As I sit here working I can hear the rain pounding on the pavement and the cars sloshing through the rivulets of water racing down the street.
Working as a wedding planner in a state that quite often has five minute weather…you know… “If you don’t like the weather wait five minutes.” It is always a smart idea when planning something as important as your wedding to have a Plan B or Rainy Day Plan!
Here are a few ideas to make your day special, even if Mother Nature doesn’t exactly agree with you!
Galoshes or rain boots to compliment your colors or your theme:
Umbrellas can be amazing accessories and they can be used rain or shine. Look for brellies that are color coordinated or even have them created with your names and your wedding date on them. Prior to the ceremony the umbrellas can have florals attached to the handle and they can be hung on the back of each chair so that each guest is outfitted properly to either block the sun’s powerful rays or protect their coiffed hair or Sunday best clothing from raindrops. Not to mention…your guests now have a “useful” take-home that can remind them of your fabulous one of a kind day!
Make sure your photographer takes full advantage of your rain gear as well as the weather. Water can make a spectacular addition to photographs, creating some amazing reflective properties and overall romantic affects. Have some black and white shots…leave only certain elements in color, for example the boots, or the umbrellas. Last but not least make sure he looks out for rainbows!!!
There are probably thousands of other ideas out there…but the blanket answer for any wedding is “BE PREPARED.” For an outdoor wedding the blanket answer is “BE PREPARED FOR RAIN!”