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Along with the many joys that come from planning a wedding are the inevitable worries. Paramount among these—particularly when planning an outdoor ceremony—is the fear of rain on your wedding day. While there are many things you can control about your big day, the weather will never be one of them, but that’s no reason to worry.

Instead of fearing the possibility of poor conditions, you can embrace what the world gives you and make the best of it. You might be surprised to find that dealing with rain on your wedding day could be a desirable mishap, thanks to gorgeous lighting for perfect photos, an excuse for you and your guests to get cozy, and an unexpected perspective to begin your marriage with.


To put your mind at ease, we asked brides to share what happened when it rained on their wedding day (and why they wouldn’t have had it any other way).

The Pictures Will Be Gorgeous

“Once we got our pictures back, the light was beautiful, and it was so fun walking around huddled under an umbrella together. Plus, our ceremony was outside, and everyone had blankets and cuddled together.”

It Can Cool Down a Summer Night

“Luckily we were already under a tent eating when the major downpour occurred. When dinner was over, the rain had ended, and the beautiful, foggy sunset was perfect for pictures and dancing. Considering our wedding was in July, I was happy that the rain brought a cooler night instead of scorching sunshine.”

The Perfect Ceremony Isn’t Always What You Had Planned

“It rained on my wedding day, and it ended up being a great surprise. I had an outdoor ceremony planned, and instead, we got married in front of our venue’s beautiful fireplace. Our planner and florist brought in the arch and still decorated. It ended up being so pretty, and the rain stopped just in time for us to take photos outside. It was the perfect ceremony for us, and our guests loved how cozy it was.”

Your Guests Will Get Cozy

“Aside from optimal lighting for outdoor photos (and making all the flowers and trees more vibrant), it got everyone a lot more cozy at our backyard reception. We were so happy to see both of our families and friends mixing it up, where they might have otherwise spread out into their separate cliques.”

You’ll Learn to Let Go

“There was a torrential downpour on my wedding day in July 2015. Our ceremony was scheduled to be outdoors, and we had to scrap everything last-minute and move the ceremony inside. At the time, I thought it was the worst thing that could happen, but what I didn’t know is how much the experience would change my perspective on things. I used to need control over every aspect of my life and couldn’t deal when things fell out of line. Since then, I am so much more laid-back, less rigid, and happier.”

Everybody Loves Dancing in the Rain

“My husband and I have been together for 22 years and married for 14. We were married at our 1915 farmhouse here in Colorado. The day before the wedding, I had my silk gown cut to tea length but left the train. I had a hunch it was going to rain. People were sitting around hot as sin not doing much. As soon as the skies opened up, and it rained, people began dancing like fools to our bluegrass band. My dress miraculously stayed clean, and people had a blast in the rain, and they say it was the most fun wedding.” —

It Makes for a Great Story

“It poured on my wedding day (along with the day we got engaged, and the day of our engagement pictures), but it was perfect. Our venue was an old factory, and the dark moodiness made the day-of pictures amazing. But mainly, we chose our venue so we didn’t have to worry about the weather, so it was almost meant to happen.”

The Day Will Feel Magical

“Our wedding was at Momofuku Daisho in Toronto. We did it all on the terrace that connects the restaurant to the Shangri-La Hotel. It was tented with string lights everywhere and potted herbs on the table, and when it started raining, it was so enchanting. And it made sure it wasn’t too hot for any of our guests. Not to mention, we got the most amazing photos before it started raining because of how cloudy it was. It worked out perfectly.”


This article is aimed at helping students with the basic requirements needed for lasting success in the game of deejaying. I strongly believe that anyone who is able to follow these guidelines religiously would be able to get to the very pinnacle of this occupation without much difficulty.

Get some work experience Psychologists say that it takes 7 years of constant practice for one to become a master in a particular occupation. This may seem like a long time, but the truth is that it’s still going to pass anyway. If you are serious in your bid to becoming a DJ then you wouldn’t allow lack of equipment or gigs stand in your way. No one says you’ll get it right the first time – as a matter of fact very few people do, but the first try puts you in a position to make progress. 

Be a music fan first – You shouldn’t be in much of a hurry in becoming a good DJ. It takes a lot of training, practice and overall determination to achieve this. You should make sure to develop your music taste as you develop your DJ skills as well. Music is a really beautiful element of nature and you should enjoy learning about it. You should realize that the joy is in the journey and the journey is in the joy.

Build your personal collection

Building your distinctive music collection is a very cumbersome but important process when it comes to climbing the steps that lead to the apex of this luxurious occupation. The finest DJs spend a whole deal of years building up their personal collection; this puts them in a class of their own. You should endeavor to do the same. Great music is the key to greatness in this business.

Work hard! Play hard!

In this game, hard work pays more dividends than natural talent. You should put in extra hours and make extra effort. You must realize that no one is indispensable in this game. You’ll stand out in any stage of their carrier.

