(Closed) Outside wedding with no rain plan

posted 9 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

could you find a municipal area like a community center? not pretty but CHEAP rentals. We found a city owned building for our rehersal dinner and they charge $10 per hour for the first 2 hours and $5 per hour after that. You could have a just in case place and with 10 day forecasts at least you will know before that day!

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

My wedding is next week & I got a call from the place saying I need to make a backup plan because it’s been raining alot where I’m having it at… Eeek! Since you’re having 200 people it may be a bit more difficult to accomidate than mine, but if it’s a laid back fun kind of wedding, maybe just have everyone bring umbrellas… That could make for some cool pictures if it’s just a light shower! Or you could rent a few tents to have it under, they would be there for plan B & also be a good shady place if it is beautiful out that day!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Oh wow. It’s in October in Houston, which means there’s the possibility of a hurricane, right?

If you’ve really got to have it in your house and you can’t cut your guest list, I’d try to come up with the money for a tent for the backyard. How big is the yard — big enough for 150 guests? To be seated? And to have tables and stuff set up for eating? Will you have a dance floor, or is it more of an afternoon luncheon thing? Have you looked into permits and things necessary to have a backyard wedding? Will your insurance policy cover it?

I don’t say all of this to be a Negative Nancy — I would just really hate for you to spend the entire week before your wedding stressing, stressing, stressing. Can you talk a little more about your decision to have it in the yard instead of at, say, a Knights of Columbus hall? 

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

VistaGirl’s idea is a really good one. There’s also park facilities. Check and see if a state or local park has any covered areas large enough. They are super affordable and usually in really beautiful areas.

We are having our October wedding at the Tea Room at Gambrill State Park. A one-day rental cost us $150.

For photos, see the second entry on this page: http://www.fredericknewspost.com/sections/blogs/categories.htm?catid=1256&bid=59

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Well my wedding in next May on the beach in surfside so we are in the same boat. I would really try to do the tent thing. I know there are a few places in houston that you could get a tent. I know there is a super cheap place down here in Clute that has really awesome tents. We also have a 5000.00 budget. Which your right is very do able in our area. Our plan. To get married in the rain. We have less people and they can stand out there in it with us or go in. But as long as there is no lightening we will be okay. I just think of the amazing pictures of the rain coming down and the pictures. My Future Mother-In-Law will have her cute umbrella out there with us. I hope this helps alittle. If you need any help with the area or ideas just let me know feel free to IM me.

 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Hmmmmm. I don’t suppose you have the option of renting some kind of — floor? Straw covering for mud? Or just going ahead and putting up a tent for a week, just to keep the ground underneath dry, then taking it down if it rains (and leaving it up if it doesn’t?)

I’ll keep my fingers crossed that you’ll have sunshine — it sounds like a great set-up and a very fun, laid-back reception. I can see why you wanted to do it this way! πŸ™‚

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I totally feel you.  We’re having an outdoor ceremony with an indoor / outdoor reception at my parents’ house – about 125 guests.  I am dreading putting together a rain plan.  Our plan as it is is perfect! 

We’re going to have to rent some tents.  And figure out a way to do it all inside or reserve another venue if the weather is too bad.  Good luck…I feel your pain!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I hear you. Our site technically has a rain plan, but it will be very, very crowded! So I feel your pain.

p.s. jinx, missmck!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

We are actually having it in the local county park that has these cabins and day houses to rent. That is where the reception will be and also if it rains they all can go into there. Best part it was super cheap and still really cute. We are actually getting to have a whole wedding weekend because the cost was so awesome!

 

Yeah LePorte floods so bad. Is you placed set in stone. I mean there are some really awesome options. With ours we are also renting all the cabins for the weekend so 40 of our guest can stay in there with us. And it will be a party weekend.. 

 

Here is the link if you want to look at it. There site isn’t that great but tomorrow we are going out there and I will take alot of pictures. They cabins are on a little cliff that over looks the water and beach. 

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