After Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast a few weeks ago, we thought it would be a great idea to share some planning tips for your wedding to avoid big weather issues and problems. Planning your wedding takes a lot of time, effort and money to make sure everything you want to happen goes off with as little problems as possible. In Iowa, where weather can be difficult with storms, snow, hail and of course, the possibilities of tornadoes, planning a wedding around weather is a big part of the process.
There are so many things to worry about on the day of the wedding; the last thing you want to worry about is weather or some sort of super storm hitting the area. Let’s see if A Special Event can help plan your wedding around the weather.
1. Start from the beginning with the date. Pick your date and location around a time when the weather is statistically better. The spring is peak tornado season, running March through May. Spring weddings are great, but avoiding this time might be for the better.
2. If you’re considering an outdoor ceremony, make sure there is a backup option for an indoor ceremony or a tent the ceremony can be moved to.
3. Communicating with all the people involved in planning your event is vital. DJs, photographers, caterers, planners and any other vendors involved in the planning should be communicated with so you don’t lose deposits or have any issues with someone or some aspect of the wedding not showing up. We always communicate with our clients to make sure the event is still going on in the event of poor weather.
4. Make sure your gown is safe from the weather. Avoid going outside at all costs if it starts to rain and keep it safe in the event a big storm hits the area. The last thing you want is a flood to ruin your wedding gown before the wedding.
5. One of the final tips to consider is staying optimistic about the situation. In the end if weather does hit, don’t let it ruin your day. Having a positive outlook and attitude will make it transition a lot easier. Also, keep your guests alerted to the situation. Let them know they’re safe and if you have relatives coming in from out of town, ensure their safety and keep them comfortable when they get there.