Autumn weddings can be amongst the most romantic and special, but the one downside is that they can also be a little on the damp side too. Folklore says that a ‘wet’ wedding means a blessed marriage. So, just in case you find yourself facing a rainy wedding day, we’ve put together a few tips to make sure the wet weather doesn’t get in the way of your big day.
When we say make sure you have an umbrella on you, we don’t mean any last minute grotty umbrella, we mean, plan in advance and get your hands on an umbrella that matches your dress. What better way to combat the wet than to blend perfectly with the theme for your wedding?
2. Sensible Shoes
This is key – you don’t want to be slipping and sliding around. You don’t need boots or anything too industrial, just go for something that isn’t open-toed, look for a non-slip heel and avoid spindly stilettos at all costs!
3. Avoid having a really long train (or get someone to hold your train)
If you are one of those brides who has always dreamt of having a princess-style wedding dress complete with a gorgeous, long train then you must go for the type of dress that you’ve always wanted! However, if you’re not so fussed about having a certain style, then maybe pick something that has a manageable train. Or, if you’re a true princess-bride then make sure you charge someone with the responsibility of holding your train whenever you venture outside!
4. Waterproof Make-up
Ensuring you have waterproof makeup is something the most professional makeup artists will take into account if you are getting married during some of the rainier months. However, most of us don’t need a professional makeup artist to tell us this, so whatever makeup look you choose to go for, just make sure that it’s waterproof and British-weather-proof to avoid mascara running down your cheeks.
5. Warm Clothing
Rain isn’t the only thing you have to worry about. With rain often comes the cold. It’s your wedding day and you want to look good, but it’s also very important that you feel comfortable, so make sure you give your clothes some thought before the big day. Make sure you pick something that goes with your dress and that is flattering. Think cotton poncho, a linen coat or perhaps amp up the glam and go for a fur stole!
Regardless of the weather, it’s your wedding, of course you are going to have a wonderful day regardless of what the weather decides to do, but make sure you’re prepared either way!
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