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Guest Blog: Have a Plan B

Being an event planner in Oregon, I always have a Plan B for every outdoor event.  It doesn’t matter if your wedding or event is in June or October….you never know if you will have rain or it will be 100 degrees!  Either way you should always plan for either the option to hold the event indoors or under a tent.  Most tent rental companies will allow you to cancel 48 hours prior to the day of your event with out incurring any costs. It is always a good idea to calculate how much tenting you would need to cover your event and then secure it with your rental company.  If the weather cooperates and it is not needed you can always cancel, but you need to make sure it is available and reserved for you just in case.

While we are on the subject of tents, they are not just for protection from the elements.  Decorations and lighting of canopies and tents can set the mood for an outdoor event.

Depending on your venue you should also secure an indoor “Plan B” option.  A good venue will have a ballroom or other indoor space that will be held for you so that you can decide last minute where you want your event to take place.  Keep in mind a decision usually needs to be made at least 24 hours prior to the start of your event, depending on how much set-up is involved.

A few of my favorite Oregon outdoor event venues:

McMenamins Grand Lodge

McMenamins Gearhart

McMenamins Edgefield

Guest Blog Written by:

Creative Celebrations Oregon Wedding and Event Coordinator

Carolyn O. Miller


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