5 TIPS ON EMBRACING RAIN ON YOUR WEDDING DAY

So we are in the UK after all… even in the hight of summer there is always of a massive chance of rain on your wedding day in this country!  I know none of us want rain on our wedding day, and no one ever plans rain for their wedding, but if it does rain it’s always handy to prepare yourself emotionally and practically.

Bride + Groom covered in confetti - by Philippa James Photography - What if it rains on your wedding day

1. PLAN FOR RAIN EMOATIONALLY

Hope for the best weather obviously, but whatever you do prepare for the worst, emotionally.

If you are planning an outdoor ceremony, or festival wedding, have a plan in place which you can embrace on the day if you need to.  Emotionally get your head around it now, because if it does pour down with rain you really don’t want it to be consumed by negative thoughts about it.  By having this option all ready planned out it means you won’t be fretting about it the morning of your wedding.

Be prepared for rain on your wedding day - blog post by Philippa James Photography

2. PLAN FOR RAIN PRACTICALLY

Again; hope for the best but whatever you do you must have a plan for the worst.

The way to plan for option B, is to think that people don’t like the rain, and they certainly don’t like getting wet… so if you can just make sure you cover them either by a roof, or a brolly, or a marquee, then you’re cool

3. GET IN SOME BROLLIES

So, if it’s looking a bit grey get some umbrellas in or find out if your venue has umbrellas that you can borrow.  Get yourself a fancy one that you wouldn’t mind in the photographs.  Bright umbrellas can look really cool but bare in mind that the colour will usually be reflected on your face.

5 tips on embracing rain on your wedding day - blog post by Philippa James Photography at The Oxford Wedding Blog

4. GET SOME WEDDING WELLIES

Put a pair of the coolest wellies on standby, get creative with coordinating your wellies with your dress, or just bring what you have!!  My bridesmaids bought me a very cool gold pair of wellies which were perfect to have on stand by.

Rain on your wedding day - blog post by Philippa James Photography from The Oxford Wedding Blog

5. YOUR ATTITUDE TOWARDS THE WEATHER WILL SET THE TONE

You are not responsible for the weather, but you are responsible for your attitude towards it.  Your guests will feed off this and if you are skipping around in puddles with a big grin, they will surely join in.  Don’t be a sour puss – deal with it.

For my festival wedding I really didn’t want a plan b, I just wanted to skip and dance with all my besties through a field and down the isle under the sky, so unless it was torrential I would have done it in the rain. There was however plenty of shelter: house, marquee and a dancing barn for later on.

Follow these tips and you shouldn’t panic.  It’s going to be an amazing day no matter what, make sure you are flexible with things to fit around the rain, and just embrace it.

For more tips on your wedding day, check out these blog posts: WEDDING IDEAS

 

 

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