- 7 years ago
I’m having an outdoor wedding in June in Santa Fe New Mexico. The average historical precipitation on our date is .06 inches. The record is 1.15 inches.
Our caterer is saying that we have to have a tent if we’re going to have a dance floor. This is because the dance floor will be set up the night before (a Friday) and picked up on the following Monday (the dance floor rental place is closed on Sundays). If it rains anytime Friday night, all day and night Saturday or all day and night Sunday or before the pick it up on Monday, and the dance floor gets ruined, we would be stuck paying to replace the dance floor.
The dilemma: I don’t like the way tents look. I mean no offense to brides here who are having tents, but I just don’t like them. We’re having the event outdoors in beautiful garden, and I want people to be able to *see* the garden.
I also want dancing, and dancing on the grass isn’t an option, since this would destroy the very delicate grass at our venue (the grass wouldn’t easily grow back in dry New Mexico).
Also, we may need a tent (ugh) for our guests, if it does rain during the ceremony and reception.
We could pay extra ($300) to have the dance floor picked up on Saturday night.
We can rent a tent now and then cancel it three days before hand (without penalty) if it doesn’t look like rain.
Sugguestions? Ideas? This is a big source of stress for me.