Bloomed To Last
5. Chantal Benoit at Chantal Benoit Photographer
6. Irene Tyndale at Irene Tyndale Events 
7. Peter Merkle at Chicago Wedding DJs
8. Katrina McCullum at Made of Honor Weddings
10. Rachel Huntoon at Ashford Manor Bed & Breakfast
12. N’neka Scruggs at Images by N’neka
13. Teresa Rhodes at Nearly Nesters 
15. Katherine Shorter at Creating Awesomenessity
16. Liz Coopersmith at Silver Charm Events
17. Kimberly Parks at  KP Photography
18. Cindy Clearwater at Something Blue Virgin Islands
19. Anshwa Lewis at SwaLaRue Events
20. Nikki Michel at Ciao Bella Weddings
21. Daphne Simpson at Elite Design
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