Don’t stress about it
Rainy Weddings: Don’t stress about it!
A lot of couple’s worries when they are getting married is about the weather! I mean what if it rais?
The weather is one thing that no-one can control so it’s best to be prepared just in case.
You have your beautiful venue and planning your wonderful day – don’t let the rain spoil it!
You cannot fight the rain so you might as well embrace it.
Get some beautiful umbrellas
Make sure you have some lovely umbrellas. If you have them you probably won’t need them! You can get lovely lace-look ones, or I as a photographer normally bring a couple of these with me! Alternatively, why not get them to go with your colour scheme to create a beautiful photo opportunity too!
Speak to your hairdresser
Do you have a specific style that you are wanting for your hair? Then speak with your hairdresser about how it will hold up if it rains. Your hairdresser will be able to give you hints and tips to avoid the frizz or discuss an option to change that is a little more weather friendly.
Don’t worry too much about your dress.
Your Wedding Dress can be one of the most expensive items of clothing that you have ever worn and you can be precious about not wanting to ruin it – of course, no-one wants to ruin their dress. However, think about your venue and your Wedding and what you want from your Wedding Photographs. If you are wearing a hoop or your dress bustles then doing this early on in the day will stop it dragging too much on the floor collecting water or dirt. Come the night time when you are dancing away – you won’t care!
What about your footwear?
You’ve got your beautiful pair of bridal shoes with stiletto heels but they’re not going to work on wet grass and will just sink. If it’s raining on the day, or the day before, have a contingency plan of what footwear to wear. Whether it’s a pair of wellies, wedges or flat shoes, you won’t have to worry about ruining your pretty shoes.
What is your photographer’s plan B?
Have a chat with your photographer about the plan B if its a rainy day. Discuss what is expected of them, and what they expect of you. Does your venue have the space to do photographs inside? Can it accommodate big groups or just little smaller groups? Which shots are truly important?
As a Wedding Photographer who has been photographing weddings for over 10 years, I have seen quite a lot of different weather.
At most venues, there is space inside for us to do small group photographs. Some venues have grand covered entrances that help keep you try – and it just me then who gets wet – but that’s fine it’s what I’m paid for!
Alternatively, we can always mix the day up too and give you beautiful group photographs after dinner if the weather has eased a little bit – there is no hard and fast rule that group photographs need to be done at a certain point in the day!
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Remember, you cannot control the weather so just try and embrace it!