Post # 1
Its my wedding week! The wedding is Saturday and I have been obsessing over the weather for that day. It’s changed from stormy to sunny to stormy to sunny then back to stormy. We are having an outside wedding on a farm, but there is no barn. The reception is going to be on a big platform that is semi-covered but with all the guests and reception food and decor it would be impossible to have the ceremony up there as well. We talked about ordering a huge tent but tents are just crazy expensive that it was out of the budget. I’m hoping with how bipolar the weather is here in Mississippi that it will change back to sunny or anything but stormy. It sucks knowing we spent all this money only for it to possibly go down the drain. Has anyone’s wedding been ruined by weather? By The Way it’s only grass on the property.
Post # 2
Please don’t let rain “ruin” your day. No matter what the weather is like it will be magical. Try not to fixate on the weather report.
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course
I hope you have great weather on your day! At the same time I hope semi-covered doesn’t mean some of your guests will get rained on during the reception if stormy weather happens. 😕 That would suck for them with no back up plan.
Post # 4
I mean, it rained all day on my wedding day, but it didn’t “ruin” my wedding because we were indoors. I think it’s a really bad idea to just hope that the weather will do what you want and have no contingency plan in place, because this is a totally avoidable potential disaster.
Post # 5
I’d come up with a Plan B as soon as possible— is there a nearby rec center or community building you can rent at the last minute? Another local bride in the same situation who might be willing to split the tent rental (one gets Saturday and one gets Sunday)? What suggestions does the venue have? With storms it becomes a safety issue, not just comfort.
Post # 6
Weather reports are so unreliable around here. They can’t even get it right on the day of.
That being said, I would come up with a plan B ASAP. I know you said tents are expensive but if I was a guest at an outdoor wedding with no cover, I would definitely leave if it started raining which would be a huge waste of money on your part then.
Post # 7
Weather won’t ruin your day. But by that token, you are completely the one responsible for letting it ruin it and not being adequately prepared is part of that. Anyone who plans an outdoor wedding needs to have a contingency plan, even if it is more expensive. It’s just part of the hazards and cost of choosing to have your wedding in a place where you don’t get to control the variables, whether that heat, cold, rain, wind, etc. So, I would dig into your bank account and get the tent rented ASAP. You may not end up needing it because of rain, but at least you are 100% covered and it can be used for shade if it ends up being sunny.
Unless stormy weather means legit thunderstorms and not just rain – then I would get on the phone with any community center, VFW, hotel conference room asap and see if there is availability.
Post # 8
Don’t worry about it, what will happen will happen but honestly weather is not as huge of a concern as everyone makes it out to be. When we have a dinner cruise reception after eloping it was 90 degrees with thunderstorm warnings and tornado watches (tornado warnings a couple counties away). We still went it in the boat, had a great time – wind and all. Then the minute we got back to the dock it began to downpour. It made the night memorable and we had fun regardless. Weather was out of our control and we just rolled with it and made the best of it. Just make sure you have a plan B if anything is meant to be outdoors!
Post # 9
I think you NEED a plan B. You cannot let your guests get rained on while they are there to support you! Rained on, wet grass, in nice clothes sounds like an awful time for your guests.
Can you put a deposit down a tent, and then if you need it you have it, and if not you just lose the deposit?
Post # 10
I get married Friday and it’s supposed to rain here too. My venue has a covered area outside where the ceremony can be held overlooking a lake. I am a little disappointed because I feel that pictures will not be as beautiful but some things we cannot change.
Post # 11
anonbeee : our venue has a covered area that we are doing the reception in. It’s semi enclosed so we may just have to move tables out until the ceremony is done.
Post # 12
Our wedding is in a week and it says thunderstorms so we are having a plan B for an inside ceremony, so I think your plan with the reception space is great!
The thing that calms me is that rain is good luck and your day will be beautiful and perfect! Congrats!!