The beautiful wedding of Lisa & Montana barely saved from rain – Photo Courtesy: Frank Jania
As annoying as it would be to have ten thousand spoons when all you need is a knife, it is even more irritating to wake up on the morning of your special day and see clouds in the sky.
Although most of the situations in Alanis’s whiny 90s tune are not actually ironic, she hit the nail on the head when it comes to a scenario that anyone would find disappointing to say the least. You have planned your wedding day for months and months, so why did it have to rain on this day of all days?
The best thing to do is to anticipate the possibility of rain and to have a backup plan just in case. A rainy day doesn’t have to ruin a wedding and if you have a great plan to deal with the rain, you will be having so much fun that you won’t even notice the showers outside. Besides, old tradition says that rain on your wedding day is good luck!
An In-Tents Situation
If you have planned an outdoor wedding, rain can be a real headache. However, a great solution can be to hire a tent for your outdoor reception. That way, when it starts to pour, you will have somewhere dry where everyone can eat, dance and chat. There are many huge tents out there which allow you to roll down the sides to protect your guests from gusts of wind and blowing rain.
If it has been very wet, you might also want to choose a tent which has a floor which can protect your guests’ feet from the muddy wet ground.
The Great Indoors
If the rain and the wind are just too much, you could also have a backup plan to host your wedding indoors. Although this is not as romantic as having a summer reception out in the garden, it might be the more practical solution on a rainy day.
There are lots of gorgeous indoor venues where you could host your wedding reception, such as old castles, stately manor houses, elegant ballrooms and modern conference centres. Make sure that the venue is large enough to accommodate all of your guests and that it has the facilities that you will need. You should also have your backup indoor venue reserved in advance because if the storm clouds start rolling in, you wouldn’t want to find out that it has already been booked.
Rainy Day Beauty Tips
Even though it’s pouring outside you still want to look your best on your wedding day, so how can you water-proof your style? First of all, enlist the help of your bridesmaids to make sure that your wedding dress never touches the wet mucky ground when you are walking outside from the car to the venue. Wear some waterproof boots until you get inside and then change into your pretty white wedding shoes.
Also, think about your hairdo and how you will deal with the frizz that is caused by humidity in the air. You might want to bring along some special styling products to combat the frizz. Perhaps you can trade your loose flowing waves for an updo? You might also need to reapply your makeup after you have been outside, as the moisture will make it run. Give yourself extra time to fix your look so that you are not stressed out at the last moment.
These are just a few things that you can do to deal with rain on your wedding day so that you will still have a great time. Unfortunately, as for how to avoid winning the lottery and dying the next day, I can’t help you there!
Rain on your wedding day? Who would’ve thought? It figures. Plan ahead for a rainy wedding day with party tents and wet weather beauty tips so that your special day can be wonderful in rain or shine.
Author Pippa Rose: As a writer, author Pippa Rose has freelanced because she finds the freedom to be creative in many different subjects very liberating. She likes to write about anything fun but her specialty is probably events and activities.