If you’re recently engaged, it’s probably a question you’ve asked yourself at least once. You may have even checked past years to see if its rained on your wedding day in the past.
The truth is, sometimes it does rain. However, you can still get beautiful photos on the off chance it rains!
Here are a few things to keep in mind…
Huge Windows & Porch Overhangs
These two things will be your best friend if it rains on your wedding day, especially if you love the natural light look! Which, if you’re a Watson Bride, I’m pretty sure you do. 😉
As long as you have a one of these two things, we can get creative with your photos and still get really fun shots together. 🙂
Remember, the Rain will End
This is a huge thing to remember! It can be easy to get discouraged. I get it! You’ve spent months planning your wedding day and you want it to be perfect. Rain is discouraging.
However, See these two shots from Amanda & Marcin’s wedding? They were taken just 30 minutes apart!
While it may rain on your wedding day, which I hear is lucky, it probably won’t rain all day. We’ll keep our eye on it and find the window. 🙂
Pay Attention to the Radar & Be Flexible
This ties back to finding the window. Let me tell you about EB & Adam’s wedding…
We had just finished their ceremony and we were scheduled to go to their venue to do all the Bridal Party photos and Bride/Groom photos there. However…
When we looked at the clouds, we knew we were on borrowed time.
We pulled out the radar and sure enough, rain was headed toward us. We had 30 minutes.
This is where being flexible is so important!
If we had left the church then, like we originally planned, we would have spent 25 minutes driving and completely missed the window that we had! This wasn’t our first choice, but it was the best choice.
We choose to do photos at the church, had fun together then packed up just as the rain started.
The best part?
When we got to EB & Adam’s venue, 25 minutes later, the rain had let up! We hustled outside and got photos at their venue too. EB & Adam’s first choice. 🙂
Sometimes… the unexpected happens.
Colleen & Anthony got married this past January. It was a beautiful church ceremony and I was excited to head out to the Hyatt Lodge after for some Wintery photos.
We walked out of the church and it was raining! In January!
Not only was it raining, but it was instantly freezing once it reached the ground. Everything was SUPER icy and very dangerous! I was shocked.
However, I know how important photos are to my Watson Brides. We adjusted.
We went to the Hyatt Lodge, found an overhang large enough for everyone that wasn’t icy and laughed together through photos.
After that, we got creative. Because of the icy delay, we didn’t have as many photos as I was hoping for, but we got creative, found some space indoors and got some really cool shots we never would have if we hadn’t gotten creative. 🙂
Pro Tip: Be Prepared
If you’re nervous about rain, I recommend picking up some clear bubble umbrellas for yourselves and your bridal party.
They’re cute photos and you can find lots of options on Amazon like these. 🙂
I hope this post has been helpful to you!
Remember, the most important part of your wedding day is the commitment you two are making to each other. This is just the start of your adventure together and your friends and family can’t wait to celebrate with you rain or shine. 🙂
It will all work out. 🙂
PS. If you have a question you want to see answered on the blog, let me know!
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March 16, 2022