We hear it all the time. "It's not going to rain on my wedding day!" In fact, I've been known to say it, in a wishful-thinking sort of way. But the truth is, weather is unpredictable, and it's not just rain that you need to worry about.
We're in Florida, and it's March. This week's high ranged from 59 degrees to 78 degrees. While neither of these is an extreme temperature, there is huge blizzard hitting our neighbors to the north this week. And it could just as easily be in the 30's here. Or it could rain, like it did 3 days last week.
As you are planning your wedding, think about alternate locations. This is crucial if you are planning an outdoor ceremony, but think about everything else you will be doing outside - getting to the ceremony location, getting to the reception location, taking photos outside, etc.
As you are looking at your venue(s), ask yourself these questions:
- How close can a car get to drop me off at the door? Will a limo fit into that same space?
- Are there pretty places inside where we can take photos?
- Is there a place to have the ceremony inside if necessary? Will it accommodate all our guests? Will I be happy with how it looks?
- If we move the ceremony inside, how will our decor change?
We try to come up with backup plans that our brides and grooms love just as much as the primary plan. We have to use Plan B (or C or D) from time to time, but I'd much rather have a great plan in place and not need it. Spend the extra time thinking through the options as you prepare for your wedding!