According to some traditions, rain on your wedding day is actually considered good luck, but most brides (and Alanis Morrisette) see it as a truly terrible stroke of luck that could ruin the ceremony.
A company is now claiming to resolve anxiety about rain on a wedding day — by bursting any clouds that threaten to ruin the ceremony. According to The Telegraph, for 100,000 British pounds, couples can rest easy knowing that their wedding will be rain-free.
The services makes use of the skills and expertise of a team of meteorologists and pilots, using a technique that sounds like it’s straight out of a science fiction movie. The team will fly above the clouds overhead and release silver particles, which apparently causes the clouds to dissipate.
The service is only available at select Oliver’s Travels wedding chateaux in France.
“We pride ourselves on our innovative approach, and are thrilled to be able to offer such an unusual, unique service to our customers, to ensure their wedding is the talk of the town,” Oliver Bell, co-founder of Oliver’s Travels said.
Though the service might seem ideal, it’s more than 10 times the cost of the average wedding in the United States. The rain-busting silver particle treatment will set couples back about $150,600 USD.
“It is always a good idea to book a venue that offers a conveniency plan that features rooms that can accommodate the number of guests attending,” said Jeff Robinson, sales and marketing director for Deerfield Golf Club. “We never put the client in a situation where they must have good weather for their big day; there is always a beautiful indoor space with floor to ceiling windows available for use just in case.”
Though there are other options couples have for ensuring that their day is not ruined by rain — like renting tents or having a back-up indoor option for the ceremony — couples may still stretch the budget to include the service. The number of couples who had a budget of $1 million doubled between 2011 and 2012.