Imagine hosting a beautiful wedding ceremony on immaculately manicured grounds with a stunning garden backdrop. Doesn’t it sound appealing? Many brides dream of having an outdoor wedding, but the threat of rain discourages them from following through. Fortunately, there are several steps that can be taken to prepare for rain on your wedding day.
Discuss a Backup Plan with Your Venue
If you are planning an outdoor wedding, it’s important to have a backup plan in case of rain. Plan B can involve utilizing umbrellas or moving to an alternative location like an indoor ballroom, but having a plan in place before the big day is crucial. No matter what the meteorologists say, you won’t know exactly how the weather will be until the day comes. The last thing you want is to be caught unprepared if there’s rain on your wedding day.
Keep Your Guests in the Loop
Something else to keep in mind is that your guests will be wondering what happens if it rains on the wedding day as well. You can easily keep them informed by adding a line or two on your wedding website or invitation. If the plan is to go on rain or shine, be sure to inform guests to bring umbrellas!
Purchase Some Extra Umbrellas
When planning an outdoor wedding, it’s always a good idea to have umbrellas on hand. This is true even if your wedding ceremony is not taking place outside. For weddings with a separate ceremony and reception location, chances are you’ll be exposed to the rain. Having umbrellas can keep you and your wedding party looking polished as ever when you roll into the reception.
If your wedding is outdoors, remember that a little bit of rain never hurt anybody. If you’re okay with it, a slight drizzle or misting can actually add to your ceremony and create a unique atmosphere. Clear umbrellas can actually be great features for photos. Some of the best wedding pictures come from outdoor weddings with a little bit of rain.
Find Out Your Vendors’ Rain Policies
When planning for an outdoor wedding be sure to ask your vendors about their rain policies. You might be okay carrying on with the ceremony in a light drizzle, but your DJ or live band might think differently. Pay attention to contract details and make sure you select accommodating vendors.
It can be extremely difficult to stay positive when there’s rain on your wedding day, but it’s important to remember that you and your partner are the stars of the show. Your attitude will be reflected in your guests’ attitudes. That means if you’re positive, upbeat and able to roll with the bumps that come along with rain on your wedding day, your guests will be too.
At the Park Savoy Estate, we know how important it is to keep things running smoothly on your wedding day. That’s why, whether rainy or sunshine, our management team will be right by your side to address any last-minute changes that may be required due to rain on your wedding. Don’t let the possibility of rain ruin the dream of planning your dream outdoor wedding! If you are interested in talking to our knowledgeable management team about turning your garden wedding dreams into a reality, call us today at (973) 377-7100.