Do You Have a “B” Plan for Your Outdoor Wedding?

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Are you getting married in the Spring? If so you may want to really consider having a back up plan if any part of your wedding is taking place outside. Winter months are a given but even in California you should be prepared during the Spring season too.
Weather can be beautiful and sunny in the morning and quickly change to rain later in the day. Regardless of the month you are getting married, I would say ALWAYS have a “B” Plan if your wedding is taking place outside! Mother nature is very unpredictable and you want to make sure that everything goes smoothly and as planned.
When you chose your venue, make sure they have an indoor area large enough to hold your guests if something should happen. The venue should be prepared to move everything indoors so they are not caught off guard that day.  If an indoor space is not an option, consider ordering a tent ahead of time and have it on stand-by.  You may have to put a depoist down and if you don’t use the tent you may lose the money, but if it does rain you will have the peace of mind that your wedding will still continue. Do not wait until the last minute to schedule a tent because they may not have one available at the last minute.
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If you decide to relocate your wedding because of the rain make sure that you call your florist, catering company, and DJ to tell them of this change. They may have to come up with a new plan too, but they will be happy you told them a few days or hours ahead instead of being caught off guard when they show up on site.
Having umbrellas for your guests to use would be ideal to make them feel comfortable. If the weather only mentions light showers you may not have to relocate but the umbrellas would help keep guests dry for the rest of the day. You can even get them personalized and make them as a favor for your guests to take home.
It has been said that rain is good luck for your wedding day! So if it does rain on your big day don’t stress. Be confident that you have a “B” plan  and just relax and enjoy your time!