Post # 1
Anyone else book an outdoorsy venue in late August? I am considering August 22 for an outdoor ceremony and a barn (non-climate controlled) reception. I love the venue, but am worried about heat and/or rain. Anyone else in the same situation given thought as to weather risks in August?
Post # 3
I am booked for July and worried about weather! We’re *supposed* to get married in a beautiful garden of a historic inn. We do have a backup plan though- there’s a room inside that will hold (most of) our guests if it should rain.
I’m trying to plan for ceremony decorations too- like, instead of regular shephards hooks, I am going to be safe and spend the money to get ones with a base in case we have to go indoors- then I can still use them. I guess there’s really NOTHING youyc an do if it rains, so just make sure you have a good back up plan
Post # 4
Yes there is nothing you can do about the rain – just have to be mentally prepared to still be excited about the venue if it does. You are in a better position than me, because it sounds like your indoor area is climate controlled. I’ve been thinking of renting industrial fans for the barn should it be too hot, or even getting some AC units, although that might not be very efficient. Where in PA are you getting married? I’m in upstate NY and also looked at some historic sites and gardens…I love how pretty they are and didn’t want something too typical.
Post # 5
Yes I am worried. Getting married in Georgia and there are always thunderstorms! Good thing is we are just having our ceremony outside and reception inside. Im praying to the weather gods that all goes well!
Post # 6
Maybe its just me, but I always think how pretty and romantic some of the photos are that couples get with a rainy day wedding. I know its not ideal and we all wish for beautiful days, but I plan to have some pretty umbrellas on hand, just in case 🙂
Post # 7
Well my wedding isn’t in August but being that its summer-ish, I still worry about the rain. I know I’m going to be stalking the forecast when it gets closer to the date. I’m so neurotic that I researched rain on that day, it hasn’t rained on my wedding date in like 8 years.. not that that really provides me any comfort.
Post # 8
Oh goodness, I totally have weather worries! We’re getting married outside on August 21st at my parents’ place out in the country in southwestern Pennsylvania, with a tent reception at the same place. The tent is 40×60 and we’re planning on 90 guests, so there should be plenty of room to have the ceremony inside the tent if it rains. I’m more concerned about the heat, especially during the ceremony at 4pm. My mom keeps reminding me that the temps are often in the high 70s there in late August, and it will definitely get much cooler in the evening. So hopefully we’ll be okay. 🙂
I’ve been stalking the NOAA weather data records for the past several years, and it seems like there are typically only a few rainy days and a few really hot days in our area in August. I’m hoping for 75 degrees and sunny!
Post # 9
ME! We are getting married in a church so that is not what I am worried about. Our reception is at an awesome place but it has got me worried about weather. We found this old private residence from the 1920’s that is about 9 stories tall and the penthouse is a gorgeous ball room with awesome wood floors, lots of windows, and really beautiful art deco light fixtures. On top of the ballroom is a roof top terrace which has views of downtown San Antonio. We plan on utilizing both spaces the most we can. The idea is for the food station to be in both areas and plan to have the DJ and the dancefloor on the terrace.The thing that has me worried is we are inviting about 180 people and not that many would fit in the ballroom with a dancefloor, buffet, and bar. If it rains we are going to have to rearrange everything and squeeze in. I pray every night for clear weather! lol
Post # 10
We’re having an outdoor wedding in CA. I’m hoping it won’t be too hot and that our cake (or cakes) don’t melt. I don’t think we really have to worry about rain, but maybe I should knock on wood now (just to be safe).
Post # 11
We’re getting married August 22 at an all outdoors venue. Cross your fingers for no rain! As a backup we can use the senior center across the street, but it wouldn’t be the same. If the forecast is for rain we’re going to have the rental company set up tents. That would be pricey and ruin the view, but better than a rain out. My mom is more worried about the heat – she things 80 degrees is hot and keeps asking if we can have air conditioning. Sigh.
As long as you are protected from sun or rain by the barn you should be okay. I wouldn’t worry too much.
Post # 12
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I’m doing an outdoor wedding in April and all I keep thinking about is “April showers bring May flowers!” Our venue has a back-up plan…that might be something good to look into. I also found this: http://www.bellaumbrella.com/ which could at least turn a rainy day into a cute photo op!
Post # 13
Rachelss – We are date twins:) Curious – how are you feeling about getting married on a Sunday, and what time is your reception ending? Not that this question is relevant to this thread or anything…
Post # 14
@lovelyCA, I am having mine in CA too and I’ve been told the heat is BAD! depending on your gown material, mixed with sweatiness, i am pretty worried about feeling icky while being outside.
my plan is to stay indoors as much as possible 🙂
Post # 15
So many things to worry about with a wedding, if the weather sucks I guess we will deal! I’m worried about fire season, I’m getting married outdoors in MT and it has been a really dry winter. I guess my wedding favors will be air filter masks if its smokey 🙁