We have recently had a lot of rain here in July thanks to the great British weather. We couldn’t help but think about how often brides dread the thought of it raining on their wedding day. Now although it isn’t ideal, it really doesn’t have to ruin the day. Here is what to do if it rains on your wedding day – just so you can be totally prepared.
GET UPSET – AND THEN MOVE ON
Ok so it is raining and it isn’t ideal, so yes be upset, let it all out and then move on. You are still going to get married, look amazing and agree to spend the rest of your life with the person you love. So before bridezilla turns into full-scale banshee just take a moment, cry & then sit back and remember this really will all still be such a special and precious day for you. Try not to get to caught up on getting your wedding dress wet and dirty – it will get dirty even on a dry summers day, they just seem to attract dirt.
Did you know in some cultures it is actually seen as good luck if it rains on your wedding day so whether you are superstitious or not we can all appreciate a bit of extra luck on a wedding day.
Once you have gotten over (hopefully) the bridezilla moment you need to go full steam ahead with plan B. Now if you are an avid OUW reader you will know how much we love a backup plan – but seriously who doesn’t?? We even teamed up with Sam from SDCelebrations to bring you a really long list of wedding day back up plans should the worse happen very recently. The reason we love a backup plan is because they are life savers. Should it rain on your special day and you have a beautiful backyard wedding planned you will save yourself a lot of tears if you know what plan B is in advance and how to perfectly execute it. Queue the cute umbrellas you have already purchased, white wellies and the gazebos for the garden.
And if we can just offer you one big tip about your backup plan – you need to love it! You need to be happy with this plan as a wedding day. Love your plan B as much as the main plan (or nearly) and you won’t be disappointed.
GET CREATIVE WITH YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER
And finally, embrace the weather and get creative with your photographer. Ok so you can’t have that shot of you and the other half in front of the beautiful country house venue you have – but is that necessarily a bad thing? You now get to have loads of other amazing shots that most other couples probably don’t even think about. Explore the venue and find the special shots just for you two. If you had a good back up plan, you will have already discussed this eventuality and know exactly where you are heading for your photographs now.
Think outside spaces that are still covered from the rain. These can be covered walkways, arches, or even overhanging trees. And of course, explore inside your lovely venue and see what it has to offer.