How to organise a perfect Plan B for a wedding in the rain

And what if it rains? This is the question that a couple dreads asking. Rain can ruin the most beautiful wedding if there is not a perfect Plan B. That’s why today I’m going to tell you all my secrets to organize a perfect Plan B for a wedding in the case of rain. No […]

And what if it rains? This is the question that a couple dreads asking. Rain can ruin the most beautiful wedding if there is not a perfect Plan B.

That’s why today I’m going to tell you all my secrets to organize a perfect Plan B for a wedding in the case of rain.

No bride wants rain on her wedding day. Nor does any Wedding Planner want it to rain at their clients’ weddings.

But this is something that we cannot control, as much as I would love to be able to.

What we can do is have a perfect Plan B so that if it rains at our clients’ wedding, they can enjoy their wedding, and not have to worry about anything.

So take note of all these tips.

Photographer Antonio Amboade

1. Think of the perfect Plan B from the first minute 

When you start looking for venues for a client, try to have a perfect Plan B.

It can be a shed, a special room they have made in case of rain, a covered terrace, a wooden porch with spectacular views, etc …

The only thing you have to do when you visit the venue, is ask what alternatives they have if it rains. If they tell you they don’t have any, it’s best to not take that venue. In case of rain the perfect Plan B is to have a tent, and i’m sure your clients won’t be best pleased if they have to spend more money just a few days before the wedding.

So if you get used to looking for venues that already have a Plan B from the onset, you’ll be saving time, upset, and money from your clients.

Photographer Antonio Amboade

2. Do not settle for the alternatives that are proposed

When venue managers show you their alternatives for Plan B in case of rain, try to keep your mind and eyes wide open, and look for other options.

Photographer Valentín Paster

3. Check the weather forecast in advance

You can find the first weather forecasts for the wedding day about ten days in advance. And a week before you can have a pretty clear idea of ​​the weather on the big day.

I would advise you to look at several predictions, not just one. If 5 predictions all tell you that it’s going to rain … it’s going to rain.

If 3 tell you that it’s going to rain and two do not, it’s more likely that it’ll rain.

If they all give you solace and a rain, you can relax.

Try to check predictions using official sites. For example, on a national level I like to consult the Meteosat, and locally the Meteocat. I also try to look at the forecast of both the province and the people in question.

Do frequent rechecks to see if the prediction is changing. There are apps where you can see how the storm progresses, the direction of the wind, etc … They are very useful to see if the rain will come or not.

Photographer Valentín Paster

4. Rent a tent …


When a venue doesn’t have a Plan B for rain, the only option is to rent a tent. Luckily now there is a wide variety of tents and couples can choose the one that best suits the style of their wedding:

  • There are the traditional tents, the usual ones, which usually turn out white. Here you will have to let your imagination fly in order to convert a bland carp into a perfect Plan B for your clients’ wedding.
  • Extendable tents are very fashionable. They adapt very well to different types of venue. And the perfect Plan B can be most spectacular when completed with garlands of light bulbs.
  • Transparent tents are ideal to maintain a sense of being outdoors. Of course, they’re not cheap, but if the budget allows it, they’re a great option.
  • If it’s a bohemian wedding, Tipi tents are the perfect B plan to fight the rain with style.

Photographer Valentín Paster

5. And a stage …

A good tent without a platform is like a car without wheels, it doesn’t help. And the problem isn’t just the rain, it’s also the mud.

A muddy floor can ruin the most beautiful wedding dress in just a few seconds.

And the bride staining her dress isn’t the only problem. It’ll also be wet and cold, because mud takes a long time to dry.

The same will happen with the guests, and the groom is no exception. You can see how the bottom of your pants will be filled with mud and moisture.

And what about the shoes, they will all end up throwing them away.

That’s why in a perfect Plan B, whenever there’s a tent, there must be a stage.

6. Think of the guests

So take note of all these tips.

Think of the perfect Plan B from the first minute

When you start looking for venues for a client, try to have a perfect Plan B.

It can be a shed, a special room they have made in case of rain, a covered terrace, a wooden porch with spectacular views, etc …

The only thing you have to do when you visit the venue, is ask what alternatives they have if it rains. If they tell you they don’t have any, it’s best to not take that venue. In case of rain the perfect Plan B is to have a tent, and i’m sure your clients won’t be best pleased if they have to spend more money just a few days before the wedding.

So if you get used to looking for venues that already have a Plan B from the onset, you’ll be saving time, upset, and money from your clients.

Photographer Valentín Paster

7. Take advantage of the situation

As the saying goes “Bad weather, happy face.” Many people tell me that I am very optimistic, that I see the good side of everything, and this is very true.

I can’t stop the rain, but I can take advantage of it and turn it into a beautiful situation.

For example:

  • Rainy days have a very special light that is spectacular for photos. I love sharing this information with my clients. It seems silly, but they always smile and start to see the rain differently.
  • If you can’t beat them, join them. How? Tell your couples to bring some cool waterproof boots to wear in the photoshoot. They will be warm and dry, and they will also make some very funny and special photos.
  • Get a transparent umbrella, they look very pretty in the photos. Your customers will love that you surprise them with an umbrella like that for their photo shoot.
  • And if the rain is nonstop all day, talk to the photographers and ask them to spend another day with the couple to do the couple photoshoot. This means that the bride and groom will be able to get dressed up in their wedding gear again, and they’ll capture the photos that they will hold close to their hearts forever.
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