Rain, Rain Go Away

I have an irrational fear that it is going to rain on our wedding day. If it ends up being sunny and beautiful, I’ll be ecstatic, but until the wedding day comes, I’m certain it will be gloomy and rainy.

There is some thought behind this. Back in 2002 when I went to visit Salve for the first time, it rained. When I went back for my second time before accepting, it rained. When I went to freshman orientation, it rained. Then Mr. Starfish and I lived there for four years—some days it rained, some days it didn’t. Flash forward to 2008, when Mr. Starfish and I headed to Newport and Mr. Starfish proposed. It rained while we were there. I’ve had many rainy experiences in Newport.





I’ve decided if it has to rain on our wedding day, at least I’ll be prepared. Although I’m not a fan of rainy wedding days, I am a fan of cute umbrellas for the wedding party.



The weekend Mr. Starfish proposed, we stopped by the Salve bookstore and I picked up an oversized Salve umbrella for our wedding day, just in case. It’s somewhat similar to the umbrella the couple is using above. Then, on a recent shopping spree, I found some cute umbrellas for the bridal party.



If we’re going to be wed in the rain, at least we’ll do it in style.

Did you make any special preparations in case of rain on your wedding day?


Mrs. Starfish

Wedding Date:
October 2010
Personalizing the Ceremony, Part 1
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    MrsSl82be 9010 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 10:50 am

    Yeah, it rained on our wedding day, up until the reception. Totally ruined my ideas for pics outside, but what can you do?

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    Jenn, Guest @ 10:50 am

    I definitely packed my fun rubber boots just in case!

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    trailmix 6663 posts, Bee Keeper @ 10:51 am

    Yes, it rained and my mom even went our and got a super-cute Monet sunflower umbrella for us to use (since yellow was one of our colors) but then no one gave it to us and so we never used it! So sad…I like pretty umbrellas in photos tho, yours will be super-cute!

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    MsBrooklynA 3054 posts, Sugar bee @ 10:52 am

    Clearly rain is a good thing!! It must be good luck for you. Even if it does, those photos are adorable.

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    Carla @ I Run, You Run, Guest @ 10:53 am

    My friend got married at a small island in Greece, and OF COURSE, it rained the whole time we were there… But they got us ALL umbrellas, and the pictures looked stunning!

    Said that, I’m also convinced (and terrified) that it’ll rain on my wedding day. It’s at night, so we really can’t pull off cute pictures with umbrellas…

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    Lhammond 20 posts, Newbee @ 10:54 am

    Our first “official” date was in Newport. That little city has a big place in my heart. Rain or no rain, your day will be wonderful and romantic, just like our Newport.

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    glasses 2749 posts, Sugar bee @ 10:55 am

    If it rains we’ll get a tent. I also want one of those cute frog umbrellas, like this: http://www.nhmshop.co.uk/kids-soft-toys/frog-umbrella/product.html

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    scissors 7343 posts, Busy Beekeeper @ 11:04 am

    it poured on our wedding day, and we had no contingency plan. thankfully it wasn’t in any important parts. the weather was considerate in that respect. :p

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    crayfish 10384 posts, Sugar Beekeeper @ 11:16 am

    I don’t think it’s irrational to be afraid of it raining in New England. Actually, I think that’s the most rational fear you can have 😉 (**stares outside at gloomy day**). Definitely stock up on cute umbrellas, and remember that dramatic sky + ocean = AMAZING photos!

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    eeper 129 posts, Blushing bee @ 11:26 am

    Great idea – I should definitely go out and get some umbrellas just in case. Maybe I should splurge on fancy ones – the more I spend, the less likely I am to need them!!

    Miss Starfish – I went to Newport for the first time this past weekend, for my bachelorette! SO fun and I can’t believe I have never been before – I will definitely be back. What a great place to go to school and to get married!

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    sand dollar 1334 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:28 am

    I love those purple umbrellas. Luckily we have a covered pavilion, so we can party rain-free if it happens to bless us with a storm or something. And I’m already wearing boots and a short dress, so I guess I’m covered! :)

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    starfish 1902 posts, Buzzing bee @ 11:37 am

    @Miss Glasses: that would make for good photos!
    @crayfish: I know! Today makes me feel like it was a good idea to get umbrellas.
    @eeper: I got mine at Marshalls, they were super cute and a great deal. A Newport Bachelorette sounds awesome, there are so many fun things to do!
    @Lhammond: Thanks! Our first date was there too!

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    ariellebride 431 posts, Helper bee @ 12:13 pm

    Our ceremony and cocktail hour and planned for outside and the reception in a tent…I’m freaking out that it will rain!!!
    I envy those brides that suck it up and put on their cute rain boots. I know I’ll be devastated if it rains :(

    12 days until the big day which means in 2 day I can check the 10 day forecast! I’m sure I will obsessively check it after that haha!

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    hippo 1012 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:22 pm

    I actually love the look of umbrellas in wedding pics! If it does rain, there are some great picture opportunities that you wouldn’t otherwise get!

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    elephant 6339 posts, Bee Keeper @ 12:57 pm

    I worry about rain too, and those umbrella shots are very cute!

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    twocatcupcake 741 posts, Busy bee @ 1:41 pm

    We are spending an arm and a leg to get a tent, just in case it rains. We’re almost hoping it will just so that it’ll at least be worth it. LOL

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    SandraMarie_1986 1363 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:58 pm

    I like cute umbrellas too! I better get some incase it rains at our wedding. I sure hope not though!

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    potatochips 1193 posts, Bumble bee @ 4:26 pm

    You know what? It rained on our wedding day and it was awesome. Cosy, serene, perfect.

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    BelaBBear 85 posts, Worker bee @ 5:02 pm

    I will be RAIDING bellaumbrella.com’s rental section! I’m a New England bride, too, and I just do NOT trust those skies.

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    cola 2827 posts, Sugar bee @ 6:33 pm

    I’ll cross my fingers for you that it won’t rain on your big day! But at least it sounds like you’ll be well prepared!

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    barrettes 913 posts, Busy bee @ 8:14 pm

    At least we know if it rains on your wedding day (which I hope it wont), you will have the cutest umbrella photos!

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    jordynrose 6351 posts, Bee Keeper @ 10:25 pm

    Love the inspiration pictures! I hope it doesn’t rain on your day though.

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    Drums 202 posts, Helper bee @ 11:40 pm

    After seeing your post, I’ve been inspired to see if I can get little foldable umbrellas for a good price and have them silkscreened as wedding favours! Our wedding is in November next year, which means it’ll probably be raining at some point during the day.

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    artichoke20 18 posts, Newbee @ 11:43 pm

    We got married last weekend at a vineyard where we planned (and set up) an all-outdoor event. Of course, it started pouring down rain about 10 minutes before the ceremony was to start.

    Our photog was worried about ruining my dress and I told her it already was so let’s do whatever for the sake of pictures. There was a double rainbow at one point, but it’s already becoming a blur to me so the next 2 months of waiting can’t hurry fast enough!

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