05/17/2012 01:30 pm ET

Wedding Ceremony: What Do I Do If It Rains On My Wedding Day? (PHOTOS)

Wondering what to do if the forecast calls for rain on your wedding day? Here's what you need to know, from wedding expert Leila Khalil, founder of Be Inspired PR. Have questions? Ask in the comments.

It's commonly advised "if you have an outdoor wedding ALWAYS have a rain plan" but the reality is that mother nature has a mind of its own and sometimes unexpected weather hits. My biggest piece of advice is keep the possibility of rain in the back of your mind during your venue search. If you're set on getting married outdoors, try looking for a venue that has an indoor option on the property as well that can be used in case there's rain. That way you have a backup option that won't break the bank! However, if you absolutely fall in love with an outdoor venue, be sure to check into the costs of renting a tent or having one on hold as a backup and factor that into your budget from the beginning.

If it does rain on your wedding day, make the most of it -- throw on a pair of cute rain boots, grab a colorful umbrella and capture some fun shots outside. You can see some of my favorite rainy weddings here. After all, they say rain on your wedding day brings good luck, so embrace it!

Below, photos from some of Leila's favorite rainy-day weddings. See more on here.

Rainy Day Weddings