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Isle I Do: Weddings in the Rain
Weddings in the Rain
Why you shouldn't let REAL bridal showers put a damper on your big day
Almost every wedding coordinator in Barbados has a story about a couple who got married in the rain. It's never done intentionally of course, but the decision to go ahead with the ceremony through untimely showers is an act that represents more than just two people getting drenched.
Getting married in the rain actually shows strength and determination as a couple. It might sound strange but think about it. This is a couple that is so committed to each other they refuse to let raindrops postpone their wedding. It also shows spontaneity and a taste for adventure which are both essential for an exciting marriage.
Without any hesitation they go out, never stopping to think about her hairstyle flopping, her makeup washing away or his suit getting soaked. At first it may still seem silly but a couple's willingness to place their love above anything else is a true display of character.
From a team standpoint, it's an indication that the couple can face obstacles together and the self-sacrifice involved says they don't mind inconveniencing themselves for the sake of their marriage.
While some people would see it as a disaster and Alanis Morissette fans would call it "Ironic", rain on your wedding day in some cultures means that your marriage will be blessed with fertility and good fortune. It also signifies your old lives are being washed away for a new one to begin.
Ok, it's not the storybook wedding that we've all dreamed about but in a way it's still very romantic. A couple's ability to seamlessly adjust to unforeseen circumstances should be admired and true optimists would surely find a few you-should-have-been-there stories to bring smiles to family and friends who couldn't make it.
So if you ever see a couple braving "the tears of mother nature" during their nuptials, you don't need to wonder "what are they thinking" because, most likely, they know exactly what they're getting themselves into.