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How To Handle Rain On Your Wedding Day

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Almost every little girl pictures her wedding day with a fluffy white dress, beautiful flowers, and a handsome groom. But very few little girls dream of a wet and dreary wedding day. Unfortunately for those of us who live in the real world, some have to deal with exactly this. There are many happy endings that start with a rainy wedding day. Also, remember, it means good luck if you have raindrops on your big day. I remember one of my college roommates getting married and it was supposed to POUR on her special day. We brainstormed and planned for the weather, and it may have been one of the most beautiful wedding days I can remember. It's not the end of the world, brides-to-be! Sit back, relax, and pull out the galoshes because even on a rainy day, it's the end result that really counts.

Last-Minute Rainy Wedding Day Preparation

It goes without saying that every bride needs to be prepared for all situations. Not only should she have the foresight to bring a needle and thread, bandages, and waterproof mascara, but she also needs to be prepared for rain on the big day, too. Think ahead and purchase cute matching rain boots and umbrellas for your bridal party. There are so many options and styles out there in this day and age. Bring lots of supplies to touch up after you've been outside in the rain. Whether it's for pictures or the actual ceremony, you'll want some extra hairspray and powder to touch up before you see friends and family. And remember that you may have less frizz if your hair is in an updo rather than leaving it down.

Planning Ahead for Venue Options

When choosing any outdoor venue, always be sure that there is an indoor option. If you have your ceremony outside, ask about a gazebo for your wedding party. If the reception is outside, be sure to ask about renting reception tents. Those are heavy-duty and will be perfect to give you a dry outdoor party in the rain. If you want to have pictures outside but are dealing with a potential downpour, ask about an indoor space that may have a beautiful fireplace, room with a striking window, staircase, or luxurious formal furniture.

Trust Your Vendors

When you choose a venue, caterer, and photographer, you probably choose those with a great deal of experience and a good reputation. It's a good idea to remember that the majority of your vendors have dealt with rain before. Photographers know just how to get great pictures, even when there's precipitation involved. They also know a lot about lighting and how to get a great background using a floor-to-ceiling window with the rain in the background. Besides, a bride and groom walking in the rain under an umbrella is very romantic.

It's important to remember that your wedding is about you and not about the things that may go slightly wrong. You'll remember more about that wonderful day when you said "I do" and how special it was than what was happening outside.