Does your wedding have a Plan C?

Your Wedding Plan – Is it necessary to have a Plan C?

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Do you have a Plan B or even C?

An outdoor wedding without a back up wedding plan location could be a recipe for disaster. We all know that when we are planning something we should have a Plan B right? Anytime you are involved in putting together some event or activity that may be influenced by unforeseen circumstances – think outdoor weddings – it’s tres important to have a backup plan or you are going to tempt the weather gods.


The Wedding Plan of Trina & Patrick

Several years ago I worked with a wonderful couple who were getting married outside in a park area with a nearby venue for the reception. Theri wedding plan included the extra expense of having an awning put over the deck so that if it rained the reception area would remain dry. And Plan B was to hold the ceremony in this area as well. In fact, at rehearsal we did a run through in both locations because there was talk of impending showers the next day. Knowing that a Plan B was in place, made the excited couple just a bit more relaxed.
Well, we had more than showers the next day. About 2 hours before the ceremony, the heavens opened up and it poured and the wind blew. Even though there were tent walls on the deck, they couldn’t hold back the rain and wind that blew in. We moved everything we could out of reach of the rain and I did my best to keep the groom calm.

How we handle the situation affects the outcome, right?

So it was very important that I kept him occupied and focused on the point of the day.  That in turn kept everyone else under control – including the bride who kept calling for updates. No need to panic.  As the ceremony time drew closer, the groom kept asking what were we going to do. I said don’t worry. Remember we have a back up wedding plan. It will stop raining in time (fingers crossed as I knew how much it meant for them to get married outside) and if not, then we will do the ceremony in the lodge – which wasn’t very big (Plan C).

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Amazingly enough, the sun came out about 10 minutes before we were due to start. So I had the groomsmen help me put out all the chairs. The bride arrived (a little stressed but happy when she knew she could get married outside). Everything else went off as planned.
No matter what you are planning always think of the possibilities of what might happen to change things. You don’t have to overthink it but certainly have some ideas in the back of your mind ‘for just in case’. And make sure to check with your respective vendors to see what back up plans they have.
If you need help with your Plan B or C download my Free 6 Must-Have Tips to avoid the overwhelm in your wedding planning.  Happy Planning!
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Nancy Curtis

Nancy (that's me) is a Kickass Virtual Wedding Planner whose goal is to give every bride the opportunity to plan their wedding with as little stress as possible. Is that something you would like to do? Step by step, I show you how to plan the wedding of your dreams without having to spend countless hours or put yourself in debt. I believe with the right plan for your wedding, you can have that special day you've been dreaming of and enjoy every step of the way. Would you like more information about HOW I can help reduce the stress and overwhelm in your wedding planning? Drop me a line with your details using my CONTACT FORM HERE and I'll follow up with your promptly. And in the meantime, while you're waiting, get started with your wedding planning by Downloading my FREE 6 Simple Steps to Get you Down the Aisle and Keep you Sane Planning Guide to avoid the overwhelm in your wedding planning. Happy Planning!

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