High Mountain Weddings

Bad Weather On Your Wedding Day. What Should You Do?

Just imagine…

You awake bright and early, feeling the adrenaline pump through your body.  You throw the covers off, jump out of bed, glance in the mirror and realize that you are already glowing.  It’s your wedding day!  After a quick trip to the bathroom and then to the kitchen to grab a Cup o’Joe, you walk to the window and look out, expecting to see the sun rising over the horizon…

Instead, there are only shades of gray (and not the sexy ones from the book).  Rain drops splatter off the sidewalks, driveways, and roads around you, even though Al Roker and his cohorts had assured you that there was a 0% chance of precipitation.

To make matters worse, you trusted those weather gurus entirely and didn’t make the bad weather contingency plan that your mother kept telling you to make.  The last thing you want to hear on your wedding day from the woman who raised you is “I told you so”.  You’ve got to come up with a plan, on the spot.

To get you through that difficult moment, should it happen to you, we have a few ideas:

  1. Call the venue! Before you do anything else, just pick up the phone and make the call.  In most cases, yours will not be the first weather-related emergency they have dealt with, and they will work with you to come up with a solution.
  2. If the venue can’t help, call the local rental places. It may still be possible to get a couple of tents for the day, in order to ensure that the guests have refuge from the rain.
  3. Go to the store. Of course, it wasn’t what you had planned to do on your wedding day, but time isn’t up just yet.  You’ll be faced with obstacles throughout your life.  This is just one more of those you must overcome.  Find a store that sells inexpensive pop-up canopies or even cheap umbrellas.
  4. If worse comes to worst, the venue can’t accommodate your guests indoors, the stores and rental places don’t have the coverage you need, then turn to your guests. Call on your bridal party first.  Ask them to start making phone calls.  Contact as many guests as possible and request that they bring rain attire, umbrellas, or both to ensure their comfort.  Explain that the weather forecasters failed you, but you and your spouse-to-be are going to make the best of it.

Remember, this is your wedding day.  It won’t be perfect, but it will be yours.  Regardless of how it goes down, you will remember it forever, so you might as well enjoy it no matter what Mother Nature throws at you.

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