Outdoor weddings can feature some of the most beautiful weddings of all, but along with the gorgeous scenery comes the risk of a rainy day. It's a huge bummer to find out that your outdoor plans are going to be affected by rain, but there are a few different ways that you can make the most of it. After all, rain is a part of nature that can be just as beautiful as sunshine.
1. Make a contingency plan
It's just a fact of life that no wedding is ever going to be perfect, and you shouldn't expect yours to be either. If you are holding your wedding outside, start developing a contingency plan in case a storm occurs a few weeks in advance . Go through all the details and decide how you will address them and make things rain-appropriate. Be sure to discuss this with your vendors too. That way, if rain does happen, you won't be so caught off guard.
2. Have umbrellas on hand
If you find out that your wedding day might be rained out, ask your wedding planner to help you find some cute umbrellas that you can give to guests, and find a nice set of parasols that matches your wedding attire as well. You can even take things to the next level by purchasing some Hunter Wellies for your feet. If you don't have it in the budget to purchase umbrellas, send out a memo asking guests to bring their own.
3. Rent a tent
If the area you are getting married in is known for light rain showers, consider renting a tent for your wedding. You will still be able to have your wedding outside, but you won't have to worry so much about the weather, because you 'll have something overhead.
4. Bring the outdoors in
If you absolutely must have your wedding indoors because of the rain, try to add decor that can make your space feel more romantic and outdoorsy. Lush plants and flower bouquets as well as lots of light and air will give you the balance that you need. If you were planning on having a beach wedding, you can even try to incorporate shells into your decor.
5. Serve comfort food
Talk to your caterer if there is rain on the forecast, and see if you can offer some delicious food to warm people up. Soups and warm pastas will help people forget about the cold weather outside and feel much more comfy.
6. Keep guests warm
If you still want to get married outside, your guests will comply - after all, it's your big day! Just make sure to keep them warm and cozy by providing some blankets to wrap up in, and offer hair dryers once you get inside. Little touches like this keep up the luxe feel of your wedding.
7. Have fun!
You can definitely still have a great wedding, even if it rains. The ambiance will make for truly gorgeous, romantic photos, and you can even have your first dance in the rain for a moment no one will forget.