There are a lot of good reasons it is considered good luck to have a rainy wedding day. From a Hindu tradition that a wet knot is harder to untie (meaning your marriage will be just as hard to unravel) to rain representing a renewal, we love the symbolism. In reality, there’s not a bride out there who doesn’t have a little panic attack at the thought.
If you’re having trouble breathing right now, relax. We’ve got your covered with our top 5 tips on what to do for a rainy day wedding.
- Call your photographer. They will have dealt with wet weather weddings before and can help to put your mind at ease. Discuss possible indoor location shoots close by. You can also talk about the potential of braving the weather and taking pictures in the rain (which mind you can be AMAZING!)
- Buy pretty umbrellas. There are a lot out there and if you end up running after a stranger to ask them where they got theirs, just say it’s for your wedding! Any normal person will understand! Perfect your “I knew it was going to rain all along!” smile and rock a calm, cool vibe. Make sure you also buy a brollie for your bridesmaids (and your groomsmen. You know, if you have the time).
- Pat, dab, dust and smooth. Waterproof mascara & liner will be your best friend and you should opt for cream shadow for a long lasting result. For hair, top knots and braids are easy to maintain in wet weather. If your hairdresser and makeup artist can’t make it to the reception to touch you up, run a setting powder over your face and use a smoothing serum to calm the wet weather flyaways.
- Back up shoes. We have all experienced that beautiful pair of stiletto heels sinking into the grass on a hot sunny day… Now add some water to the mix. For the relaxed bride, bring the fun with a pair of fun wellies to brighten up the gloomy day. If you absolutely must wear heels, a wedge is perfect.
- Embrace it. Brief your guests that your wedding will be happening, it will be wet, and it will be amazing!