It’s Raining It’s Pouring – Do You Have a Plan “B”?


You planned your wedding day from the very moment you were engaged (and maybe sooner).  You chose the perfect venue, the greatest photographer ever, a wonderful band or dj.  Every little detail was thought of, down to the gold charges and linen napkins and oh so sweet favors for your guests.  Your cake is very traditional and your dress is a princess ball gown with all the embellishments you always thought of.  It’s your day to be the bride, to be a princess.  It’s his day to be the groom, to be your prince charming. It’s your day to celebrate your love with your family and friends.  The sun is shining and it’s going to be a wonderful day!   Oops, just in, the weather man says 90% of rain today……What to do?

Don’t panic.  Always have a plan “B”.  If you’re planning an outdoor ceremony and reception, you will need to watch the weather forecast.  If inclement weather is coming, don’t despair, you have options.  Have your ceremony under a tent, a pavilion, a shelter or even in a friends barn.  Ensure you have seating for your guests, especially older members of your family.  Any indoor space can be transformed into something spectacular with candles and uplighting or twinkle lights.

If it’s going to rain and you plan ahead, you can embrace the weather with colorful umbrellas for your guests!  Then it becomes a fun part of your special day.

My suggestion is to always plan ahead and have a plan “B”.  This is a once in a life time moment in your life and you don’t want to leave it to the weather man to decide how it’s going to turn out.

And as the old saying goes, “it’s good luck if it rains on your wedding day”.  Just not mine right?

Happy planning!

Mary Homer-Fairy Tale Weddings and Events