Guaranteed sun for a wedding in the Algarve
Right? Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but no. Ok it’s very very likely that you’ll get good weather, you’re definitely going to get better odds of getting a sunkissed tan while you’re here than you would at a Wedding back in Dublin, but be mentally prepared for everything and then you’ll be happy whatever the weather.
Don’t think the sun doesn’t bring it’s own little dramas into the mix either, some of the most heated arguments I’ve witnessed on wedding days have been over who gets the umbrella for shade during the speeches. Umbrellas are always a nightmare for the Wedding Breakfast because they tend to shade two people for the first ten minutes, then the sun moves and the argument and pole wrestling starts all over again. There’s one little word that is a complete game changer for a wedding out in the open, marquee!
A hugely important tip for you, don’t book your Wedding ceremony before 3pm, do you really want to be dripping with sweat when you have fifty camera phones pointing at you? The later the better trust me.
Also, any men reading this make sure to take a spare shirt if it’s a hot day, it might seem a pain to carry a spare to the venue but sweat patches aren’t a great look on the Wedding photos, and nobody wants their head nestled in a damp armpit when pulled in for the group photos. No amount of Lynx Africa can save you there.
Have a look at our paddle fans in our stationary brochure if you haven’t already, we can write the order of the day on there, and even give people the run down of who your bridal party is if you’re one of those couples that can’t help but invite every man and his cousin to the wedding. Not only is it informative but it ensures all the ladies are glowing rather than dripping and gives the men something to read during the boring parts.
If you’re dining outside try your very best to fit a marquee in the budget, shade for all (or rain cover if you live on the edge and booked a winter wedding!) Tom at Algarve Marquees has beautiful ones and even adds fairy lights for that extra romantic ambience