Let’s face it—you can’t control the weather on your wedding day—but the good news is that you can be prepared with whatever the forecast may bring with a gorgeous umbrella.“Will it rain on my wedding day?” is no doubt a question that every couple has circling in the back of their mind as they plan their nuptials. Logistics such as having an outdoor versus an indoor ceremony, tented or open-air reception, and backup weather plans are common (and very necessary) questions to navigate. Make sure you're ready for anything weather-related that comes your way, whether it's the glaring sun, a sprinkle, or a downpour.
Rain or shine, fashionable umbrellas for weddings are definitely trending. Whether you’re looking for colorful parasols to protect your bridal party from the sun, or weatherproof versions to keep your wedding party dry, umbrellas can be the perfect prop for cute photos that you'll treasure forever.
Here, the best wedding umbrellas.
Totes Signature Clear Bubble Umbrella
Size: 50" open canopy | Quantity: 1 | Best for: Rain and wind protection
If the forecast calls for any type of precipitation, make sure you have this fun bubble umbrella on hand as your photographer captures a romantic shot of you and your partner kissing in the rain—swoon. This 50” canopy provides all-around coverage (especially from wind and side rain), making it a solid option if a wedding day storm is on the horizon. It also features the company’s signature “totes-coat” water repellent, keeping the umbrella clear for pictures.
Price at time of publish: $29
Exclusive Elements Parasol Custom Text Sign Umbrella
Size: 32" open canopy | Quantity: 1 | Best for: Sun and wind protection
Looking for a personalized touch that goes beyond signage? This 32” paper parasol comes in white or ivory and is fully customizable. You can choose from 9 different fonts (we love the first option) and any paint color you want in order to make sure that it coordinates perfectly with your wedding day inspiration. Since these parasols are custom made, the Exclusive Elements shop owners will work with you to come up with the perfect design if you need help deciding what to order.
Price at time of publish: $47
Best Subtle Print
Kate Spade New York Large Dome Flower Umbrella
Size: 34" open canopy | Quantity: 1 | Best for: Rain and wind protection
This adorable floral print umbrella is a picture-perfect accessory, that also makes a great bridal party gift. With a white crook handle and feminine deco-themed design, it reminds us of something that Holly Golightly would’ve carried if she happened to have had an umbrella in the romantic Breakfast at Tiffany’s kiss in the rain scene.
Price at time of publish: $39
Remember Striped Umbrella
Size: 42" open canopy | Quantity: 1 | Best for: Rain, sun, and wind protection
This modern, vibrant umbrella is the perfect accessory to complement the dynamic outdoor photo backdrop that lush greenery provides, regardless if the weather is gloomy or not. The best part about this umbrella is that it is large enough for your bridal party to hold the canopy over your head for extended periods of time without worrying about coverage.
Price at time of publish: $35
Best for the Bohemian Bride
FCTRY Holo Umbrella
Size: 46" open canopy | Quantity: 1 | Best for: Rain and wind protection
Let your boho-queen style shine with this umbrella that is cool enough for your wedding day and Coachella. The luminous canopy looks super chic in contrast to the black hardware and handle. Plus, you can buy multiples to protect your entire bridal party while providing an amazing photo opportunity for your photography team.
Price at time of publish: $40
Best for a Pop of Color
Meizhouer 24k Rib Large Color Rainbow Umbrella
Size: 45" open canopy | Quantity: 1 | Best for: Rain, sun, and wind protection
After the rain comes a rainbow, in the form of this colorful 24-hue umbrella! Rainbows are a symbol for good fortune, and a double rainbow is even better—so you can’t go wrong by making your own luck and purchasing two of these gorgeous umbrellas for you and your new spouse. Plus, if you're a same-sex couple, it's a great way to show your pride.
Price at time of publish: $27
Anderson Wedding Umbrella
Anderson Wedding Umbrella
Size: 51" open canopy | Quantity: 10 | Best for: Rain, sun, and wind protection
Impending rain can call for some last-minute planning expenses, don’t let umbrellas for your bridal party be one of them by buying in bulk. What we love about these umbrellas is that they offer affordability without sacrificing style or quality. They come in two sizes, 48” and 51”—we recommend the 51” so two people can fit comfortably underneath the canopy so you don’t need to buy as many.
