(Closed) OMGGGGG – Calling for rain and no backup location – OMGGGG

posted 6 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

Maybe you will end up with the bigger area after all then, lol.

I think 10 days out the forcast could change, but you definately need some kind of backup plan.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

The weather forcast can certainly change so don’t abandon all hope yet.  However, you defintiely need a rain plan!

How big is that shelter at the small site you’ve reserved?  What about your house or your parents house?  Could that be a plan B?  Without knowing where you live, its hard for us to look up alternatives.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I didn’t read all nine pages of the other post – where do you live?

Are there any city-owned public/park halls that would rent to you for a nominal fee?  

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

The weather can change so dont freak out yet, but honestly get the tents, I dont know why it would be muddy under the tents if youre covering the ground all day. Friends of our got married 2 weekends ago under a tent (they set the tent up Friday and got married Sat) it started downpouring at about 4 or 5 am saturday morning and rained ALL DAY Saturday and there was not one stitch of mud under the tent it was fine. I would honestly say tents are your best shot, if you get them set up before the rain you will have no problem!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

10 days is a long time out.  The forecast WILL change.

As a previous event planner, we typically made rain calls 72-48 hours in advance.  I usually used the following measure:

  • 51-100% chance of steady rain, heavy thunderstorms during setup and event time – proceed with rain plan

 

  • 0-50% chance of steady rain, isolated thunderstorms during setup and event time – proceed with original plan

Without a secondary location, I think your options are:

  • Postpone

 

  • Have it in the rain anyway, grin and bear it

Good luck.  If I was ever able to postpone and find a better solution, I was usually in favor of that option rather than my event becoming a soggy mess that no one wanted to attend.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011 - St. Joseph's Parish, Seattle Tennis Club

Personally, I would check the local churches/parishes to see if you could use a church basement or parish hall, gym space, etc. and have a punch and cake reception in the early afternoon. The plan change due to the rain could be a good thing – gives you an excuse to move up the time of the reception to early afternoon, and thus skirt the no-food issues you were having! Just let guests know that you had to change the location due to the rain, and that led to the time change as well. 

Good luck!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Step 1: you really need to find out who is and who is not coming to your wedding. You may need to call every person you invited to find out if they’re planning on attending. DO NOT USE FACEBOOK OR EMAIL. Get a confirmed ‘yes’ or ‘no’ from everyone you invited. This will help you plan the food/drink better and will give you an idea of how much space/how many tables/how many chairs you will need.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Hun i think we could help better if (A) you had a confirmed guest count and (B) we knew where you were planning on having the wedding.  😉

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Call everyone you have a phone number for.  Those who you don’t have a #, ask someone that they are friends/family with for their # or at least email address.  You’ve gotta know how many people are coming.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011 - St. Joseph's Parish, Seattle Tennis Club

Agree with PPs – get your BMs to help call everyone that could potentially be coming to confirm if they are or not. 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I know you’ve heard it before, but as the snowball rolls downhill and grows into an avalanche, I think it might be a good time to have a serious talk about postponing the party.  Get married if you want to, but maybe have the party at a later date when you can have all those details like guest list, rain location, food and liquor license worked out.  You should ENJOY your day, not freak out about it the entire time.  Smile

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@KLDMLO:  

If you, your fiance, your parents, or your fiance’s parents don’t have a phone number contact for someone, they probably shouldn’t be invited to your wedding.

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