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Wet weather tips! 5 things to do on a rainy wedding day

Don't let it rain on your parade! Here, tips on how to make the most out of the wet situation if the heavens decide to open on your wedding day.
 


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#1 Plan B
If you're getting married in a lovely garden or alfresco wedding ceremony, check if the venue has an indoor space where you can hold your ceremony if it rains sudddenly. Or think of hiring a tent or marquee) at hand. Consider clear marquees if you don't want to miss out on the view. 

#2 Prepare umbrellas
Even if you're getting married indoors, there may not be shelter for your guests coming in. If you've got enough helpers at hand, assign a few to provide umbrellas between the car park and the venue.

See also: OUTDOOR WEDDINGS? 14 EXPERT TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL CELEBRATION!

#3 Prep your photographer
You may have wanted to take formal portraits outdoors in between events. But now with the bad weather, you may have to take a rain check. Instead, ask your photographer to look out for photo-worthy venues and angles around the area when he's recceing the venue before your big day. This way you'll all be prepared. Plus, it is possible to take fabulous photos even in the rain too!

#4 Timing's everything
If the weather's held up so far, but you sense impending rain, ask if your caterers or venue to see if they can bring the programme or reception forward by 30 minutes to an hour (depending on how your schedule's planned). 

#5 Weatherproof your dress
Getting married during the rainy season? You'll want to consider asking your dress designer if she can include a bustle or hook for your long skirt or train to keep it clean! Footwear-wise, have slippers, sandals or even wellies on hand. You don't want to navigate those muddy grounds in your precious new wedding shoes! You can also coordinate these with your wedding colours - they'll make for cute wedding photos!

See also: 7 GOWN FABRICS THAT MAKE YOUR OUTDOOR WEDDING A BREEZE

#6 Purchase insurance
While it's unlikely a few showers can wreck your wedding completely, it can't hurt to be safe. Wedding insurances generally cover damages for your outfits, venue, cancellation, and postponement of the event. Here are 5 things to know about wedding insurance