I saw many posts of a bride stressing out about the weather, especially rain, so I decided to write this article to help plan for plan B. It was rainy for my own wedding and the same repeated at our recent wedding we planned. So here are some tips for a rainy wedding day from my experience:
You might not get to do the first look where you desired or those dreamy sunset photos, but it’s ok. Prioritize family photos because getting everyone together in a nice outfit is rare. You can always do a post-wedding couple photoshoot after the wedding on a nice day with your photographer. It’s actually more common than you think.
If you’re going to step out in the rain for photos, just know that that train is soaked and full of dirt. You might not want to bustle it afterward. A change of clothing will make you feel better. Depending on his suit and how heavy it rained, this might also apply to the groom.
Also, do not stress regarding the wet wedding train. It actually won’t show up on photos.
Get clear umbrellas, even refurbished ones, from Amazon with 2 days’ shipping, and you can resale them afterward. You don’t have to buy it until the week of, and you are certain it will rain.
This point is here mainly for US weddings. People easily slip and fall even indoors. Ask the venue if they can put some mats down to avoid that.
Even though you might already settle on a looser and let-down hair or Hollywood style, make the executive decision that morning with your hairstylist. The curl might not hold well in the rain. Well, it’s not just about curls, so I just have to remind you of our oldest and one of the most popular articles about bridal hairstyles.
Get some umbrellas available at the parking area if it happens to be outside. Some guests might not come as prepared, and they’ll be soaked coming in. Our venues usually have valet parking and provide umbrellas for our guests.
Both for your mental and also vanity’s sake. My mom was stressed, so in all her photos, she looked pissed! Just smile away no matter what happens.