Reader Question: I totally dig the way you planned your wedding and kept costs in check and all that jazz. I'd love to do something similar and have full faith we could do it, my only question and concern is... what about rain? Did you have a back up plan or anything like that?
For the longest time, we didn't have a rain plan for our outdoor ceremony and reception. I figured we might be able to squish into the lobby/living room of the Sunshine Mountain Lodge for the reception, but it would have sucked. And doing that for the ceremony would have been nearly impossible.
We didn't have a rain plan because I didn't want to pay money for something that we probably weren't going to use. Also, one of my best friends went to a college in the Pacific Northwest and she said graduations always took place outside and it always rained. People just brought umbrellas. Per her advice, we added "Please bring an umbrella" to our wedsite.
However, as the day got closer and closer, I started to panic more and more.
Luckily, Meeker Park Lodge (the B&B that let us have the ceremony by their lake) agreed to let us use their rec room (for free!) in case of rain. Honestly, I think we lucked out with this free offer because we went with a location that doesn't typically do weddings. They were willing to cut us some slack. Phew!
In the end, the rain stayed away. Hooray!