There’s nothing more iconic than an outdoor New England wedding. With all the planning that goes into a wedding day, the last thing you want... Read More
There’s nothing more iconic than an outdoor New England wedding. With all the planning that goes into a wedding day, the last thing you want is a downpour. Unfortunately, the one thing you can’t plan for is the weather.
Skip the stress and plan ahead for a rainy wedding day with these 4 tips.
1. Be willing to change.
Since there are additional variables involved in an outdoor wedding, it’s crucial you stay flexible. As you plan for a backup or rain plan, be sure you really love the options you have in place in case they are necessary. No one wants to have a disappointing wedding day after so much preparation.
Take the time to realistically picture a rainy wedding day and how you’d still be able to make the most of it. Then make your backup plan!
In addition, check to see if your wedding venue has a plan – or options – in place for a rainy day.
2. Choose a beautiful rain plan tent.
When it comes to outdoor events, there’s really nothing better when planning for inclement weather than a rain plan tent. With an outdoor tent rental, you can still host your event in practically the same location…with a bit better cover.
Rain tents come in all shapes, sizes, and styles, so this is where it’s important to take the time to choose one that really goes with your wedding design aesthetic. Factors like the size of your space and the terrain will also affect what tents are feasible for your big day.
3. Follow up with your vendors.
Backup rain plans don’t just include covering your guests; they also involve your vendors. Speak to each vendor individually to ensure they have rainy day backup plans of their own.
For instance, your caterer may plan to bring an additional tent to cover the food preparation area for their staff.
In particular, talk to your photographer and/or videographer about options if rain is in the forecast. Many photographers and videographers like to walk the venue prior to your event to get an idea of options for backgrounds ahead of time.
4. Don’t forget about the accessories.
Should the skies open up on your big day, don’t forget about the small details, like accessories. From your hairstyle to your shoes, it pays to be prepared.
Consider how your hair can quickly transform from a style down to a sleek updo. Or think about having your hair stylist stick around if the forecast calls for rain.
Think about having extra footwear around – not only for yourself, but your bridesmaids too – and purchase some fun backup rainboots.
Lastly, umbrellas can make for beautiful accessories in your photos, as well as a thoughtful gesture for your guests. Purchase a few in advance and place them around the venue or the edges of a rental tent.
Follow these four tips and plan for a unique and memorable wedding day in the rain. For help with a New England rain plan tent, give us a call at Sperry Tents Seacoast!