Apr 11

Oh Rainy Wedding Day…

I spent the first part of my week in Chicago, while they had a little rain, I was able to escape from the floods we are seeing in West Michigan.   I will be the first to admit my distaste for rain – it makes my hair go flat, my pant legs get wet and it creates an overall muddy mess.

On the other hand, there is something sensual and romantic about the rain.  It brings people together, it creates a reason to spend the day snuggling on the sofa with a good book or movie (or maybe you’re favorite wedding blog!)  Even if you see the beauty in the rain, it’s probably not the weather you would ideally pick on your wedding day.  But don’t despair, instead feast your eyes on these beautiful images captured of couples who were able to weather the storm.

Rainy Wedding Photo

Rainy Wedding Day

yellow rain boot and umbrellas

Rainy Day Photos1

So how do you plan for rain?

Check the weather.  If you’re planning an outdoor wedding, I am fairly certain weather is one of your biggest concerns, so you’ll probably check the 10 day forecast, as well as 9 days before and so on.  If there is a strong possibility for rain, start brainstorming.  How can you avoid this being a disaster?  What cute props can you pick up for some rainy day photos?  Can you find umbrellas in your wedding colors?

Have a backup plan. If your ceremony is outside, is there a small local church you can have on standby?  Or can the ceremony be moved to the reception site (providing the reception is indoors)?  Does your venue provide you with a backup?

Pack an extra-large bridal emergency kit.  Include an extra pair of shoes (or rain boots!) as well as lots of waterproof mascara and you might want to consider having a blow-dryer handy.

Inform your guests.  Have someone stationed at the original ceremony site and redirect them to the new location.  If most of your guests are staying at one hotel, ask the staff to help you deliver a note detailing the change of plans.  Allow extra time and consider delaying the ceremony just a little so no one shows up as you’re walking down the aisle.

In all your planning, don’t forget the best part of rain… the rainbow!!!

Rainbow Wedding Photo

{1. Photo by HRM Photography / 2. Photo by Onelove Photography via Love and Lavender / 3. Photo by Cade Martin  /  4.  Photo by Vesic Photography  /  5.  Photo by Lucinda Photography via Intimate Weddings  /  6.  Photo by JMK Photos via Borrowed and Blue  /  7.  Photo by Gia Canali via Rangoli}

Do these images have you almost hoping for rain on your wedding day?  I feel like I should grab an umbrella and go dance in a puddle!!!  Happy Thursday!


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