Here's What You Should Do if it Downpours on Your Wedding Day (with no back up plan!)

Melissa Baran

Of all the wedding planning related worries, weather woes are probably at the tippy top of most couple's worry list. But friends, I highly suggest you do what this duo did: don't panic. It will all work out and this day planned by Classic Events and captured by Tenth & Grace is all the proof you need. Their entire reception was drenched after hours of downpour, but you'd never know it. Read the full story below! From Tenth & Grace... The morning of the wedding, the day was bright and sunny. The forecast showed a 0% chance of rain. So the bride and wedding planner opted not to tent the reception, which was their rain plan in the event of inclement weather.Fast forward a few hours and just as the bride is stepping outside to go to her first look, it starts POURING. For HOURS. The entire outdoor reception, which had already been set up (complete with linens and tablescape) was soaked. The ceremony chairs were soaked. Everything was completely drenched. We were able to do the first look and couples portraits under a covered porch.Fortunately, it stopped raining after about two hours. The wedding planner put all the linens in the dryer and all the wedding guests grabbed towels to dry off tables, chairs, plates, etc. And the sun came out just in time for their (delayed) ceremony!This wedding is the perfect illustration that the only thing that really matters on your wedding day is that you are marrying your best friend. The bride was so gracious and joyful even through some really tough circumstances. From the Bride... Planning a wedding in only four months was scary, and at times even Ken and I did not think we could pull it off. Our wedding had so many sentimental details, and in such a short amount of time it all just fell into place. That was until the rain came, and when it came it poured. Most brides have at least a few days to both mentally and physically prepare for rain. We had about 15 minutes.One hour before it was time to walk down the aisle the only rain in the entire state of Alabama was right over our wedding venue. We had no rain plan, no tents, and everything was already set for the ceremony. With the help of our bridal party, family members, vendors, and even some attending guests the moment it came time to walk down the aisle as the minister asked everyone to stand, they looked back and it was as if the rain had never happened. Everything was in its place. It truly was an amazing day.

Photography: Tenth & Grace | Florals: Lush Home Garden Event | Wedding Gown: I Do Bridal | Stationery: Ashton Rivera | Wedding Invitations: Ashton Daniels | Catering: Tyner's | Hair and Makeup: Zara McLaughlin | Band: Big Night Dynamite | Wedding Venue: Fort Conde Inn | Cake and Desserts: Flour Girls Bakery | Planning: Classic Events | Rentals and Lighting: Mobile Popcorn & Party Rentals