Post # 1
Here’s the plan:
If it sprinkles on our big day, we’re going to hold the ceremony as planned at a gazebo in a park. Our photog is fine with it and we’ll have big golf umbrellas for the wedding party, although they’ll be covered once under the gazebo. We’ll bring tons of towels to dry seats with. We don’t have the money to purchase umbrellas for all of our guests.
However, if it is downpouring or storming, our reception venue will be able to convert to a ceremony for us. I’m going to list a phone number (mine or my sister’s) that guests can call to listen to the message about whether the plans changed. We have a place on our “Information” insert for all this info, but I’m just unsure how to word it. Here’s what I have so far, but would like suggestions:
Ceremony: 3:30pm This That Gazebo
Please prepare for the possibility of slight sprinkles. In the event of rain or storms, the ceremony will be held in the reception hall. If uncertain, call 555-555-5555 and listen to the updated message the morning of the 17th.
Post # 4
I think it does. Are the ceremony site and reception site far away from each other?
Post # 5
sounds good! i don’t know if the sprinkles line is necessary, because it doesn’t add anything in that there’s not a follow up (ex. “please prepare for the possibility of slight sprinkles and consider bringing an umbrella!”). your message is self sustaining without it.
Post # 6
I’d be confused about the “prepare for slight sprinkles” line. It seems like (the way it’s worded) whether it sprinkles, rains, or storms, it will be in the reception hall. I would just switch or add to that line. Most guests assume, even with slight sprinkles, that an outdoor reception would be moved inside. I would’ve taken it the wrong way 🙂
Post # 7
I think it sounds good. As long as they have some sort of access to information and a phone number to call I think you have covered your bases. We are getting married outdoors as well and our back up is a small hall up the street. Im just going to include a card in with the invite that will have all the directions and a phone number. Hopefully, it will be beautiful for our weddings:D
Post # 8
@littlenikki: They’re not TERRIBLY far from each other but it is sorta across town.
@MrsMaine: Thanks for your suggestion….exactly why I posted this because I don’t want guests to be confused. I think I’ll add something about bringing an umbrella in case of light sprinkles to make it more understandable.