- 4 years ago
- Wedding: May 2017
Our wedding is nine days away, so I’m really hoping that the weather forecast changes and we get beautiful sun, or at least no rain. Unfortunately, rain is predicted, so I had a good cry this morning, and now I’ve moved into action mode. My question is this: Our church was built in 1880 and has no traditional vestibule (a small anteway before you enter the main church). On a sunny day, this wouldn’t matter. We could get out of our cars, fluff and make sure dresses and my veil were all nice, and then walk through the doors and down the aisle. But if it’s raining, there’s really no way to settle my dress and veil before actually walking into the church, down the aisle, and being seen by everyone.
I’ve come up with two possible solutions, and I’m hoping you can either help me pick the better one, or suggest something altogether different. We could:
A) rent a marquise tent for the walkway up to the church doors. Pros: rain coverage, area to get fluffed. // Cons: ineffective if it’s windy, doesn’t keep the ground all that dry
B) Create a faux vestibule with folding shades or a hanging curtain in the back of church so that the bridesmaids and I can walk in the side door and not be seen until we walk down the aisle. Pros: we’re inside and protected from the weather, I get to hear the processional music. // Cons: Probably costly and complicated / probably not that pretty.
Thanks in advance for your wisdom!