What’s the single biggest fear most people have about their wedding day? If you answered rain, you’re not alone, especially if you live in the UK.

Many couples will be frantically checking the weather forecast ahead of the big day, especially those who’ve got a grand outdoor affair planned.

That said, when you look back 10 or 20 years later at the photos of your wedding, chances are a bit of rain won’t have spoiled a thing - but could there even be a reason to look forward to a bit of drizzle? We think so, and here’s why:

Amazing Photos!

First and foremost, your main keepsake from the big day will be your photographs. Your first reaction to rain might be one of frizzy hair and ruined make-up, but wedding pictures in bad weather can be a thing of beauty. A set of stylish wedding umbrellas can really look the part, especially if there’s one for every usher and bridesmaid. Whatever colour you’ve chosen for your wedding, there’s an umbrella to suit.

Flowers Last Longer

Having spent a small fortune on decorative centrepieces, you’ll want to keep them looking fresh throughout the day. Worst case scenario - the flowers you’ve ordered arrive at the wedding venue only to wilt in the summer heat. This won’t happen on a rainy day thanks to overcast skies, lower temperatures and generally lower humidity.

No Hay Fever

Having your wedding outside? It’s likely you or one of your guests will have some form of Hay Fever - rain will help to kick these seasonal allergies. Sun, heat and a gentle breeze is a nightmare for any sufferer, bringing red itchy eyes and a blocked nose. A little bit of rain here and there keeps airborne pollen low meaning you’ll be able to enjoy your day allergy-free.

Sign Of Good Luck?

In the UK, the general feeling is that bad weather is a negative thing and anyone that has the misfortune of rain on their wedding day is just unlucky. But hold that thought - in some cultures, rain on your wedding day is considered a sign of good luck, symbolising cleansing and fertility, so it might not be all that bad after all.

There is obvious reason for positivity despite bad weather and who knows, you might even see a rainbow!