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Issue 47: When Time Stood Still


The perfect day …. come rain or shine?

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Right, I think it’s about time we at Save the Date Magazine started a little debate ….

Whilst sat working in my conservatory with the doors open and the sun shining, all I can think about is how perfect today would be for a wedding. Blue skies, a light breeze, birdsong and glorious sunshine. What more could you ask? Perfect, right?

I have met so many brides (myself being one of them) who agonise and agonise over what the weather is going to be like on their big day. What if it rains? Gale force winds? Miserable cloud? You name it – us brides worry about it. And, as my mum would say on a regular basis on the lead up to my big day – “Lydia, the weather is one of those things you can’t book and pay for. What will be will be.” Thankfully for me, the 28th May 2010 was a beautiful, sunny day and I couldn’t have been happier. However, the 29th May was the wettest day of the year and literally poured and poured from start to finish.

So, the question is – Does the state of the weather really matter? In all honesty, I think by the time your big day comes, you are so wrapped up in everything else that suddenly, the weather (which you’ve been obsessing about for the past week) isn’t really all that important. Or, am I just saying that because I managed to get a nice day? Would I have had that attitude had I been the bride on the 29th May being rained on?

The perfect day, come rain or shine?

I want to know what you think! Are you planning your big day and desperate for sunshine? Or, are you happy in your wellies splashing in the puddles? Whether you’re a bride to be or a wedding supplier, post a comment and let us know your thoughts!

And on that note, I am going to get myself a Calippo out of the freezer 😉

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  1. Becky Butterworth

    It pee’d it down all day on our wedding day, but it didn’t matter one bit. I was just willing that my hubbie to be would be at that alter, which he was and then I was just caught up in the whole celebration and ‘I’m a Mrs now’ kinda thing!

    It’s worth choosing your venue bearing in mind you could end up with most of your photogarphs being taken inside if the British weather does her worst, but we always make an attempt to get outside when photographing weddings. When living in England it’s what we all have grown to expect that you can’t book good weather.

    Be greatful for a sunny/warm day but it’s still a fabulous day come rain or shine!!!

  2. Cara Parker

    Although not booked yet im hoping to get married on 20th April 2013. Im hoping we have the weather like we had yesterday (20th April). I dont mind what the weather does really but i suppose the sun being out makes it extra special.
    PS Is it a little too early to be planning my wedding although not for another 2 years?

  3. Veils & Vows

    This is such an issue for brides. The date is only chosen once all weather eventualities have been considered!
    I married on 1st December with no real hope that the day would be overly bright but would hopefully be dry. This took a lot of stress away from me because I couldn’t really be disappointed… snow would have been amazing! On the day, I peeked through my bedroom curtain and saw….. bright blue sky and a slight frost! It was beautiful – really cold, but gorgeous!

    I think that you are so wrapped up in the day that you don’t even think about the weather. So what if you get a few drops of rain – you can capture some brilliant photos of your guests jumping over the puddles or the two of you cuddling under a white brolly.


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