What if it Rains on Your Wedding Day?!
It’s summer in the mountains and that means monsoon season! This time of year (or, heck, ANY time of year — it’s Colorado after all!) it’s entirely possible that it could rain on your wedding day. So, what to do if it does rain? How do you do to prepare? We’re here with four key tips:
Have a back-up plan! If you wake up on the Monday before your big day, and the forecast for the weekend shows rain, it’s time to start working on a plan B. Work with your vendors, from your venue to rentals to your planner, to get a plan in place. For your venue, some spaces offer tents or optional indoor spaces that can be used for both the ceremony & reception. If you’re somewhere with no inside space, it’s time to start evaluating your tent situation. Do you have enough space for everyone to stay dry? Is there dry space for the food to be served? Do you have a plan with your photographer so you can take pictures and stay dry? It’s important to reach out to everyone to make a plan as soon as you see the weather might be inclement. It doesn’t have to be complicated- we’ve seen miracles worked with simply a tent and clear umbrellas!
Hire the Pros. Along those lines, it’s much easier to make those last minute changes if you hire professionals. Wedding planners can help you rearrange the ceremony from one spot to another, order extra tents and heaters, keep the radar open on their phones, and keep things moving on track to run as smoothly as possible. Experienced professional photographers have probably worked in crazy rain before so they know some good tricks to still get amazing shots! Working with bigger rental companies means they are more easily able to supply extra tents, tent walls, and other pieces if needed. Professional caterers know how to be flexible if the table layout changes. Having a great team of pros definitely helps you stress less through any last minute changes that come up because of bad weather.
Go Shopping. It’s important to not only have a back up plan, but to come prepared. Clear umbrellas for photos, galoshes to get around the property without ruining your shoes, and towels to wipe off chairs are all essentials for a rainy wedding. You might consider big umbrellas and cozy blankets as gifts for guests if the rain brings colder weather, too.
Roll with the punches. Some of the most fun weddings happen on a rainy day where the couple just embraces it! Plan what you can beforehand, make appropriate changes and plans, but ultimately you’ll be happier with your big day if you’re able to go with the flow of it all- you can’t control the weather after all! Think of it this way: it makes for a good story to tell for years to come and you know that rain on your wedding day is good luck! Don’t let the weather stress you out or bring you down, remember that this is still your wedding day and it’s definitely going to be amazing.
Amanda & April