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Your beautiful outdoor venue is booked and you’re well on your way to finalizing your ceremony and décor. One detail you still need to consider is what you’ll do if it rains. Of course, no one wants to think about what they’ll do if they can’t enjoy the natural space they were counting on. However, building a backup plan will make your wedding day much less stressful if you do need to avoid the rain.

Write it Down

All your vendors, as well as your guests, need to be on the same page about what the backup plan is. Talk to each of your vendors so they know what your expectations are and you know what their limitations will be. Put the agreed-upon backup plan in writing so you’re not relaying the information again when the forecast is calling for rain the day before your wedding.

Prepare for the Aftermath

Many times, a quick afternoon shower can be avoided by rearranging your wedding day timeline. You’ll still need to be prepared to deal with the aftermath of a rain storm, even if it was just a few minutes. Think about how you’ll take care of a muddy aisle, wet chairs and parking lot puddles.

Weather-Proof Your Look

No matter where your ceremony and reception take place, you’ll likely want to take photos outdoors. Weather-proof your look with umbrellas, rainboots, water-proof makeup, and fabric protector spray on the hems of dresses and pants.

Don’t Let it Ruin the Mood

A rainy wedding might not be what you pictured. It doesn’t have to ruin the day though! Put your best foot forward and focus on what the event is really about: celebrating the love you and your fiancé share alongside friends and family.

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