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When planning a wedding, most brides have the worry of possible rain and despite being well intentioned, hearing ‘rain brings good luck’ doesn’t really help you feel better.

While you may not be able to control Mother Nature, you can show her that you won’t let her ruin your day by following this list!

  1. Are any of the events of the day planned to be outdoors? Discuss indoor options with your venue coordinator, just in case the forecast calls for storms.
  2. If possible, consider the possibility of adjusting your wedding day timeline on the fly. Formal photographs may be scheduled to not take place until later in the day, but pushing things back a bit may allow you to have the outdoor photos you were hoping for.
  3. Bring a change of shoes (and socks for the guys!). It isn’t fun to walk around in wet shoes after stepping in a large puddle. If you must walk outside in downpours, throw on a pair of flip flops to save your fancy shoes from getting damaged.
  4. Have a bunch of white or clear umbrellas – just in case! As soon as wedding season starts, my trunk is packed with 12 umbrellas, large enough to fit 2-3 people.
  5. Consider a backup hairstyle. It sounds crazy at first thought, but rain + hair = crazy frizzy curly poof (at least for me!).
  6. A bonus to hiring a pro photographer is their quick thinking! They’ll likely impress you with their ability to give the illusion of outdoor photos, when really you are standing under a cover.
  7. Your dress may get a bit dirty and jumping over puddles will remind you of grade school hopscotch, but remember, no matter what happens during the day, you’re still marrying the love of your life!

How to manage rain on your wedding day

 

 

 

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