Professionalism is key

An age long adage goes, “dress the way you want to be addressed”. I totally agree, it is really important that people believe that they can rely on you so you should make sure that your dressing and overall outlook depicts this. However, a good outlook should be complemented with a splendid performance.Do well to show perceived value and actual value. Professionalism is key

Take out time to rest

All play and no rest wears out a DJ. You are going to do this for quite a while, there’s no point going at it like your life depends on it. You should set out a particular day of the week where you get to recuperate and rejuvenate. Resting is very important for your general health and besides health comes first.

Keeping your nerves in check

Like any other performer, a DJ may get cold feet during a performance. This is totally normal and you’ll learn how to control this nerve as you become more professional.  An advantage of being a DJ is that you are never the main focus of the event. The only thing the audience cares about is the music. This makes hiding your nerves easier

So there you have it, a few guidelines on becoming the best of the best in the world of deejaying. Follow these steps and you’ll make rapid progress in no time.

Having guests fall asleep at your wedding isn’t pretty at all, it is your duty to keep them entertained from the wedding ceremony to the reception. This can be quite difficult if you don’t know how. Don’t worry there’s no need to despair for here are some insanely creative ideas to engrave your wedding ceremony in the memory guests even years after your event.

Dramatize your bridal entrance 

If descending from the roof isn’t your thing. You could find something you’re more comfortable with like walking down an aisle decorated with your pictures or love letters. Just make sure your bridal entrance leaves your guests astounded.

Have a walk down memory lane 

Let your guests tell your love story and have a really fun time doing it. Have a few close friends or relatives give a recourse of the peaks and valleys you had to go through to get where you are. You could help set the mood by hiring a professional wedding DJ play appropriate background music. 

This makes them feel like part of the occasion.

Romantic sideshows

A picture says more than a thousand words. Having a slideshow of your first kiss or your first day in college could really help set the mood. It’s incredible how “old pictures” can cause a blend of romance and fun experiences for your guests. With the help of a projector, you could put up a series of pre-compiled photographs across the wall during your first dance (as a couple of course).

Your wedding DJ

Your wedding DJ plays a huge role in making your wedding reception enjoyable. If you don’t want to bore your guests to tears you should consider employing a professional because if he doesn’t play danceable music your guests wont dance. Your choice DJ should be someone who thinks out of the box. 

Kid’s stuff

In your attempt to entertain your guests, the kids should not be left out. Whether its bouncy castles or its video games, you should make provisions for them to have fun too. There are lots of fun games to keep the kids entertained; just make sure that there’s an adult to watch over them.


No one loves anything more than a portrait of themselves. You may decide to hire an artist to make caricature sketches of your guests (which they can take home of course), this will keep them talking till the rest of the evening. The portraits will also create a lovely memory of your wedding in their minds long after the ceremony.


Keep your guests entertained by employing the services of a favourite smusical act. If your budget doesn’t support John Legend you may go for a more suitable option like contestants from the X-Factor as they don’t charge as much


You may employ the services of a modern magician who can leave your guests astounded by perform close-up party tricks. This form of entertainment is ideal for your reception.

Keep the speeches brief

Important as they may be, if not carefully structured toasts can become quite a bore. You should direct anyone who is speaking in advance to keep the toasts as short as possible as speeches are more about quality than length.

Organize interactive games and puzzles

Interactive games like crosswords and puzzles are perfect for wedding receptions. They create an atmosphere of community and help guests intermingle and have a good time solving problems together.

Go quizzical!

Create an atmosphere of fun and break the ice by engaging guests in quiz competitions. You could divide your guests into different teams where they can compete with one another. Emerging winners may be awarded an extra bottle of champagne. Quiz topics may range from couple’s history to general knowledge.

Add a lounge to your reception

It may be quite difficult to entertain someone when they’re uptight, so what you should do is help them loosen up a bit. Your venue should create an atmosphere where guests can intermingle freely. Borrow an extra couch or better yet rent one. Just make sure your guests are interacting freely with one another

Photo/Tattoo booths

Photo booths or selfie-stations have become a trend that is not going away anytime soon but you could also make provisions for a tattoo booth where your guests can get attractive sketches on their skins. You should also lead by example by having dress-up tattoos for your reception.

Sparklers and candles

If you plan on having a reception dinner you may hand out sparklers or candles to guests. These have proven to be super effective in creating fabulous photos.

Customised bar

Drinks from the ceiling are sure to leave your guests astounded. If you love a customized bar you could look for vendors that offer such services.

So there you have it, a few tips on spicing up your wedding reception. You may decide to try other ideas not included here so long as you make guest entertainment a priority.

▶ Abell DJ Company Wedding Review in St Louis Testimonial by Cara – YouTube.

2019 Update: This video references our old company name Premier Entertainment

We have a new name! Abell DJ Company

Why? As we continue to grow, we recognized the old name was generic, outdated, and widely used by many other companies.

Our new name and branding is more memorable, original, modern, and shows our specialty… Great DJs! We hope you like it!