what to do if it rains on my wedding day
5 Tips for a rainy wedding
1. Go with it and embrace it!
I’ll often have couples ask me what happens if it rains? My response is always the same- go with it and embrace it! The one thing you can’t control in the weather- there is so much amazingness going on throughout your day, and it will be perfect, just how it’s meant to be! I actually love photographing in the rain, the light is beautiful and soft for portraits and we can often create some epic and moody images. It’s always good to know what you will do though if it does rain, which brings me to my second point...
2. Have a plan
When you are in the planning stages of your wedding it’s always a good idea to plan for what you are going to do if it rains. There are so many little things to consider when your planning a wedding and it’s an easy detail to overlook, but if you take a little time out to plan for rain then you won’t have to think about any alternative details right before your wedding. There’s no right or wrong answer, as long as you know what you will do before it happens!
When I photograph your I will always guide you with a variety of options, from subtly lit portraits inside using window light, through to incorporating umbrellas and even just going with it and photographing in the rain!
3. Decide on what you will do
Some things to consider during your planning will be your ceremony location, and reception options. Decide on what will happen it it’s wet in advance. If you're planning an outdoor ceremony will you move it inside or go with it? What will your guests do? If you want to move it, where will you move it to? The same goes for your reception- there’s no right or wrong answer, whether you decide to put in place “plan B” or just go with it and embrace it, as long as you are prepared!
If you do decide on putting in place a “plan B” knowing in advance what your options are and talking this through with your vendors will is always an awesome idea- which brings me to my next point….
4. Talk it through with your photographer
Talk to me! I will always have a plan for what we can do for your portrait session in rainy weather- it’s your day, so what ever you’re comfortable with goes- from photographing beautiful moody portraits inside, to photographing under cover or incorporating umbrellas, to getting all wild and crazy and running through it all, dodging puddles- I’m up for it all! And I'll keep checking in with you so we can get the most memorable and beautiful images that reflect your day.
This is my most important tip! Just have fun and embrace the moment! Allow your vendors to guide you, be open and flexible and above all relish the day for what it is- your wedding day! Woohoo!!!
I'd love to hear from you if you have any thoughts or questions