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How to Survive Rain on Your Wedding Day


Picture this: The day has finally arrived and you are about to marry the love of your life. You’re wearing the stunning gown you purchased at Deborah’s Bridal, your makeup artist created the perfect “I want to look like Kim Kardashian but I don’t want to wear a lot of makeup” look, and your hair dresser used approximately 200 bobby pins and 3 cans of hair spray to recreate that exact hairstyle you pinned to your Pinterest board the day after you got engaged. You are getting excited about the big moment and as you take a quick peak out of the bridal suite window to look at the venue that’s when you notice them: the big ugly storm clouds that are rolling in. But you are in luck because you read this blog post while you were making wedding plans and got some ideas on how to make the most out of rain on your wedding day!

Alanis Morissette said it perfectly when she said that rain on your wedding day is just plain ironic. From Hindu traditions that say rain on your wedding day symbolizes the strength of your unity (when a knot gets wet, it becomes harder to unravel just like your marriage when you “tie the knot” on a rainy day!) to the rain drops representing the last tears the bride will shed for the rest of her life, the number of superstitions that promote the luck and happiness that befalls a marriage that started on a rainy day are endless. Normally rainy wedding days are nothing that California brides have to worry about, but with all of these weather reports about the upcoming “Godzilla El Nino” smart brides might need to consider these helpful tips about planning for a rainy wedding day.

  1. Ask your venue about their “Plan B”

If you planned for your entire wedding to be outdoors but you are worried Mother Nature might have other plans, talk to your venue about other options that could be available to avoid having guests left out in the rain. The venue might have some indoor space or a tent that they could assemble and beautifully decorate to still achieve the look you want for your big day. Photo found on Brit + Co

  1. Be flexible and adaptable

If your hair frizzes within seconds of contact with moisture in the air, you might want to reconsider your loose waves you had originally planned on sporting for the big day. A beautiful up do with just a few loose tendrils can still create that undone look. You might also have to forfeit that shot you desperately want your photographer to capture of you and your new husband walking through the field into the sunset. But it’s okay because your photographer can scope out other stunning places at the venue where you can get some amazing shots without trudging through mud. Photos found on Wedding Party and Martha Stewart Weddings

  1. Bring an umbrella and rain boots

Have a couple umbrellas to keep you and your guests dry. Assign a bridesmaid and groomsman to hold an umbrella above the happy couple during the ceremony and photos. Look online for cute personalized rain boots and umbrellas. Just think of them as two more accessorizes for your bridal look! Photo found on Rock My Wedding

  1. Enjoy yourself!

Don’t stress about the weather! You want your guests to remember your wedding for the heartwarming scene they witnessed as the bride and groom danced and kissed in the rain not for the bride who had a meltdown because of a slight drizzle. Plus you are going to have some of the most unique and stunning wedding photos that will remind you of the very lucky start to your amazing marriage! Photos found on Modernly Wed, Paris Hotel Boutique, and Martha Stewart Weddings