Many couples choose to have an outdoor wedding. There are many great locations to do so. A family home, park, beach, golf course to name a few. If you are having an outdoor wedding it is always a good idea to have a ‘plan B’. Your wedding day should be one of the happiest days of your life. A day filled with love, joy, hope, expectation, and excitement. Try not to let the weather get the better of you! If the forecast is for rain most of the day… call it early and go with Plan B and take the stress off. Many officiants have more than one wedding to preform especially during summer months that they are not able to wait for the sky to clear. (If they do, be considerate of their time and top off their fee if more than 30 minutes) That being said… I have officiated at a beautiful ceremony in the rain (everyone had umbrella’s) and it was very touching. Bear in mind what your dress, hair and make up could look like if it or you gets wet…. It is your day, so you choose.
From all indications I have found in my research that rain on your wedding day brings good luck… and here are some of the reasons why.
Rain brings water to dry places, and causes crops to flourish, so it is often viewed as being a blessing and bringing good luck. It cleanses and offers a new start, not only to grass and plants but also to the new relationship that marriage signifies. Rain on your wedding day can also mean unity. The rationale behind this stems from the reference to marriage as “tying the knot.” It is no secret that a wet knot is much harder to pull apart than a dry one, as the water makes it harder to untie. Therefore if it rains when you are “tying the knot” it suggests unity, and the creation of a stronger bond that will not easily be broken. Rain on your special day can be considered a stroke of luck for several reasons. Rain symbolizes blessings, cleansing, unity, and a new day.
So enjoy your day. Celebrate with your spouse, your family and friends… that is truly the blessing of the day!