Rainy Wedding Day: Blessing or Stressor?

Am I the only one wondering where the spring time sunshine is? This year’s weather has been such a damper – pun intended. Just when we broke the plain of snow showers and thought we were in the clear, we seem to be stuck in a rut. In times of high wing, rain, thunderstorms it’s hard to have a positive attitude. Its times like now that bring on the realization of how much weather can affect one’s outlook and mood.

Throw in a wedding, bridal shower or bachelorette party in the mix and the weather can completely catapult you! Planning anything outdoors in Minnesota comes with a risk. How big of risk taker are you?

We can’t all sit back and pout cursing the weather for what isn’t. It is completely out of control and the only thing we are in control of is ourselves. We have to muster up the energy to accept things for what they are and make the most of it.

After all, did you know that rain is a blessing on your wedding day? If you’re from a cursed blessed family like mine – it rains on any gathering my parents plan, seriously – you look for the silver lining. Let’s analyze rain for a moment, shall we?

Rain signifies nurturing. It brings prosperity and growth. Rain cleanses.

What are weddings but a new chapter of growth. Weddings are blessed with prosperity, cleansing and mark the start of a new path. Rain is fitting and in a sense can be the ultimate blessing. Are you seeing the silver lining? It seems as though rain is the missing guest to any wedding.

But what about the outdoor photos you were planning on? What about them? Stop by your local Target, a small boutique or even a Walgreens – yes, I said it – and pick up some funky, color-matching or accented umbrellas to add props to your photos. If you have the right photographer, they’ll embrace the challenge and change from the norm. I mean, how fun do these photos look?

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So as we (Minnesotans) are faced with rain to start the wedding season, we can turn to it with a new outlook. Perhaps you’ll crack a smile as you bring your underused willies and cute accessory umbrella with you to your weekend wedding. Go ahead, curse it once. Laugh. And, have fun with it.

photo credits: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

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