At Down The Aisle, we’ve always mentioned that each and every wedding that we manage or plan is different from one to the next with this one exception: every bride stresses about the weather. As soon as that 10-day forecast is available, it’s refreshed a dozen times a day. I know you can’t help it, but honestly, what can be done (nothing), and what needs to be done, are two different things.
So what happens on your wedding day if it rains? Instead of getting frazzled, narrow down the options, especially for an outdoor ceremony: will you decide that day for your “Plan B”? Perhaps still have the ceremony outdoors if there’s a drizzle? Or will you decide to go with an alternative a day (or two) ahead of time? Of course flooding and hurricanes are notorious too, but those are entirely different situations–we’ve been through those, too!.
So, our top tip for what happens if it rains? Well, when working with us, we have a “golden rule”: Always put as much thought into your Plan B inclement weather plan, and love it as much as your Plan A.
3 other great tips for your inclement weather wedding day:
- Don’t be afraid of getting wet! It’s okay to have a brief moment for your outdoor pics. You can touch-up your make-up, your day-of coordinator can help with your gown, and your hired professionals are able to (within reason) work around it
- You may wish to consider “tent insurance” which allows you to place a deposit on a tent to be decided in the final hour (a day or two prior), whether or not you want to use it
- Be considerate of your guests—you may want to offer a hot beverage station if it’s a chilly, raw and rainy day, parasols for their use, or even valet parking
Considering a customized “Plan B” inclement weather plan? Just give us a shout! We’ll help brainstorm with you!