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You can control most things for
your wedding---the guest list, the
menu, the cake flavour, however,
when it comes to the weather, you
will just have to leave it up to luck
and perhaps weather forecasts!
Here are five tips to help you feel
more prepared about inclement
What's your Plan B?
If you use an experienced wedding
planner, he/she should have two
plans of action (including seating
and a décor plan) for sunny weather
and for rainy weather. Rain, of
course, will cause the entire wedding
party to move indoors or under cover,
and this will have an effect on the
relocation of the bar, catering, DJ,
lighting and décor.
Fondant cakes and rainy weather
are not the best of friends! Fondant
will absorb moisture from the air
and become tacky if the atmosphere
is too humid. One solution is to keep
your cake in an air-conditioned room
before cutting it or go indoors for
cutting. However, if you choose to
refrigerate your cake (either butter-
cream or fondant), be sure that it
comes to room temperature before
you place it outside. If not, what
you can get is condensation on the
cake, which can ruin it.
Rain can affect or delay your
transportation arrangements as well
as the arrangements of your guests.
It s a good idea to check weather
forecasts well in advance and be fully
prepared with umbrellas, raincoats,
a shuttle system, and other back-
Be prepared for inclement weather
by ensuring that there are sheltered
areas and covered walkways for
guests to get access to restrooms,
seating and garbage disposals. Once
dining and dancing are going to be
on the agenda, be sure to erect some
sort of sturdy flooring in those areas
to prevent guests feet from sinking
into water-logged grounds and from
having muddy footprints every-
where! Also, remember that stormy
weather can sometimes cause flood-
ing and power outages, which may
pose safety issues as well as problems
for lighting and sound.
An outdoor wedding in the rainy
season can be a deal-breaker for
Gusty winds and drizzle are not
kind to well-coifed hairdos; and
humidity can wreck a sleek blow-
Make-up that is professionally
executed can usually stand up to the
elements but sometimes, unexpected
things may happen beyond your
make-up artist s control, for exam-
ple, smearing caused by your hair
sticking to your perfectly done lip-
stick or dust flying into your eyes
and making your mascara run.
One solution to keep that "blush-
ing bride look," is to use waterproof
make-up, which is made with ingre-
dients that repel water.
The first step for face coverage is
to ask your make-up artist for water-
proof versions of: primer, concealer,
foundation, setting powder and lip-
sticks or lip stains.
Primer helps make-up go on
evenly and prevents creasing and
caking of your foundation.
Waterproof cream-based blushes
tend to stay well-pigmented on the
skin and last throughout the day.
This is in contrast to powder blushes,
which may need re-applications.
The eyes are the most critical area,
since many brides tend to tear up
or be prone to contact lens irritation.
Waterproof eyeshadows, gel-based
eyeliners and waterproof mascaras
are good choices.
Be aware though, that not all mas-
caras are created equal. "Water-resis-
tant" mascaras may not equal the
staying power of water-proof mas-
Water-resistant mascaras are good
for standing up to light perspiration
or minimal eye-watering. However,
waterproof mascaras can go the dis-
tance of lasting throughout a shower
or a swim!
If you re wearing fake eyelash
strips or flares, it is also best to use
waterproof eyelash glue.
How to prepare for a rainy-weather wedding day
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