We all hope that your special day has rays of sunshine and perfect weather but with the unpredictability of Canberra’s weather your back up plan is essential.
The worst thing you can do is cross your fingers, pray for sun, and fail to think beyond plan A. Not only are you setting yourself up for a logistical headache if the skies open up, but you’re increasing the chances that plan B will let you down big time. Instead, invest equal energy into your rain and shine options so you know both will be beautiful. Emotionally, you need to put as much heart into the backup plan as you can, so if you have to move inside, you’ll love the set-up in there too.
Let myself and my team take the headache away from the planning. We are more than happy to help set up indoor ceremony options in our lovely hotel atrium or sun touched acacia lounge. With our lovely venues you can bring the outside in and protect yourself from any whether changes. The Atrium is filled with growing trees and foliage with a tranquil water feature to create that romantic garden feel. Sun filled with curled floor to ceiling windows the Acacia Lounge is ideal for the flow of your wedding great views into our front gardens. There are many other ideas that can help the transition from outside to inside, get creative with pinecones as place card holders, branches as table centres or potted mini plants around the reception room and the more blooms the better. Wild flowers and herbs can add a beautiful countryside feel and aroma indoors.
The photos are obviously another item to think about if the weather turns. Together with your photographer, identify great indoor and outdoor portrait backdrops so he or she can pre-plan the lighting and you won’t be left scrambling in the rain. However, if you’d be truly devastated to miss out on gorgeous outdoor shots of you and your groom, consider splurging on a post-wedding shoot. You can decide afterwards, then just phone up your photographer and book two or three hours on another day.
The main thing is to enjoy your special day and let me and my team at Rydges Capital Hill help take the stress off and create the day where your memories will last forever long after the weather has come and gone.
All the best for your wedding plans.
Peter Seo – Rydges Capital Hill Wedding Planner
Rydges Capital Hill's Wedding Planners
Let our wedding planners Elizabeth and Peter, help you with all your planning from flowers, menu, decorations, room layout, invitations, colour ideas and everything else you can imagine.