“Don’t like the weather? Just wait a few minutes and it will change!” - Indiana
Planning an outdoor wedding can be worrisome with Indiana’s unpredictable weather. For Cody & Caitlin’s rainy day wedding, they took it all in stride, and even with a smile.
Should rain clouds threaten your wedding, here are some tips on how to salvage that perfect day.
Embrace Plan B
This tip is about mindset, but also about logistics and practicality. It’s not nice (or practical) to have your guests sitting on wet seats or in a rainstorm, even if an outdoor ceremony is what you have been dreaming of all year. Your happy, dry, warm guests will thank you!
Gather your Gear
Find out if your planner or photographer has clear umbrellas (we carry them for our couples!) They are much easier to forgive in photos - and actually make for great props. Offering a basket of guest umbrellas is also a nice gesture.
You also might want to consider rain boots. They can even be super cute white rain boots - or matching bridal party boots (great bridal party gifts, by the way!)
Lead by Example
If you are bummed about your rainy wedding day, your guests will notice your energy, and they will be bummed too. So, live it up on your wedding day! Embrace every moment!
Consider a Change of Attire
Whether your plan is to tear it up on the dance floor, or just to visit with guests all night, you may want to consider a costume change on a rainy day. If you’ve braved the elements to take your photos, you may have a damp heavy gown on your body, and that’s not fun for a 10-12 hour day. Consider a short dress or a jumpsuit.
At the end of your wedding day, here’s what you will remember: all your loved ones in the same room, how it felt, how fast the whole day went by, and how happily exhausted you are. You won’t remember the rain. I promise.