It’s been a moment and day you’ve been dreaming about and planning for as long as you can remember. Finally, the moment has arrived and you’re just a few short hours or moments away from your dream beach or waterfront outdoor ceremony…
But it’s absolutely pouring out.
I remember working with a couple that had planned to have their ceremony on the beach in Asbury, but unfortunately rain forced the ceremony to be held indoors. Unfortunately, this left the bride was in tears. Now don’t get me wrong, I completely understand having a vision for your big day not go as planned. But weather is one of the things that you have absolutely no control over so you should always plan accordingly. And that goes double for those couples getting married in the summer months. Not only do you have rain to worry about, but even if the rain hold off do you really want your guests sitting in 95 degree heat and 80% humidity?
When my wife and I were planning our wedding, we made the decision to have our ceremony indoors no matter what. We got married in the month of May and knew we may have rain to contend with (it didn’t) and possible high temperatures (it wasn’t hot). As nice as an outdoor ceremony may have been, it was one less stress we had to worry about. And our venue had a beautiful indoor space with a beautiful ceremony and background for our vows to take place (thanks Eagle Ridge Golf Club!)
So just a piece of advice: an outdoor ceremony is always great and will provide an amazing backdrop for any ceremony, when mother nature cooperates. But always have a plan 1B, meaning if Mother Nature is being a bit of a b****, choose a location where the indoor space will make for just as nice a setting. One less stressful element to wedding planning is NEVER a bad thing!