*Photograph courtesy of Paul Dudley Photography
April is notorious for spring rain showers, especially here in the lush climate of the Pacific Northwest. But rainy days don’t need to dampen your spirits on your wedding day! Here are some great ways to make the most out of nature’s unpredictable beauty!
~ Always Have a Plan B: If you are planning to have an outdoor ceremony, be sure to have a back-up plan that can be easily implemented the morning of with little to no work on your part. Perhaps you can have a tented canopy that easily pops into place or move your ceremony to an indoor space that can be decorated the morning of. Having a Plan B will take the hassle and anxiety out of your planning, taking away any added stress so you can relax and enjoy your wedding day knowing everything will work out perfectly.
~ Get Creative: Rain may present its challenges, but it can also inspire some unique and creative decorating ideas. As the saying goes, “April Showers Bring May Flowers” …create breath-taking, floral centerpieces with their very own rain garden or consider setting up a hot cocoa bar to help warm up your guests from the wetter, cooler temps of a rainy day. Embrace opportunities to capture the beauty and joy the rain can bring rather than letting it turn your day into a soggy affair.
~Keep it Simple: Work with your stylist to come up with a stunning hair style and make-up that will hold up well against rainy or windy conditions…you just may be surprised by how many gorgeous looks you can rock no matter the weather!
~Great Gift Ideas: Consider having simple white umbrellas with your wedding details printed on them ready for your guests to use just in case the sprinkles move in before your ceremony is over…this can not only help keep your guests dry but also makes a nice gift to give them as a thank you for sharing your special day with you.
~Capture the Essence of Nature in Your Photos: Cloudy days can provide an amazing soft filter that will make your wedding day shots pop! Exquisite moments can be preserved forever with just the right mix of nature and a photographer with a great eye!
~ Expect the Unexpected: No matter how hard you plan every detail to make your day perfect, the one thing you can’t control is the weather, so the best advice is to “Embrace It”!! Rainy weather doesn’t have to present you with overwhelming challenges. With careful planning and an optimistic attitude, your wedding day will be the shinning success you have always dreamed of, because after all…” life is not about waiting for the storm to pass…it’s about learning to dance in the rain”!
*Photograph courtesy of Jenny GG Photography