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The Queensland Bureau of Meteorology and many news bulletins are reporting that Queensland may experience La Nina weather event which will bring a lot of rain over the next few months, so we may be in for a wetter than usual summer season. 

For Summer brides it’s always a great idea to have a wet wedding back up plan regardless, but even more important with this information at hand. 

If you don’t have a wet weather plan, you will stress for weeks before the day, checking long range weather forecasts and even the week prior have thoughts of the ‘what ifs’ so! 

Here is my advice to create an amazing day, come rain, hail or shine! xx


Avoid this issue completely and book a reception venue which offers wet weather backup for you or book a Chapel, easy! One address on the invitation, no backups needed.
If the venue you love for wet weather is for hire, pay for the location, it may be the best money you spend
If you have a wet weather back up which isn’t near the original ceremony site, make sure the new location call is made early and let your guests know the new location clearly with plenty of time
Include wet weather instructions with the invitation if there is a solid backup plan already in place22792467_10155934227502558_1914446445484184735_o
Organise a closed group Facebook page and invite only your wedding guests to join. This can be a hub where guests can connect, you can post and share immediately any updates, guests can communicate, share rides, photos etc and also be informed of details including wet weather instructions
Be really happy with the look and feel of your wet weather back up plan or keep looking, if wet weather happens this will be your wedding location
Check the ceremony start time won’t be compromised by going to Plan B, some restaurant receptions will only allow wet weather ceremony to relocate to the venue from the start time the reception is booked, so check
If you are completely set on your garden venue, plan B could be as simple as organising a hire marquee or Tipi which can be used for both ceremony and reception
Have a few umbrella’s handy if it looks like showers just in case, you can hire these from your wedding stylist easily, buy a few or ask guests to make sure the bring their brolly if it looks like showers
Have socks and gumboots ready for all of the bridal party for the photo shoot, embrace the new theme and play up the benefits of sparkly rain drops, reflections in puddles and umbrellas, rainy day photos can look so amazing and you may even get a rainbow *and enjoy!
Try not to get wet and make sure you have a couple of hairdryers at the reception venue for a 10 minute drying of clothes break
Don’t let anything spoil yours or your guests day… Have the intention to keep yourselves and your guests as dry as possible. Wet guests get cold, and soggy feet start to become uncomfortable and are known to not want to dance and to go home early from the reception.

So there you have just a few points to ponder, it’s always better to have the plan B in plan and not use it than to be caught out with no plan B and a soggy wedding.
If you have any advice to add… please do!! I’d love to hear your tips and add them to this list  xxHave a wonderful wedding xx
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(Stunning) Wet Weather friendly Venues
Sunshine Coast Queensland
Flaxton Gardens have a gorgeous wet weather option in their barrel room with an amazing view
AnnaBella the Wedding Chapel seats 100 comfortably with acres of lush photo opportunities
The Chapel at Montville seats 60 has to be seen to be believed
The Lakehouse Sunshine Coast offer a dry weather lake view ceremony or Chapel for wet weather
Novotel Twin Waters Resort have gardens, beaches and wet weather options on site
The Surf Club Mooloolaba offer a ceremony room with stunning panoramic beach & ocean views
The Boathouse Noosa offers ceremonies in the reception room overlooking the Noosa River
Tipi Luxe Tipi’s must be booked well ahead of time
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