What's in your rain plan?

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
Hostess
30312 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@SweetCherryPie:  We didn’t really have one, but I just wanted to say those photos you posted are so cute! 🙂

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I am literally planning on rain. We are outside – but I have tents for us. And we are getting married rain or shine – I have told my guests to bring rain boots because it will get muddy if it rains in that hayfield.

I also got my Bridesmaids each and umbrella as part of their gift. It’s got a cute wooden duck on the handle and they are bright yellow (one of our colors). I also have my girls in cowboy boots because rain would literally trash a pair of heels.

I am even getting a little capsule to store a few drops of rain in to have as a keepsake or a christmas ornament.

I figure if I PLAN on rain – then I can’t be sad when it does and if it DOESN’T then I can be even happier!!!

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

My wedding is winter and we are having everything indoors of course, but we are having the ceremony at an indoor garden so even if the weather outside isn’t good enough for pretty snow pictures, we will still have a nice backdrop.

Post # 6
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6273 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i did not want to take a chance, so ceremony and reception are inside.

there are balconies off the atrium where the ceremony is being held.  ideally, i’d like to use the ceremony space and balconies for cocktail hour. 

but if the weather is bad, then into another indoor room everyone goes for cocktail hour.

 

Post # 7
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885 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Now I really want wedding puddle-boots just in case!

My ceremony will be outside on the patio at the same location as the reception, so our rain plan is to have it in the reception area in front of a big fireplace.  Plus there are some outdoor photo locations that would work for rain, like the covered bridge below.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

We are doing an outdoor ceremony and tented reception.  The rain plan is to hold the ceremony in the reception tent as well, although I love the idea of getting some cute umbrellas and boots for the wedding party. 

Post # 9
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3303 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

My rain plan is probably to cry and lock myself in my hotel room 🙂

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m planning an outdoor ceremony under something covered (a historic arch) so we should be safe during that moment, but we are walking after that so I’m going to buy a bunch of cheapo umbrellas for guests just in case. I’m also getting some inexpensive wellies to match my dress. I wouldn’t mind if it rained- I think rain pictures are awesome!

For fun 🙂 We’re going to do a pop-up, non-permitted ceremony here. Hopefully we don’t get arrested

 

 

Post # 11
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106 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@icetea:  I love your rain plan, you sound like me. I just looked up the weather for my wedding day, and it’s a 30% chance of rain. I’m trying not to freak because it’s 9 days away and could change. My back up plan is a church, but I reaally wanted it outdoors!

P.S., we are dates twins 🙂

Post # 12
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1036 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Me and all my girls have rain boots & umbrellas. I said we’d be taking pictures outside no matter what the weather.. haha

Maybe if i’m prepared the rain gods will go easy on me and I’ll get some sun. 🙂 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

We are planning on an outdoor reception-this is our outdoor space:

 

 

The room that our venue uses as their “in case of rain” room, IMO, is awful. FI and I were seriously considering not booking our venue because if it rained, we’d be so upset that we were stuck in the bad room LOL…Our venue has 2 rooms for parties (they only do 1 wedding at a time, but can do a shower or small retirement party at the same time as our event) besides the cocktail hour room, so in our contract we were able to reserve one of the other party rooms for our ceremony, which is way more beautiful and “us” than the other room. Here’s our backup room (this is only a small part of it)

 

ETA-they said about 8/10 weddings happen outside, and that they can change from indoor/outdoor or outdoor/indoor in a matter of 15 minutes and try to wait until as late as possible to ensure an outdoor ceremony.

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