The rain will not ruin your wedding day. In fact, you can use the rain to make it even more special than ever. I promise! Just follow these tips for a beautiful, fun-filled rainy wedding that stays on schedule and looks amazing (even if you plan to get married outside).
The rain may be a surprise and there’s no way to predict the weather, but don’t let that get you down. Rain is romantic! It can be beautiful! And hey, if you’re looking for an excuse to play in puddles on your wedding day, then this might actually be the best thing ever.
Hire a good Plan B.
If you’re going to plan a wedding, it’s important to bring a good Plan B. And by “good,” we mean that it should be a backup plan for your backup plan. This way, if something goes wrong with Plan A (you know: the original wedding), then you have another option.
Plan B is an insurance policy: If something happens on the day of your wedding and no one can get there because of traffic or bad weather (or some other unforeseen circumstance), then Plan B will help get people there anyway. It shows your guests that despite what obstacles may stand in their way, they are still wanted at this very important event in your life as well as theirs.
It’s also worth noting that just because Plan B exists doesn’t mean all other plans don’t exist either! For example: You could have Plans A through Z; but if none of them work out due to circumstances beyond anyone’s control—such as a giant meteor hitting Earth during dessert hour—then Plan Z will take over seamlessly while everyone else figures out how they’re going home again
Enlist your style squad.
Okay, so let’s say you’re in charge of the whole wedding, and not just your own dress. If that’s the case, it’s good to get a style squad together who can help with all the details. They’ll be there for you throughout the process—and that doesn’t just mean getting ready on your wedding day. You can ask them to go out shopping with you and make sure everything is perfect: Whether it’s helping you pick out an outfit or making sure all your accessories match up, their job is to make sure every little detail is taken care of before showtime!
But what if rain becomes an issue? Your squad needs to know how much impact this will have on their responsibilities—and how best to handle it if they do start getting wet!
Keep your cool and be flexible.
Good planning is essential to any event, but you should also be ready to roll with the punches. It’s best to have a Plan B in case of rain or other unexpected problems. Don’t panic if something goes wrong—be flexible, ask for help and stick to your plan when things go right!
Have an outfit change ready to go.
Often, it’s not the rain that causes a bride to worry, but the humidity. “Wedding dresses are made from light fabrics and can get super heavy when wet,” says Mary Harrington-McGinty of Lace Bridal Salon in New York City. “So if you’re planning on getting married outdoors and it’s going to be humid, definitely plan ahead by wearing layers under your dress.”
A raincoat or waterproof jacket is another must-have accessory for any bride getting married in the rain—and it also doubles as chic protection for photos! If you don’t have one already, consider investing in one that fits with your wedding aesthetic (think: lace details). And don’t forget about bridesmaids; they’ll need some extra help keeping dry too!
With all this advice under your belt, you should be more prepared than ever before when the time comes to say “I do” while standing out in a storm — literally. Now go forth (and have fun)!
A rainy wedding day can still be romantic and beautiful — you just have to plan for it.
Even if it rains on your wedding day, the day still can be beautiful and romantic. You just need to be prepared.
- Get a waterproof tent. Even if you don’t have a plan B ceremony site, it’s important to know that your guests won’t get wet in their seats during the ceremony or reception.
- Rent some umbrellas (or whatever other rain gear you can think of). If your venue doesn’t offer umbrellas or ponchos, consider renting them from another vendor who will deliver them during set-up and pick up before cleanup begins at the end of the night. It’s also wise to figure out how many people will need them so you can rent enough for everyone, including kids!
- Plan for an indoor backup plan just in case Mother Nature doesn’t cooperate with your outdoor plans — even if she does cooperate, remember that rainy days tend to have unpredictable weather patterns throughout the course of an afternoon or evening!
Have fun with it! A rainy wedding day can still be romantic and beautiful — you just have to plan for it. Whether you want to embrace the rain or find ways to work around it, we hope these tips will help make your big day even better than you imagined.