(Closed) Outdoor ceremony with no rain location…rent a tent just in case?

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

i’m a pittsburgh gal, so i will give you my $.02:

i am getting married on the beach in NC – we do not have a “rain out” location and we are not renting a tent either. hah! dangerous, right? if you are getting married in the ‘burgh, i may have a couple ides for you. can you tell me where the venue is and what the date of the wedding is? maybe i can offer you some help 🙂

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m worried about the same thing, but all the venues said if rain happens, worst case scenario, they would move the cermony to the indoor reception space or to another indoor space such as a theater space. What did the venue spaces say when you asked what their rain contingency was? Also, have you picked a date? Look on weather websites with average rain falls for around the dates you’re thinking and pick a date with the least chance of rain.  

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We are having a short outdoor ceremony and bought about fifty umbrellas from the Dollar Tree in case of rain (we are having about 100 people) so we are prepared for whatever happens. I saw this done at a wedding once and it worked out really well; it was actually kind of cute how everyone whipped out umbrellas at the same time. 🙂

However, if that’s a little too informal for your affair, I would suggest maybe renting a tent in case if rain is in the forecast… there should be more than one tent provider in your area so you shouldn’t have to do it incredibly far in advance.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee

I think you should consider what would happen if it rained for a few days before your wedding versus just the day of. The ground will be very muddy. Also a few sprinkles would be ok, but what if there was heavy rain the day of your wedding?

I don’t mean to be so pessimistic about it, but I don’t think any bride should have to worry about such things on her wedding day. (I am a recent MOB). My daughter and her husband had a church ceremony but an outdoor reception. The weather was gorgeous but we had a back up plan. Relieved alot of stress in the days leading up to the wedding.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2011

My wedding was last weekend. We had an outdoor ceremony and it POURED on us.
The wedding party all had umbrellas. A friend of mine had a tent so I didn’t have to rent one, and I made the call an hour before the ceremony for it to be put up. That being said, I regret doing so and if I could do it again I would let everyone stand under their umbrellas.
The rain was hitting the tent so hard nobody could hear us saying our vows.

Of course I wish we had a warm sunny day for our ceremony, but we made it work nonetheless.

But if it does rain, be prepared to deal with some feelings of disapointment.

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