It’s one of those days today, you know the days that even the Met office admit they don’t know what’s going on? The weather forecast said it will rain (a thunderstorm in fact) but as I type this I am sat in my sports bra and running shorts looking like a *insert something really hot here*. My hydrangeas are wondering why I haven’t watered them, as I watch them frazzle in the summer sun… Here’s hoping the rain does come!*
Weather is a subject that goes hand in hand with weddings. It’s an anxiety-provoking subject before the big day and always a go-to topic when it’s all happening too… Good or bad we love to mention it, I guess that’s just part of being British. Wet weddings have become something every couple dreads, which personally makes me very sad to think. In my ideal world everyone just marries the person they love, so happy in that fact that they don’t even notice the weather. A rainy day doesn’t mean we can’t make the very best situation, truth be told I LOVE a wet wedding. Why? Because everyone lets their guard down. The attention is taken away from your appearance and you’re able to just laugh at the craziness of dressing up and celebrating in the rain.
I may be doing a pretty poor job of persuading you that wet weddings can be good, I wouldn’t believe me either if I hadn’t experienced so many different wedding situations. So I will make it simple for you, here are 5 ways you can make rainy weddings work.
1. BE PREPARED…
- Have umbrellas at the ready.
- Take spare shoes.
- Have a small gazebo up. (Handy if too hot also!)
- Take wet wipes.
2. BE BRAVE AND TRUST YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER…
Rainy wedding photos are the very best thing to capture. (In my opinion anyway!)
3. LET YOUR SUPPLIERS SORT IT ALL OUT FOR YOU…
Hire the people you trust and you won’t have to worry about a thing.
4. DON’T WORRY ABOUT GETTING MUDDY…
Everything can be washed, let the memories be made.
5. REMEMBER TO HAVE FUN…
It sounds a little obvious, but embrace the situation and enjoy being with your nearest & dearest.
*For those of you concerned, we later had a deluge and my hydrangeas are very happy.