I know, it is that taboo subject that no one is supposed to talk about, just the mention of the soggy R-word can cause even the most together Bride to have sleepless nights.
You won’t be the first, or last Bride to fear that even the slightest drizzle could ruin the whole day – so let me, a very real Bride, who had very real rain on her wedding day, put you at ease.
Plus, no one can deny that the sound of rain outside on window frames is one of the sweetest sounds.
Everyone Stayed Together
In my head, I envisioned guests sipping champagne on the terrace, while others strolled around the bijou carp lake, but on the Wedding morning, Mother Nature made it very clear that that wasn’t going to happen - instead, the heavens opened, but thanks to the beautifully decorated marquee (which my bridesmaids spent days furnishing) and the rolling Cornish countryside as a back drop, all our guests were in a warm intimate setting, where the champagne and laughter did not stop flowing.
No One Missed a Trick
Again, advantage of everyone staying together, no one missed a first dance, cake cutting or bouquet toss. Every magical moment was shared with the every one of our guests.
My Flowers Looked Amazing
Flowers are happier in cooler temperatures, rather than sun and heat – so with an outdoor or marquee wedding, there is always the worry that they will wilt and look a little sad, especially if set up the night before.
It Has Made a Great Story
If someone had told me the days before my Wedding, as I was frantically refreshing the 10 day weather forecast that rain would make for a great story, I probably would of slapped them, but now the fact the wind caught my veil and stuck it to the side of a wet car is absolutely hilarious. It’s all the silly little slip-ups and mishaps that make your wedding day unique and these are the moments that you’ll find you love and treasure the most.
We Had A Plan B
All the positive thoughts and crossed fingers can’t control the British Summer time, so we made sure we had a well thought out Plan B in place. All our vendors, staff and Groomsmen knew exactly what was needed of them and outdoor plans became indoor ones with out any drama.
I Didn’t Let It Bother Me
I felt like the most in-love and loved woman in the whole world, with my new husband and surrounded by my nearest and dearest, that I didn’t give one thought to the rain outside - my guests picked up on that and non of them cared about the weather either.
And just remember ladies, in 5, 10 and 25 years from now, the very last thing on your mind will be the weather on your wedding day. You are marrying the love of your life, and that is for a lifetime. In the grand scheme of things, rain is probably the least tragic thing that you will have to face. So take a deep breath, embrace it, handle it with grace and have fun.
Its Not Going To Be Perfect
When you pour so much of your heart, soul and money into planning your wedding, the thought of things running behind schedule or the evening buffet running out is unbearable, but seriously, unless something actually stops you getting married, then what I said above is a lie, it is going to be perfect!