Post # 1
We had a recent venue change (from a movie theatre to an outdoor park)..I’ve never really ever WANTED an outdoor ceremony until I actually started googling pictures of them and realized how beautiful they can be! I’m super pumped about it.
The only thing that’s really holding me back is the fear of inclement weather! I live in Saskatchewan (Canada). We have very little trees (although the area where the ceremony will be does have a few trees to its name, thankfully haha) and it can get insanely windy here. I swear our province is the only one where you can experience HOT HOT weather, snow, AND rain all in a 24hr period (Im not even kidding. It just happened a couple weeks ago). Although the weather should be more predictable by June (when we’re getting married) compared to springtime, I still can’t shake the fears about it raining.
For those of you who are having an outdoor wedding, what are your back up plans if it rains or the weather just decides not to cooperate at all?
Post # 3
Our ceremony will be on a pier over the ocean. The reception is in a tent along the shoreline. So, if it rains we will have the ceremony in the tent as well. However, I did check the almanac and it has not rained on that day in the last 8 years. Fingers crossed!
Post # 4
Our ceremony is in a garden and we are having tents on reserve in case it rains.
Post # 5
I PRAY that it doesnt rain but since we are getting married on a golf course, We can just go inside the rec room and get married, although I REALLY hope it doesnt come down to this
Post # 6
I’m getting married on a grassy hill in a vineyard. If it rains we’re basically trotting uphill (quickly!) to the reception location and people can watch us get married from their banquet tables.
Post # 7
Hey, I’m in Calgary! You’ve got to love life in the Canadian prairies… I just realized, if I were having an outdoor ceremony here in my hometown, would I have to be worried about those summer hailstorms? Do you get those too in Saskatchewan?
If I were you, and if where you are in Saskatchewan if anything like here, I would be more concerned about wind than rain. It seems like springtime is always so windy…
Anyways, I’m having an outdoor ceremony in Vancouver (where rain actually is a concern), and I chose the venue (a heritage home) because it has a lawn for a real outdoor ceremony, a sheltered patio for if it gets rainy, and an indoor space for if it’s rainy and windy! Not sure if that’s possible for you, but knowing that I have a Plan B and C ceremony space makes me feel a lot better.