Post # 1
Our wedding is in a week at a family member’s house in Tahoe City (Lake Tahoe,) California. I’ve been checking the weather for a few days now, and it’s predicting 73 degrees. It can be cold up there, so what a relief it was to see that the weather is supposed to be decent!
A few hours ago, I got a text message from my uncle (who is up there now prepping) letting me know that it was storming. He’s a big joker, and the weather didn’t say anything about rain, so I figured it was a mean joke. I just got another text letting me know that the rain had stopped. So, I went ahead and checked weather.com, and it turns out that it really is storming, and has been for most of the evening. Apparently surprise thunderstorms are normal in that area – I’d heard it before, but I didn’t really think it would be an issue.
Our wedding is completely outdoors. The inside is really not big enough to accommodate the entire wedding group (75 people,) but at this point that’s the plan. My uncle is totally against tents; he doesn’t think one will work with the space. So, I’m not sure what we’ll do if it rains and once we realize that the inside is really not big enough.
Any suggestions? We do have five big umbrellas for the tables, but I don’t think those will do us any good in the rain. I’m trying to find a pic of the backyard so that I can post…
Post # 3
Oh no.. Our wedding is indoors so i really dont have a clue!!! sorry!
Fingers crossed the sun stays out!
Post # 5
What a beautiful location! Hopefully the weather will be beautiful and you will have NO problems (I was worried it would be too hot on our wedding day, my husband guaranteed me we would have perfect weather months before the wedding and we did!). I think you should talk to a local rental company about doing a tent just in case…it will probably give you some peace of mind just know you have the info if you need it. From the pic they can probably do a tent (those rental guys can do some amazing things). It would be a shame to block out the view, but I bet it could be done if you HAVE to.
Post # 6
It’s always smart to have an indoor backup plan that will accomdate all of your guests. I don’t have suggestion for you, I just wanted to add that I was in Tahoe City yesterday afternoon and the weather was beautiful and sunny. I hope it is just as beautiful for you guys on the 14th!
Post # 7
ooh goodness. can he get a moving company (or strong friends) to come and clear out some of the furniture(to another room, garage) to make more room inside?
why is he opposed to tents?
Post # 8
Thanks for the help/re-assurance everyone. 🙂 I need it!
I talked to my uncle again tonight, and he said that IF I can get someone to come out to the house and explain how a tent would work, he’d consider it. He just doesn’t think it’s going to fit, and doesn’t want to go through the hassle of ordering, etc. if it’s not going to work. He also just thinks they’re ugly. So, I’m going to be calling first thing in the morning to see what we can arrange. This late in the game, I have a feeling that all of the rental company’s tents are reserved, and I wonder if they’ll be willing to make a trip out to the property, but I’ll give it a shot! Otherwise, I’m thinking about buying a 10×10 tent from somewhere like Target to see if maybe a bunch of those put together could work.
Unfortunately, the weather.com forecast for Saturday just changed from “sunny” to “partly cloudy.” Wunderground.com says “clear” for Wednesday (the latest they list,) and the National Weather Service says “Sunny, with a high near 81” for Saturday. I sure hope that the National Weather Service is right. 🙂 🙂
Post # 9
I wouldn’t count on putting those tents from Target together. Having one or two on hand may be helpful but probably not a solution.
I think your best bet is to see what it would cost to reserve a tent and what their cancellation policy is. Is there anyway you can just loose a deposit if you don’t need the tent? At least you have names and numbers of who to call if it does rain.
Even if the tent doesn’t work out, you should have some type of back up plan.
Post # 10
Can you see about renting a tent? That would include set up so no one would have to worry about it.
Post # 11
I would rent a tent!
There was a surprise thunderstorm at my best friends wedding a few weeks ago (we get them a lot due to the humidity) and it Poured but everyone stayed in the tent then an hour later it was done and everyone enjoyed the property!
I am sending good weather vibes your way!
Post # 12
Thanks again for your help, bees. 🙂 I called our rental place and they do still have tents available for rent. We’re working on setting up a meeting on Tuesday to see if we can find a way to make it work. We’re making progress!
Unfortunately, we’ve run into another issue. My aunt, whose house the wedding is at and who has played a huge role in planning/executing the wedding, was rushed to the hospital this morning with a relapse of C. Diff. It’s not terribly dangerous and she’s doing ok, but apparently it is very contagious and exhausting, so at this point it doesn’t look like she’ll make it to the wedding. 🙁 I’m hoping for the best and just keep reminding myself that everything will work out in the end!