Every bride no matter the budget has a fear of rain on her wedding day. The best way to deal with the possibility is to be prepared. Preparation not only for you mentally but also for your wedding guests.
For starters if your having your wedding at an outdoor venue, you most certainly need to have a plan B in place. By having a professional wedding planner to help plan your wedding this plan B will already be in place. You can also utilize the help of a Day of Coordinator to assist on the day of your wedding,as they will also have plenty of first hand experience in dealing with rainy day weddings.
Even if you decide not to go with the help of a professional check out this small list of 6 things you can do on your own:
1. Include a separate inclement weather card. This card goes out with your wedding invitations. If you are planning a wedding during a rainy season then this card is a must have. This card will have information on it pertaining to what the Plan B is. It may be an alternate location along with directions. It can also include a contact phone number to call 24 hours in advance to determine if in fact the plan B will be utilized.
2. Have friends and family members on call who have four wheel drive vehicles who can help transport others. When weather gets bad not everyone will feel safe to drive if their automobile is not equipped for the bad weather.
3. Reserve a tent. Most tent rental companies only require a deposit to reserve the tent and you can get the deposit back if you cancel withing a few days of the wedding( great for those working on a limited budget). This gives you the added security in knowing if you need the tent it is on reserve. If you utilize a weather predictor service online for free you can check what the weather will be like on your wedding day for accuracy before making the final determination if you actually need the tent.
4. If rainy weather is in the forecast have plenty of golf size umbrellas on hand for guests to use during the ceremony if no alternate area can be arranged. Even if you have an alternate indoor/covered location ushers can use umbrellas to escort guests from their vehicles to the covered area. Purchasing umbrellas in coordinating wedding colors will make for beautiful rainy day wedding photos!
5. Prepare ahead for your bridal party. Give the gift of rain boots! If will be really difficult for your maids to walk in heels if they are sinking into the earth.
6. Embrace the Rain! Don’t be all bummed because it is not bright and sunny out. Have cute props that you can incorporate into your wedding photos such as chalk boards to write funny phrases, rubber duckies and toy boats to place in puddles of rain to really reflect that you and your mate didn’t let the rain be a dread on your special day but used it as an opportunity to make your day really unique.
For help developing your rainy day plan B contact your budget savvy planner at 423-521-2349 or visit me online at www.adiyaffairweddingsandevents.com
Whatever the forecast calls for on your wedding day embrace it with love!
Your Budget Savvy Planner,