Rain or Shine: Mastering the Art of Planning Your Dream Wedding in Any Weather

Jun 10, 2023 | Wedding Tips

When planning a wedding, most of us envision clear skies and sunshine; however, the British weather can be unpredictable at best. In this blog post, we’ll delve deep into your options and discuss tips on crafting a wedding that embraces the elements. Planning a remarkable wedding is possible no matter what the weather forecast brings.

Embrace the rainy wedding scenario:

Don’t be afraid to embrace the idea of having a rainy wedding; the old adage that if you fail to plan, you plan to fail is especially relevant when crafting an outdoor or partially outdoor wedding in the scenic Lake District. But with a bit of ingenuity, you can turn the dread of wedding day waterworks into a romantic and enchanting atmosphere. Moreover, by embracing the possibility of rain, you open yourself to creative alternatives and backup plans that can be just as magical as a sunny ceremony and reception.


Ensure you have a backup plan for a rainy day, so you can focus on your special day and not the weather.

Choosing the right season and venue:

Although a sunny summer wedding in the picturesque Lake District is lovely, embracing the weather by choosing a season that fits your wedding vision can be a fun and effective way to plan a magical and unique wedding. For instance, April will be a lovely spring wedding month where the bridesmaids and groomsmen are kitted in their finest outfits, complete with quirky welly boots. You can easily create a gothic romantic feel in October at sundown. The crisp air and early sunsets will be the perfect backdrop regardless of the rain. A winter wonderland is a beautiful winter wedding theme that doesn’t depend on clear skies either.


By matching your vision to the season, you can embrace the weather and use each season’s magic to craft a beautiful celebration.

Rain-Proofing the Ceremony and Reception Spaces

Although the rain can add a touch of magic to your special day, it’s important to be practical and keep the comfort of your guests in mind. Although photos with a glistening raindrop or two seem romantic, you don’t want Aunt Margaret, who’s 84, to wait in the rain for the ceremony to start. Most wedding venues offer a backup plan, whether an outdoor marquis or moving the ceremony or reception inside; remember to be practical and proactive when evaluating your options.


Communicate with your venue as you’re getting closer to the date to finalise any backup plans you have. Your venue should be able to advise you on what’s worked before.

Regardless of the weather, you deserve a stress-free day to enjoy one of the most exciting events in your life. Planning for rain-related challenges is important, but don’t let it bring you down. Instead, embrace the chaos and try to find ways to harness the magic of each season by being creative and open-minded. Rain or shine, your day can be an unforgettable display of the love you share with your partner.

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