(Closed) Outdoor Wedding Rain Plan

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I also having an outside wedding and I’m buying a bunch of umbrellas and having them on hand in case of rain, cause rain or shine we are doing it. I was thinking of the canopys but I am more than willing to stand in the pouring rain to marry my sweetie so I figure the umbrellas will be fine

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Seated theater style (for the ceremony) each person needs about 8 square feet.  So that’s only about twelve people under a 10×10 canopy.  I would recommend a ton of umbrellas in case of rain, because otherwise, you could end up needing a decent sized tent depending on number of guests.

Where are you having your reception?  Is there any space available at that location that might be able to work in case of rain?

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

i would do a tent or canaopy- it will keep your guests a lot drier then holding an umbrella.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I agree, I would do a tent or a canopy if the rain plan is to stay outside.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I was at an outdoor ceremony where the rain plan was to have a bunch of umbrellas.  Well of course it POURED! and the number of umbrellas was far less than necessary. I got absolutely soaked, and was miserably cold for the rest of the day. (Though my friends and I did get some fun pictures being all dressed up and soaking wet).  At minimum, I think you would need to have 2 umbrellas for every 3 people, and even then, it would be better to have one umbrella for every guest.  You also have to think, it’s hard to have a bunch of people in tight quarters (like ceremony seating) all holding up umbrellas because the rain from one person’s umbrella will slide right off onto the person next to them.  I say either have a real tent, or else have a rain location indoors.  We’re moving our ceremony into our reception room if it rains.  It won’t be ideal because people will have to sit at their tables while we get married on the dance floor, but it’s the best we can do.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We rented a tent that is going to be up rain or shine. It is going to be at the end of August in the middle of the day. It is going to be hot!!! However, the sides will not be on the tent, if it rains I will be putting the sides up. That takes care of the guests, howeverrrr I haven’t though about what the bridal party will do. lol.

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