One of the biggest difficulties with planning an outdoor event in advance is you're never sure what the weather forecast holds in store. Of course, you can check the library's copy of the Farmer's Almanac for a general idea, but odds are your experience with the weather involves a lot of prayer and a series of heavy sighs.
Bad weather is always a possibility when it comes to planning an outdoor event. It's best to prepare for the worst just as you've already prepared for the best. Here are some simple ways you can save your corporate event from stormy weather.
Begin by taking cover in more ways than one
Many business leaders will often rent a tent for a corporate event because the tent itself may otherwise only be used three or four times a year. Event tents are large enough to host many people including employees, potential business partners, investors, and their families.
A tent for a corporate event works well for multiple kinds of weather. A tent rental will protect your guests from a light sprinkle of rain, the blistering sun, or a temperamental breeze. However, a tent for a corporate event may provide coverage for your guests, but not the equipment you have outdoors.
Bring along a tarp cover that's weather resistant in order to cover important materials that shouldn't get wet. This will help save money, prevent water damage, and keep the party going after the storm passes.
Have a number of plans
One of the best ways you can ensure that your corporate event carries on smoothly is to have multiple strategies. Share those strategies with your employees. After all, your employees are your team.
Let your team know what should be done in the event of a storm including what equipment should be covered and with what material. This will keep the situation better under control.
Should the storm take over your tent rental, evacuate your guests from the area. Proceed to a backup location if possible. In some cases, those who may have tent rentals may also have a rented indoor space. Should the weather go bad, use this indoor space for a backup location for your corporate event.
While you may not be able to outsmart the weather and wish your way to sunny skies, you can be prepared for the worst. Have a plan set out in advance, discuss your plans with your employees, and have a backup location available. This will keep your party going even when there's rain on your parade.