The Importance of Having a Rain Plan for Your Wedding Day by guest blogger Kacey Bradley of The Drifter Collective
Whether you're getting married on a warm spring weekend or a chilly autumn evening, you need to plan your wedding festivities around whatever the weather may throw at you. Rain, snow or shine, the day must go on.
If you cringe at the thought of rain on your wedding day, you're not alone. It's difficult to consider the possibility that such an important event might not live up to your expectations. No matter how much you don't want to think about it though, you need to have a plan for dealing with rainy weather, especially if you're having an outdoor wedding.
You don't have to rely on perfect weather to have a great wedding. By creating a rain plan for your wedding day, you can put control over your celebration back into your own hands.
Spare Yourself Last-Minute Stress
One reason you need to have a backup plan for your wedding is to spare yourself the last-minute stress of adjusting. On your wedding day, you don't want to be scrambling to change your plans. Regardless of whether or not it rains, you should be able to relax and enjoy the moment.
Having a rain plan allows you to enjoy your wedding with the knowledge that everything will work itself out. By planning, you ensure that you'll be able to focus on your love instead of the weather.
Avoid last-minute stress by including a chance of rain in your wedding planning from the start. Talk to your venue about their options for weather mishaps. And if you're holding an outdoor wedding no matter what, book a tent even before you know the weather forecast. Make sure you work with vendors who have experience accommodating clients no matter the climate.
Keep Your Guests Comfy
Having a backup plan also allows you to provide accommodations to keep yourself and your guests as comfortable as possible. If you're worried about the possibility of rain or chilly weather, consider how you can stay warm and dry without stopping the fun.
There are plenty of ways to keep guests warm and happy at a rainy outdoor wedding. You might plan to serve hot drinks, hand out blankets or provide cute umbrellas that match your wedding's color scheme.
If you're holding your reception outdoors under a tent, also consider how you can warm your covered spaces. Attendees will thank you for providing space heaters. By keeping your guests comfortable, you can ensure that they'll enjoy your wedding day despite the weather.
Protect Your Decor
Planning for rain on your wedding day also helps protect your decor from damage. Whether you want to protect the DIY decorations you made or the rented furniture you'll need to return in mint condition, your rain plan should include steps to shield your outdoor materials from harm.
In the event of rain, keep all delicate decorations like flowers and paper ornaments underneath your tent. To avoid paying damage fees for furniture, consider renting pieces made to withstand wear from the elements like wooden furniture that is made for the outdoors. The right wood benches should have no trouble standing up to a little rain.
By choosing your decor carefully and protecting it from damage, you'll ensure your wedding looks as beautiful in the rain as it does in your imagination.
Enjoy the Moment
On your wedding day, you and your partner should enjoy sharing your love with your friends and family. No weather should stop you from doing that.
Set up rain plans with your hair and makeup artists as well as your photographer so that the only thing you must worry about is enjoying yourself. Waterproof mascara goes a long way whether it's raining or not.
Even if it rains on your wedding day, feel confident that everything will work itself out. If you're enjoying yourself, nothing can ruin your day. Embrace the weather, whatever it may be, and focus on this special moment.
Plan for Anything
Though most couples prefer clear skies on their wedding day, people can't control the weather. However, you don't have to surrender your plans to storm clouds. A rainy wedding day can hold buckets of magic and excitement.
By planning for all weather possibilities, you can make sure that you and your guests will have a memorable experience for the right reasons.
Kacey Bradley is the blogger behind The Drifter Collective, an eclectic lifestyle blog that expresses various forms of style through the influence of culture and the world around us. Kacey graduated with a degree in Communications while working for a lifestyle magazine. She has been able to fully embrace herself with the knowledge of nature, the power of exploring other locations and cultures, all while portraying her love for the world around her through her visually pleasing, culturally embracing and inspiring posts. Along with writing for her blog, she has written for sites like U.S. News, SUCCESS, Ruffled, and more!