When it comes to planning your wedding, unfortunately, there are a few things that might not always go to plan. It doesn’t matter how much you’ve planned beforehand, the weather is one of them!
Fortunately, the more you do plan, the more you can be prepared for a weatherproof wedding with a wet weather, hot weather, or even winter wedding option. Because while there’s always someone who will tell you how rain on your wedding day is meant to be good luck, at the time it might not feel like it!
But we want to reassure you that despite the weather, there are so many gorgeous ways to celebrate your rainy day nuptials. So whether it’s checking out your venues wet weather option, grabbing some umbrellas, or making the most of it and dancing in the rain, don’t be afraid if the heavens decide to open up on your big day!
Don’t hesitate to use the wet weather plan
Karlie and James were so engaged with themselves and by being lashed by the torrential Scottish rain that they even forgot the presence of the camera capturing them from the mist.
The images captured by the photographer represent so much more than what the bride’s description could offer, the remarkable backdrop is undeniable- but the talent of the photography, even so.
Make sure to have fun!
Having a wedding in the city? Then don’t forget to sing in the rain! Make the most of your rainy day by having fun! Rain in the city meant the cobblestones and moody lighting come evening made for some stunning fun shots with the bridal party.
At the end of the day, you’re still marrying the person you love, so don’t forget to have fun even if the weather isn’t as good as you hoped!
Get photos you wouldn’t in the sunshine
Chat with your photographer about what they can actually do with the wet weather! An experienced photographer will have a range of shots in their portfolios and memory that they can help you set up for your wedding day.
The classic shot of the couple walking together it’s nice, but add the romantic touch of an umbrella and some drops of rain and you have something truly special, as Romualdas and Sigita found out.
We also love the way the photographer used the umbrella to frame the couple, creating a beautiful warm love shot.
Stall for a break in the rain
If you have a chance to check the radar then you might be in luck and see that the rain is going to ease up for a particular part of your wedding day that’s outside. If that’s the case, don’t be afraid to talk to your venue about pushing back your photos by half an hour if they have the flexibility.
Emma was worried about the weather, but the rain managed to clear for the couple to have their pictures and get sprinkled with confetti.
Just go ahead anyway…
If a little bit of rain doesn’t scare you away then have fun with it and go ahead anyway. Some umbrellas for your guests, some laughter, and making sure you hitch your wedding gown up that little bit higher, will give you the gorgeous and fun wedding you’ve always dreamed, without the stress of the weather.
…and fully embrace the rain!
You can even go one step further, especially if you’re hosting an outdoor reception or wedding, and just embrace the rain! As Emma and Adam did, after looking for a venue just as beautiful on the inside as the outside, they embraced the rain and took amazing photos to prove it!
Their guests all embraced the rain too, making for a fun and memorable night that no one will forget.
Plan for the wet weather look
Cobblestones and forests get an even more beautiful feel when they’re in the wet, and they can look absolutely stunning when it’s been raining. So if you’re having a wedding in the city or a forest-style location and think it might rain on your day, make the most of it by adding it to your theme!
We love the way that Sidhara and Devindha used their umbrella as a prop, adding some lights to create the perfect shot.
The rain just makes Rosie and Scott’s enchanted forest wedding look even more beautiful.
Finally, don’t be afraid your iconic moments will be ruined
A lot of the time when we visualise weddings we think of them being picture perfect with couples smiling and not a cloud in the sky. But know life isn’t always like that, so don’t worry about losing the iconic moments because it’s raining on your big day.
At the end of the day, the rain becomes a part of your wedding so your iconic moments should include it. Then you can look back and smile on the day that you had, and those memories will be more real and unique because of it.
From Adam and his dapper crew with their umbrellas to Emma stepping out the car, your iconic moments are just that. They are yours. So make sure you treasure them rain, hail, or shine.