Rain, rain, GO AWAY! Seriously…no one wants rain on their wedding day. Especially if you’re planning an outdoor ceremony. But, if you see rain on the forecast, there’s no reason to panic. In fact, they say rain on your wedding day is good luck! That probably doesn’t completely calm your nerves so we have some tips and tricks to ensure your wedding day goes smoothly, rain or shine.
- Talk to your venue.
If you’re planning an outdoor ceremony and/or reception, weather is a huge factor. Talking to your venue (the earlier the better) about their contingency plan will help put your mind at ease if weather becomes an issue. Some venues have an alternate indoor ceremony location, some can flip the reception space to hold both the ceremony and reception, some have the room to put up a tent if that’s the direction you want to go. It is best to know these things ahead of time so you’re not stressed at the last minute. Here are the top 5 questions to ask while venue shopping (spoiler alert: “What is your backup plan?” is one of them.)
- Keep your guests comfortable.
Rain or shine, you want your guests to have a good time. Supplying umbrellas, blankets, towels, etc. will allow your guests to be comfortable even if they’re exposed to the elements. You can also add some hot drinks to the menu like coffee or hot cider. A warm cup of Joe can make a rainy day a lot cozier.
- Make the most of it.
Rain doesn’t have to be a bad thing. Some of the most amazing pictures have come from a rainy photoshoot. Ask any photographer, the lighting is perfect on an overcast day. Plus, umbrellas make for a super cute photo op. Your wedding day photos will be unique and memorable. It’s one of those “we’ll look back on this and laugh” kind of moments. Not to mention, a kiss in the rain? SO romantic!
Rain on your wedding day is no reason to panic. There are practical ways to stay dry, but also fun ways to embrace it! Hopefully these tips will help calm your nerves and make for a romantic, rainy day to remember.