The week before your wedding you become an amateur meteorologist, watching weather reports like a person possessed. Rain on your Wedding Day, your worst nightmare BUT it does not have to be!!! A few of the reasons why:
The Best Photos - brewing thunderstorms make a perfect backdrop, dark clouds add a stark contrast to a bride's white dress or colourful bouquet, romantic kisses under an umbrella, reflections in the puddles. You only have to look on the Internet to see that wedding photos taken in the rain are simply stunning and the added bonus of wind whipping around your veil - awesome.
Guest camaraderie - often your guests don't know each other but rain has the effect of drawing people together, huddled under an umbrella, sharing a laugh at their predicament.
Your flowers will look more vibrant and last longer.
There's certainly a story to tell at future anniversary parties.
Some believe rain on your wedding day means good luck but personally I believe you create your own.
So if there is the possibility of rain, don't wait until your Wedding Day to plan alternatives. You need to have a PLAN B ready to action.
If any part of your wedding is outdoors make sure you have an alternative indoor site and agree on a time as to when the decision needs to be made - indoor or outdoor - no wavering.
If your heart is set on an outdoor wedding, one option is "tent rental" so call them and see what sort of notice period is required. The tents of today are nothing short of stunning.
Chat to your photographer about alternative shots should it rain, maybe even a joint tour of your venue for some ideas.
Make a memorable statement with umbrellas for the bridal party matching your colour theme and a clear umbrella for the wedding couple.
Colourful/decorated wellies for the bridal party photos, as vases for flowers scattered around the venue, even baby wellies with baby's-breath as table centrepieces.
For a small guest list provide colourful umbrellas otherwise mention in your invitation BYOU.
If its cold as well, remember there is nothing more gorgeous than a fur wrap (fake of course) for the bride and her girls and lovely blankets for the guests' legs.
More mundane but nevertheless important, towels and change of shoes for the bridal party.
Talk to your hair stylist and make up artist as to how the weather may affect their work.
Include some rain music - I just love Raindrops Keeping Falling On My Head.
If I still haven't convinced you that rain doesn't matter, then listen to the song Rain On Your Wedding Day by Desperate Measures and you will be hoping it does rain!!!
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