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12 Oct
2012
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7 Tips for Preparing for a Rainy Day Wedding

The worst thing about having an outdoor wedding is that you constantly have to worry about rainy weather ruining the day. Even in the most gorgeous locales, rainy weather can rear its ugly head. however, the rainy weather is you have absolutely no control over it. But here are 7 tips for preparing for a rainy day wedding planning ahead, you can stop rainy weather from ruining your gorgeous wedding day.

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Tip 1: Have a plan B

For starters if your having your wedding at an outdoor venue, you most certainly need to have a plan B in place. By having a professional wedding planner to help plan your wedding this plan B will already be in place. You can also utilize the help of a Day of Coordinator to assist on the day of your wedding,as they will also have plenty of first hand experience in dealing with rainy day weddings.

Tip 2: Bridal beauty

Now let’s be vain for a moment. Rain is terrible for hair – even the most coiffed, hair-sprayed of manes. Talk to your hairdresser about making your style as secure as possible for your wedding day and ask them to show your mom or bridesmaid how to recover it if it starts to look a little windswept of frizzy.(Some tips about Looking Stunning with Wedding Updo Hairstyles) This may involve emergency supplies of hairspray, and hair straighteners close to hand. Similarly, don’t risk ruining your wedding shoes on the way to the ceremony to find yourself conscious of them later in the day, with their mud stains and wet blotches. Consider taking a pair of wellington boots which can add a really fun look to your photos if the heavens open; or perhaps buy a second pair of shoes that you can wear outside and change into later in the day. Umbrellas are a very easy contingency to have in place and there are some really pretty or unusual designs around to choose from, which could also double up as a parasol if the sun comes out.

embrace rain weather in weddingTip 3: Think about your guests

It’s not only yourself, your wedding dress and your groom (in that order!) that you have to worry about if the weather is wet on your wedding day. Think about your guests and how they’ll be kept warm and dry too. Perhaps provide the ushers with a supply of umbrellas to hand out to soggy guests and also ensure that they greet guests at the car where possible so they don’t get drenched on the way in to the ceremony or reception. Supplying ponchos for your guests may be taking it a tad too far, so maybe temporary walkways or gazebos are the way forward instead.

Tip 4: Plan ahead

It is always worth planning ahead to ensure that the weather won’t spoil your big day. Looking at the weather forecast might seem obvious, but to a busy bride just before her big day, that will be the last thing on her mind. Instead, it will be spray tans and last-minute dress fittings! Perhaps this should be left to the groom or an usher, but looking ahead at the weather forecast will help you prepare for even the wettest of weathers. It is better to be safe than sorry, especially when your wedding dress and make-up are at stake!

Tip 5: Keep things in perspective

The very best advice is to ensure that you keep things in perspective and enjoy the day as a whole. Whether you are met with showers and storms or glorious sunshine on your wedding day, your day will be perfect no matter what, so long as you’re in the right mindset. It’s also worth knowing that a rainy wedding day is actually considered lucky in some cultures. Similarly, every time it rains after your big day, it will be a nice reminder of the happiest day of your life – especially if there’s a rainbow!

Tip 6: Reserve a tent

Most tent rental companies only require a deposit to reserve the tent and you can get the deposit back if you cancel withing a few days of the wedding( great for those working on a limited budget). This gives you the added security in knowing if you need the tent it is on reserve. If you utilize a weather predictor service online for free you can check what the weather will be like on your wedding day for accuracy before making the final determination if you actually need the tent.

Tip 7: Embrace the rain

Don’t be all bummed because it is not bright and sunny out. Have cute props that you can incorporate into your wedding photos such as chalk boards to write funny phrases, rubber duckies and toy boats to place in puddles of rain to really reflect that you and your mate didn’t let the rain be a dread on your special day but used it as an opportunity to make your day really unique.

Note: No matter what the weather on your wedding, please embrace it with love!

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