How to Plan for Wet Weather on your Wedding Day

No matter how much you plan ahead with your venue, catering, furniture and more, no-one can control the weather and its not like you can check the forecast of your wedding day months beforehand. However, there are some measures that you can control and planning for a back up plan is probably something you should consider thinking. If you are planning an outdoor wedding and planning a Plan B, we have some tips to help you create your wet weather plan.

Move the Outside to be Inside

If you are determined to hold the ceremony outdoors, you should also have an indoor venue where you can move too. Also, if you plan on having your wedding during the rainy season, consider relocating your outdoor arrangements indoors.

And most of all, remember that this is still your day - to be enjoyed and shared. A bit of rain shouldn't get in the way of you having a good time.

Host your Ceremony and Reception in One Venue

If your reception is already indoors, this would be the most convenient option for your ceremony in case of wet weather. Most reception venues would be flexible and accommodating to offer this. There are also benefits to having your ceremony and reception in the same place. It means your guests don’t have to consider transport between two locations and that your day remains uninterrupted but a relaxed and continuous event.

Have Decor and Styling Ready for Indoors

Even the simplest decor and stylish touchups can create amazing interior designs. If most of the styling you had planned was outdoor specific, make sure to have some aside in case you move indoors. Even the most dull and empty spaces can transform to life with the right decorations.

Make Sure to have a Wet Weather Run Sheet

If wet weather changes the order of the day, make sure you’ve created a separate run sheet for this. It can be easy to think that just because you have an alternative venue booked and an idea of what your plan B is, everything else will fall into place. In most cases, especially if the venue changes, wet weather will be a significant change to your original run sheet. Ensure that the people who need to be in the know are also informed of the change in plans, e.g. Your car driver, bridesmaids, celebrant and of course your guests if they’re expected to arrive somewhere else.

Have a decision deadline

Your vendors and other suppliers will need to be communicated with if there is a change in plans. Set a deadline for when you need to make a decision, and find out from them when is the latest they need to know. Having a decision deadline in advance will also help alleviate any pressure about when to make the final call.

Consider Event Insurance

This may not be something you would have previously thought of, however if wet weather will significantly impact your finances, investing in event insurance may mean that you can recoup some of your costs.

Don't let a bit of rain spoil your day

And most of all, remember that this is still your day – to be enjoyed and shared. A bit of rain shouldn’t get in the way of you having a good time.

bride and groom under umbrella rainy wedding

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