They are perfect for having the ceremony or cocktail hour. "Couples should look for a venue that has an outdoor space so they can take advantage of the springtime weather. Small courtyards or lawns can also make beautiful backdrops for photos," adds Chertoff. Of course, we all know that weather can be quite unpredictable so having a plan B in case of rain is crucial. See if the venue you select has an indoor or tented option in the event of spring showers. "Always ask what the options are if an outdoor area gets rained out. Does the venue have umbrellas the valets can use to get guests in and out of cars without getting soaked? Find out if there is a bridal suite for the bride to get dressed in so she doesn't have to worry about rain getting on her as she arrives, and check to make sure there's an area for guests to gather in case they have to wait out passing showers," suggests Chertoff. And even though many brides are terrified by the thought of rain happening on their big day, Chertoff says, you always have to see the glass half full and embrace the opportunity. VIDEO: Pre-Wedding Workout for Column Dresses "Incorporate the rain and shop for white umbrellas or umbrellas in the color of the wedding to make sure you and your guests don't get wet walking in and out of the venue.
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