Planning an outdoor wedding? You’re gonna want to read this, trust me. Jessica from Experience Events did a FABULOUS job putting together this post today.

A wedding by the beach, cocktails in the garden, pictures by the barn all sound very romantic. Until it rains. But don’t panic, there are a few simple things you can do to ensure all is as magical as it should be on that most special day.  None of which include relying on the “rain is good luck” theory.
First, IF you are planning a wedding that could be impacted by inclement weather make a plan. Not just a rain plan, but a great rain plan! Take the time to really assess the best possible solution to a rainy day. Perhaps it’s renting a second location as backup, putting a reserve on a tent for the ceremony or even a covered walkway. Whatever it is, think about well in advance and come up with a solution that you love.

Because it could be raining.  On your wedding day.  (I know, ugh.)

Eric Limon Photography

Photo by Eric Limon Photography

My advice for those facing a rainy wedding day is simple.

  1. Accept It and Move On. Making “the rain call” can be an exhausting process full of lots of back and forth phone calls, watching the Doppler and rearranging the wedding setups over and over. If it is going to be rainy and make the wedding less than what it could or should be, skip the outside option and move on (and in!)
  2. Look at the Positive. Cloudy days make for amazing photographs and that is something to be happy about. Also I find that when brought inside weddings become more intimate, more connected.
  3. Have Fun with It. Bring your pink wellies, do a “first look” with an umbrella. A few puddles make for sweet pictures and great memories especially if you are smiling through it all.

Casey Connell Photography

Photo by Casey Connell Photography


As I tell our brides, the goal is to have an excellent Rain Plan and never need it-but if nothing else, rain or shine it is going to be one of the best days of your life so enjoy it!

Wow, thank you so much for this post Jessica. Maybe rain isn’t so bad after all. Visit Experience Events on WeddingPlannerLove to learn more about today’s guest writer. :)

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