England is famed for grey clouds and constant drizzle, and some people's worst nightmare is rain on their wedding day! Dodging the wet weather is one of the reasons so many…
Written by Leanne Smith Last updated: April 1, 2015
Spring has arrived, and with it comes sun and rain! A beautiful season, full of fresh blooms and budding trees, it’s a very pretty season to get married in. But, weather-wise, it can also be one of the trickiest. Be prepared, and arm yourself with parasols and brollies for your wedding!
Choosing to hold your wedding in the spring is a bit of a roll of the dice. No matter how often you check the weather forecast you can never be certain of if it will rain or not—even on the most glorious sunny day you could still be hit by a sprinkle of rain. So you should probably take precautions and encourage your wedding guests to bring their umbrellas along. Or, even better, incorporate umbrellas and parasols into the wedding itself! It’s a wonderful opportunity to add fun and colour to your big day!
Umbrellas and parasols make for the perfect wedding favour or accessory. Your guests can collect theirs as they arrive at your wedding, and your flower girls and your bridesmaids will look beautiful with their umbrella or parasol handle clustered with spring flowers.
Using umbrellas and parasols as unique wedding favours and accessories creates more than just a colourful atmosphere though–they make for pretty phenomenal photos as well! Parasols add even more life to your photos if the sun’s shining, and they can especially brighten up any day where the sun just isn’t shining as brilliantly as it could be. And with pretty umbrellas you can stay outside and get your photos in front of your favourite stunning backdrop while staying dry (until you decide it’s time for that signature romantic snap of your dance in the rain!) Colourful umbrellas add a gorgeous touch of whimsical!
Umbrellas and parasols may be a tried and tested formula for spring weddings, but you can stamp your own name onto it by personalising your umbrellas and parasols with pretty lengths of ribbon, decorative tags, and experimenting with different styles and colours. There are so many designs these days: parasols made from lace, paper, and wire; canopies in all silhouettes from the traditional circular shape to squares and even love hearts. The style you choose can lend itself beautifully to your theme or colour scheme.
Carry through umbrellas and parasols into your wedding decorations—hang them from the ceiling as a glorious canopy, and light them from behind for a soft, ambient glow. Mini parasols are lovely as vintage table centrepieces or aisle markers. You can even look at unique cake toppers like our “Showered with Love” cake topper!
Perfect as a wedding day keepsake, there are even umbrellas and parasols that can serve as a reminder of the big day—Confetti.co.uk’s black and white umbrellas come with an engraved “Just Married” on the handle, making them perfect as post-wedding or honeymoon accessories.
Above, “Just Married” Wedding Umbrellas in black and white.
So even when April showers threaten, you can be ready for sun and rain with statement umbrellas and parasols. For more advice on how to face the spring weather, see our article on Rain On Your Wedding Day!