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How to Handle Rain on Your Wedding Day

March 18, 2024

Grey Loft Studio
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Path to Business Podcast: Episode #69 – How to Handle Rain on Your Wedding Day by Bethany and Luc Barrette from Grey Loft Studio, a wedding photographer & videographer husband and wife duo.


Rain on your wedding day is not exactly what most couples envision when they plan their special day. But as much as we hope for clear skies and sunshine, sometimes Mother Nature has other plans. So, what do you do when rain threatens to dampen your wedding festivities? Here are some insights and tips to help you navigate through the challenges and still have a memorable day:

  1. Embrace the Unexpected: While rain might add stress to your wedding day, try to embrace the unexpected. Remember, some of the most beautiful moments can arise from unexpected circumstances. Keep a positive attitude and focus on the love and joy surrounding you.
  2. Prepare for the Worst, Hope for the Best: Keep an eye on the weather forecast, but don’t let it consume you. Prepare for rain by having a backup plan in place. Invest in some clear umbrellas for you and your wedding party to use, as they allow more light to filter through and look great in photos.
  3. Have a Rain Plan: Ensure your venue has a backup plan for rainy weather. Whether it’s an indoor space or a tented area, having a plan B will give you peace of mind. Discuss this with your venue coordinator well in advance.
  4. Consider First Look Photos: If rain is in the forecast, consider having a first look before the ceremony. This will give you more flexibility for outdoor photos during breaks in the rain and allow you to enjoy your day without worrying about getting your attire wet during the ceremony.
  5. Backup Outfit and Accessories: Pack a backup outfit and shoes, just in case the rain becomes too much to handle. Having spare clothing on hand can save the day if your original attire gets soaked.
  6. Think Creatively: Rain can offer unique opportunities for creative wedding photos. Embrace the elements and work with your photographer to capture stunning shots with umbrellas, raindrops, and moody lighting.
  7. Communicate with Your Vendors: Keep open communication with your vendors, especially your photographer and venue coordinator. Discuss your concerns about rain and ask for their advice and suggestions. Experienced professionals will have strategies in place to handle rainy conditions seamlessly.
  8. Don’t Stress: Remember, your wedding day is about celebrating your love and commitment to each other, regardless of the weather. Don’t let rain dampen your spirits. Instead, focus on the moments you’ll cherish forever.
  9. Consider a Post-Wedding Photoshoot: If the rain interferes with your wedding day photos, consider scheduling a post-wedding photoshoot on a sunny day. This will give you a chance to capture those dreamy outdoor shots without worrying about the weather.
  10. Trust Your Team: Finally, trust in your wedding team to handle any challenges that come their way. Experienced professionals will adapt to the situation and ensure that your day goes smoothly, rain or shine.

In conclusion, rain on your wedding day may not be ideal, but with proper planning and a positive mindset, you can still have a magical celebration. Embrace the unexpected, stay flexible, and focus on what truly matters – your love for each other. And who knows, maybe a little rain will bring you luck and unforgettable memories to cherish for a lifetime.

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