Most everyone will agree the biggest wedding disaster is rain on your outdoor ceremony or reception. Even if the skies clear before the start of the ceremony, there is still the possibility of dealing with mud and water on everything. Here in Texas we have long spells of dry hot weather and the chance of rain during the summer is slim…but there is always a chance. There is no certainty of dry weather when you are setting a date 6-12 months out.
So how do you ensure that your wedding will go off beautifully even if the skies are not so kind?
- Choose a venue that has indoor space
- Devise an alternate plan in case of poor weather
- Rent a tent that could serve as shelter for the ceremony and reception
- Set a poor weather percentage level, such as more than 60% for going with the alternate plan
- Inform the vendors of the alternate plan
- Decide early on going with the alternate plan if there is little flexibility
If there are no indoor options, then make sure to have umbrellas on hand if the weather is looking questionable the morning of your event. Investing in several large matching umbrellas could be effective for staying dry and looking good in the photos.