28 Jun How to plan a lakeside wedding
Your wedding will be one of the most memorable days of your life. Choosing the right venue can help you to enjoy the day to its fullest and have spectacular photos to remember the day by. Here are some tips on how to plan a beautiful lakeside wedding.
Choose the right time of day
One of the most picturesque aspects of a lakeside wedding is the way that the light reflects on the water to create interesting effects and reflections. The exact effect will depend on what time of day you choose to have your ceremony, but sunset and dawn can often provide some beautiful shadows and reflections that you can play with. Spend some time with your photographer exploring the lakeside at different locations and times of day, so you can work out where and when you’ll be able to get the best shots.
Plan for any weather
Having an outdoor wedding includes some challenges. Plan for a range of weather conditions so that your guests at a summer wedding can access parasols for sun protection, but also have some throw rugs if it gets colder than expected or some insect repellent if there are an unexpected amount of bugs. A lakeside setting can throw up some unexpected weather conditions even on a calm day, so it’s a good idea to have a few flexible weather-friendly items on hand.
Allow for accessibility
If some of your guests have mobility issues such as needing walkers or wheelchairs it can be a good idea to look at ideas on how to improve accessibility. Often using a temporary floor, seating and ramps can make an outside area easy to access for everyone even if they have issues with mobility. It can also be a great idea to discuss your plans and guestlist with your venue coordinators and work out an overall accessibility plan.
A lakeside wedding setting such as Lake Macquarie is a great way to celebrate your love with those nearest and dearest to you. By planning for some different weather and access options you can make sure that everyone is comfortable and able to focus on having a great time on your special day.