How to Handle Rain on Your Wedding Day

What bride doesn’t hope for sunshine on her wedding day? A warm, sunny day is anyone’s idea of perfect weather for getting married. It’s for this reason that the summer months are considered peak wedding season. Many couples choose to hold their weddings during this time, with the hope of catching some fine weather.

However, when it comes to Irish weather, there’s no such thing as a safe bet. Planning your wedding for the summer gives you the best chance at having a sunny wedding, but it’s no sure thing. Unfortunately, if you’re getting married in Ireland, you’ll need to be prepared for the possibility of rain, no matter what the time of year.

Don’t fret, though — a downpour on your wedding day needn’t dampen your spirits. As many classic films have taught us, rain can even be romantic! If you take a few simple steps to prepare for the eventuality of a wet wedding day, you’ll be ready to face the rain with a beaming smile. In this week’s blog post, we’d like to offer a little advice on how to be ready for rain.

Speak to Your Photographer

Usually, in the event of rain, a bride’s foremost concern will be how the weather will affect her photographs. You should speak to your photographer about how your wedding portraits will be taken if it rains on the day. A good photographer should be able to suggest a number of possible solutions, and a talented photographer may be able to turn a wet day into an opportunity to take some amazing photographs. For convenience and peace of mind, you should come up with a plan for rain in advance of the big day.

As well as speaking to your photographer, it’s also worth having a discussion with your hair and make-up artist about how you should deal with rain. They will more than likely recommend the use of an umbrella!

Pay Attention to the Forecast

This may seem obvious, but it’s very important. We all know that weddings need to planned a long time in advance, and that a date must be chosen well before it’s possible to know what the weather will be like. Fortunately, as the day grows nearer, it becomes easier to make predictions about the weather. A week before your wedding is due to take place, it should hopefully be possible to have an idea of what the weather will be like. This knowledge will enable to you to make some last-minute adjustments to your plans.

Be Properly Equipped

Some of those last-minute adjustments should include making sure you have everything you need to deal with rain. Umbrellas and appropriate footwear are a must. You should also consider having towels, as well as beauty items like hairspray, hairpins, tissues, and waterproof mascara. If taking photographs outdoors, something to place on the ground to protect your dress is a good idea.


The most important part of dealing with rain on your wedding day is not letting it get you down. Hopefully, if you’ve taken a little time to prepare for the possibility of rain, your happiness on the day will more than outshine any inclement weather. Remember also, if your wedding plans are heavily reliant on sunny weather, taking out wedding insurance is a good way to secure your peace of mind.

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