Nervous about the possibility of a rainy wedding day? We completely understand! Even though everyone says that rain is good luck on your wedding day, it can still be scary to think about how you’re going to navigate an outdoor wedding.

We have you covered in today’s post!

Tips + Tricks for Dealing With a Rainy Wedding Day

Here are all of our tips and tricks for navigating a rainy wedding day. These will be helpful whether you already know that rain is in the forecast or if you’re trying to plan ahead.

Stay positive

No matter what, it’s crucial to stay positive! After all, rain on your wedding day is said to be good luck!

Of course, it’s not ideal. And it’s perfectly okay to be upset if they’re calling for rain on your wedding day.

It doesn’t matter if it’s going to be light April showers or a full-on downpour… there can be some awesome perks to having a rainy wedding day!

The rain can give a cozy atmosphere, romantic setting… and think of all the cute umbrella photos! The rain will give your wedding a unique element that not every wedding has.

It’s important to roll with the punches and any spontaneity that may come your way on your wedding day! Remember what’s important: the fact that you and your soon-to-be spouse are embarking on your new life journey together, and the safety of you and your guests!

Talk to your wedding venue

One of the most important things that you should do when planning for a rainy wedding day is to talk to your wedding venue about a plan B.

Ideally, this step should happen before you even sign your contract. However, if you’re reading this, it’s definitely possible that you’ve already already done this.

Regardless of if you have already booked your venue or not, you will want to talk with them about a Plan B. This goes for all parts of your wedding that are going to be outside — cocktail hour, ceremony, or reception.

You want to make sure that there are options there for you in case of bad weather! You shouldn’t have to unnecessarily postpone your weather due to rain or have everyone standing outside in it.

Talk to your photographer

You’ll want to talk with your photographer about potential photo ideas or locations if it ends up raining or storming on your wedding day. You might not want to rely on outdoor locations and sunset pictures!

Any of your desired spots for wedding pictures could change if it ends up raining, so it’s good to come up with a plan B for your photos!

Communicate with your other wedding vendors

Once you have figured plans out with your venue and photographer (with the help of your wedding planner), it’s time to communicate with the rest of your vendors about what your plan is.

Once you have a pretty good idea that it’s going to rain on your wedding day, everyone will need to adjust accordingly. Your vendors will be able to guide you accordingly!

Buy some rainy day apparel + props

Here are some ideas:

  • Clear umbrellas for your guest (or at least your wedding party)
  • A clear umbrella for you as a couple — add a monogram for something special!
  • Pashminas or cozy blankets for your guests (if it will be cold)
  • Rain ponchos for your guests for an outdoor ceremony
  • Cute signs and tags for your blankets
    • “You’ve warmed our hearts by joining us for our wedding, now let us keep you warm. Please take one”
    • “To have and to hold in case you get cold”

Remember that your wedding planner is there for you

Your wedding planner or coordinator will be there for you every step of the way! They will help to figure out a Plan B (or C) with each of your vendors. They will make sure that everything will run smoothly on your wedding day, whether it rains or not!

Don’t have a wedding planner or coordinator yet? They can be a huge lifesaver, especially in tricky weather situations! Contact us today to find out how we can help you out.