But it won’t rain on your wedding day! Of course not. Terrible weather happens at other people’s weddings, not your perfect dream day.
Except, it absolutely might. If you live in the Pacific Northwest, or New England in April, you might as well count on it — and even if you don’t, unless you’re getting married in the Sahara, it can’t hurt to be prepared.
Trash bags may not be the most dignified choice of outerwear, especially for a wedding day, but they sure will keep your clothes dry. Plus, they’re conveniently available in basically every pantry across America — or, failing that, any convenience store worth its bizarre spinning hot dogs.
If you really can’t stomach the idea of being wrapped in sticky plastic (hey, everyone’s got their phobias), then pack a poncho! Or seven! Feel as ridiculous as you want, but it’s worth it to be the only person at the ceremony with dry knees and a hairdo that hasn’t collapsed limply around your earlobes.