Guarantee a Beautiful Wedding Day, Rain or Shine

The old maxim goes that April showers bring May flowers, but no one wants to wake up on their wedding day and find that storm clouds have rolled in. We have one way to guarantee a beautiful wedding day (read more), rain or shine: utilize tents to make your outdoor wedding a huge success, no matter what the weather. If you didn’t have tents in your dream wedding plan, that’s okay. We’ve put together some of our favorite, unique ways that you can defy the rain all together and have the perfect fete, no matter the weather.

Beautiful Wedding Day

Beautiful Wedding Day

It might be best to rent a tent no matter what. Let’s face it, the weather in Nashville changes on a dime. You can wake up in the morning to beautiful, sunlit skies and by two in the afternoon, it’s raining kittens and puppies. If you have planned a completely open air ceremony, find out from your wedding planner or rental company what their tent cancellation policy is. You can have a tent on hand in the event that the storm clouds roll in and you need to have your guests covered. Another pro tip: If there is rain in your forecast at all, consider setting your tent up the night before so that if the weather is clear the next day, the ground will be dry when you walk down the aisle.

Combine indoor spaces and outdoor spaces. Here’s the beautiful thing about tents: they are extremely versatile and they come in a variety of types, shapes, and sizes. With options like clear-top tents, you can literally see the glowing night sky through the panels of the tent roof. Accent the panels with the right lighting, and you’ll be thinking, “What rain?” on your wedding day. Most rental companies have options to add actual flooring to your tent. Which means, even if it rains, your guests won’t be walking around on wet grass, they can be gliding around beautiful wood floors or tile. Make sure to ask your wedding planner or event rental company about what their options are to keep you and your guest’s feet dry on a rainy wedding day. They will probably give you some great solutions and ideas.

Your venue may have indoor and outdoor options. While this can be a pricey solution to inclement weather, many golf courses and country clubs have indoor spaces available for events. Be sure to ask your venue what their policy is on outdoor engagements and inclement weather. They may already have an existing plan in place to take care of your wedding if nature strikes. You can also refer to point 1 of this blog post and have tents on hand for the possibility of rain.

Rain isn’t the only factor when planning an outdoor wedding. Cold snaps are extremely common through the spring wedding season, but don’t let that ruin your perfect day. Most venues and rental companies have ample accessories to keep your guests warm on the day of your wedding. From space heaters to fire pits, you can find the perfect way to make sure everyone is comfortable, even if the weather turns cold. Pro tip: another solution for cold weather is a great band or DJ. When people start dancing, they forget about what the weather is outside.

Don’t miss a chance to accessorize. Another favorite old sayings goes, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” If you wake to a rainy wedding day, consider including a fun umbrella or galoshes to your expensive gown. While it isn’t perfect, it will make for really fun pictures and add a unique memory to your day. Same with the cold. If you have a chilly wedding day, you have a chance to wear a fun fur wrap or shawl. While the weather can seem like a disappointment, it can add something special and unique to the most important day of your life.

Many people believe that couples who have rain on their wedding day will experience luck within their marriage. Plan ahead and don’t let mother nature get you down. You can have the most beautiful wedding day, rain or shine, for better or for worse.


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