One of the most frequently asked questions is, “what do we do if it rains?”
The standard answer is this, “wait 5 minutes then proceed”. Most often, as even today, the trades are blowing strong which keep the clouds moving. It does happen throughout the year even in summer when a lone rain cloud makes its way to us and spills a lovely downpour for yes 5 minutes. You wait, run for cover, or simply open up the umbrella, then carry on. I will say that a lot of brides do fret over this but I wanted to add one more element to this: I pray. Yes I pray before every wedding. I ask for a blessing on the couple and for the photography, minister and anyone else involved to do their best and for the bride and groom to be blessed, and of course I pray that the rain be held off for 90 minutes or so. Last winter, I saw wedding after wedding go off without a hitch and the rain held off. I’m attaching a few photos that shows how real the threat can be and how valid it is to pray for the rain to hold off.
Yes, we are practical as well. I do check the weather every day and communicate closely with the bride and groom. We move it up or back or even switch days if it really warrants it. I just wanted to let it be known that we do pray for the weather over here. It is the wettest island on the planet you know, and yet He is faithful to hear our prayers.