Get wed, not wet: How likely is it to rain on your wedding day?
You can plan most things on your wedding day. From the venue and guests to your dress and flowers, you may think you’ve got everything covered – except one thing – the weather.
Imagine organising a grand outdoor wedding only to be greeted by a heavy downpour on the big day? It’s not what you anticipated and you can’t help but feel a little disappointed.
To give you a helping hand, using official Met Office rainfall data, fashion brand Monsoon has looked back and analysed 86 years’ worth of statistics to establish which days have historically been the driest and which days have been a washout.
If your wedding day does happen to fall on a wet day, the calculator will advise on the soonest drier date.
If you want a warmer wedding during the spring time, the driest day in the South East is April 15.
“The month of April is in fact the driest month of the year, with an average daily rainfall of just 2.29mm,” Monsoon said.
If you are desperate for some sunshine and are getting wed in England or Wales, an early summer wedding may be the better option, as June 29 was found to be the driest day.
Remember, the results are never going to be 100 percent accurate but it will give you an idea of when to book your big day, depending on the weather you want.
However, if the heavens do open on your big day, don’t let it spoil it – you can get some incredible photos in the rain! Just take a look at some of these ones.
On Instagram, #rainyweddingday has over 100,000 posts – packed with couples making the most of the weather on their wedding day.
Professional wedding photographer from AC Photography in Manchester, Alice Copperfield, said: “Many couples think they need clear skies and sunshine for the perfect pictures – but more often than not, the most natural, romantic takes come from dull skies and rain.
“Personally, I love taking photos in the rain and some of my best work has been created from those little raindrops.”
“Wedding parties and couples can get creative, and use matching umbrellas as props – or even embrace the weather completely and stick on a pair of wellington boots.
Wedding photos are supposed to be beautiful – but they can also be fun, and sometimes, couples in search of flawless images forget that.”
Every cloud, right? Give the calculator a go on the Monsoon website.