So many couples dread the thought of a wet wedding day. So I thought I’d put your mind at ease and remind you to embrace rain on your wedding day. The weather can’t change but the way we respond to it can. It’s not ideal, but we will survive! I want you to not stop smiling on your wedding day. Rain or shine let’s have an absolute ball. So enjoy some of my tips on how to embrace rain on your wedding day.

1. Be Prepared

Always plan for rain. I think you should do this from the get go. When you start wedding planning and you’re looking at wedding venues, look at the venue in the rain. Plan for rain, can you do all your group shots inside. Would you be happy with all your couples shots being done inside? This is my first tip on embracing rain on your wedding day. The more you plan for it the less it’ll bother you.

2. Get Creative

It might be light rain it might be awful. I’ll always encourage a bride and groom to pop a brolly up in light rain. But sometimes we know this isn’t possible. So I like to get creative, using window light and using windows themselves. The bonus is here you get images that are totally unique because we’re thinking totally outside the box. Look at Lynzi and Sean’s window photos, there is no way we would’ve thought to do this with beautiful weather. But these were some of my favourite shots of their day and totally unique to their wedding day.

3. It Won’t Rain for the Whole Day

I’ve seen this happen so many times whether the wedding is UK based or a wedding abroad. Rain on your wedding day, doesn’t last for the whole day. It might pour down at certain points of the day, but on most wedding days there’s a break in the weather. So for instance if you’re eating and there’s a break in the weather. I’ll definitely be suggesting going outside for ten minutes.

4. Umbrellas

Again prepare for bad weather, prepare that it might rain on your wedding day. But rain doesn’t have to be a massive disappointment, you can embrace it and have fun with props. Get some colourful umbrellas, get some see through umbrellas or ones in your wedding colours. You can have fun shots with your bridesmaids and groomsmen. If it’s light rain, I’ll always ask you to pop outside with an umbrella, you can always say no. But I think they can be such beautiful photographs.

5. Wellies

One of my favourite weddings was an outdoor wedding in Glanusk Estate, where it rained for a massive part of the day. They had a tipi in a field and all the guests wore wellies due to the bad weather. But all the guests had an absolute blast wearing them. There was such a fun array of colourful wellies on guests. The bridesmaids wore light up wellies too and loved being in flat shoes! There is so much fun you can have if you plan and embrace the weather for what it will be.

Please don’t worry about the weather. You’re getting married, rain or shine we’re going to have the most incredible day together. If it does so happen to rain, embrace the rain on your wedding day. Have fun with the props and collaborating with me means we’ll always get a fun, creative set of images. My blog has so many more creative weddings, so pop the kettle on and have a nose.