So It Rains On Your Wedding Day – Now What?
What’s every bride’s worst nightmare? You guessed it, rain on the wedding day! However, it’s a very real possibility. And, it can be a problem if you’re at an outdoor venue with no backup plan. To ease the stress, do not ignore the possibility; plan for it! It’s better to be safe than sorry, right? So, here’s what to do if it rains on your wedding day.
Move Under Shelter
If you’re planning on having the ceremony and/or reception outdoors, you simply must have a backup plan. It could rain, snow, hail, or anything. Plan on renting a tent or having an indoor area you can move to at the last minute. A tent is even a good idea for Plan A since it can also provide shade from the baking sun. Coordinate all of this with your venue and other vendors. Unlike you, they’ve planned many weddings and will know exactly what to do in rainy situations. But please, don’t make your guests sit through an outdoor wedding in the rain – have 👏🏻 a 👏🏻 backup 👏🏻 plan! 👏🏻
Okay, so it sucks that you woke up to rain on your big day. We get it, we really do. But this is still your wedding day and the biggest day of your life! You’re allowed a few minutes to be annoyed or upset, but then you gotta get over it. Because what else are you going to do?! Embrace the rain – dance in it, play in it, and take awesome photos while you do. Oh, and if you’re worried about the mud all over the bottom of your dress?? You’re never going to wear it again!
Consider picking out cute umbrellas that go with your wedding colors and vibe for you and your groom. That way you never have to risk your hair or makeup getting ruined on the way to and from getting ready, to the ceremony, to photos, and to the reception. Also, umbrellas make for super cute outdoor photos, especially the clear ones! Having umbrellas for your guests is also an option (and/or a must) if you don’t have a backup plan that includes a tent or indoor space. At the very least, you could provide umbrellas for the guests during the ceremony.
Listen, no one is going to see your fancy heels under your dress anyways. We know, we know, it’s not always about that, but if it’s downpouring as you’re walking down the aisle, you’re going to want rainboots. Get white ones, get cute ones, monogram your new name on them, whatever you want! Just don’t risk the mud in stilettos and end up falling or struggling to walk.
Change Hair and Makeup
If you can’t tell, we’re all about backup plans for the rain. So, while we’re not telling you to automatically switch up your hair and makeup for a 30% chance of rain, we do think you should have a plan in place for a downpour. If your hair is super fine and doesn’t hold a curl, maybe down, loose waves isn’t the way to go. Talk to your hair and makeup artist to see which style would work best for you AND the rain. The same goes for your makeup.
Just remember, rain is not the worst thing that can happen on your wedding day. You still get to marry the love of your life, and that’s awesome no matter how you look at it. Some even say rain is good luck! Plus, if you’re anything like one of our staff members, you’ll get some amazing photos out of it! Just remember these 4 words – have a backup plan.