Anyone who thinks sunshine is pure happiness has never danced in the rain!
When I woke up this morning and saw it was raining again for the 5th day in a row, the first thing that popped into my head are all the couples who have planned their wedding for this weekend praying that the sun will come out and play. I have everything crossed for you BUT if the heavens do decide to open it really doesn’t have to be the end of the world. In fact, it can be a positive thing! Now I know what your thinking – rain and positive in the same sentence but hear me out!!!
According to Hindu culture, when a couple marry and perform the ‘tying of the knot’, rain on their wedding day is actually meant to bring good luck with the idea that a wet knot is harder to untie. It’s hard to believe that people would actually wish for it to rain on their wedding day but they honestly do!!
Rain was also viewed as a symbol of fertility to agricultural societies because it restored and maintained the wellness of crops. Crops were peoples main source of stability and income so it was thought that rain on your wedding day would guarantee a long, happy and successful life together.
Now I know the above doesn’t help if the wedding you have dreamed of relies on the sun shining but as the weather is the one thing we have no control over, embrace it and use it to your advantage. For one, some of the most beautiful and quirky wedding photos I’ve seen have involved a white dress, umbrella and a stormy day. If you are getting married outside and don’t have a plan B, check the weather forecast a week before and think about putting up a large gazebo (most marquee companies will supply these) or supply your guests with umbrellas that match your colour theme. If you really want to be different, you could even have ponchos with Mr and Mrs on for all your guests or the date of your wedding!!
The most important thing to remember is that your wedding is about marrying the man or woman you love. You’ll be on such a high all day that you probably won’t even notice a little drop of rain.
Here are some examples of how rain on your wedding day can make an awesome photo!