Regardless of where you are based in Ireland, it’s an unfortunate truth that we are a country that cannot rely on the weather any time of the year. So whether you are planning on getting married in June or January, in Kilkenny, Tipperary or Galway you need to ensure you have planned for all four seasons in one day.
As much as we hope for the best weather in the summer months, unless you are getting married the week the leaving cert starts, it’s almost a certainty that it will rain or be blustery at some stage during the day. Whatever the date, whatever the location, make sure the best man and grooms party have a car full of umbrellas just in case. If you’re one of the lucky ones you could be using them as parasols later in the day!
Plan for the Rain
Have umbrellas, light anoraks and shawls at the ready for your bridal party and guests if there is any period of time where you are likely to be outdoors for a spell. Ask the bridesmaids to bring spare shoes with them in the event they get wet and make sure you have transport arranged that will drop you right to the door of the ceremony and the reception venue.
Plan for the Sun
It’s not all doom and gloom, we do also experience some of the most wonderful summer sunshine across the country and we should also remember to plan for this as best we can. If the forecast is showing sunshine and high temperatures, it’s a good idea to have your bridesmaids and groomsmen apply sun cream that morning before applying any makeup and have some parasols and mini electric pocket fans available for the guests and the bridal party. You can provide flip-flops, antiperspirant and spritz bottles by leaving a hamper in the ladies and men’s toilets. This is a lovely touch for those who may suffer with the heat.
Plan for the Wind
Planning for a windy day isn’t quite as easy as it is for the rain and sun, but we’re sure you’ll find these tips helpful.
Make sure you have a surplus of hairspray for yourself the bride, all of the bridesmaids and the guests (both male and female). This will ensure you all avoid that windswept look for at least most of the day.
If you are celebrating outdoors, ask the venue to provide windbreakers and a strong marquee for use by all the guests.
Plan for the Cold
As we’re accustomed to a change in temperatures that can come very fast, we would advise that you also plan for any sudden drops in temperature. A nice touch would be to provide blankets or shawls for your guests who wish to stay outdoors, along with outdoor heating provided by the venue to make for a balmy and relaxing evening without the risk of chills.
Plan for Snow
Yes, plan for snow. Obviously this doesn’t apply to any of you who are getting married in summer or autumn but it has been known to snow in Ireland as late as April or May and as early as October. If the weather forecast is predicting a chance of ice or snow then you need to take the time to make sure all of your guests are aware so they can take more time on the roads and book accommodation if necessary. If you do get snow for your Christmas wedding, it will be the most magical piece of Irish weather you can ever have!
Whether rain, snow, hail or shine, Drangan Video will always be there on time for your big day. We travel throughout the country right throughout the seasons and would be delighted to be part of your big day by providing our wedding video services. Feel free to give us a call or pop us a message through the contact page and we will get back to you no matter what the weather!
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