It's a HOT one!

It is summertime on Hilton Head Island which means beautiful clear blue skies, but it can also mean high temperatures and an occasional rain shower in the afternoon. What does that mean for your June/July/August wedding? Be prepared.

If you are getting married outside, please have a rain plan. Classic Party Rentals, Affairs to Remember, The Tent Factory, all carry tents for you to secure for your wedding. Having a tent reserved as a back-up plan is the best insurance you can buy for an outdoor wedding. Most companies require 50% down to hold the tent. Ask about their cancellation policy, but most times it usually is not far enough out to really know what weather Mother Nature is going to bring. My advise is to have the tent reserved and be prepared to spend the deposit.

Also, think about a cool refreshing drink for your guests when they arrive. Bottled water in a nice galvanized tub will keep with the southern style, and be practical at the same time. Don’t forget to stay hydrated yourself!   

Choose the right time for the outdoor ceremony. Consider the placement of the ceremony relative to where and at what time the sun will set. Try to avoid the hottest time of day for your ceremony.

Offer fans to your guests. There are some beautiful and very practical ways of incorporating fans for your guest’s pleasure.

Little bottles of sunscreen are also nice gestures to let your guests know that you are considering them!

You could also rent large patio umbrellas for extra shade perhaps for your older guests’ comfort.

Hilton Head Island is a beautiful place to get married any time of the year. Just remember to consider the heat and rainfall that we experience each summer and have a wonderful wedding!

Best wishes!