In many cultures, rain on your Wedding Day symbolises good luck as it represents cleansing, new beginnings, fertility and unity. Whatever your beliefs, being prepared for a rainy wedding day is a necessity, especially if you are planning on holding it outdoors.
Here’s a list of things to think about when planning your big day in the case of rain:
- It’s all about the hair and the shoes. This may sound trivial but for a bride who has planned everything meticulously, having her hair flop due to wet weather can be a disaster. If you know your hair becomes frizzy in the rain, have a plan for curls or an up-style to alleviate this worry. As for your shoes, make sure you have a second pair to wear during the times you will be walking or standing outside. A pair which you don’t mind getting wet.
- Umbrellas up! If the weather app has been predicting rain for the week or so leading up to your big day, it’s best to be ready to face it head on. Source some large umbrellas for the bridal party which will fit in with the colour and theme of your event.
- Say cheese. A little bit of light rain can bring an air of enchantment to your photos, but if the rain is quite substantial you will need to have a sheltered area prepared for your shoot. Call on the professional advice of your photographer for this one and that of your wedding venue planner – you can guarantee they’ve been in this predicament before and know exactly the right place for perfect photos of your special day!
- Have a ‘Plan B’. The big one – where to hold the party if it’s raining? To be sure your wedding day goes off without a hitch, have your reception at an indoor venue. Let our functions staff put your mind at ease, with packages to suit a variety of budgets at The Waterfront Function Centre.