Accessorize that wedding dress with rubber boots
It's June, and I would be remiss if I didn't point out that while it is a great month - my favourite as a matter of fact - there is a soggy side we need to discuss. Especially if you're planning a wedding (as if brides don't have enough to think about leading up to the big day).
Oh sure, temperatures are warm, the days are long and after this particularly long cold winter seemingly nationwide, we'll take any weather that doesn't begin with 's' and end with 'w'.
First the good news is that it is unlikely to snow on your wedding day this month. On the other hand, rain is a possibility when planning a June wedding.
And the numbers don't lie when looking at the typical levels of precipitation in June. June is the wettest month of the year in Calgary, Saskatoon, Regina and Winnipeg. It ranks number two in Edmonton and is in the top 4 for just about every city and town between Toronto and Charlottetown!
Does this mean that rain is a slam dunk on your big day? Is this a premonition that you should just call the whole thing off and join the circus instead?
Of course not. Simply have a plan B just in case your wedding does get rained out. One option is to bring out the galoshes. I'm no fashionista, but there is something to be said about black knee high galoshes and a white wedding dress. If you are worried about your hair that you just spent four hours stylizing, why not set up a great big tarp placed out of camera range? And should the wind pick up and start blowing the rain sideways, well nothing says "in sickness and in health" like a pair of camouflage hip waders.
If rain must be avoided at all costs, then climatologically speaking one of your best bets would be Victoria, B.C. which receives a paltry 32mm during the entire month.
If that still sounds too risky, may I suggest Yellowknife? Aside from the slight chance that it’ll snow, the city historically averages a mere 26.9mm of rain. Another perk is that you will save a ton of money on lighting costs since the days are longer and the sun sets around 11:30pm. The long days are just another reason why you should make Yellowknife your choice for wedding destination. If you can wrap things up by midnight, you'll still be able to squeeze in a round of golf before play is called on account of darkness!
For those of you that are getting married this June, Congratulations and I wish you all the best! Just remember that the show must go on whether rain or shine. With some pre-planning, you can ensure that there are preventative measures in place if it does rain. So don’t sweat it if your big day gets rained out, the wedding won’t be ruined. You may even want to give those galoshes a second thought to keep your day a good one.