A couple of months ago, my younger sister got married in a beautiful ceremony at her church. Our father has pastored this rural, evangelical church for the past twenty-nine years. Therefore, this special place to both of us was the obvious right venue to have her wedding at. After the wedding ceremony, my parents hosted a reception in the church’s activity building. My sister even decorated this large building herself. Have you picked a venue for your wedding, but don’t know where to have your reception at? When looking for the right place to have this special event, consider your personality and the personality of your future mate. For instance, if you’re cowboy or a cowgirl, you probably wouldn’t enjoy a wedding reception at an upscale country club in town. On this blog, you will discover the best places to host a wedding reception at.
Don't flip-flop about the weather; embrace the chance of rain! As long as your vendors, speakers, and attendees know that you are having the event regardless of weather, make the most of it. Some might even think that it creates even more memorable moments and some great candid photos of the day.
Some ways to pull off an outdoor event even when it calls for rain are:
Hang on to your sense of humor. Try to see the humor in it; a little rain is not the end of the world. Be flexible and easy-going, as you may need to make changes to your schedule or agenda based on the weather. A good attitude is contagious and your participants may adopt your mindset and enjoy the day despite the weather.
Rent a tent. Don't skip the tent rental in an outdoor venue just because you don't think you will need it; guests and participants will enjoy getting out of the rain- or getting in the shade on a sunny day. Make sure that your venue permits these tents, and that you stick to specific installation guidelines for the property owner.
Find a venue with indoor access. Choose a venue that has inside space; some of these venues include a library, hotel, museum, and even some botanical gardens. Think about someplace unexpected, but make sure that it is practical for the number of attendees that you are expecting.
Be patient. Be patient with the weather and give it some time to blow-over. Storms can come and go, and unless it is a heavy storm or hurricane, chances are good that it will pass and you will have clear skies ahead. Distract those that attend with food, drinks, or an activity while you wait it out.
Provide personal umbrellas. Invest in some inexpensive umbrellas or ponchos to provide for each guest. These are also great take-home gifts to give to those that attend your event. If it is a corporate affair, consider ordering merchandise that is personalized with your company logo or name.
Lay down some hay. If the ground is getting mushy and you are worried about puddles, lay down some hay. Hay can be scattered on the ground to soak up a lot of the water and to make it easier for guests to traverse during your event.
Provide a few extra creature comforts. Make sure to provide a few extra comforts in light of the weather, such as ample towels, plastic tarps, and even a basket of dry cotton socks for participants who get their feet wet. Depending on your budget, you might even spring for a bulk supply of rain boots, which often fit flexibly, are inexpensive, and that would look cute lined up by the door for your participants.
Don't let a little rain ruin your event or the experience of your participants, attendees, or invited guests. Use these tips to pull-off your outdoor even in style- even when the weather doesn't cooperate! Talk to event centers in your area about other back-up plans and details to ensure your event goes off without a hitch.Share