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8 days to go until our wedding on 5th July, and the forecast is for rain on the 4th, 5th and 6th… Last night FI and I ordered about 40 umbrellas for us and our guests, but I’m still disappointed!
Our reception venue is some absolutely stunning gardens and we chose to have extra canapes and a 2 course meal, rather than having 3 courses, to give our guests more time to enjoy them. I would be so sad if they didn’t get to wander around because they were sheltering! The dinner and dancing will be in a marquee so I just pray the weather holds out until about 4pm, it won’t matter if it rains after then…
I know it’s not the end of the world and that the most important thing is that we get married and enjoy the day, but if anyone can offer some tips, or reassuring stories/photos about rainy weddings that turned out well, that would be wonderful!
On a positive note, I persuaded FI that for me and the bridesmaids, we really needed umbrellas with frills on them. He doesn’t know I have ruffles on my dress 🙂 at least I know if I have to use my umbrella it will go perfectly with my dress!
Thanks bees 🙂
Post # 2
Audrey2: Rain can actually make for some beautiful pictures!!
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Audrey2: I agree, rain can make for some awesome pictures! Also- it’s considered good luck if it rains on your wedding day! It rained on mine and I was stressing it, but cleared up about an hour before the ceremony leaing us with gorgeous partly cloudy skies (great light for the photographer) and cut down that oppressive heat quite a bit!
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- Wedding: January 2015 - Banquet Hall
i think it’d be beautiful
Post # 5
Audrey2: It rained on my wedding day! It was a little different than yours as we had the ceremony outside and the reception was indoors. I have some photos that I shared on this post: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/52514-wedding-recap-tons-of-pro-pics/#axzz35sw68G00 (scroll down, because I posted a second set of photos later)
No one cared that it was rainy – they thought it was cool and unique! Of course, we all hope for the best weather, but the best advice I got was not to let your worry or unhappiness over the rain be seen by the guests! They will never know that the rain was a problem or worry if you don’t let it affect you!
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Audrey2: Congrats! I’m getting married on July 5th as well. It’s been raining here too. My FI has been checking the weather network for the last 2 weeks. I asked him to stop telling me the forecast, it was making me anxious. The way I look at it is that I can’t control the weather. I have a “plan B” in case it rains and that’s all I can do. I’m not going to let mother nature take anything away from my day!
I spoke with my photographer about the possiblity of rain. I was suprised that she had so many ideas/spots that she could use if it did rain and still get great pics. That made me feel so much better knowing no matter what I’d have great pics/memories of my wedding. Personally, I don’t even start to trust the forcast until 2 days beforehand. I can’t recall how many times it called for rain/clouds and at about noon turned into a beautiful day! Even the professionals can’t predict the weather. Have a great wedding:)
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It was supposed to rain on my wedding day. And we had a completely outdoor wedding! Ceremony was. Planned in the open. And dinner/dancing under a tent. But lots. Of tiem spend without cover. For the rehearsal, if didn’t just rain, it poured. Huge storm. Hail. In August. I got upset and then just accepted the fact that I would have to do the whole thing under the tent. Then, come wedding day, not a single drop fell!!! It couldn’t have turned out better!
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I think wedding photos in the rain are THE PRETTIEST!
Post # 9
You can’t control the weather but u can control the way you deal with it. Choose the positive!
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Audrey2: You could also do something cool like this:
Collect rain drops from your wedding day and make a keepsake ornament for your christmas tree or other display item.
Not sure if you are religious at all but I’ve always viewed rain as God’s way of purifying the land for something new to blossom and prosper 😀
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rain is sexy? Lol…I dont’ know, rain was in the forecast for my day as well, I woke up to wet pavement and dripping trees and was just like F it, I’m not looking otu the window anymore. But when I stepped out of the hotel and into the street in my wedding gown, the sun was shining! You never know.
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Soon2BeMrsS: these are stunning, thank you!
BeckyS0: thank you! Ideally it would be great if it doesn’t rain between 2-4, otherwise I don’t care haha! You’re right, I’d rather it wasn’t too hot.
JenGirl: thank you for your story, that gives me hope!
gelaine22: thanks! a lot of people have told me that rain can work really well with the camera, better than bright sunlight 🙂
raspberrymojito: thanks a lot for those wise words. I will definitely keep them in mind. 🙂
dununt3: thanks for the lovely suggestion! and I love your thought about God. I will keep that in mind too 🙂
fresitachulita: thanks, I will hope the sun comes out for me too! I really just want sunshine when our guests are having drinks in the gardens, so if it appears for 2 hours and then goes again that would be fine!
Post # 13
Do you have any kind of a plan B? Rain can mean a sprinkle or it can mean a downpour. I am really hoping you have a backup…..
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hermom: yes, we have a room we can use during the reception drinks if we have to. It just means the guests won’t be able to enjoy the lovely gardens for those couple of hours, which would be a shame as they were the reason we chose the venue. Dinner and dancing will be held in a marquee anyway so that will be fine.
The forecast is for “light rain showers” so hopefully it will be ok!
Post # 15
- Wedding: August 2013 - backyard in the woods
I’ve heard that it’s supposedly good luck to have rain on your wedding day.