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Advice for a Rainy Day Wedding

Cloudy with a chance of fun!

Today is one of my favorite kind of days, gray and rainy with the occasional thunder. Something about growing up in Colorado that makes me love this summertime weather. It does make me want to abandon work for a good book, my favorite spot on the sofa, and a yummy cup of hot chocolate though! I will try my best to resist. 

 Rainy Wedding

As much as I love the occasional rainy day, most brides do not look happily upon a forecast of rain and thunderstorms. Especially those with outdoor weddings. It is completely understandable to be disappointed, but my advice is to not let things like the weather, which are out of your control, ruin your wedding day. It is entirely possible to have an amazing wedding day despite rain. In fact, it can be even more fun. People tend to loosen up and laugh easier when it rains. Let the kids splash in the puddles, and don’t be afraid to have some fun yourself! 

 

There are a few things you can do to make the most of rainy weather. Talk to your family and bridal party and adjust their expectations. Expectations make or break weddings, so help everyone to prepare for inclement weather. Talk to your photographer and make sure they are aware of the forecast and what plans you have for rainy weather. For photos, my advice is to be open to getting at least slightly wet. You can’t help the weather you have, but you don’t want to have less photos just because you didn’t want to get wet. If you want some really memorable, crazy awesome photos, being willing to get soaked. Those will be some of the most romantic photos you have ever seen! You remember the famous scene from The Notebook right?! So romantic. 

 

Whether you want to get wet or not, here are some items which will make your photos more fun: Shoes you don’t mind getting wet or splashing around in (think cute rain boots), a big umbrella, decorative umbrellas, a little sweater/shawl/or cute raincoat in case it is pretty cool, a blanket for posing under or wrapping up in, and a change of clothes (for those brides who choose to get really wet – we don’t want you catching cold!). There are so many great rain shots you can have, but you need to be prepared and know what you want from your wedding photos.

 

Here is a little inspiration board for you on this rainy afternoon!

Rainy Wedding Collage

“I'm singing in the rain, Just singing in the rain, What a glorious feeling I'm happy again. I'm laughing at clouds, So dark up above, The sun's in my heart, And I'm ready for love.”
— Gene Kelly (Singing In The Rain)