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Why Umbrellas And Parasols Are The Perfect Addition For Your Wedding Day

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and something to keep your perfect hair from getting drowned in a sudden shower. Ok, we added the part about the wedding umbrella, but those are the things all brides hope for on their wedding day, and you’re probably no exception.

Of course, it might not be the rain that concerns you. Sometimes the sun can be a concern too, and a parasol can be just the thing to help you keep your cool. Parasols and umbrellas are becoming popular accessories for weddings.

If you live in a part of the world where the weather is unpredictable, the question of what time of year to hold it might be less of an issue. But certainly, in Britain, there are times when it can feel like you have to hold your breath, wondering whether the sun is going to make an appearance, or whether your wedding will be a washout. Fortunately, armed with the classic wedding umbrella or parasols, this aspect of the wedding planning doesn’t need to bother you.

There are a few ways in which a wedding umbrella could be a good call for your own wedding day. First of all, to protect the bride, and other members of the bridal party, so that the wedding photos look their best and you’re not overly nervous if it gets a bit cloudy. You can choose pure white or ivory for a gentler, more romantic look, or go for a more formal black if serious rain might become an issue and you want to make sure everything stays looking clear-cut and practical.

The more adventurous and artistic happy couples might choose a wedding umbrella in a vibrant or contrasting shade to liven up the look, but remember that you’ll be looking at these photographs for years to come, and you might want to pick a timeless combination rather than one that is daring for the sake of it.

Handing out umbrellas and parasols to your guests as wedding favours is a nice touch. If you have an outdoor reception, they’ll help tie things together and give people a reason to mingle rather than run for cover in a light shower. You could of course just let them borrow the umbrellas to hand back afterwards, of you could go to the other extreme and have them styled with your initials, making a permanent reminder of your big day.

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