Post # 1
No matter how much i look at past years everyone is telling me not to have an outdoor march wedding… its not untill 2014 so i can change the dates.. i just really dont want to..im in southern california but the wedding could be in las vegas…. what do you think?
Post # 3
@pinkbean: Will you have a back-up plan? Chances are good you won’t have rain, but when it rains in So Cal, it rains all day.
ETA: I think March in Vegas would be pretty chilly, so you might want to take that into consideration.
Post # 4
I voted no because I’m worried about the same thing (although I’m end of April) and I have to believe in the power of positive thinking!!
Post # 6
Prepare for the worst and hope for the best I guess
Post # 7
March is a tossup in Socal. I would find a place that is outdoor but could accomadate an indoor wedding if it ended up being rainy. Plan B would be a must to keep my sanity!
Post # 8
I like in Virginia. And no one ever knows what the weather will be like in March in VA. About 10 years ago we had a snow storm. But last year was beautiful in March. I’m having an outdoor wedding, but I also have a plan B. Hopefully I won’t need that plan B, because I really prefer the ceremony to be outdoors.
Post # 9
I’m from SoCal and March is definitely hit or miss. I would say, plan for outdoor with an indoor backup. My wedding is in June in SoCal and I didn’t want to risk outdoors at all, but then again I didn’t want to sweat in the June heat either!
Post # 10
We knew it was risky to book an outdoor wedding but loved our venue and had a solid rain plan in place when we booked.
If you think there’s a chance you will be miserable if it does rain, I would nix the outdoor ceremony. If you think you’d be okay if you had to put your rain plan to use, then go ahead and book. Prepare for and assume the worst, but hope for the best.
Our rain plan (which luckily, we ended up not needing) was a windowed tent on our venue’s grounds. They had a cherry wood deck to set it up on (no mud), plus lots of greenery in stone pots and hanging candelabras to decorate it. We planned to rent patio heaters if it was both rainy and cold. Our venue had a hooded golf cart to transport the wedding party around the grounds to avoid mud and water. And we picked out lots of pretty places to take photos on a rainy day and got in writing from our venue that if it rained, we could come back and use their grounds for another photo shoot when it was sunny.
Post # 11
It could rain any day of the year….soo….I think you would maybe consider a back up plan just in case. I personally couldn’t just hope for the best without no backup plan. So my personal suggestion would be to have some sort of backup plan.
March in Vegas can either be pleasant or quite chilly.
Post # 12
rain in so-cal??? I’d take my chances and stick with March