How to beat the weather!
Rain on your wedding day is meant to bring good luck, but it's most brides' worst nightmare! Make the most of bad weather with these top tips
Have back-up plans in place
If you're having an outdoor ceremony or holding your reception in a marquee, make sure you work out a plan B if the weather's bad. Your venue will be able to set up an alternative ceremony room, but double-check if it can hold all of your guests comfortably. With marquees, make sure that the venue has mats they can put down to make paths between the marquee, the toilets, and any other areas where guests will need to walk.
Invest in wellies and chic cover-ups
If you're worried about your shoes getting ruined between your ceremony and reception, or when you're having pictures, pick up a pair of fun wedding wellies. They'll keep you dry, save your shoes, and they'll look fun in your photographs! It's also a good idea to buy a chic vintage fake fur jacket or pretty throw to keep you warn
Have some statement umbrellas on standby
Buying some large, pretty umbrellas is a good idea - your ushers can hand them out to your guests if they're going to get soaked walking around, plus they'll make great props in your photographs if they're really striking. We love this Rob Ryan design from John Lewis.
Pre-warn your guests
If you suspect the weather's not going to be great on your big day, it might be worth giving guests a heads-up to bring along flat shoes if they're going to need to walk a lot on damp ground – there's nothing worse than your heels sinking into soggy grass! You could also buy some flip-flops or cheap ballet pumps to have on standby for guests.
Plan your photos
If you're planning to have lots of lovely photographs outdoors, make sure you do some research inside the venue too so you know of some nice alternative spots if you can't go outside. Lots of venues have beautiful features that will give really special pictures that won't feel like a compromise.
There's no point getting stressed about wet weather, as there's nothing you can really do apart from make the best of it! Remember that it will still be the best day of your lives, even if everyone does get a bit damp!