What To Do If It Rains On Your Wedding Day

What To Do If It Rains On Your Wedding Day

It’s time to weather-proof your wedding day…

It’s every bride’s nightmare: rain on your wedding day! Unfortunately, no matter which season you choose to tie the knot, you can’t have any control over unpredictable weather. That especially rings true if you’re saying ‘I Do’ in the UK. So, you need to make sure your celebration is epic, rain or shine. That means you need to have a Plan B in place.


Your wedding day doesn’t have to be a washout, as long as you have a wet weather plan up your sleeve. Luckily for you, we’ve got tonnes of tips on how you can weatherproof your wedding…

Make sure your wedding day is epic, rain or shine...

When choosing your venue, consider all of the spaces it has to offer for your special day.


While you may be imagining guests sipping champagne and canapés in the courtyard, is there somewhere for everyone to go in case of a downpour? Double-check with your venue to see if they have a back-up plan before you book.


Brollies will actually come in handy, even if it doesn’t rain! Ensure you have plenty of umbrellas stocked up, especially for the groomsmen and bridesmaids. You can purchase a statement white umbrella for yourself, and matching brollies for your ‘maids.


Your groomsmen can then hand out an array of mismatched brollies to your guests should they need them. However, if it doesn’t rain (we’ve got our fingers crossed for you), you can use them to shade yourselves from the scorching sunshine. Here’s to wishful thinking, right?


Get your photographer on the case


Your wedding photographer will need to scout out your venue to ensure they have the best backdrops and settings for your photos, including those if it rains. Are there plenty of trees to shelter you from the raindrops, or perhaps your venue has a charming entrance?


Get together with your photographer and get creative, noting down plenty of options ahead of your big day. Don’t forget, your brollies will make fabulous props for your photos.

It’s time to think about the logistical side of things, focusing on the marquee. If you’re having a glorious outdoor celebration with a marquee or tipi, consider your flooring.


While coconut matting may be a little friendlier on the purse strings, it can be a nightmare if it rains – especially for the ladies wearing heels. Make it more comfortable for your guests and invest in wooden-flooring. This way, you won’t even notice if it rains.

Even if you have been daydreaming about a sunshine-filled celebration in the great outdoors, it’s out of your control if it does rain so you may as well embrace it. Swap your bridal shoes for a pair of wellies. And capture some ultra-romantic ‘kissing in the rain’ shots and just have fun!


At the end of the day, you want to marry the love of your life. And your wedding is about the two of you showcasing your love story. Don’t glue your eyes to the weather forecast and don’t let a rainstorm ruin your wedding day! In the meantime, why not find out everything you need to know about your wedding dress shopping experience here.

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