Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Rain or Shine...Creating Your "Plan B"

They say rain is good luck on your wedding day. I'm not sure who exactly said that.. maybe it was a wedding planner back in the early 1700's who was just trying to calm down an upset beach bride when she woke up on the morning of her wedding to a torrential rainstorm. Who knows? All I know is that I've been hearing it since I was a little girl from my mom, whose wedding day it poured on, and she and my dad celebrated their 30th anniversary yesterday, March 30th, so I believe them. But with Florida's unpredictable weather, you may want to plan ahead so someone isn't trying to console you on your big day with the "good luck" schpiel.

Couples love to get married in Florida. There is such a variety of options -- beach weddings, park weddings, garden weddings, farm weddings. And with our fabulous climate, you can potentially do an outdoor wedding any time of the year. This year, Flawless Occasions coordinated outdoor wedding ceremonies in December, January, and February, while other parts of the country were stuck in snowstorms! This is one of the reasons why Florida has become such a popular wedding destination for out-of-town couples and locals alike.

That being said, It's always good to have a "plan b". Although it could be in the 80's one weekend in Florida, the next weekend could be raining and in the 60's. If you really want to feel stress-free on your wedding day, then you need to choose a venue that has an alternate rain option - one that you actually like. This could be a covered terrace, an indoor ballroom backup, or even reserving a tent just in case. The last thing you want to do the week of your wedding is constantly check wondering if that front is coming through. As wedding planners, we can ensure you that we will do whatever is possible to make your wedding day the best day of your life... but unfortunately we can't control the weather, so the best advice we can give is to have an indoor backup and give yourself a little more peace of mind. Contact us if you need help with YOUR plan B. :)

Above Photo by Jason Angelini: our former bride Farrah lucked out; she didn't need any umbrellas for her beach wedding. Below Photo: Tampa Palms Country Club, where Beth will be coordinating a wedding next month, has a covered terrace for ceremonies. You are outside with the beautiful scenery, but you are protected from the elements. A perfect, stress-free compromise!

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