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Planning Ahead | Rainy Day Weddings at Cypress Grove

You’ve planned. You’ve prepared… but have you really? Rainy-day weddings are often the biggest fear you’ll face, but it’s also the luckiest! It’s said to be good luck, signifying that your marriage will last. After all, a knot that becomes wet is hard to untie, so apply this to your marriage and it’ll be just as hard to unravel!

Even on rainy days, the tree lined drive at Cypress Grove Estate House still makes a stunning backdrop for couple's photos!
Photo: Ashley Jane Photography

So what can you do to prep for rain on your wedding day?

  • The best advice for your rainy-day insurance plan? Reserve a tent {preferably in advance}! Cypress Grove is a 100% outdoor facility, so there’s no option to move indoors. Booking a tent early ensures you’ll get the tent and any add-ons you want before everything is sold out ?
  • Check the forecasts. Weatherman predicting some showers? Why not give out umbrellas?
  • Keep your guests in the loop. Share normal weather conditions {and update it if the forecast changes week-of} on your wedding website and let guests know ahead of time you’ve reserved an all-outdoor venue.
  • Work with your vendors. They prepare for rain just like you do so they’ll be paying extra attention to the forecast and you!
  • Use the lighting to your advantage! Photographers often prefer overcast days, plus it gives you an excuse to cuddle under an umbrella (there’s a reason some of the best kissing scenes in the movies take place in the rain). Just think about Allie and Noah – how romantic!
This tent! Clear top, ivory draping, and chandeliers make this tent absolutely stunning, and a not-so-bad alternative.
Clear top tents are a great way to still let the outdoors in!
Photos: KV Photography

Reserving a tent ensures every little detail you planned, plus your guests, stay dry and comfortable. We like to think of tents as an outdoor ballroom that creates a lovely backdrop! Clear tents allow you to view the surroundings you fell in love with and white tents give photographers the perfect blank canvas! Which is your favorite?

White top tents really make photos pop and give couples a blank canvas when it comes to decor.
Photos: JP Pratt Photography

Reserving your tent ahead of time gives you the peace of mind needed to ensure that if a rain shower does sneak into the forecast, you don’t have last-minute anxiety about reserving something. And while rain on your wedding day is never the plan, the reality is, it happens. And if it does, staying positive and knowing you’ve prepared will be a sure way no stress creeps in on your special day. If it does rain, tents can be dressed up and personalized, and let’s be real, absolutely stunning!

Sperry tents are some of our favorites! They're inviting and have such a unique feel!
Photos: Jessica Perez Photography