Wedding Planning

What if it Rains On My Wedding Day? Our Guide for Picture-Perfect Bridal Beauty on Rainy Wedding Days

September 15, 2022

As one of the most trusted bridal hair and makeup companies servicing the East Coast, including Maryland, Virginia, DC, Delaware, South Carolina, Florida, and Chicago, we understand the diverse weather conditions our brides may encounter! From rainy springs and humid summers to fall hurricanes and chilly winters, we've got you covered. Our highly experienced and sought after team of hair and makeup professionals specializes in making brides look and feel absolutely stunning on their big day, rain or shine! Continue reading for a few tips we’ve learned along the way.

East Coast Climate

Our East Coast brides get a taste of all kinds of weather, and yes, rain does happen, especially in certain seasons. But don't worry, we're pros at rolling with Mother Nature's surprises! No matter where your dream venue is, we're up for the journey to make sure you look and feel beyond stunning. Rain or shine, our dedicated team is committed to creating a flawless bridal look that embraces the beauty of every twist weather throws your way. 

Wedding Venues with Versatility

Selecting a venue with both indoor and outdoor options is absolutely crucial when it comes to preparing for any unexpected rain on your wedding day! The versatility these venues provide becomes your secret weapon, ensuring that, rain or shine, your celebration unfolds seamlessly! Here are a few of our favorite venues spanning the East Coast

The Chesapeake Bay Beach Club, Stevensville, MD

Nestled in Stevensville, MD, this gem offers not only a picturesque backdrop but also the luxury of both indoor and outdoor spaces! Picture saying your vows with the bay in the background, and if rain decides to crash the party, no worries, you can smoothly transition the party inside and keep the enchantment alive! 

Goodstone Inn & Restaurant in Middleburg, VA

If you're all about rustic and elegant vibes, Goodstone Inn & Restaurant in Middleburg, VA, is your spot. With both indoor and outdoor spaces, you can dance under the stars or cozy up inside if rain tries (and fails at!) stealing your show.  

The Hay Adams in Washington, DC

For a touch of history and a killer view of the White House, The Hay Adams is an iconic choice for your big day! Its indoor and outdoor spaces are equally captivating; whether you envision saying "I do" with the city as your backdrop or seeking refuge from unexpected raindrops indoors, this venue effortlessly rolls with (and enhances!) your vision.

Lowndes Grove, Charleston, SC

Charleston's charm is unbeatable, and Lowndes Grove captures it perfectly! With beautiful gardens and a historic house, it's a Southern dream. If rain starts doing its thing, don't worry, they've got a smooth transition from outdoor to indoor, so the romance keeps flowing.

Bowing Oaks in Jacksonville, FL

Florida's sunshine is magical, but if rain decides to make a cameo, Bowing Oaks in Jacksonville has you covered. This venue's blend of outdoor beauty and indoor elegance ensures that your celebration remains as vibrant as the florals surrounding this beautiful setting!

Unpredictable Wedding Weather

Weather forecasts are notoriously unpredictable, but don't let that dampen your spirits! Your wedding day is about promising to spend a lifetime with the one you love. Rain or shine, the day will be magical, and hey, rainy wedding photos are absolutely gorgeous! Select vendors that you can trust, and rest assured we'll do everything in our power to make your day perfect. If rain is in the forecast, consider a few tweaks like opting for an updo and upgrading to Airbrush Makeup Foundation for a truly weather-resistant look!

Rainy Wedding Day Hair and Makeup Adjustments

For the bride expecting rain, our artists may recommend certain tweaks to your hair and makeup, if you’re open to it! Updos can be a great choice, ensuring your hairstyle stays intact even in the heaviest of storms! Additionally, consider upgrading to Airbrush Makeup Foundation for a flawless, long-lasting look that stands up to any unexpected weather elements.

Guest Comfort

Some couples may make adjustments to better accommodate guests in case of rain. Providing clear umbrellas is not only practical but also oh-so-cute in photos! If your venue allows, consider adding a tent for coverage. For more severe weather, moving the ceremony or reception indoors will definitely ensure the comfort of your guests and yourselves. Additionally, if rain is anticipated on your big day, we recommend communicating with your guests! Include a brief note on your website, via text, or email, so they can come prepared with special clothing or umbrellas. (PS: Ask your wedding planner if they can facilitate this!) Your party goers will appreciate the heads up and be ready to celebrate regardless of the weather.

The Beauty of Rainy Wedding Photos

Our team at Updos For I Dos absolutely adores rainy wedding photos! There's something extra magical and romantic about rain pouring around (or on) the newest Mr. & Mrs.! Here’s a pro tip:  consider including clear umbrellas for your photos, this is a fabulous touch that photographs beautifully! 

What if it Rains On My Wedding Day?

In the world of wedding day weather, unpredictability is always going to be a constant. At Updos For I Dos, we thrive on turning challenges into opportunities for beauty and joy! Whether rain or shine, we're here to make your wedding day as perfect as the love you're celebrating. Trust the experts, embrace the rain, and let us create a picture-perfect bridal look that withstands any weather. Click the link here to secure our team of expert hair and makeup artists today! We can’t wait for your big day!

Cover Photo Credit: Tiffany Delk Photography