Price at time of publish: $80
Best Floral Print
Vera Bradley Mini Travel Umbrella
Size: 19" open canopy | Quantity: 1 | Best for: Rain, sun, and wind protection
This compact floral umbrella is perfect for both sun and rain protection, and of course, frame-worthy bridal portraits. It's small size makes it easy to stow away on your big day, that way you do not have to worry about you or your bridal party carrying it around. The umbrella's compactness also makes it great to use outside of your wedding.
Price at time of publish: $30
Collectif Ivory & Black Ruffle Striped Pagoda Umbrella
Size: 34" open canopy | Quantity: 1 | Best for: Sun and wind protection
We are obsessed with everything about this umbrella — from the unique shape to the tired ruffle details throughout the canopy, it is perfect for a classic wedding with a touch of whimsy. With 16 steel reinforced ribs, this umbrella can withstand the elements without sacrificing style. The black crook handle is the perfect finishing touch for this retro piece.
Gris Gris Art New Orleans Wedding Second Line Umbrellas
Size: 35" open canopy | Quantity: 2 | Best for: Sun and wind protection
This umbrella set comes with one black and one white to compliment the traditional wedding attire of the bride and groom. Perfect if your wedding is New Orleans-inspired or if you're just looking for something that is over the top, the umbrella features multiple fun feathers at the top and around the brim to dance along with you.
Price at time of publish: $100 both white feather, Both Medium
Best for a Photo-Op
Meena Print Just Married Wedding Umbrella
Size: 51" open canopy | Quantity: 1 | Best for: Rain, sun, and wind protection
After you both say "I do," take adorable photos with this unique "Just Married" umbrella. The large canopy will comfortably fit the two of you underneath, and is the perfect wedding souvenir you will cherish for a lifetime. Don't forget to pack it for your honeymoon, too.
Best for Something Blue
Business & Pleasure Co. The Rain Umbrella
Size: 41" open canopy | Quantity: 1 | Best for: Rain, sun, and wind protection
Still searching for that little something blue? Look no further. Add this summery umbrella in Blue Chinoiserie (which is entirely hand-painted) as your unique spin on the traditional saying. The wooden handle gives an antique feel, but is strong enough to hold against tough winds, while the canopy is water-resistant and provides UV protection of 30+ UPF.
Price at time of publish: $99
Best Paper Parasol Umbrella
Paper Lantern Store Paper Parasol Umbrellas
Size: 32" open canopy | Quantity: 10 | Best for: Sun and wind protection
The best part of this umbrella, outside of its royal appearance, is that it comes in a bulk of 10 to ensure you and your bridal party are all covered (without breaking the bank). Use these at your wedding reception or bridal shower to shield from the sun, or to just simply enhance your wedding look.
Price at time of publish: $160
Best for a Black-Tie Wedding
AEAOA Handmade Black Lace Parasol Umbrella
Size: xx | Quantity: xx | Best for: xx
Not only is this umbrella impressively lightweight for its size, it is also sturdy and durable against all kinds of wind. The frame is crafted from wood, and is a beautiful contrast to the handmade black lace that is decorated across the wide canopy.
Price at time of publish: $36
What To Look For In a Wedding Umbrella
Outside of appearance, consider the size of umbrella you're looking for. If the umbrella is just for you or your bridal party, an open canopy between 32" to 41" will fit a single person comfortably. But if the umbrella is meant for two people, an umbrella that's around 51" successfully covers both parties.
Your wedding day will be unpredictable — weather included. Umbrellas that are wind and/or water resistant will repel against these natural conditions, and are most often vented and heavily structured to do just that. Paper parasol, cotton, and umbrellas made from similar fabrics will not protect against rain, but are great for shielding the sun. Oh, and for cute photos, too.
Why are umbrellas used during weddings?
Most often, umbrellas are fashionable statements to have at a wedding reception, and have long represented femininity, royalty, and more. But if there is a chance of rain on your big day, an umbrella is a necessity to have on hand just in case.
How many umbrellas are needed on your wedding day?
This all depends on your guest size and the umbrellas you provide. A large 51" umbrella can fit two people underneath, resulting in less umbrellas you have to purchase compared to an umbrella a few inches smaller.