How far would you go for the perfect outdoor wedding? It may sound like something out of a sci-fi film, but some well-off brides and grooms-to-be are actually manipulating the weather (as best as they are able) in preparation for their big day. It’s called ‘cloud bursting,’ and it’s a real thing. ‘The service requires three weeks of preparations as pilots use silver iodide to prompt rain early,’ a Feb. 9 Palm Beach Coast article reports. What does this ultimately accomplish? Stimulating early rainfall guarantees — or, at the very least, significantly increases the likelihood — of a perfectly sunny wedding day.
The service will set couples back as much as $150,000. All of this extravagance raises the question: Is there an easier way?
You Don’t Need To Make It Rain
Although the service purportedly prevents it from raining on your wedding day, there is a slight chance you may pay over $100,000 for nothing. That is, it still can rain. Instead of shelling out more than the cost of an average wedding ($26,951 as of 2012), consider cost-effective wedding tent rentals instead.
Wedding rentals and party rental equipment will enable you to have the outdoor wedding or backyard party you always wanted, and hardy cloth tents will keep guests dry, no matter what Mother Nature has in store. What’s more, couples can choose from a variety of different fabrics and styles. Sailcloth tents, for example, have crisp, elegant, and lightweight fabric.
Make It A Destination Wedding
If you have your heart set on an outdoor wedding in the middle of winter and you also have your heart set on mild temperatures and sunny weather, you can have your cake and eat it, too. The simplest solution is to choose a destination wedding. A beach — or similarly warm climate — is the perfect place to exchange vows.
Don’t obsess about rain on your wedding day. Look into party rental equipment and wedding rentals; with a tent, for instance, you will stay dry in any weather. A destination wedding is also a fun and intriguing alternative.