What if it rains on my wedding day?

Spring is around the corner and there are many weddings scheduled. So the question is what if it rains on my wedding day. Will I have to cancel my plans? Does if affect my flowers and hair? Does the photographer know how to shoot in the rain?  Mother nature has no rules and will not offer you any guarantees. Well relax you have experienced rain many times so if you have an outdoor wedding planned simply have a back up plan if it rains, and bring lots of large colorful umbrellas.  Professional wedding photographers know how to use the rain to your advantage and get some cool shots.  Some of my favorite wedding were in the rain. I recall a wedding in Wisconsin that the back up was a magnificent white tent and folks just huddled together drinking Champaign watching the rain falling. The wedding went on and the story was told.  

So what does our culture say about rain? In most cultures rain is good luck, and can represent cleansing or stronger unity in the marriage. It comes from several cultures mainly from the Hindu with the idea that a wet knot is more difficult to untie. Since marriage is often referred to as tying the knot. Rain was also a symbol of fertility to agricultural societies, since rain restored and maintained the wellness of crops. Food crops were folk’s main source of income so it was thought to mean a long happy marriage!

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