How to handle rain on the day of your wedding

Your dreamy wedding venue, with its regal interiors and striking exteriors, is all set-up for your wedding day. Your painstakingly applied makeup and professionally-styled hair are just right. Your friends and family are excitedly awaiting your arrival. But then it starts to rain. Is your wedding day ruined? Will your dress get muddy? How will your wedding photos turn out?

Don’t fret, rain clouds on your wedding don’t have to mean your wedding day is ruined. In this post, we show you how to deal with a rainy wedding day and come out on top.

Come Prepared for the Worst

Many people plan with the ideal wedding day in mind, whether that’s a clear autumn sky or the warm sun of summer. It’s a rookie mistake not to have a contingency in place for foul weather, as Shutterfly notes:

“Whether the forecast says there will be a light drizzle or heavy downpour, you want to plan your day as if rain is guaranteed. That means going through with your rainy day plan and investing in wedding insurance to give you a safety net in case the forecast takes a turn for the worse. The last thing you’d want on your wedding day is to be stressed because the day cannot go as planned.”

Pack the Essentials

If you come with your grey-day wedding essentials, you won’t freak out as soon as the skies cloud over. Be sure to pack umbrellas for yourself and your wedding party to make sure that you all look the part in your photos. In addition, carry your makeup and setting powder for touch-ups if the rain smudges your makeup.

Let your guests know if it looks like rain so that they can also come prepared! They will appreciate the warning.

Feature a Downpour in Your Photos

You may dread how the rain will impact your wedding-day photos, but featuring the rain in your wedding snaps can help bring more personality and charm to your snaps. You can include a close-up shot of a romantic kiss in the rain. You can also include shots of accessories like umbrellas and wellies.

Water-Proof Your Makeup

When setting your face for your wedding, you want to make sure that your makeup won’t be washed away by the weather. Matt makeup finishes, as opposed to light and dewy creams, will last longer and are a good choice for a rainy wedding day.

Setting your makeup will also go a long way in ensuring that it stays put throughout the day and the late night celebrations. You can set your makeup with a good, matt setting power to help keep back the rain droplets. In addition, setting your face with a spray of makeup-setting spray will keep your makeup stubbornly in check – even if there is a downpour and you get totally drenched.

No Need to Fret

Your wedding day isn’t doomed if it looks like rain. Be sure to set your makeup, come prepared and make the most of the weather with a fun photoshoot.

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Katie Davies

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