The reality is that mother nature has a mind of its her own and sometimes unexpected weather hits. Therefore it is wise to keep the possibility of rain in the back of your mind during your venue search. If you’re set on getting married outdoors, try looking for a venue that has an indoor option on the property as well as one that can be used in case there is sudden rain. That way you have a backup option that won’t break the bank! However, if you absolutely fall in love with an outdoor venue, be sure to check into the costs of renting a tent or having another creative plan B factored into your budget from the beginning.
If it does rain on your wedding day, make the most of it — throw on a pair of cute rain boots, grab a colorful umbrella and capture some fun shots outside.
I was involved as a photographer during an outdoor wedding a couple years ago which was forecast to have periodic downpours. Every brides nightmare. We were able to locate a novelty shop that put together 100 large umbrella. Going a step further we had them monogrammed with the Bride and Grooms name and date. Everyone stayed dry, had a great time cuddling beneath the umbrellas and went home with a wonderful keepsake. Everyone will fondly remember that wedding for years to come.
With a little creativity you can make it a memorable beautiful day. Even if the weather will not cooperate, you can make lemonade from those lemons. Be sure you have discussed rain options with your photographer. Some refuse to expose themselves or their equipment to the elements. So be sure to select a photographer with a sense of adventure and a helpful attitude. After all, they say rain on your wedding day brings good luck, so embrace it!