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Yael’s Tip of the Week vol. 44: How to Prepare for Rain on your Wedding Day!

I know what you are thinking… don’t even say it. Don’t even utter the words “rain” and “wedding day” in the same sentence! I like to prepare for every scenario possible. Literally every scenario and that includes rain or shine on your big day and if you are anything like me, you will want to be prepared for anything too!

So, if you check the forecast ten days before your big day and it says 50% chance of rain right during your outdoor ceremony, here are the YPP approved tips of what to do!

Take a deep breath, steady yourself and let’s prepare for the best day of your life!

Communicate with Your Venue

I love an outdoor ceremony just as much as the next girl but as I always say, “prepare for the worst, hope for the best!” In other words, come up with a Plan B! Talk to your venue. See what options you have in case of unfortunate weather. Do they have an indoor option? Is there another on-site protected space? Is a tent an option? These are all great questions and I am sure your venue will have a bunch of great alternative rainy day choices for you! Just ask!! Trust me, you will feel a lot better!

Proper Props

As a wedding photographer, I have half a dozen clear umbrellas that I bring to every wedding I photograph, just in case. It doesn’t have to stop there! You can go above and beyond and embrace the weather! How you may ask? Get a romantic rain cake topper or even embroidered rain boots and rain jackets. Turn the rain into a rememberable and remarkable theme!

Be practical with your Hair and Make-up

You can and still will look flawless and perfect on your wedding, even if it rains! Waterproof mascara was made for this exact reason! Your hair and make-up artists will know exactly what to do to make your wedding day style not fall apart from water and wind.

BONUS: Opting for a messy bun or a flower crown in your hair are great choices for rainy day weddings!

Towels in bulk…

Towels that match your wedding day decor and color palette is a great and useful addition to any rainy wedding day. Not only will your guests think you are thoughtful and sweet, but it will help you all dry off and stay party ready!! Plus, now, you will have enough towels to last you a life time!

Embrace it

No matter how hard you try, no matter what kind of rain dance you perform or prayers you say, the weather is unpredictable. This doesn’t change the fact that you are marrying your best friend! It doesn’t change the fact that it will be a magical day! Embrace the day and the weather! It will be beautiful and full of love no matter what!

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