Rain on your wedding day might make you panic that it'll be a wash out, but prepare yourselves with these practical tips and it'll be anything but...
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It may be an old wives’ tale that rain on your wedding day means good luck but waking up to grey skies and drizzle can make any bride and groom feel far from lucky.

Anyway, a new wedding planner tool, launched by high street retailer Monsoon, actually predicts whether or not it’s going to rain on your big day.

Using 86 years’ worth of Met Office rainfall data, they’ve analysed every day throughout the year to establish which days have historically been the driest and which the wettest.

As a result, the ‘wedding day weather calculator”  helps predict the percentage chance of rain on any date, in a specific region of the UK.

What’s the best day of the year to get married?

Contrary to popular opinion, April is actually the driest month of the year in the UK and the best month for a dry wedding with the 15th the driest day on average in the UK.

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November is the wettest month of the year, with the 11th officially the rainiest on record, and August is the wettest month during spring and summer.

Credit: Monsoon
Credit: Monsoon

Is it going to rain?

To use the calculator, brides-to-be simply have to select their potential wedding date and the which part of the country they’re looking to wed. The calculator will then share the percentage chance of rain, as well as alternatives and further information on the driest day that specific month. 

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Jennifer Read-Dominguez is the Digital Editor of Wedding Ideas magazine, heading up the website and covering all things lifestyle and beauty – from the best hen weekend destinations and luxury honeymoon hotspots, to the perfect hair extensions for your wedding day. When not on her soapbox about her home renovations and commuting troubles, she's known around the office for her love of Millwall FC and MasterChef. Despite telling the world she was about to get engaged underneath a spectacular show of the Northern Lights in Finland last year, Jennifer is still waiting for her boyfriend Ashton to propose...