Preparing For The Worst: A Guide To Rain-Proofing Your Outdoor Wedding

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Holding your wedding outdoors is a great way to bring the beauty of nature into the ceremony and reception. But then there's the age-old question: what if it rains? You can't stop the clouds from letting loose on your wedding day, but there are plenty of ways to be prepared for the possibility of rain and ensure that if it does come down, your wedding is still a beautiful experience.

Rent Extra Tents

If the weather is nice, a single tent may be sufficient as your gathering place. But if the rain starts pouring down, you need to have enough tent space to accommodate everyone. So, make sure your tent company has a few extra tents on hand and can set them up, last minute if the weather starts looking dreary. You might have to pay a small fee to reserve the tents "just in case," but tent rentals are not overly expensive -- and it's well worth paying a few hundred dollars to ensure everyone does not get drenched during your wedding.

As far as how many tents to reserve... well, that really depends. At a minimum, you need one to sit over the location where you'll have the actual ceremony, one for seating, and one for dining and gathering. For a larger wedding, you may want a few extras. 

Buy Umbrellas

Head to a local discount or dollar store, and stock up on umbrellas. Buy 40 or 50 of them. This way, if it does rain, you can provide your bridal party with what they need to stay dry, and you can also offer extra umbrellas to guests. Keep the receipts; if it does not rain, you can return the umbrellas after the wedding.

Choose High Ground

When you select your venue, look for one with a little hillside. This way, you can have the actual ceremony at the top of the hill where water is less likely to pool. At least if it rains, your dress won't drag on the ground and get wet, and you won't have to stand in a puddle.

Plan For Alternate Pictures

If it does rain, you don't want all of your wedding photos to be of you hunched under a tent. So, make plans to visit an indoor location and take photos if it rains. You might head to a local museum or art gallery. Check with the administration prior to your wedding to make sure they're okay with you visiting. 

Contact a company like A Party Place Rentals for more information and assistance. 

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