Most brides and grooms want a beautiful sunny day when they tie the knot, so they can walk hand-in-hand as husband and wife with the sun shining on their backs, and their photos can be picture-perfect.
However, we live in Britain, and that means you can never predict what the weather is going to do. It doesn’t matter what month you choose for your Big Day, you always run the risk of rain, wind, hail or snow.
But the trick to not letting stormy weather ruin your wedding day is to mitigate against the risk of it occurring. Here are some tips to follow:
– Choose the right venue
When picking your venue, you need to ensure that the indoor space is just as nice as its outdoor space. The grounds might be spectacular but if you are hit with the April showers we’ve seen lately and the interiors look less than desirable, this is all your guests will remember!
Wedding marquees in Surrey are a great option, as you can set them on beautiful grounds but still have somewhere to hide if the heavens open. Choose ones with good-quality wooden flooring that do not get soggy when the ground is wet and can easily be wiped up from guests trampling in with wet shoes.
Then when the rain or snow does clear up, you still have the option of opening up the indoor space and letting your friends and family enjoy the beautiful countryside.
– Have back-up equipment
There is a lot of shopping involved when organising your wedding – from your dress, shoes and accessories to favours, table plans and flowers. However, it is wise to add a few more items to your shopping list.
For instance, wedding umbrellas are a great idea, so you don’t have to rush about finding enough brollies for all your wedding party on the day itself, which will inevitably not match and, no doubt, break at the worst moment. Instead, purchase matching white or ivory umbrellas that will keep you dry and at least look good in the photos!
It is also a good idea to get your wellies out too. Many couples make wedding pictures look great with their matching wellington boots, or brides could buy a new pair of white wellies just for their special day. It might not be the most glamorous choice of footwear, but they will definitely look quirky and keep your feet from sinking into the ground!
– Prep your photographer
When choosing your photographer, it is a good idea to ask what they would do if it rained on your wedding day. Even if it pours all day long, you need to know they have a plan about what photos to take. That might be them picking out indoor locations for your snaps or ways they can take beautiful shots in the rain without you two getting soaked through.
Rainy wedding photographs can look amazing, especially with a turbulent sky in the background. So, don’t necessarily rush indoors for your pictures if your photographer is capable of creating some fantastic images even when the weather is rotten!