Rain is never an ideal forecast for a wedding, but I’ll be completely honest, it shouldn’t make or break your day. If you plan ahead and hire professionals, rain will just be another blip on the radar, regardless if you have an outdoor ceremony or not. Below are 4 steps you need to take in order to have a stress-free rainy wedding experience.
- Consider The Time Of Year – If there is a certain time of a year that is notorious for rain in your area, consider not getting married at that time. If your area is known for April showers, and you still want to get married in April, then work with your venue to ensure your ceremony and reception will not be effected by it (i.e. have an indoor wedding or rent a tent).
- Check With Your Venue – When booking your venue, ask them what their protocol is for rain. Make sure you understand (and it’s outlined in the contract) what is the venues responsibility in case this occurs, and what is yours.
- Have A Plan B – If your venue has an indoor location talk with them about having that space be your “plan b.” If they do not, work with your planner to see if there is any way you can rent out a tent, or put it on a tentative hold in case the weather turns south. If your entire wedding is outdoors, it’s best to have a plan b in place ahead of time, rather then scramble at the very last moment.
- Flip Your Frown – While I know rain is not the most ideal forecast, it’s important to remember that your attitude sets the tone for how the day goes. So if you’re upset, angry, etc. your energy will spread to those around you. My best tip? If you’ve taken precaution as mentioned above AND hired professionals, trust your vendors to do their job on take care of the situation. Your team will take care of you!
How To Not Stress If It Rains On Your Wedding Day
February 13, 2020