April showers bring May flowers, but they can also bring with them a host of problems if you are an April Bride. Whether your big day is planned for indoors or out, there are numerous considerations you should take into account when planning a wedding during the rainy season.
Having the time of your life is a top priority for your wedding day. Here's some pro tips from the wedding specialists at Michelle's Bridal and Tuxedo on how to enjoy your day despite Mother Nature's complications:
Choose your venue carefully:
If you are planning and outdoor wedding, be sure to have a back up plan. Having a tent nearby to protect you from a downpour is always a good option. With this option you can be outside no matter what, but you will be ready at a moments notice, if necessary.
If you are to unsure about the weather to plan an outdoor event, consider a greenhouse, or indoor venue that can give you an outdoor feeling without the outdoor risk.
Choose the right professionals:
Interview your wedding vendors and make sure they are prepared to carry out your vision despite any weather related complications. Can your hairstylist or make-up professional stay longer for touch ups? Will your photographer feel comfortable in the rain and still be able to capture clear pictures? Will your band or DJ be willing to get their instruments wet?
Having the right professionals can make or break your wedding day stress level. No one wants to hear that the band backed out because it started raining.
Bring the supplies:
Fun rain boots and umbrellas are not just for pictures, they are a terrific way to address the potential of bad weather. Consider offering umbrellas, or covered escorts to guests if it is a long walk from the parking lot to your venue or outdoor space.
Everyone wants to enjoy your day as much as you do. If you want outdoor pictures despite Mother Nature, having the right supplies will make for a happier Bride and Bridal party.
Bring the outside undercover:
Not willing to get wet? Or you don't like the idea of rainy day props? Find a covered area for pictures that still gives you an outdoor feeling. Believe it or not, these places exists everywhere. Try a covered bridge, parking deck or railroad tunnel. You will be amazed. And you might even stay dry.
Ask your photographer for their advice. Most will have a few rainy day secret spots that will work well for you.
Get over it:
If you are considering an April wedding (especially if you are in Illinois) you have to know what your odds of getting wet are. Embrace the beauty of Mother Nature and move on. Get wet. Take pictures in the rain and surround yourself with people who are willing to do the same. Enjoy your day, despite with weather. At the end of the day, if you are married to your best friend, nothing else matters.
For more advice on avoiding the pitfalls of April weddings, ask your professional stylists at Michelle's Bridal and Tuxedo. From avoiding dyed shoes, or hiring the right professionals to cleaning your dress after your day in the rain, they have seen and heard it all.
Call Michelle's Bridal and Tuxedo for all your wedding needs at 217-384-7914.
Special thanks to Photographer Mark Romine of Mark Romine Photography
in Bloomington, IL. for many of the rainy days photos featured here.