The boutique town of 30 000 people on the Queensland Coast and one of many departure points to The Great Barrier Reef.
Where?? It surprises me how many people have never heard of Airlie Beach.
Airlie Beach is a Tourist Town, some would argue it’s a drinking town with a sailing problem. Located 110km north of Mackay this beach side town attracts 1000’s of visitors every year. Known for its relaxed lifestyle and party like atmosphere this is the perfect location for your Destination Wedding.
Airlie Beach accommodates for the bare foot beach brides to the extravagant resort Weddings and every thing in-between. Sounds amazing? We like to think so, if we can offer any advise before you start booking flights, check out our tips on Whitsunday Destination Weddings.
Research your destination & Climate
This is one of the most critical decisions you will make- The Wedding Date! If you’re the type of person who can’t stand a bead of sweat on your face then the Whitsunday’s is probably not the location for you. Typically wedding season in the Whitsundays is September-December expect temperatures to be in the high 30’s and the humidity to start at 60%.
The best kept secret we can share with you is…. consider getting married in Winter! June-August would be our recommendation for the best time to get married in the Whitsundays. Mornings are fresh and Sunsets are amazing, rest assure your make up will stay put for the duration of your wedding. It’s also amazing boating weather, imagine siting on the deck of a charter boat relaxing and sipping a glass of wine. While your friends back home are freezing and dreaming about the tropics. You may even be lucky enough to see a whale, out on the water. The Whitsundays is a feeding and playing ground for the majestic humpback whales during their winter migration.
The water temperature might be a little nippy and take your breathe away at first, but it’s lovely once you’re in. For anyone from Melbourne the water temperature will not bother you in the slightest.
Be happy with Plan B
With 80% of venue’s being out side we strongly suggest to have a Plan B for your Ceremony & Reception.
It’s one thing to have a Plan B but you need to love your Plan B as much as your Plan A. I know when you start planning your Whitehaven Beach Wedding that’s all you have dreamed about for 8 months. And when the big day is finally here and the weather gods have turned your perfectly planned day upside down you need to be prepared.
It’s your Wedding Day and it should be the happiest day of your life. Unfortunately no one can control the weather and it’s one of those things you just need to roll with. Speak with your venue or wedding coordinator about the contingency plan and love it! This will not only be peace of mind, it will give your suppliers time to prepare for a last minute venue change. After all it’s about the LOVE and the person you’re committing to that is the most important thing.
On a positive note- wet weather makes for some extremely impressive wedding photo opportunities. And don’t forget it’s GOOD LUCK if it rains on your wedding day.
You want your Wedding Week to be enjoyable not only for your guests but also yourself. Now that you’re in Airlie Beach it’s time to relax!! All the planning is done and now it’s time to enjoy it. You can do as little or as much as you want during your wedding week. Make the most of the destination and experience as much as you can while you are here.
What can you do?
There are so many things to do in Airlie Beach- Snorkeling, scuba Diving, scenic flights, island hopping, day tours, sailing, fine dining, day spa-ing, cocktail tasting,….. or you may prefer to laze around the pool and enjoy doing absolutely nothing.
Let someone else do it…
If you’re a super busy person and don’t have 150 hours up your sleeve to plan a wedding. Let someone else do it! We offer full planning, on -the day coordination and styling services. We work closely with the all of the vendors and suppliers in the region and we take all the guess work out of the planning process.
We are your eyes and ears on the ground in Airlie Beach and we will ensure your day runs smoothly and effortlessly. Every package we offer is tailored to suit your requirements, personal taste and budget. Please feel free to contact us if we can assist you further.