“It’s like rain on your wedding day” – Alanis Morissette, Ironic

Rain on your wedding day may not be ironic as Alanis Morissette suggests it is the song, but it can put a real dampener on your special day. However, the fact is that it doesn’t have to. Of course if you could choose, you’d get married in the glorious sunshine but if the heavens do decide to open, it’s not the end of the world. Here’s our 5 tips to ensuring your wedding day is a special one regardless of the rain…

Be prepared

As your wedding gets closer, you’ll begin to have a good idea of what the weather will be like but in reality you should start planning for bad weather much, much earlier. If you’re hiring a marquee for example ensure that it is up to task and has a proper wooden floor system. This type of floor ensures that there is a gap between the floorboards and the grass which means the rain can drain underneath. At Fennes, we have a permanent structure Marquee, so you don’t have to worry about anything like that. And why not stick some wellies on to embrace it further and incorporate them in your wedding pictures.

Be decisive

Rain can only ruin your big day if you let it. If you suspect it is going to rain, don’t agonize about what to do and how you are going to cope. It is essential that you decide early on what you are going to do and stick with it. That means whether you decide to stick it out and risk the rain or you revert to a ‘plan B’ indoor alternative, make the decision and stick with it. At Fennes, we have lovely rooms for internal ceremonies and picture opportunities.

Utilise your wedding planner

Whatever you decide to do, utilise your wedding planner! Here at Fennes, our wedding planners are here to make your big day special, so use us! Don’t let the weather get you down and take all the weight of responsibility of dealing with it on your shoulders. Talk to your planner and you’ll immediately feel better and you’ll soon have a plan of action put together to ensure your special day is a big success. Get your Fennes wedding planner to be near by with an umrella for you, and make it part of your photo album!

Embrace the rain

We know that ideally you’d love to get married in the glorious sunshine but thanks to the British weather the fact is if it’s raining you’re going to have to simply get over it and embrace it. You may not think so, but it can actually give your wedding that extra element of fun. The rain has a habit of instilling an amazing sense of camaraderie in wedding guests, really bringing them together and raising the sense of fun. The other thing that many people don’t realise too is that your wedding photographs will look amazing. The colour saturation of your photographs will be lots more intense and beautiful than if they were taken in the brilliant sunshine.

Have faith in your Suppliers

If it does threaten rain on your big day, then whatever you decide to do, put your trust in your suppliers. No doubt you will have done an awful amount of research on hiring the best wedding suppliers, professionals who are adept at what they do. That means if there are last minute changes that have to be made, trust them to cope with it and make your big day special. They’ll almost certainly have had to deal with many other occasions like this so it will all be in a day’s work for them.