Events by Divine Creations | Jenny, Dan and the Back-Up Plan
Events by Divine Creations

Jenny, Dan and the Back-Up Plan

by Valerie DiVecchio 7. September 2008 17:21
Share on Facebook

As I drove over the Gandy Bridge the Sunday of Labor Day weekend, I looked out to the white caps in the Gulf and thought "uh oh".  Today is the day that Jenny and Dan have been planning for so long and who would have known that Gustav, although thankfully not threatening Florida directly, was still giving us wind gusts that made me drive with two hands on the wheel at all times.  All I could think about was what if one of those gusts comes along and knocks down their chuppah in the middle of their outside ceremony.IMG_1613

As I pulled up to the Vinoy for set-up my cell phone rang.  It was Jenny.  As I prepared to give her my recommendation of pulling the ceremony inside, she said "my parents and I think we should change the ceremony to our back-up location".  Whew.  I never want to be the bearer of bad news, but I also don't want a downpour to occur while 200 guests are watching the bride make her entrance or witness her mom's wedding veil tear off the top of the chuppah in the wind.  That is why I always, always have a Plan B.

I understand the attraction of wanting an outdoor wedding, especially in Florida.  But as we know, Mother Nature can have a mind of her own.  Make sure that if planning any portion of your event outside, the venue is holding back-up space during that exact same time inside AND that it is written in your contract.  Fortunately Jenny and Dan understood that moving their wedding inside, while not what they pictured, was far better than wind blown hair, wet guests and a soggy mood for their reception!  

Comments

6/25/2009 4:57:13 PM #

Indoor venues to the rescue! I had a similar experience recently.

Event Planner in the San Francisco Bay Area

7/17/2009 3:37:58 PM #

Hi, there is one very important suggestion I want to make to all those who are planning to tie the nuptials is that make sure that if planning any portion of your event outside, the venue is holding back-up space during that exact same time inside AND that it is written in your contract.

Regards

Event Planner Bay Area

7/30/2009 3:43:49 AM #

Excellent additional point!  The space definitely needs to be appropriate for your headcount and as I always say... if it's not in writing, it doesn't exist.  Thorough contracts are crucial!!

valerie

Comments are closed

Powered by BlogEngine.NET 1.5.0.7
Theme by Mads Kristensen

About the author

Valerie DiVecchio Valerie DiVecchio

President
Divine Creations

E-mail me Send mail

Calendar

<<  November 2017  >>
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
303112345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930123
45678910

View posts in large calendar