What to Do If It Rains on Your Wedding Day

Here’s how to prepare—as best as possible—for the forecast.

If you’ve been obsessively checking the weather app ahead of your nuptials and see that ominous cloud icon pop up, it’s easy to go into panic mode. Whether the forecast calls for a drizzle or a downpour, you’re probably worried about your wedding dress staying intact or your photos turning out well. Of course, a picture-perfect day with blue skies and sunshine is the type of weather couples dream about for their special day, but rain during your wedding doesn’t have to be a buzzkill. In fact, a shower or two is actually good luck.

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Although the weather is out of your hands, there are steps you can take to make sure the precipitation doesn’t impact your celebration. It doesn’t matter whether you’re hosting a backyard bash or a waterfront soirée; there are precautions you can take to prepare for the rain. With a contingency plan in place, your wedding day will be just as magical, regardless of the overcast conditions. Ahead, read the best advice for navigating rain on your big day, according to the experts.


  • Eva Clark is a destination event designer and producer and the owner of Eva Clark Events. She’s been working in the wedding industry for 20 years.
  • Alicia Mae is the founder and principal planner of ILE Events based in New Jersey. She has nine years of wedding planning experience under her belt.

What Does Rain on Your Wedding Day Mean?

Even though rain on your big day isn’t the ideal situation, some cultures see this as an overwhelmingly positive sign. For example, since untying a wet knot is more difficult than tying a dry one, rainy weather has become synonymous with a strong marriage, based on Hindu beliefs. Some people believe that rain showers mark a fresh start for the newlyweds because it cleanses a couple of bad memories. Some also believe that rain predicts fertility and fortune.

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Should All Couples Have a Rain Plan?

Whether you’re saying “I do” in your own backyard or in a fairy-tale garden in the English countryside, all couples should arrange a plan for rain. “Not only does having an approved backup plan take the pressure off of the couple on their wedding day, it allows…

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