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Hosting a summer wedding at Gabbinbar Homestead

Here are three tips to keep your guests cool this summer

Summer is certainly a busy time of year here at Gabbinbar Homestead. It is our peak flower season and the temperatures in Toowoomba are typically cooler than the rest of Queensland with much lower humidity. We are often blessed with warm (not hot), blue sky days so it is no wonder a summer wedding at Gabbinbar Homestead is one of the most popular choices for many couples.

To ensure your wedding guests remain comfortable throughout your wedding we’ve compiled three simple tips that will make your summer wedding memorable for all the right reasons.

1. PROVIDE MULTIPLE SHADE OPTIONS FOR YOUR WEDDING GUESTS

It’s important to take into consideration how many wedding guests you have versus what shade options you have available. There is nothing cool about all your wedding guests huddling under one small tree trying to get a little reprieve from the sun. If you’re having an afternoon ceremony in Summer make sure there is enough shade for all your wedding guests. Luckily, at Gabbinbar Homestead our gardens are mostly shaded providing a gorgeous green canopy to keep your guests cool as cucumbers. Plus, when the ceremony is finished and you would like your guests to enjoy some beverages on the lawn, we have a selection of large white umbrellas which look spectacular scattered across the front lawn.

2. COOL REFRESHMENTS ARE A MUST

When it comes to selecting your menu for your special day keep in mind that a Summer’s day in Toowoomba may just be upwards of 30°C. Don’t worry though, Gabbinbar has plenty of cool refreshments to choose from to keep your wedding guests nothing but cool, calm and comfortable. Our vintage ice cream trike looks fabulous parked under a shady tree on our front lawns. Plus, when it comes to drinks we can set up a Pimm’s Station and also a water station to keep your guests hydrated. There is nothing better than a glass of icy Pimm’s on a Summer’s day.

3. SELECT AN APPROPRIATE DRESS CODE

Black tie weddings with all the ladies dressed in full length gowns certainly is an impressive sight. If you are going to choose black tie as your dress code in Summer, just be conscious of what time you host your ceremony. To ensure your guests comfort select something for late afternoon so the temperature is starting to head south, particularly if your ceremony is outside. Or if you would like your ceremony to start earlier in the day, why not select a cocktail dress code?

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