How To Plan For The Weather On Your Wedding Day

Updated: Aug 11, 2020

Now when your read the title do you immediately think, right wet weather contingency?

But have you considered contingencies for windy, cold and even hot weather? All of these can have different effects on your day and will require different strategies to make the day go without a hitch.

So let's split this up into different types of weather, how they can potential effect your day, but the contingencies you have have in place. Better to be over prepared I say!

Wet Weather

If you're getting married in the UK, this is definitely something you need to consider. Especially if you plan to have elements of your day outside. Our weather over here, can be a little unpredictable, even in the summer months, so make sure you have a plan b and possibly a plan c.

Outside ceremony: Are you planning on having an outdoor ceremony? If the rain decides to come on your day, you likely will not want to get married in the rain and leave your guests to get drenched. Consider your plan b. Is there an indoor alternative at your location? If there isn't, can you look at booking a marquee or stretch tent, to cover the ceremony area if the weather forecast isn't looking great. You can always book this in advance and decide the day before. If you do this, the company will no doubt still charge the fee for the hire, but you then have options, if the outdoor ceremony is what you have your heart set on.

Drinks reception: Were you hoping to have your drinks reception outside? Make sure when choosing your venue that wherever the indoor space is as a back up plan, that there is enough space for all your guests to mingle, if the weather isn't playing ball. If not can you again create a sheltered outside space as a plan b option for wet weather?

Photos: You may want photos together, but the weather isn't playing ball. However have a look at raining wedding photos. Sometimes they can look amazing. But check out your photographer first and see if they can do that? You can always get a pretty umbrella and make the most of it. They do make for fun photos. If you're worried about your hair, then perhaps go for a looser more boho look and make sure you have makeup top ups with you on the day.

Cold Weather