Rainy Day Wedding at The Magnolia Venue
The Great Smoky Mountain National Park is considered a temperate rainforest. Rainfall averages 55 inches per year in the low lands of the Smokies. The shroud of “smoke” that envelopes the Smokies isn’t smoke at all. It’s a mist of light rain. Therefore, when you come to the Smokies, be prepared for rain on your wedding day no matter the month.
There is no wrong time to get married in the Smokies. Every season brings its own natural beauty and wonderment. Prior planning will help ensure an enjoyable wedding day in any season.
March through May: April showers bring May flowers. It’s no different for the Smokies! Spring brings with it the rainy weather. In March, snow can fall at any time during the month. May is warmer, with daytime highs in the 70s and 80s.
June through August: Summer in the Smokies means it’s hot! Heat, haze, and humidity are all things to expect. Afternoon showers and thunderstorms are familiar with evening lows and are comfortable with temps in the 60s and 70s.
September through mid-November: Clear skies and colder weather signal the fantastic fall color season’s onset with peak color in late October and early November. These months are the driest period of the year, with only occasional rain showers.
Mid-November through February: Winter in the Smokies is generally moderate, but extreme weather does. There is a possibility of road closures inside the boundaries of the National Park during this time. Snow falls more frequently in the higher mountains, and up to two feet can fall during a storm.
Rainy Day Tips
Wedding couples do not wish for rain on their wedding day. It’s the last thing that they want to see. But, a few raindrops don’t mean that all is lost.
Embrace the Weather
There is absolutely nothing a bride or groom can do to change the weather. But a little rain doesn’t have to ruin your day. Staying in the moment and rolling with the weather will create fond wedding memories.
Have a Backup Plan
-Change the Wedding Ceremony Start Time. You may have the option to move up or move back the ceremony start time.
-Change the Wedding Ceremony Location. Most wedding venues have an indoor ceremony option or covered patio option.
-Rearrange the Photography Timeline. Get together with your photographer and adjust the timeline. All photographers have worked around rain plans, so this will be nothing new to them.
-Purchase Blankets, Rain Boots, and Umbrellas. Make yourself and your guests comfortable with a few simple items. Most couples can even double these items as a wedding favor.
Trust Your Professional Vendors
Dwelling on the hiccups is a death wish for a wedding. If you find yourself facing last-minute weather challenges, your wedding vendors will be your lifeline. You must find the right people for your day that can effectively navigate Plan A for your wedding. And more importantly, Plan B.
Smoky Mountain Wedding Venue
Just outside the boundaries of the Smokies is The Magnolia Venue. This mountainside venue is the perfect place for a wedding if you want 180-degree views of the mountains. The Magnolia hosts wedding throughout the entire year. And as we said about the mountains, there is no wrong time to get married at this wedding venue.
We wanted to share this beautiful rainy wedding by Magnolia + Ember to showcase that weddings on rainy days can still be fun, romantic, and gorgeous!
Professional Wedding Vendors
Venue: The Magnolia Venue | Photographer: Magnolia + Ember | Florals: Echelon Florist