When it comes to creating the perfect wedding day, no two brides are the same. Some dream of lots of sparkles and plenty of glam, and others dream of soft neutrals and romantic vibes. Indoor or outdoor, summer or winter, brunch or late night, intimate elopement or a large affair -- everyone has their own personal style when it's time to celebrate their happily ever after.
And while all of our Pinterest boards are different, there's one thing most of us have in common: We dread rain on our wedding days. For the week leading up to the celebration, most brides frantically check the weather for hopes of sunny skies and perfect temperatures. But if the forecast for your big day is anything but blue, don't fret! Here are a few awesome reasons why rain on your wedding day is a blessing, NOT a curse!
The Photos Are Amazing
While golden light photos are usually coveted, there's something even more magical about the soft glow of a dewy atmosphere. Cuddle up with your honey under an umbrella or kiss in the rain, "Notebook" style. For the boldest of brides, consider a photo later in the day completely in the rain. Have some bridesmaids ready with towels and hairdryers and then dance in the rain like nobody's watching. Sure, it seems a little silly, but with the perfect backlighting and a seasoned photographer, 10/10 you'll want to hang this photo up for years to come!
Helloooo, Cozy Vibes
While sunshine and rainbows are fine, there's something truly comforting about the soft patter of rain -- on any day but especially your wedding day. Inducing total relaxation and cozy vibes, seeing storm clouds can be a relief! A natural soother, the sound of rain is scientifically proven to relieve stress, and on the biggest day of your life, feeling stress can be a given. Enjoy the drops and use it as an excuse to cozy up to all of your loved ones!
Penelope: Lavender Tulle
Rosalie: Cabernet Tulle
Not only is there something magical about the sheer look of rain, but it does mystical things on wedding days as well! If you want the perfect day, it turns out showers might be better than sun. Not only does rain make your flowers last longer (even just with the added humidity in the air), but it will ensure that none of your guests or wedding party get overheated while celebrating. Plus, since most vendors know that storms can cause added stress to their clients, they tend to go above and beyond to ensure everything goes even more smoothly with a cloudy forecast. Besides, with a great team and a good attitude, the one-of-a-kind memories will be even more unique to your love story!
Rosalie: Better Together Blue Tulle
Skylar Skirt: Powder Sky Tulle
The Perfect Symbol
We know the point of weddings to to celebrate a happily-ever-after, but when we really get into the nitty gritty, that's not what a marriage is about! This choice is to stand by each other THROUGH the sunshine AND the storm clouds, not just on blue-sky days. So, embrace the metaphor of a rainy wedding day! With the love of your person by your side, realize that you'll face place of storms ahead, but as long as you have each other to lean on, sunshine will come again.
All Of The Luck
It's no secret that rain on your wedding day is said to be goodluck! For some cultures it's because of the cleansing aspect, for others they believe it signifies fertility. The important thing to note is that there are WAY more superstitions of rain leading to good as opposed to bad. THe most important thing to remember? Embrace the day, whatever it looks like! Whether you have clear skies or drops of rain, the most important thing is that you get to marry the love of you life, and at the end of the day, that's all that matters. Literally! Besides, can we mention again how *amazing* rain photos look?!