Tips on Rain on Your Wedding Day

Plan for Rain on Your Wedding Day

Plan for Rain on Your Wedding Day

 Tips on Rain on Your Wedding Day  

All bridal couples hope for a beautiful fine and sunny day for their wedding. Here in Queensland that idyllic dream wedding can become a thing of such disappointment if you don’t take into consideration the weather.  The more you prepare for inclement weather,  the happier you will be if it does happen. It has even been said that it’s good luck if it rains on your Wedding Day.

Plan for Weather Impacts to Your Wedding Day is serious.  The weather can seriously affect your wedding, so plan, think and consider all potential impacts of the weather for your wedding day.  Google Tips on Rain on Your Wedding Day.  Below are some things to consider when planning your wedding day – taking into account rain on your Wedding Day.   It is a good idea to discuss the implications when planning your date. For example on the Sunshine Coast and other areas of Queensland – the last month I would have a wedding would be February. There is such a high possibility of rain on your wedding day – even storms!

Rain on your wedding day

Rain on your wedding day

Guests Driving to Wedding Ceremony Venue

Torrential rain, storms, flooding can contribute to your guests arriving safely to the wedding destination.  Guests may decide not to drive in challenging weather, they may find themselves having to take detours, the driving time might be longer due to flooding or road closures. Guests may not arrive or will arrive very late.  So a tip on preparing for rain would be having mobile phone numbers of all guests and advising if possible the day before, if the venue is to be changed. Even reassuring if the weather is really bad – that if guests are really worried about driving – that you understand.   Another tip is to talk to your celebrant, venue to see if there is flexibility with time of your ceremony.

Guests Parking at Wedding Venue

Consider the car park area.  Is it easy to drive to during wet weather. Is the road to the car park very steep – that might cause a car (not everyone has great tyres) to slip and for a car to hit a tree, skid to the edge of a narrow road?  How will guests navigate going back up a steep driveway/hill in slippery and wet conditions?  If it is raining extremely hard?  Storms with hail can come suddenly.  Is there shelter for the cars?

Check the car park. In fine weather it may look great.  But use of a car park after and during torrential or a few days of rain can become a mud blog.  Resulting in guests ruining shoes, hems of long dresses, wet,muddy feet and a bogged car or much revving, trying to drive (or be pushed out)

Guests are wet, muddy, uncomfortable, have no change of clothes. Cars are stuck. Road conditions driving on steep slippery hills/roads may result in accidents, near misses.  Guests are stressed.

Rain on your Wedding Day

Rain on your Wedding Day

Tips on Rain on Your Wedding Day If there may be muddy carparks contact the venue and see what they suggest. Maybe ferry guests from a further distance. Suggest car pooling. Gumboots might be the best for wearing. Yes, I have had a two brides arrive in gumboots!  Perhaps organise for some plastic sheeting to be laid down. Have some of those plastic stiletto’s caps for the bridesmaids and for female guests, so that they don’t sink in to the the ground as they walk from the carpark to the ceremony area.

But then, if it is going to continue raining – you don’t want your guests to be sitting in the rain. I always suggest “if in doubt, don’t have it out”.

I have had only five weddings where it HAS rained before the end of the ceremony – the majority of brides decide to go to Plan B of an inside venue for the ceremony.


Make Up

Speak to your make up artist regarding dealing with humidity and wet weather with your makeup. Do they use make up that is water resistant?  Can they attend after the ceremony or give you some tips for touching up your makeup if you get wet?


Have some towels handy if it looks like it might rain. Guests will appreciate being able to wipe their clothes, hair with some handy towels if it rains on your wedding day.


Advise guests to bring umbrellas just in case. Hire extra umbrellas – wet weather and also hot weather these are invaluable to include.

Tips on rain on your Wedding Day

Tips on rain on your Wedding Day

Planning and Scheduling

I always tell my clients to think of a Plan B from the very beginning of the planning process, as you must consider both sunny and wet days as you plan, don’t just hope and expect a sunny day. That way, if it does rain, you’ll be mentally prepared for the rain.  Discuss including  extra time in your day  for photos in case of rain, since you’ll need to get to and from your ‘rain’ location, wherever that is. Discuss this with the venue and also photographer. They may also have some great Tips for Rain on Your Wedding Day



Valentine’s Day Marriage Proposal Ideas

Valentine’s Day Marriage Proposal Ideas

Marriage Proposal

Valentine’s Day Marriage Proposal Ideas

42 years ago on Valentine’s Day my hubby and I became engaged. We went out for dinner to our favourite restaurant.  I love the fact that we were engaged on a day celebrating Love.  For some it is over commercialized.

But you know, I like it as we are all busy in thee very day rush of life, errands to do, work, shopping….that it is an opportunity to bring love to the forefront of our thinking.

A day to stop and acknowledge, just with  some small even extra effort or expression and acknowledgement of love and your relationship.

Proposing on the ultimate romance day of the year? Turn February 14th into a day- Valentine’s Day Marriage Proposal into a day she’ll never forget! Some great Valentine’s Day Marriage Proposal Ideas are below – she will love that you have gone to some thought and effort in planning your special marriage proposal.

  • Send a rose everyday beginning with the first day of February. Each day have the rose delivered at the same time. By Valentine’s Day she will need one more to complete the dozen. Tie the ring with a ribbon to the stem of the last rose, deliver it in person, and ask right then and there. Or hand the rose over at a romantic dinner for two as you go on your knee and propose.
  • Leave work early and prepare a special dinner (oh well, yes you could arrange with a caterer to pick up a prepared special dinner) during the meal excuse yourself for a moment. Come back dressed in formal clothes, and get down on one knee and hand her a rose and a ring(or a note saying that you love her and the ring is awaiting her at her choice of jewellers)
  • From the front door scatter rose petals , and when she opens it, knee in a special heart shaped (using more rose petals) and give her a dozen or one red rose What a surprise when she opens the door.
  • Let her know that you will going out somewhere special to celebrate Valentine’s Day on February 14th, then make all the arrangements to recreate your first date (or another very special date – perhaps the one when you told each other “I love you” for the first time.)
  • Make reservations for the same restaurant, get a CD for the car of the song that was popular when you met
  • Put together a hamper and go on a picnic. Back a small vase for a red rose – present this as you declare you love and propose
  • Design a special menu which you can present to her when you go out to dinner. On the menu list under Entrée how much you love her, Main Courses how much you look forward to spending your life together and under dessert “Will You Marry Me”.
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    Valentine’s Day Marriage Proposal

    Go to the beach and have a stroll at sunset, or suggest buying an ice cream and eating it overlooking the beach, and then just start to tell her how much you love her, and as the sunsets propose!

  • At a favourite restaurant, organize with staff for a special dessert to come out, with the  words Will You Marry Me? In chocolate.

As a celebrant, I have heard of many varied Marriage Proposals!  One that sticks in my mind, which I don’t recommend, is a proposal during the ad break of the cricket, whilst the beloved, was folding laundry!  Luckily she did say yes though.

I hope these Valentine’s Day Marriage Proposal Ideas give you a base for planning a memorable event.


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