For all of y'all who may be hoping (and praying and crossing your fingers!) for sunshine on your wedding day, make sure that you have a great rain plan.. just in case. Better to be prepared than scrambling around like a chicken with your head cut off.
If you plan on having your wedding ceremony or reception (or both!) outside, be sure to have a back up plan in case of inclement weather like high winds, rain, or even a tornado. Ask any Triad, NC wedding vendor about April 16, 2011. Tornado warnings, wind, and rain like you wouldn't believe. Good thing we had good back up plans! Anywho, if you decide on renting a tent as back up, be sure you have the option of putting the sides down and know how far in advance you have to make the decision. Some venues can't and won't do it within a few hours of the wedding.
Rainy wedding days make for some gorgeous photos! The overcast sky provides softer lighting and you have so many opportunities to show your personality. Colorful umbrellas and rain boots are a must!
Next, 'cause I just gotta say it .. having a wedding planner or coordinator will be essential if you have inclement weather the day of your wedding. You can still focus on getting ready and not worry about how the plan comes together. There is a saying that rain on your wedding day is good luck.. I have no doubt that wedding planner made that up.
Last but most importantly, take a breath. No matter what the weather is, it is still your wedding day. Celebrate with your closest friends and family, remain calm and have fun! Seriously, do you want to ruin your night sulking in the bathroom or dance in the rain with your new hubby?