Post # 1
ever since we were able to look at the 10 day forecast and saw rain in the picture my heart has been heavy to say the least. we have this gorgeous outdoor ceremony planned and if it rains the ceremony will be ruined.
i feel awful as FI is all giddy and happy this week and here i am silently pouting about the weather. i want to be full of excitement and happiness right now, but all im seeing is a ruined ceremony. i know at the end of the day i’ll still be married to an amazing man, and that this was always a possibility, but i guess i was in denial and all this planning being for nothing is killing me a little right now.
please someone give me some perspective about how great your wedding was even though it rained or didnt go as planned!!!
Post # 3
@bostongirl27: don’t look at the forecast!! It could change by then! I watched the forecast 10 days before our engagement pictures. It said anywhere between 30-80% chance each day and when I checked the morning of our shoot, it said 10% chance and the day turned out to be perfect. I pouted for 10 days for no reason. I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you 🙂
Post # 4
If it doesn’t rain, you can’t get a picture like this (umbrella broke on my husband while we were walking and taking pictures). LOL
Honestly, the quality of photos that came out of the overcast/rain is fantastic. Better than a bright, sunny day where we’d have been squinting.
Post # 5
Posting to see if anyone posts pictures. Looks like we might see some rain too
Post # 6
It started to rain while we were taking our pictures. This was last summer, where we had very few days of rain and cold temps in Ohio; my wedding day was rainy and maybe 70 degrees.
Here is a picture of hubby helping me with my dress so it wouldn’t drag on the wet ground. I also have pictures with a cute white umbrella that I bought the week-of, once I saw rain was in the 10 day forecast (don’t have those on this computer).
Overcast, rainy days are best for photography anyway.
Post # 7
Honestly, you can get some greaaaaaaaaaat photos if it rains! Apparently I’ve heard the lighting from it is a plus for photographers. My friend’s wedding was pretty much a monsoon…we were 2 hours late getting to her bc all roads were flooded (it wasn’t just us, her vendors too!). We managed to get everyone done with 10 mins to spare…
As her limo came up to the church it started to POUR, I’m talking torrential down pour. She realized that she planned that day to a T and the only thing she didn’t have control over was the weather…so she thought you know what screw it I’m getting married I am not letting it ruin this for us…and she got the absolutely most amazing picture of her coming out of the limo where you can see the rain drops and her smiling face…it ended up winning awards at photography contests and was seen in magazines.
So hopefully that helps you! That is what comforts me when I think about it possibly raining on my wedding day. Plus, I’m using her photographer 😉
Post # 8
don’t let possible rain ruin it for you…..I’ve seen gorgeous rain pictures that rival any others. you can’t control the weather. If it rains, have fun with it, (not my pix, but gorgeous examples)
Post # 9
@SoonToBeMrsD921: I’d love to see that!
Post # 10
@GFerg: Oh my god, those are gorgeous pictures. I’m not married yet, but I’m following this thread since this is totally going to happen to me. HAD to have the outdoor wedding!!!
Post # 11
@ldyparadox99: That is a GORGEOUS picture!!
i think i read in Jessica Simpsons wedding book that rain on your wedding day is good luck 🙂
Post # 12
@elley2012: they do say rain on your wedding day is good luck. It rained the morning of my first wedding (and that marriage didn’t work out)…but it did last 16 years. :p ha! 😉 in all seriousness, I think some of the rain pix are more fun than others!
Post # 13
@GFerg: LOL They Do Look Amazing 🙂 I Guess Since Ya Can’t Change The Weather, Have Fun With It!!
Post # 14
Seriously these are some of the cutest wedding pictures ever!!
OP don’t sweat it! Your day will be great!
Post # 15
Well you might have thought that getting married on Friday of the late May Bank Holiday weekend might have meant reasonable weather. But hey! This is England!
So, after a week of sun and reasonable temperatures before and similar weather afterwards, my wedding day was the rainy, chilly sandwich in between. But the light was fantastic and the rain didn’t stop our fun. In fact, the whole day was fabulous. So many photo unique photo opportunities too – here’s a couple of them.
So I can honestly say, don’t worry about rain! It doesn’t have to dampen your day. Although I still feel guilty about losing my friend’s umbrella. I appear to have left it with the man selling organic fruit and vegetables on the bridge where the second picture was taken!
Post # 16
doubt it makes you feel any better and I know there is only so many ‘cute rainy day photos’ one could take.. but they are pretty romantic.