Wednesday 2 May 2012

It Never Rains...It Pours!

Will it ever stop raining? I do hope so as these persistent downpours are really not good for the start of the spring wedding season (or my poor hair). Getting married in the UK is always unpredictable and apparently this early rain means we're in for a long hot summer (I'll believe it when I see it) but if you are planning your I Dos, don't get caught out as frizzy hair, runny mascara and muddy hems are never a good look.

Today we look at ways to work with the rain and not let it spoil your big day. You just need to forward plan and you can guarantee as soon as you buy a few brollies and some wellies, then the sun will shine all day long.

In fact I bought an ivory wedding umbrella "just in case" for my own May wedding in 2008 as forecasts had been mixed and it ended up being glorious all day. I thought it might have been a lucky charm so I lent it to each of my friends as their "something borrowed" and it's magic worked for all of them too!

Local Bridal Accessory Boutique, Bridezillas has a great range or umbrellas, parasols and "weddingtons" to keep dry and stylish on your big day. This Anna umbrella comes in white or cream and only costs £13.00

                                        Anna - White

These "Catherine" weddingtons are so gorgeous with their heels, pearlescent finish, pink lining and bow and at £49.99 are a good investment, as you could hitch up your dress and head outdoors for photos even on the wettest of days.




Here's some handy tips to ensure that even the dampest of days can't dampen your spirits...

10 Top Tips for Wet Weddings
  • Have a pretty bridal umbrella to hand
  • Buy or hire golf umbrellas for the bridal party or guests
  • Have a backup indoor drinks reception location planned in advance
  • Speak to your photographer in advance about indoor or sheltered photo locations
  • Get ready at the venue if there is a room available to avoid getting wet before the ceremony
  • Have bridal wellies or weddingtons for outdoor pictures
  • It's unlikely the whole day will be wet so be ready to head outside for pictures if the weather breaks for a while
  • Plan ahead and inform your guests if the grounds will be muddy so they can plan too
  • If you are planning a marquee check that walkways are carpeted or covered
  • Don't let it worry you...there are some fantastic wedding photos taken under big umbrellas

Words by Bristol Wedding Planner Steph Allison of How 2 I Do Wedding and Event Planning

Image Credits: Bridezillas

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