Post # 1
If you are having an outdoor reception (or ceremony), what is your plan for rain?
I’m considering having an outdoor picnic sort of reception in a private garden or park. But is that too risky with possible rain? I was thinking about hiring a marquee but only using it if the weather is bad as I quite like the idea of tables just in the sun/under the trees.
What is your plan for bad weather? Do you have a back up venue or are you just hoping for no rain?
Post # 2
We will be married at our home – hopefully in the back gardens, cocktail hour on the porch and then come inside for a full sit down dinner. 50-60 people. If it rains – we will just make due inside the house, so I pray it does not! I am more concerned about the love bugs invading our ceremony!
Post # 3
Our venue had an indoor back-up option. It had huge windows and still would have given us beautiful views so I wouldn’t have been crushed if we had to move inside (and we almost did!)
For our second choice venue we would have had to rent a tent.
Post # 4
We are getting married outdoors but have a tent for the reception. Ultimately if it does rain we will just use the tent for the ceremony too.
Post # 5
We had a tent as backup. Luckily the weather was gorgeous though.
Post # 6
what time is the reception (or ceremony)? What season? Personally I’d appreciate some shady areas, a tent, even when the sun is out, actually because the sun is out. I’m not an outdoor person.
Post # 7
I think I will end up doing this if it rains, better make sure there is room in the tent for a ceremony!
Post # 8
still working out the details but likely to be lunch/afternoon in spring, but there are lots of trees that will provide dappled light. It’s just possible rain that worries me!
Post # 9
pray to the rain gods to stay away!! kinda being serious. we could move inside if necessary but it would make everything more complicated and shitty
Post # 10
We are getting married on our farm yard. However, if it rains, we moving it into our local hockey rink. It is not ideal however my fiance is a professional hockey player so it is also a special place for him.
Not sure if this is an option in your area but we had lots of options like that in our area and are free since they aren’t used in summer time.
Post # 11
We got a tent on contingency. Clear top! It was more expensive, but I preferred to pay more for a nicer tent to protect the rest of the investment already made.
Thankfully – it didn’t rain!
Post # 12
I’m getting married on historic grounds of a state park and we will be doing the ceremony in a courtyard, cocktail hour under a pavilion, and the reception in a barn. If it rains, we are ewbtire a tent for cocktail hour and ceremony and reception are just both in the barn