What to do if it rains on your wedding day? First, don’t panic! As long as there is not a major thunderstorm coming through Southern Pop Events has some great tips for your Rainy Day Wedding.
Tip #1 – Plan for 100% of Rain
When you begin to plan your wedding be sure to have a inclement weather plan on your checklist. Plan for 100% chance of rain from the beginning. Be sure your wedding coordinator knows your rainy day wedding plan and have a specific time on your wedding day timeline where you or your wedding planner decide if your rainy day wedding schedule needs to be executed.
Tip #2 – Always have an Umbrella
You want to be sure at the very least you have an umbrella. Even if your wedding ceremony and reception are located indoors. You never know when a sprinkle will crash the party and you want to be sure you have an umbrella to protect your hair, makeup and dress when exiting your vehicle or walking to one building to the next. Southern Pop Events recommends a clear simple umbrella that way there is no need to color coordinate. Plus, they look dreamy in photographs.
Tip #3 – Check the Forecast
Be sure to check multiple forecasts for your local area. If more than one of those forecasts calls for more than 40% chance of rain, you should expect rain at some point during the day. There are a few apps that can even give you hour by hour forecasts for your location. Your wedding day timeline should have an inclement weather cut off time. This deadline should be the latest you could wait to change your decision and your wedding team to have enough time to setup for plan b. This ensures that your timeline stays relatively intake and your wedding stays dry.
Tip #4 – Waterproof your Makeup
If rain is imminent, you want to be sure to make a effort to waterproof your makeup. I am sure you are pretty familiar with waterproof mascaras and eyeliners but there are also other waterproofing makeup solutions you should check-out. Like E.L.F. Cosmetics Markup Lock & Seal or Makeup Forever/s Aqua Seal Waterproof Liquid Converter. When in doubt, check-in with your make-up artist. They are the professionals and are sure to know exactly what you need for your rainy wedding day look!
Tip #5 Pitch a Tent
Who doesn’t love the idea of an alfresco dinner reception? But for a wedding the reality is this, if you plan to have your reception outdoors, you should have an outdoor tent. If you decide not to have cover available for your guests, even if it sprinkles for a short time, many of your guests will leave which will put quite a damper on your party plans. Also, don’t for get about your wedding vendors. You don’t want to leave your vendors in the rain either; keep it covered so you don’t have to worry about soggy rolls or all that expensive rental furniture. Remember, you will be ultimately responsible for any damage even though you can’t control the weather.
Tip #6 Let it Rain
Our final tip, , let it rain! You can’t control the weather; so don’t let a little rain get in your way of having the best day ever! Believe, as many others do, that rain on your wedding day is a good omen for your marriage and embrace it. You won’t get a do over, so enjoy the day no matter what rain comes your way!