It’s very upsetting for most brides to wake up to what she has most dreaded on her wedding day. Especially if she has chosen an outdoor location. Rain. Lots of rain. Yes, she has read those articles which comment that rain is considered as good luck on the wedding day. But, is she feeling lucky as she looks out upon the puddles and grey skies? Probably not.
Is rain the worst that can happen on this day of all days? I surely hope so. Because rain or shine, the bride and her groom will say their vows to each other, in front of those they chose to share this day, and they will be married. And isn’t that the whole purpose of the event? There will be challenges on a rainy day. Your guest are probably concerned about whether they are going to get wet. The DJ and photographer will have a few struggles. And the venue? Hopefully, there is a backup plan.
A “plan b” for bad weather. When booking your event, make sure and find out what that contingency plan will be and who is responsible for making that decision and who is responsible for the physical part of resetting your ceremony site, moving tables and chairs, if necessary, what the options are, and how the bride, groom and their guests can be made the most comfortable. How can they stay as dry as possible, and to continue in the celebration of your once in a lifetime, happily-ever-after, I want the fairy tale, wedding day. Is that too much to ask?
Sampson’s Hollow is prepared today to do that for our bride and all who will be with us on this special day. Will someone get wet? Yes, but it will primarily be our staff and crew who are working hard, holding umbrellas, and running through puddles to get the job done. And if the rain doesn’t let up, our sweet couple can come back with their photographer to get the photos they may have missed. In the meantime, bring your rain boots, enjoy sweet kisses under a pretty umbrella, jump in those puddles, and make memories that will last through future days (and storms) that lie ahead.