(Closed) Heavy rain predicted…trying not to panic

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

It rained on my wedding day, but fortunately we were able to move the outdoor ceremony indoors.

My friend’s outdoor ceremony, on the other hand, had no backup. She walked down the aisle in the pouring rain. Most of the guests had umbrellas so we were all able to huddle together to keep dry. The bridal party were standing under a large tree so they were fine too. The bride and groom just couldn’t stop smiling, no matter what the weather!

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

try not to panic, june is still a couple weeks away and there is no way to tell what the weather will actually be like until a day or two before.

now, is there any possible way to exchange the tent you have for one with a top? or any other way to get some kind of shelter in case of bad weather?

i’ve never been to a wedding where weather was an issue, but i did see molly & jason’s wedding on tv. you could do what they did and have a lot of umbrellas available.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Ooh yes, and how could I forget my SIL’s wedding? Her wedding day had the heaviest rain in that town in over a decade! It made it in the newspaper and people still talk about it. Their outdoor ceremony was moved into a marquee, and the bride had to be carried in by her father because of all the mud. She still had the time of her life and it definitely made for an unforgettable wedding!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Huge golf umbrellas as favors + a cute pair of rainboots for you and your BMs will make for adorable pictures and semi-dry guests.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I went to an outdoor reception where it was absolutly pouring.  There were no walls on the tent and we all stay pretty dry. . .except on the walk to the porta potty.

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2006

I Hosted (DJ’d) a tent wedding where it rained all day and night. High winds had it raining sideways. I was set up in a corner of the tent in two inches of water. My fear was getting shocked. I did a few other tent weddings with rain and they all went very well. The sound of rainfall on a tent canopy can be very romantic. You should be just fine.

I especially love tent weddings at night. Color wash up lighting looks great on a white tent. Large tents are like a canvas for lighting. One can really create some ambiance with some imagination and a few lights in a tent.

Post # 11
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Busy bee

Try and see if maybe you can get some walls to ward off some of that rain. This was one of my major concerns for my wedding originally and then we decided to move it insides.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

i feel your pain, i can’t help though… it snowed one week ago, and it is supposed to freeze and snow tonight(12 days before my summer wedding at an outdoor garden, that hasn’t planted any flowers because they will freeze) ahhh! what is the deal?

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