In some parts of the world, people personify rain as a blessing from the heavens, but that does not justify ill preparation for showers on your wedding day, having a contingency plan or being prepared for such condition allows you to enjoy and absorb the fact that you are getting married. So keeping that in mind, Let's Celebrate Events has compiled a list of to-do's, which will appease your worries for the Big Day.
Be it a plan for the ceremony or the whole wedding alfresco; it is important to have an alternative. You can get away with garden vows in a drizzle, but what about rain? If your venue doesn't have an indoor option, or you are against the concept itself, then the best possible alternative is to book a tent with ready-sides in the case of wind, rain or cool temperatures. Since we are talking tents, it is prudent to mention that to avoid a muddy mess, consider renting out a wooden floor and decorate the tent interior with string lights or paper lanterns.
Informed guests will be better equipped for nasty weather. It is common courtesy to inform your guests about the location of your party including and not limited to general venue information, including outdoor or indoor arrangements, etc. Keep a lookout for the weather on party dates, and if there is a weather forecast about rain, wind or cool breeze make sure to spread the word to your guests about this update, as they will not only come prepared but will also appreciate your thoughtful gesture.
Talk to your potential vendors about how rain affects their game before you start finalizing them. A discussion on the grim forecast with your vendor should always be practice and prioritized as you are hiring professionals who know what they are dealing with. A word of caution: be open to small tweaks and changes in schedules and menu changes.
Preparing yourself with the right mindset always proves to be a good fortune complimenting a positive attitude towards problems. Picture how rain might affect the proceedings, how everything from guests' arrival to relocating from welcome cocktails to the ceremony. Put yourself in their shoes, think about where will guests place their rain gear? How about commuting from one place to the other? So think, devise and adapt the solutions to compliment your needs.
Besides the practicality of your contingency plan, prepare yourself both emotionally and mentally. Understand that some things are beyond your control. Cherish the memories, enjoy the moments, and know that photos will be awesome. A wedding is a moment of union and joy so look forward to fun and weather appropriate snacks and food. Above all else, remember that you will be embarking on a new journey of life with your love so smile, enjoy and cherish every moment of this celebration.