Post # 1
Hi Bee’s– I’m getting married Saturday (yay!) but the forecast is looking nasty where I live. 90% chance of rain/thunderstorms. The ceremony and reception are inside so the only thing it would impact is pictures, but im still kind of bummed about it.
Was it supposed to rain on your wedding and did it not? Give me some words of encouragement! 🙂
Post # 2
Yes it was supposed to rain on my wedding day and it didnt at all. I even overnighted a 10 pack of white umbrellas from amazon to the hotel for the bridal party/pics. In the end… it was hazy/cloudy but bright, no rain, which is ideal lighting for photos. I returned the umbrellas 🙂
Just decide right now that this is out of your control and you arent going to worry about it (besides maybe overnighting some umbrellas 🙂 ) Rain is good luck and makes for some romantic photos. Youre whole event is indoors anyway. Its going to be fine no matter what. So dont have a melt over the weather.
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Post # 4
I had a 95% chance of rain for my outdoor wedding, so I ending up ordering tents. The day was so dry and sunny that the tents were helpful for shade. It didn’t rain a drop – wasn’t even cloudy!
Post # 5
For our wedding it was nice and sunny pre-ceremony and then when we were en route to the reception it started POURING. Had I read the weather report and seen there was a possibility of rain? Yup. Did my brain then make the connection that I should pack umbrellas in the car for that eventuality? Nope! So, uh, my advice is to go put umbrellas with your wedding gear right now before the excitement and business of the day get ahold of you. My poor brother had to run through the rain to the closest store to buy a couple of over-priced umbrellas for us. He looked like a drowned rat when we walked into the reception.
Definitely not something to worry about. It’s out of your control so what’s the point of fretting? As I expected, my hair entered its usual frizzy state because of the rain and the hem of my dress got filthy and wet from walking down the street. But it didn’t matter! I was still the beautiful bride so who cares? Didn’t affect my enjoyment of the day one bit. Like you, everything was indoors so none of the guests cared either.
Post # 6
I had torrential rain the day before but on my big day the rain went away. Lucky. There were lots of puddles around my venue but I just had to pick up my dress and step over them!
Go by the weather forecast the day before, not what’s coming up now. Mine was correct. It was hard to believe but the rain did go away as promised!
I’m actually very glad there was no blaring sun- it just gets in your eyes and makes you squint and highlights your worst, most prominent features.
There should be a break in the rain so plan photos around that. Photos on gloomy days are always more flattering anyway. Chat to your photographer and work out a back-up plan for if the rain really is relentless. There might be a room in your venue that has great natural light. Make sure the photographer knows the venue in advance so they are not caught out. I actually chose to have some of our portraits inside and they came out just as nicely as the outside ones. Good luck!
Post # 7
bridetobeinCLE: not my wedding, but my friends 4 years ago – they had it at a National Trust property which is usually open to the public. The day before there was torrential rain & flooding so they had to close the venue! The forecast was to be the same on her wedding day but on the actual day we woke up to lovely sunshine & it stayed sunny all day! And because they’d closed the place due to the floods we had the place to ourselves all day!
Annnddd a more recent one – my hen do last Saturday, the forecast was for it to start raining at 1pm and to continue until the early hours… we didn’t see a drop of rain all day 🙂
Fingers crossed for you!!
Post # 8
There was about a 70% chance of thunderstorms the day of my wedding. Even the day of there was still about 50-60% chance. I think it rained for about 10 minutes right before our ceremony (which was indoors) but the storms ending up holding off until the early morning hours the next day. Sending positive thoughts your way for a beautiful wedding day!
Post # 9
Was supposed to rain on our wedding. We hired/bought:
– 2 x times gazebos for outdoor ceremony and canapes
– five really pretty umbrellas
– 1 pair of purple gumboots for me
The venue provided heaters etc.
It rained all morning, then it cleared beautifully for our ceremony and pics. Still a fair bit of cloud around but it looked stunning rolling into the valley. Then it rained again during the reception.
So ya, it worked out well 🙂 Be 100% prepared for rain and it won’t, it’s how things work :p
Post # 10
Honestly, thank you bee’s so much! It really helped to calm my nerves reading your experiences.
And you all are right, its out of my control and I just need to accept that.
*making lemonade out of lemons*
Post # 11
My photographer told me the weather people just stick their hands out of the window and basically don’t know what to expect themselves for the most part.
Post # 12
Two days before our wedding there was an 80% chance of precipitation, with big thunder storms starting the hour before our ceremony and continuing all evening. I was devastated because I never saw myself getting married indoors.
The day of, not a single rain drop! Not even grey skies! Sunshine all day long.
Post # 13
I think rain pictures can be really nice! It will work out even if it rains. I second buying some umbrellas. I have over 100 unused umbrellas left over from my wedding for anyone that lives in Houston is looking for umbrellas.
Post # 14
Our wedding last weekend (June 4) and they were calling for 80% chance of rain early in the week then it got lower as the days passed. 30 seconds after our (outdoor) ceremony was over, it started to rain.