This is the time of year that one would love to say it is great to live in Florida with all the beautiful 80 degree weather and sunshine going around. But as 27 Miracles ALWAYS insists to brides, do not let this false sense of security ruin your wedding day. We speak from experience when we say, when selecting a venue for your ceremony and reception, please be certain that you have a rain back up. 27 Miracles had one client a few years back that was adamant about a wedding in the springs, beautiful place under a gazebo, so definitely would be okay if it rained keeping guests dry, right? It even had side panels for wind and rain just in case . You would think that would be fine, except for the 1/2 mile long hike in the grass and dirt road to get to the location for the ceremony. We wanted to make this work for the client and even got to the point of sending someone out to the spot of the ceremony( 25 minutes away from the reception). When our team got there, the skies opened up and the park was closing due to the rain. The unfortunate part of the park closing, is that the bride signed a contract stating that the monies paid are lost as they are not responsible for inclement weather. Signs were made and left at the entrance of the location to the park in case a guest arrived. Luckily, the team of 27 Miracles and the staff at the facility, teamed up from the day before ( just in case!!) to turn the cocktail area into a ceremony location. With all that being said, the ceremony started 10 minutes late and everyone made it to the location and remained dry. This only happens when you have a competent team of professionals helping the bride and groom on the day of the wedding.
Tents are a great way to shield sun and drizzle. Some words of advice depending on the time of year, get air conditioning for it or heaters if it is cold, as well as a floor for the tent. Having a floor allows for the guests shoes not to get muddy if it is drizzling. And remember a tent is good for rain, not downpours, if it downpours the rain water will sit on the tent and seep through. It is also not safe in our Florida weather where we have at times severe thunderstorms and lightning with winds that at any time can pick up to 40 mph. This is not to instill fear in anyone doing an outdoor tent wedding, but mearly to instill practicality. What do I mean be practicality???? Well, see below for the moral of the story….
Here are a few pictures of great tent weddings and events when done professionally in a tent…
So the moral of the story is……it is better to have back up and not need it than to need a backup and not have it…… Happy April Showers …..