wet wedding day
  • Posted on 2 Dec 2015

Don’t let a little bad weather rain on your parade. Here’s five ways to ensure rain doesn’t ruin your wedding day.

Inclement weather is the type of unruly party guest you can’t avoid.When it comes to Mother Nature versus your wedding day, it’s a bout with a clear winner from the get go. Never fear – its not all doom and gloom. First things first, don’t lose your cool. Remain positive and remember that even the greyest cloud has a silver lining.

1- Make the most of a wet situation

Don’t forget what your wedding day is all about. It’s a time to celebrate the union of two people in love, so don’t let the rain dampen your spirits. One can find romance in rain with its ethereal quality. Having created the perfect atmosphere, you can get creative in your photographs by incorporating props such as umbrellas, coats and Paddington boots! Catching moments where your bridesmaids are tiptoeing through water puddles and running for cover can make for a stunning photojournalistic story. In fact your photographer will love the opportunity to show off their creativity and flair when they have a misty rainy day to photograph.

Rain on your wedding day

2 – Look on the Brightside

At least you’ll be comforted by the fact that on a rainy day everything remains fresh, from your wedding bouquet and floral arrangements to your makeup. Without the blazing sun to wilt your flowers or ruin your makeup, it’s something you can be thankful for.

3 – Go back in time

Start thinking about a date and have a look at the historic weather conditions of years past. It won’t give you an accurate account of what will happen on your wedding day, but it can give you a rough estimate of whether or not to bring out your brollies.

 4 – Have a Plan B

Always have a wet weather contingency plan just in case the clouds roll in. Apart from having some umbrellas handy, if you are having an outdoor wedding, it’s a good idea to have a marquee set up or a back-up location nearby. Be sure to discuss everything with your vendors so that the entire celebration is ready to go mobile.

5 – Have a sense of humour

Rain on your wedding day isn’t cause for disaster; in fact, it can mean quite the opposite. In the Hindu tradition it is believed rain forbears a strong marriage, as a wet knot is more difficult to untie. Rain was also a symbol of fertility to agricultural societies, since rain restored and maintained the wellness of crops, crops were peoples main source of stability and income so it was thought to guarantee a long and happy marriage. So should your wedding day be marred by rain, just remember that according to some, it is a sign of good fortune.

Rainy wedding day

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