Well the weather Gods are coming around. I couldn’t sleep the night before a large wedding we had this past weekend at a beautiful outdoor site at the highest point on the property with the most spectacular panoramic views. I knew how the bride’s heart was set on the ceremony being at that site. I also know that the back up plan would be very crowded for the number of people attending. I was afraid I would have to get some of my American Indian friends to do a REVERSE rain dance to make the rain go away. Luckily, the chance of rain showers went from 30% down to 10%.
Outdoor weddings are always a hat trick. It is imperative that a back up plan (in detail) is discussed whenever a couple wants the beautiful outdoor ceremony or reception. Tents are an expense that no one wants to incur but, reasonable and common sense says that you can’t plan for an outdoor event without a back up, what if, situation arises. Sometimes the cost of the tent is the only solution.
If you are thinking or planning such an event without a tent, be sure to ask the parameters of time line for calling the event. Example, we like a 4 hour window for calling the setting for a ceremony. Setting chairs, arranging decorations, sound systems, etc. takes time. I’d like to be Samantha from “Bewitched” and be able to tweak my nose and make everything arrange itself but, realistically, that can’t be done. It’s disheartening when you’ve had to make a call and at the last minute the sun comes shining through and everyone’s disappointed that the original plans didn’t materialize. The Inn at Honey Run is lucky in that we do have a beautiful covered pavilion that will seat a hundred for a wedding. It is open air but completely roofed with large overhangs so even if it rains, no one gets wet. It has electricity and ceiling fans if it’s a hot, still day with no breeze.
Below are some pictures from our recent wedding so you can see how beautiful your special day can be in the Heart of Amish Country. We love the creativity and customizing weddings to make this special day the day every little girl has dreamed of since her tender age of 5.