How to Make the Most of a Rainy Wedding Day

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“But rain is good luck on your wedding day!” Try telling that to the bride who spent a year planning the perfect outdoor ceremony and reception, with a backup plan that’s just not quite as good as the original. If rain is in your wedding-day forecast, no need to add to the downpour with tears of your own. Rainy-day weddings definitely aren’t full of bad luck when you have adorable rain boots, whimsical umbrellas, and a set of enchanting, romantic photos.

1. You know what they say about kissing in the rain...

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2. Give your gals whimsical parasols — in your color palette, of course.

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3. Be prepared for the chill in the air with a comfortably and stylish coat.

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4. Don’t forget to keep your guests out of the rain — set out umbrellas, and encourage sharing.

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5. End-of-summer nuptials should always have a rainy-day plan, especially one with coral umbrellas and matching flowers.

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6. We love these pretty polka dot rain boots:

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7. What’s hiding under your gown?

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8. Stay in the “clear” with a chic umbrella.

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9. Have fun with your bridesmaids in an unexpected downpour.

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10. And remember — at the end of the storm, there’s always a rainbow.

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—Annie Lau