(Closed) For those of you with outdoor ceremonies…

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
1327 posts
Bumble bee

An Umbrella ๐Ÿ™‚ Our wedding is under a gazebo thats big enough for everyone. But getting to and from will need an umbrella and photos would require an umbrella as well. Pretty much a 50/50 chance on getting rain where I live.

Post # 4
3368 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

We had an outdoor ceremony on what turned-out to be the hottest day of the summer… record hig heat.  So, yes, I would dress appropriately and share your 40/50 degree ceremony with you!  ๐Ÿ™‚  I think it’s more comfortable to dress up and dress warm than it is to dress up for crazy hot weather.  Just be sure you like the plan b site…

Post # 5
5786 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

Our backup plan was a room inside the hotel where we held our reception. It had big windows but I would not have been pleased.

Well you gotta figure I’m going to take my seat 15 minutes prior to the ceremony and its going to take me a bit to get back inside so its more like 40 minutes total. I wouldn’t be the happiest camper. Maybe rent some of those heating lamps?

Post # 6
4824 posts
Honey bee

Be sure to tell people to bring sweaters etc just in case. You can also rent heaters for pretty cheap to put around the outside at the corners of the area to help take the edge off. 

We had plans for both outdoor and indoor depending on weather, but it was just too cold and windy to do it outside. Inside was less than ideal, but it worked since it was quick.

Post # 8
2825 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

We have a rain venue in a old hall of one of the local historical churches, we are just going to have to re arrange the tables to accomodate the ceremony, but I think all of the decorations and such will fit just fine inside as well as outside. ๐Ÿ™‚

We went through a lot to be able to have our non-religious ceremony on church grounds but they eventually said yes.

Post # 10
1235 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I dont have one..the chance of rain in July in So Cal is slim to none..so were banking on that.

Post # 12
775 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We have no plan B. It’s August in Michigan, so usually it’s nice, but we also have a veranda booked for the cocktail hour, so worst case scenerio it’ll be on the veranda.

Post # 13
23602 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

My venue had a beautiful indoor contingency plan – but with a wedding in september in california, our day went off without a hitch! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 14
927 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We are planning on an outdoor ceremony but our reception will be in a big tent. We ordered a big enough tent that if it’s pouring, we’ll have the ceremony in the tent (not ideal but really hoping it won’t rain).

Post # 15
2947 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Our reception is in a loft behind the garden. Plan B is to move the ceremony there.

Post # 16
568 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Our ceremony is in a gazebo,  but its not  big enough for all of our guests,  so in case it rains,  there is a lovely little garden room  right next to the gazebo,  and we will use that for our ceremony instead.  its no biggie. and IF  we have to use it,  we can maybe still go outside and have pics taken next to the gazebo if the rain stops…..if it doesnt, the hotel is olde worlde, and inside is just beautiful anyway.

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