What You Need to Know About Vashon for Your Wedding
The Island is a beautiful place for your Vashon Wedding, however there are some things you should be aware of before you commit to the Island for your important day. The weather is very much in-line with typical Seattle weather with the added wetness that you will find on a coastal town. Storms, rain, and unpredictable overcast is a very common occurrence during our Fall and Winter months. As a result, most of the outdoor venues you see listed on our site will only offer their space from June through September. While the weather is not always guaranteed, when we experience clear skies and warm, the Island is the most beautiful location you will ever experience. The best weeks of weather will generally fall the last two weeks of July through the first two weeks of August. While the weather still is hit or miss during that time, you have a better chance of enjoying a nice day. Early July is almost always in cloud cover, and rain (yes, even the Fourth of July). The last few weeks of June will often grace you with perfect days on occasion, with temperatures a but more tolerable than they are in late July and early August. September will give you a bit f a chill, and if we’re having a wet summer you’re almost guaranteed rain, however there has been known to be a nice day or two.
Finding Everything You Need on the Island
No matter what time of year you plan your big day, be sure to have a backup for that chance of rain or clouds. Your wedding planner, or venue coordinator will help you with backup plans as there is almost a guarantee that they have experience with the unpredictable weather.
You can find almost all of what you need from a planner, officiant, florist, photographer, caterer, linen and tableware rentals on the Island. Vashon has become a popular destination for weddings, and therefore individuals and businesses have found ways to accommodate those looking to hold their wedding on the Island. In addition to our comprehensive list you can always ask around either on our Vashonites Facebook Group, or just pop in for a drink at May’s Kitchen and Bar, The Hardware Store Restaurant, Gravy or any other location and ask around. You’re almost guaranteed that you’ll either meet someone that has bee married on the Island, or at least knows someone that has.