As Hurricane Isaac heads towards Tampa, site of the Republican National Convention, I feel a little empathy for the event planners in charge of the countless parties in the works for next week. There’s no way of knowing what the conditions will be – a little sprinkling? Gale force winds? Regardless, they have to have a plan. Rental companies from all over the South must be sending tents that direction.
Although your wedding may be a bit smaller in scale than a national political party convention, you’ve got to think ahead. A rain plan is a must. No matter what time of year it is, you just can’t tell when the skies are going to open up. The weather has gotten bizarre all over the country (the Republicans won’t admit it, but people who believe in things like evolution have done studies and it has to do with global warming).
Even here in Palm Springs with our notoriously perfect weather, I was relieved to have options on our wedding day when – guess what? It started to rain. The universe smiled on us, and we had a perfect evening by the time the ceremony rolled around, but if we had to move indoors, the Hotel Zoso was prepared.
So when deciding on a venue, ask about a rain option. If they shrug their shoulders, shrug yours and move along. Risking it is just that – a risk. If you take that chance and everyone gets soaked, you can’t blame it on the rain.
Be well, and love well.
FL readers, stay safe, and dry! Good luck to any planners involved with the convention!