(Closed) what if it rains – need help!

posted 9 years ago in Reception
  • poll: What do we do with our reception to plan in case it rains on our wedding day?!?
    cram into our building if it rains and make do. People will understand. : (7 votes)
    39 %
    Rent a party tent to use if it rains. It's worth the cost for piece of mind if it doesn't rain : (9 votes)
    50 %
    Cut the guest list to fit more comfortably into our building. Immediate family only. : (0 votes)
    Cut the guest list by not inviting kids. You don't know them anyway. : (1 votes)
    6 %
    Move to a different, and larger venue. : (1 votes)
    6 %
    Elope. : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    1347 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I can relate – I am so worried about rain too for our outdoor picnic wedding – there’s a shelter, but if it’s really raining, we’d probably still get pretty wet.

    I’d say just go for the beautiful cottage you’ve found, keep the guest list where it is, including the kids, and hope for good weather. On the off chance that there is bad weather, I am sure your guests will understand and people will still have a great time. The wedding is only going to happen once, and it’s only for one day. 🙂

    Post # 4
    Member
    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    Have you checked the local weather statitics? is rain common that time of year? If it’s LIKELY that it will rain, I’d say move venues or rent the tent, but if it’s not likely, just plan on cramming inside. People will understand!!

    Post # 5
    Member
    883 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2009

    Tent or cram, either way – people understand!!! And sometimes it ends in great stories and fun unexpected experiences… a la mrs tiramisu!

    Post # 6
    Member
    715 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    I say cram. It’s cozier.

    Post # 7
    Member
    521 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    I’d say rent the tent.  You really don’t want people remembering your wedding as “the one where we were all crammed into that small building” if it rains.  They’ll understand, but that will affect how they feel about the wedding.

    Post # 8
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    69 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    im worried about that 2, similar situation. im thinking ill rent a tent but then wouldnt it still be incredibly cold even under it?

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