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Preparing for Unpredictable Fall Weather at Your Southern Maryland Wedding

You don’t have to have lived in Southern Maryland for long to know that fall weather can be, well, anything! From hot and humid to rainy and chilly, the weather here can turn on a dime in the fall. If you’re planning an outdoor wedding in Southern Maryland for the fall, it’s best to leave some room in your budget to deal with the weather.

First things first, though: What’s that weather likely to be?

The first step you should take is to become familiar with the weather at your location. If you’re from Southern Maryland or have lived here for a while, you already have an idea how September weather can differ from October and November. But if you’re new to the area or coming here for a destination wedding, do a little research. The planning professionals at your venue can help you learn more about the weather in Southern Maryland in the fall and make recommendations for a backup plan.

You can also look at past weather patterns for your location at Weather Underground or NOAA.

Once you know what to expect, it’s time to plan. Will you need any of these items to increase guest comfort?

  • Space heaters
  • Sidewalls for your tent
  • Carpet to protect against wet ground
  • Fans
  • Umbrellas
  • Wraps or pashminas

All of these items cost money, so be sure to plan for them in your budget. It’s far better to have these items at the ready and not need them than to have weather make guests uncomfortable.

You should also talk to your venue about a Plan B, even if you have to take your wedding indoors. Can the indoor option accommodate all of your guests? Can you execute your wedding day vision with your Plan B? You should love your alternate plan as much as you love your outdoor wedding plan. Depending on the weather, you might need it!

TELL US: How are you planning for weather at your fall wedding in Southern Maryland?