Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Weddings and Rain - How to Make it a Marriage that Works

Although most wedding day plans are made with sunny skies in mind, rain now and then is inevitable (though preferably not on weekends, please), and it really does not mean "rain on your parade" on your wedding day. With a few carefully planned details considered, some simple props can help stage adorable, memorable, any-weather wedding photos, and can also be special keepsakes.

A few helpful tips for the wedding couple planning a "weather contingency" are:

1. Explore the costs related so that you may reserve some funds in your budget in case the plan needs to swing into action on your wedding day. Some considerations to that point are: extra tenting, 6' wide awning walkways, and tent flooring. A very well designed weather plan may not even necessitate all of these components, and of course depends on your venue. And, if you've budgeted for them and don't need them, maybe the allotted funds can be added to your honey moon cash :)

2. Wellies. Trust me, you'll love having this accessory. Boots such as Hunter are not only exceptionally functional, but photograph well (see above, I mean....seriously, how cute!?!?). They come in any color you can imagine to match the feel of your wedding, and you'll use them forever.

3. Golf umbrellas. And why not monogram them?? (link below). Okay, so this one you'll need to go ahead and plan several weeks in advance. But a "just in case" special umbrella for the bride is a great idea.

4. Discuss a weather plan with your photographer so that she or he may strategize some great shots accordingly. The above photo was taken by Kevin Birch I tell clients wholeheartedly that some of the most memorable wedding photos I have seen were taken on days with rain. There is a lush quality to landscapes on these days, and the "lighting" is actually favorable.

Like so much in life, rain on your wedding day is "what you make of it". Make it fun, whimsical and personal. And as always, happy wedding planning! xo


  1. Great post and advice. You can never be too careful when it comes to the potential for rain on your Wedding day, especially when it comes to catering and whether things are outdoors or indoors. These are some excellent tips!

    - Jackie
    Catering in Winchester MA

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