Mother Nature's Wedding Present: 11 Ways Rain Will Improve Your Wedding Day
When asked about their worst wedding day fears, brides will always list bad weather right at the top. They want everything to be perfect and rain doesn’t play into that equation.
Or does it?
Rainy days have advantages sunny days can’t touch, especially when it comes to a romantic wedding setting. And since you can’t control the weather, it’s always best to prepare for whatever Mother Nature blesses you with.
Let’s look at 10 ways having rain on your wedding day can be a blessing in disguise.
1. Rain Creates a Romantic Atmosphere
Some of the most romantic scenes in movies happen in the rain. Think about it… the kissing, the dancing, the love; all level up when it rains. And for your wedding day, you deserve nothing less than an Oscar-worthy day!
Rain gives an instant romantic atmosphere. From the sound of rain on rooftops and windows, to the cuddle-inducing rumbles of thunder. It will wrap your day in a cozy, romantic ambiance that you can’t get any other way.
2. It Means Good Luck
Many brides believe the worst thing that can happen on their wedding day is for it to rain. But in many cultures, that’s simply not true. In fact, it symbolizes good luck for the marriage ahead.
The major meanings a rainy wedding day carries with it is cleansing, fertility, renewal, and unity. It gives your special day a fresh start, washes away all the bad memories from the past, and gives you and your spouse a new chapter to start together.
3. Rain Helps Your Wedding Flowers Last Longer
You took extra time picking out your reception centerpieces and the floral arrangements are the things dreams are made of. The last thing you want is for anything to ruin the look you’re going for!
That’s where the rain can help.
A rainy day tends to make the air cooler. The clouds prevent direct sunlight and humidity adds a touch of moisture to the air. All of which your wedding flowers will love.
Without the heat, dry air, and harsh direct light, your flowers are less likely to wilt.
4. It Helps Create Great Wedding Photos
Rain is a natural light diffuser, which will add a romantic softness to your wedding photos. It’s like a photo filter direct from Mother Nature!
Many photographers will tell you some of their best photographs happened during a rainy wedding day. The mist and moodiness of a cloudy sky is not something easily recreated when it’s bright and sunny.
If you think rain is a possibility on your wedding day, pick a photographer who is comfortable shooting in the rain and has lots of creative ideas to make it work in your favor.
5. It Brings Your Guests Together
Your wedding day is all about celebrating with family and friends. And while an open-air reception is bright and airy, it doesn’t give the intimate feeling you may be after.
Rain can help you improve that very thing. By putting your reception under a tent or into a venue, your guests will huddle closer together.
So don’t think about rain ruining your plans, think of it as letting you be closer to the ones you love.
6. Your Vendors Will Be on Their A-Game
Vendors are normally pretty good about keeping the bride happy. But if you have rain on your wedding day, they will go the extra mile to keep a smile on your face.
That’s because the last thing anyone wants is to have an upset bride, which they think rain will cause. Your vendors will pay closer attention to details, be extra careful on set up, and do everything they can to keep you happy.
7. You May Have a Wedding Day Rainbow
Whether you think there’s a pot of gold at the end of every rainbow or the Land of Oz is on the other side of it, rainbows are special.
And how many people do you know have a natural rainbow appear on their wedding day?
A rainbow won’t happen without the rain, so if the drops start to fall, embrace it. You may get to have the unique experience of having a colorful wedding gift from Mother Nature herself.
8. Rain Can Help Upgrade Your Wedding Decor
You may have hoped for an outdoor wedding, but if rain forces you inside, know that all hope is not lost. You can have just as beautiful of a day inside; with perks you may not have thought about.
Adding lighting or overhead twinkle lights can give a romantic glow. You can add more flowers for an outdoor feel. And it may surprise you, it may be more gorgeous than you thought it could be.
You also have the added bonus of not having to deal with bugs. That kind of win works for any decor.
9. It Allows You to Inject a Little Playfulness
Sure, your wedding day is all about romance. But what’s a special day without injecting some personality into it as well?
Having rain on your wedding day will allow you to loosen up a bit. Take some fun pictures with colorful rain boots. Get umbrellas for the entire wedding party and take candid photos.
Allow yourself to get a little wet if you can! Facing a rainy wedding day with a great attitude will make the day that much more special.
10. It Can Help Your Guests Be More Comfortable
If heat and allergies threaten to put a wedding day damper on your guests, rest easy the rain will wash those troubles away.
The sunshine is great, but it can cause your guests to be out in excessive heat. This can leave them sweaty and cranky, the exact opposite of what you want. And those daytime allergens will leave guests sneezing throughout your ceremony.
The rain will wash the air, leaving a cooler, cleaner atmosphere on your special day.
Let Rain on Your Wedding Day Be a Silver Lining
You can’t control the weather, but you can control how much you enjoy your day. With these tips, having rain on your wedding day will let you see the silver lining on any storm cloud that heads your way.
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