(Closed) Having outdoor ceremony RAIN OR SHINE: How to make sure guests prepare?

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
4137 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

put it on the website. i would also buy cheap umbrellas (you can probably find some in bulk on ebay) and have them available for your guests. i would worry that if everyone is sitting down with an umbrella, no one except the first row will be able to see.

what’s your plan if it’s more than a sprinkle?

oh you’ll also need some towels on hand so that people can dry off their chairs before they sit down.

Post # 4
1893 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’d put it on the invitation.  Is the ceremony location special to you in some way?  I ask because if it’s not, you really may want to reconsider the ceremony location.  I get REALLY wanting your ceremony outdoors, but if the venue isn’t going to allow you to accommodate your guests in case of rain, you may want to reconsider.  As a guest, I would be REALLY put off if the bride basically told me to suck it up and stand out in the rain without providing so much as an umbrella.  I’d just assume she didn’t really care either way if anyone was there for the ceremony, so I likely wouldn’t bother going.

You mentioned you didn’t really mind if no one really showed up though, so putting it on the invitation should suffice.  

Post # 7
860 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@kitzy: I agree.  Definitely get some cheap umbrellas, put them in baskets around the chairs/aisle for your guests if it’s raining.  If it doesn’t rain, take em back!

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