Let’s be honest: no couple hopes for rain on their wedding day. But even the most fastidious brides and grooms can’t always predict the weather, and there’s always a chance that the heavens will open during your special day. Does that mean the day is ruined? OF COURSE NOT! There are many things you can do to salvage a rainy wedding day— and even get some great photos in the process. You can pair the bride’s dress with some cute rain boots. You can pass out matching umbrellas for guests, bridesmaids, and groomsmen. You can even brave the storm for a romantic rainy photoshoot (you might even snag a shot with a rainbow)! Scroll down for wedding ideas and tips you’ll want to save for a rainy day.
Rent a clear tent. “Rainy weather” doesn’t have to mean “indoor wedding”. In fact, quite the opposite! We LOVE the idea of renting a clear-top tent for an open-air wedding in the rain. The tent provides completely unobstructed views of the sky, the raindrops make for some beautifully ambient white noise, and the romance factor will go through the (transparent) roof. Make sure the tent also has clear sides to protect your guests from wet gusts of wind. And if it’s a chilly day, you may want to rent portable heating towers as well to keep your guests comfortable.
Bring umbrellas. Clear umbrellas are your best bet for wedding photos since they won’t obstruct the view or cast a shadow on your faces. If you have your heart set on taking pictures outside, an umbrella or two for you and your partner are a must. You may even want to consider giving them out as bridal party gifts for the group shots. Although transparent umbrellas are preferred by photographers, we can’t help but swoon over the more colorful options.
Dance in the rain. No, not literally (unless you don’t mind getting soaked!), but you can tie in the dreamy weather—while staying dry—with an appropriate first dance song, like “She’s My Kind of Rain” by Tim McGraw.
Drink it up. Serve up “Dark and Stormy” signature cocktails consisting of dark rum, ginger beer, and a slice of lime. And although it doesn’t typically come garn
-Jenna Miller, Creative Director at Here Comes the Guide