A great deal of stress comes to brides when the forecast says rain. This is especially true for outdoor weddings. It is understandable but I have been amazed at the number of times the forecast calls for rain and even when it pours in the morning then turns beautiful later in the day. I have found that rain in the morning leads to the most beautiful skies later in the day. Just take a look at these real weddings where it poured earlier in the in the day.
However, if it actually does rain on your day consider these alternatives for getting cool photos with your wedding party. Find a cool hotel. I especially like to find hotels with atriums with skylights. That way you can get natural light even during the rain. Here is a fun example. The minister was a close friend and he is pretending to pray for rain.
Other solutions for a rainy day include gazebos, museums, matching umbrellas (these are fun even if it doesn’t rain!), buy a Wedding Knot … comes in all sizes!, embrace the rain and do an impromptu trash the dress session with all your bridal party…even consider mud wrestling. But seriously look around and get into a problem solving mode and you will find that rain isn’t the end of the world.