Backup plans for your outdoor weddings
Aaah, summer weddings – rosé wine, peep-toe shoes, BBQs, a backyard reception perhaps? But what if it rains? The weather is something not even the most organized bride can control, so what you need is a good backup plan.
If you’re having your wedding reception indoors at a private venue, you’re probably covered. However, it’s worth checking with your venue to see if there are awnings, temporary carpets, umbrella stands and a coat check available for guests who brave the inclement weather. Also ask if there is a discreet alternative entrance where the wedding party and/or guests can pull right up to the door in case it’s pouring.
Take into account things like slippery surfaces, choice of footwear and children! And if the forecast’s looking ominous, why not stock up on some wedding umbrellas for the bridal party and/or guests? You could change out of your heels and slip on some fun rain boots between the ceremony and reception, or cover up with a bridal raincoat. (Ingenious!)
Don’t forget – you have the option of taking out wedding insurance to cover any mishaps. If you’re getting married during a rainy season, check with your insurance broker to see what types of weather-related problems are included!