10 tips for surviving a rainy wedding day

How to keep your cool if it starts raining on your wedding day, with a little help from Alanis Morissette.
Photo | Ivan Zamanuhin
Photo | Ivan Zamanuhin

1. Keep your cool
Yes, despite all your silent prayers, it is raining on your wedding day. Annoying, sure, but you know what? There’s nothing you can do about it, so might as well embrace it. No use crying over spilt milk and all that.

2. Think fast
Is there anything that was relying on the good weather that needs to change? Have a think and make a plan of action.

3. Be decisive
You will need to make snappy decisions. For example, should welcome drinks be had indoors instead of in the venue garden? Quickly text your caterer or event planner to check you’re on the same page.


4. Trust your suppliers
Now it’s time to relax and get pampered, you need to let the professionals do their job.

5. Have a singalong with your bridesmaids
Because when else can you legitimately belt out Alanis Morissette’s “it’s like raaaaaaiiiinn on your wedding day”? Exactly.

6. Go for cool accessories
Fun umbrellas and wellies will look really cool in those wedding pictures AND keep you nice and dry to walk down the aisle in style. (Hopefully you will have planned to purchase these a few days before as a plan B).


7. Take it all in
You might’ve been hoping for sunshine, but there’s something very romantic about those rain drops, so take a moment to appreciate it. And you know what they say about it raining on your wedding day…

8. Have fun with the pictures
Some of the most beautiful wedding pictures we’ve seen have been taken in the rain, so don’t take all your pictures indoors and let your photographer unleash his/her creative spirit.

9. Be ready for your close up
Equally though, there might be a chance that the rain might stop for a few minutes for you to get some nice outdoor shots, so when it does, be ready to grab your partner and rush out. You might even be lucky enough to snap a rainbow.

10. Have fun
Rain isn’t ideal, we’ll give you that, but isn’t marrying your true love the most important thing of all? So forget about the rain and ENJOY your big day, it’ll only come once (hopefully!).


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