How to Plan For Bad Weather on Your Event Day

When it comes to your wedding day, my motto (being the control freak that I am) is to expect the best but prepare for the worst. If you planned your wedding during a time period when there might be potentially bad weather, you need to know how to prepare for it. This post will give you some great things to think about when it comes to contingency planning for bad weather.

Here are some brainstorming questions I want you to ask yourself before we go any further into logistics. These will help you think of all of the bases you might need to cover when planning your wedding during rainy season (and the answers will vary person-to-person, or venue-to-venue):

Ceremony Site:

Is it covered? Is it outdoors?

If it rains will it potentially be muddy?

Are your chairs white or light-colored? Will the chairs/decor get ruined in rain?

If outdoors, will it get too cold?

Do you have elderly relatives that will need special attention (heat, help from slipping, etc)?

What shoes will you be wearing? Will yours and your guests' heels sink in grass/mud at the ceremony

or reception areas? Do you need to have a backup pair of shoes?

Do you need to have a backup umbrella?

Will your hair and makeup be waterproof?