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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 bridesmaids 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 Clear Bubble Umbrella
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 51” 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.
Sheila Bridges Harlem Toile de Jouy Umbrella
Designed by Harlem-based decorator Sheila Bridges, this playful print was inspired by traditional 18th-century French motifs. Bridges incorporated historical traditions and representation of African American culture in this updated version, which is available in a range of hues (and as wallpaper and fabric too!).
Kate Spade New York Large Dome Flower Umbrella
This adorable floral print umbrella is a picture-perfect accessory, that also makes a great bridesmaid 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
Parasol Custom Text Sign Umbrella
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.
Basil Bangs Caddy Rain Umbrella
This modern, tropical umbrella is the perfect accessory to complement the dynamic outdoor photo backdrop that lush greenery provides. The best part about this umbrella is that it boasts both form and function—with top of the line double layered fabric, and a fiberglass frame—this is a product that is built to last. Even the handle is inspired by the ergonomic design of Japanese knives, making it comfortable for your bridal party to hold the canopy over your head for extended periods of time.
Essex Manufacturing Steve Madden Iridescent Stick Umbrella
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, at an affordable price point, you can buy multiples to protect your entire bridal party while providing an amazing photo opportunity for your photography team.
Meizhouer 24k Rib Large Color Rainbow Umbrella
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.
Merde Il Pleut Umbrella
For the ironic francophile with an amazing sense of humor, this umbrella catchphrase translates to “sh*t, it’s raining” in French. While amusing, this umbrella is also super stylish—the modern serif font and classic wooden handle match perfectly with all of the canopy colors offered (red, navy, green, orange and yellow). Buy one in every color to literally “brighten” up the mood on a rainy day.
Chinese Silk Cloth Umbrella
It’s no secret that chinoiserie is one of our favorite wedding decor themes. These elegant parasols are the perfect photo accessory to compliment your colorful ginger jar wedding decor. While super cute and trendy, these parasols also serve an important purpose—which is to protect your bridal party from the sun and heat during an outdoor photo session. Rain isn’t the only weather element that you need to consider when planning for your day!
ShedRain Groom Wedding Umbrella with Hook Handle
You won’t have to worry about anyone accidentally grabbing your umbrella if you have one of these beauties. This classic-style umbrella with a wooden handle offers a great personalization moment that isn’t over the top. There is also a "Bride" version of this umbrella that has the same wooden handle and shape, but the canopy is white with black writing.
Anderson Wedding Umbrella
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 60”—we recommend the 60” so two people can fit comfortably underneath the canopy so you don’t need to buy as many.
Bhldn Floral Parasol
This divine paper parasol is perfect for both sun protection and frame-worthy bridal portraits. These hand-crafted parasols come in two different designs—“Grey Motif” for a more classic look, and “Pink” which has a romantic oversized rose print. Both designs have a 50% UPF coating which will protect you from 98% of damaging UV light.
Vintage Style Ivory and Black Polka Dot Princess Pagoda Umbrella
We are obsessed with everything about this umbrella - from the unique shape to the subtle polka dot detail on the canopy’s trim, 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 leatherette crook handle is the perfect finishing touch for this editor favorite.
KUneh Double Layer Reverse Folding Umbrella
Add a touch of glam to your day with this modern, geometric umbrella with bronze glitter accents set against a blush tonal background. The reverse folding mechanism helps protect the umbrella from wind damage while open, and contain excess rainwater while closed (which is important as you don’t want to get your outfit wet).
The “C” shaped hook makes it easy to hold the umbrella over your arm, freeing up your hands for bouquets, purses and that much-needed glass of champagne!