While everybody dreams of clear skies and sunshine on their wedding day, sometimes nature has other plans, and rain decides to join the festivities. We’ve all heard the classic “it’s good luck to have rain on your wedding day!” But let’s be honest here…no couple (especially brides) wants a rainy wedding! And anybody saying that rain is good luck to a bride while her beautiful ceremony space is in the middle of a downpour is likely to get a punch to the nose.
But as much as it sucks, there really is a beauty to it and it can make your wedding day super special! Here’s some tips on how to be prepared for rain and how to make the best of it!
Have a backup plan with your venue
When looking for your wedding venue, ask what their rainy-day backup plan is if the ceremony or reception space is outside. Some venues have an indoor space or they may have tents to use in the case of rain. If your venue doesn’t have a back-up plan, think of one yourself! Ask if you can bring a tent on-site just in case a storm rolls in. Make sure that you have some indoor locations to take your portraits in as well!
Prepare for the weather to turn
The key to dealing with rain on your wedding day is preparation. Keep a close eye on the weather forecast as the big day approaches. Providing umbrellas for guests, selecting appropriate footwear, and having a stash of towels can also go a long way in ensuring everyone remains comfortable. Here is a link to one of my fave umbrellas! Be sure to have some extra makeup on hand to fix anything the rain might mess up.
Embrace the beauty of rain and keep your spirits high
Rain can add an enchanting and romantic touch to your wedding day. The glistening raindrops, the soft sound of rainfall, and the misty atmosphere can create a magical ambiance. Rather than seeing it as an inconvenience, embrace the beauty that rain can bring to your special day. Think of it as a natural backdrop that enhances the charm of your celebration.
The key to successfully dealing with rain on your wedding day is maintaining a positive attitude. I know that it is so hard if you had your heart set on a sunny, blue-sky day. But your mindset sets the tone for the entire celebration. Communicate with your guests, keep them informed about the weather plans, and encourage them to see the beauty in the unexpected. A positive and flexible approach will not only make the day enjoyable for everyone but will also result in fond memories that last a lifetime.
And the amazing thing about rain on your wedding day is…
Rain is beautiful in wedding photos!
A rainy wedding offers a unique opportunity for stunning and memorable photographs. Rain can really create an ethereal atmosphere (unless it’s a torrential downpour coming down sideways). Consider capturing intimate moments under a clear umbrella, reflections in rain puddles, or even a spontaneous dance in the rain. These photographs will become cherished memories, telling the story of a wedding day that embraced the unexpected.
Rain on your wedding day may not have been part of the original plan, but it provides an opportunity to create a celebration that is uniquely yours. By embracing the beauty of rain, preparing for the unexpected, turning challenges into creative opportunities, and keeping spirits high, you can navigate a rainy wedding day with grace and style. Remember, it’s not about the weather; it’s about the love you’re celebrating and the memories you’re creating. So, dance in the rain, say ‘I do’ with joy, and let the raindrops be the confetti that marks the beginning of your beautiful journey together.