Don't Rain on my Parade

The wedding event planning team at Tara M Events has created a list of 5 things to do to be prepared for a rainy wedding day.

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A bride could spend years planning her perfect outdoor ceremony, making sure that everything down to the wire, but there are few things that are out of her control. The most frustrating thing you cannot control is…the weather. If you have always dreamed of having an outdoor wedding, do not let the weather stop you. But there are a few things you can do ahead of time to make sure you’re planning accordingly. 

1. Have a Back up Plan

There are many different plans you can make while still hoping for an outdoor wedding. It is important to have a plan B, and even a plan C, just in case of worst case scenarios. Ask your venue if they have an indoor space where your reception can be moved to last minute, or if you still want to have some sort of outdoor feel, price out a tent. By getting a quote of a tent early on you will be able to see how it fits in your budget. You will have created a relationship with a tent vendor who will be able to help you if need be.

2. Talk to your Vendors

Don’t leave your vendors in the dark about your back up plans. Make sure to continuously be communicating with them, and giving them amble amount of time if they need to switch to another location. From the beginning you should check with your vendors about their rain policy, you might be okay with dancing in the rain, but your DJ might think differently.

3. Buy Umbrellas and Paper towels

It is possible that the rain will only be passing by and will last for a few minutes. By having umbrellas and paper towels on site, you can still have your special day in your outdoor venue. You can purchase umbrellas at the dollar store the week of your wedding if it looks like they’ll be necessary. Having at least a few on hand that day will be helpful for guests who do not want to stand in the rain. Paper towels will also come in handy is the rain passes so that guests can quickly wipe down their seats before the ceremony starts.

4. Keep your Guests Informed

If it looks like the wedding will have to be moved indoors, or to another location due to weather be sure to keep your guest informed. Quickly posting something on your wedding website, or sending a wedding update email to your guests will allow them to be prepared for the wedding.

5. Don’t let it ruin your day

Unfortunately, some things are out of your control. This is still your special day and is guaranteed to still look beautiful no matter what. Keep your chin up and remember you are marrying the love of your life. 

They do say rain on your wedding day is good luck!