They say that rain on your wedding day means good luck... I'm not entirely convinced... but let's go with it! ;) It may not bring you good luck, BUT it doesn't have to ruin your wedding day! In fact, we can actually have fun with it!!
Over the last 5 years, I've only had to worry about bad weather a handful of times, and they all still turned out beautifully! The common factor in each of those weddings was the bride didn't let the weather ruin her wedding, or her attitude. I'm so lucky to always have amazing brides that are more excited about their marriage than their wedding!
If you're planning an outdoor wedding, I would highly suggest having a back-up plan in case of rain. That could be a tent, holding the ceremony in the reception hall, or even just having umbrellas for your guests! Know that unless it's dangerous outside... we are going to head outside for a few photos!!
A great example is John & Tori's wedding from this year! They had a backyard wedding, with no real option for a backup plan, so they planned in advance and ordered clear umbrellas for all of their guests. Tori slipped off her shoes and had the most romantic first look in the sprinkles.
Another fantastic example is from Mike & Emilee's wedding, where a huge snow storm hit Virginia the day before their wedding. Our little town wasn't able to clear the roads fast enough and the venue wasn't able to open. Instead of freaking out, they borrowed some 4WD vehicles, drove to the pastors house & eloped in the middle of the storm! Then, they were able to celebrate with all their friends and family the next morning.
Don't let a little bit of rain ruin your day! Make the most of it, bring some fun umbrellas, rain boots, and have fun! Pictures will still be awesome, we'll have fun, and best of all- you'll be married!!