Romance in the Rain

August 6, 2015

It’s the day before your wedding and a dark grey cloud icon taunts you from your weather app. A rain storm is trying to crash your wedding and you have put too much time planning it to let it ruin things for you! With a few years of experience under our belt, we know that worrying won’t change the outcome, which is why we have put together a list of tips for making the best of every situation and making sure nothing rains on your parade!


Photography: Kelsey Kradel.

Take a deep breath. Everything is going to be OK! Embrace the beauty of nature and have fun with it! At the end of the day, you’ll be a Mrs. rain or shine, so you might as well try to enjoy it.


Be prepared. When seeking an event venue, look for facilities that have equally usable indoor and outdoor spaces so that a change of location isn’t necessary due to weather.  For example, Matt & Taylor knew they wanted a rustic chic ceremony on the beautiful, lush farm grounds at Rustic Acres. The weather wasn’t quite what they were expecting but since the farm is equipped with three rainy day indoor options, the couple was able to take advantage of the unique indoor spaces and were much more at ease on their wedding day!


Trust your vendors. You hired professionals who are familiar with your venue, their craft, and the local weather. Trust them to do what they do best!.  Prepare for the worst and make a rain plan with your venue coordinator at least one month prior to the event (just in case!) so that you aren’t stressed or concerned.


Be flexible. Arrange a decision deadline time by which your vendors are mobilized to switch to the rain plan on your wedding day.


Make a fashion statement. Have fun with rainy day necessities! Look at this as an opportunity to make a fashion statement with your rainy day accessories and include umbrellas and rain boots that go with your wedding colors.  Nothing is more romantic than a bride and groom holding matching umbrellas! You can also put out baskets of umbrellas for guests and use them as bridal party photo props.  


Embrace it. Hey! It’s raining on your wedding day! You’re bound to get wet so have fun with it!  The color saturation in your photos is going to be more beautiful in overcast or rainy weather than in the brilliant sunlight.  There will be an amazing sense of camaraderie amongst your guests and your smile will be brighter than any sunshine that could have been in your photos! Remember the day is about joining two hearts and don’t let Mother Nature damper that.  Get creative and collect a jar of rainwater on your wedding day as a memento.  Pinterest suggests using it for your child’s baptism ceremony or purchasing a vial style necklace from Etsy to wear the raindrops with you every day.

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