We are here today to talk about the guest that never RSVPs to weddings but shows up anyway...Mother Nature! While she can bring gorgeous sunsets and create some pretty amazing surroundings for weddings, she can also bring chaos and a whole lot of stress if you're not prepared!
Here are some of our top tips to make sure you are prepared for whatever Mother Nature feels like bringing on your wedding day:
Buy some cute rain boots and clear umbrellas and get ready for some fun and romantic photos! Seriously, some of the most romantic photos I have seen have been rain photos!
When you are looking at venues, ask what options they have for a rain plan. You should love the back up plan too even if it's not your first choice!
Having an outdoor wedding under a tent? Sides, fans in hotter months and heaters in colder months ARE worth it! You and your guests want to be comfortable throughout the evening, right? These are options that you can usually add closer to your wedding date. Check with your rental company on their deadline to add these items. Bonus tip: If your rental company can set up your tent a couple days ahead you won't have a soggy, muddy ground under your tent on the day of if you're expecting rain!
If it's going to be a windy day and you have candles, make sure you have containers for your candles to keep them from blowing out!
If you are opting for a summer wedding, make sure you welcome your guests with a cool, refreshing beverage! Think strawberry basil lemonade!! (One of our favorites!)
If a fall or winter wedding is your style, think about having a fire pit area or cozy blankets for your guests to enjoy during those cooler evenings.
Last but not least...wedding insurance! So many couples have lost thousands during this crazy hurricane season. You just really never know what mother nature's temperament is going to be on your wedding day. Just make sure you are prepared to receive what ever gift she brings with her!
Now that you know how to be prepared for Mother Nature, go enjoy the best day EVER!
The Charming Grace Events team