We all know that catchy line “It’s like rain on your wedding day” from the song “Ironic” by Alanis Morissette, but only a few women actually plan a wedding that will include rain. The reality, on the other hand, reveals something different – there are many women who said ‘yes’ not paying attention to the pouring rain, and yet they had a wonderful wedding. How is this possible?
The first thing you need to do in order to pull through the rain on your big day is to avoid feeling low because of this and stop picturing yourself jumping over puddles of mud, struggling not to ruin your wedding dress. Even if you didn’t forecast the rain, you can still walk down the aisle and shine while dressed in your perfect mermaid wedding dress – you won’t have to wear an ugly raincoat. Nevertheless, to avoid being taken aback by the rainy weather on your wedding day, you need to plan everything in advance. Here are a few tips for you to not just survive but make the most of your rainy day wedding.
1. Rainproof your wedding venue
You can either plan your wedding indoors, which is one of the best things to do if you want to make sure rain stays outside your wedding reception – like an uninvited guest. However, if you have chosen an outdoor venue, make sure it also has indoor facilities. If the heavens do open, make arrangements for the ceremony and the reception to be inside. In case there is no indoor facility in the venue, make sure there are at least tents and canopies available or take it upon yourself to have them ready if the weather looks bad.
2. Keep your hair and makeup intact
If you want to rock a ponytail and no makeup at all, it’s perfectly acceptable. But if you don’t want the damp conditions to ruin your million dollar looks, make sure you know how to deal with your make-up and hair just in case it drizzles. Pop off to the retail outlet to stock up on waterproof products. Get yourself water-resistant mascara, a humidity-defying cream blush, and that brolly! You can also talk with a professional hair and make-up stylist or refer to magazines and blogs for some handy tips.
3. One dress is not enough
After a months-long search, you have finally found your dream ball gown wedding dress, and the last thing you would want to do is drag it through muddy puddles. Why not have a lace wedding dress as well? Is this a wee bit excessive to have two dresses? Well, maybe. Is it an absolutely fun way to indulge your every whim on the most wonderful day of your life? Totally! Having two wedding gowns means you do not have to get in a lather about escaping in a bit of a rainfall, even if it means your dress getting somewhat damp. You always have a spare one!
4. Make the most of your wedding pictures
What could be more romantic than a portrait session in the rain? Picture having photographs in your lovely A-line wedding dress cuddled up under an umbrella with your man! If you are willing to step out in the showers, then you can get some spectacular wedding portraits. Don’t worry about your snapper, professional camera equipment is weather sealed and clothes dry!
Accessorizing is an excellent way to make the most of the weather if there is a torrent of rain. Be it colorful umbrellas for your bridesmaids, or wellington boots for you to change into if you decide to splash in the puddles. You can also carry a gorgeous wrap or a blanket to keep you warm and to complement your already perfect look. Who cares about the rain?
6. Embrace the rain
When all is said and done, try not to get worked up about the downpour at all. Instead of driving yourself crazy putting in weeks before your big day checking the weather forecast, let it rain and focus on a great time with your man. After all, you only marry once!
Rain is considered to be a good sign, owing to the fact that it’s said to bring blessings. It is also believed to represent a new day, washing away all the things bad. In some cultures, you can also find a connection between rain and fertility. Contrary to a popular belief that rain brings drops from the sky, symbolizing sorrow and misfortune for the future couple, rain is actually a pretty good sign for a wedding. So, enjoy your big day and don’t let the weather ruin it.