Five, ten and twenty five years from now, the very last thing on your mind will be if it rains on your wedding day. Once important jobs are gained and lost, babies are born, homes are built and health and money will come and go, I assure you that rain on your wedding day will be the farthest thing from your memory. You are marrying the love of your life and that is for a lifetime. In the scheme of things it is probably the least tragic thing that you will encounter, making it important to keep in perspective.
No reason to panic.
There's a reason that wedding planners call it "the rain plan". If a back up location indoors has been chosen for both ceremony and reception, or if a tent was placed on hold for just such emergencies, you can relax knowing all will be okay. Valets can be ready with umbrellas or if there is no valet, umbrella stands can do the trick. Or, alternatively some brave young souls can assist with escorting the guests and returning the umbrellas to their original position.
In some cultures rain on your wedding day is considered good luck.
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Think of it as a photo op.
Photos with umbrellas are so cute that you might even wish for rain, just for the great photo-op. Multi colored or completely clear, there's an artistic opportunity to take advantage of. Consider silk-screening the bridal party names on the umbrellas so that the photo is even more cute. And think of how clever you can be if you personalize the umbrellas in advance with one word on each umbrella to spell out a whole sentence when the bridal party lines up.
Think of the story you can tell your grandchildren.
Or anyone else, for that matter. Everyone loves a good story and if hurricane winds ripped your wedding arch down or a torrential downpour cause your updo to go south or makeup to melt. You can be the hero of the story that persevered and loved every moment of it, the good, the bad and the not so dry. Of course you are entitled to the most special day possible, but who says the rain on your wedding day prevents the day from being special?