The Whitsundays are a winter wonderland when it comes to getting married.
Here are our top five reasons why you should consider a winter wedding in the Whitsundays….
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The weather is glorious!
It doesn’t get any better than winter in the Whitsundays. It’s our Number 1 best kept secret! The days are warm, with beautiful clear blue skies, sometimes with not a cloud to be seen. It’s what we call the “dry” season, so rain is rare between May and September. Escape the cold and marry in wonderfully warm temperatures that are just right for a wedding gown and three-piece suit.
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Your guests will love you for it!
Not only will you and your loved one be able to bask in glorious winter sunshine but your guests will too. Who wouldn’t want to escape the murky depths of winter in our country’s southern states and have a short break in a tropical paradise? You can absolutely count on the fact that you will get wedding rave reviews forever.
And with flights as cheap as they are nowadays (look out for special “sale” days) a destination wedding is very affordable in the Whitsundays, which is serviced by daily direct flights from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.
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Great accommodation deals
In spite of point number 1 above (our glorious winter weather) the winter months are, in fact, our quieter time in the Whitsundays, so availability is great across a wide range of accommodation options.The Whitsundays offer accommodation ranging from caravan and chalet sites to 5-star luxury and beyond, both on the mainland and the islands.
While resorts like qualia, on Hamilton Island, and One & Only, on Hayman Island, have put the Whitsundays on the worldwide luxury accommodation map, there are also plenty of affordable options for families, and everything in between. See our website for accommodation partners who are experienced in catering for wedding parties.
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The photographs are (even more) amazing!
There’s something about the light in the Whitsundays during the winter that you can’t quite put your finger on. The vibrant blue skies lend a crispness to the already stunning island and water views. And the sunsets are amazing. Photographers in the Whitsundays are very adept at ensuring the backdrop that nature gives us each day is used to best effect in your photos.
Chat to both your photographer and wedding co-ordinator beforehand to decide the best spots for photos, given the time of day.
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Pack more punch into your party!
The cooler weather during winter means you can start your wedding that bit earlier, say, about 2pm (If you are marrying outdoors, your wedding co-ordinator can assist with the best ceremony locations to make the most of natural shade).
This means you can be sitting down at your reception with a glass of chilled champagne by about 5pm (allowing an hour for post-ceremony mingling and photos) and watch the sun go down over the Coral Sea.
Curious? Check out Weddings Whitsundays for practical planning tips and pretty tropical wedding inspiration. But be warned... you'll be wishing for a cocktail and warmer weather!