“Well it all sounds very nice and it is absolutely beautiful but what happens if it rains?” says the (delete as appropriate) Mum/Dad/soon to be in-laws. The killer question that crops up, usually at the end of a viewing, accompanied with a tight lipped nervous smile and a raise of the eyebrows.
You could probably even create a little flow chart with the standard responses of “oh Mum! It’s not going to rain, it’s August and it is going to be scorching…” or a panicked “I hadn’t thought of that. Oh my goodness what DO you do? Has it EVER happened?”
Well the answer to that is yes, it has rained during weddings held here and now I’m guessing that you want to know the details…
Time to think back to your girl guide / scout days and make a plan B. This my friends is the answer. Wherever you are, be it a stately home, your parents’ garden or a farm, if it rains, you just go inside. Unfortunately we can’t control Mother Nature so you just have to accept it could happen.
Now, there are things you could do so if it rains you are more prepared. You can put a few brollys in a stand near the door for anyone who does have to pop out in it, if you’re having a blessing, make sure there is enough room inside for it (often the back up plan is for the couple to stand on the dance floor with their guests seated at the tables). Maybe you want to put down extra flooring outside as an entrance path or a path to the loos?
And that’s it. The wedding still takes place, you and your guests all still have an amazing day and there’s nothing to worry about. Yes, ideally we’d all opt for the sun but everyone is coming together to celebrate YOUR wedding and a bit of rain does not dampen the mood. Ask Laura and Dave (the couple in the photo above) if you don’t believe me.
We’re in England which has a gorgeous countryside with lush green grass. This can only thrive with a mixture of sunshine and rain. That’s just the way it is. Does a bit of rain ruin your wedding day? Hell no!
Photographer: Purple Pear Tree Photography