I’ve written advice about rain on your wedding day previously, and how to embrace the circumstances in any case. To expand on that a bit, I’ve compiled some advice about planning around the weather for your wedding day, in order to help you relax + enjoy the day! Without further adieu, the top 3 reasons you should create a rain plan for your wedding day:
1 // Stress-free wedding day plans. The absolute best way to ensure that you won’t be worried about inclement weather on your wedding day is if you create a rain plan! You may never have to use it, but the moment you create a back-up plan you will have peace of mind knowing that you’ve accounted for that uncontrollable unknown. You’ll be able to relax on the days leading up to the wedding, as well as on the wedding day itself, and rely on your vendor team to do their best – come what may.
2 // Better photos. Certainly its your personal choice if you’d like to go on with an outdoor ceremony or outdoor portraits even if the skies look threatening, but it’s also in your best interests to create an alternate plan just in case. That way, you’ll know what to expect if it rains, and you can predict what your resulting wedding images will look like. When in doubt, ask your photographer about possible locations and how specific types of locations will translate into images in terms of lighting, backgrounds, and other factors. (For example, a lobby of a building with lots of windows will photograph much differently than a lodge with few windows and very little natural light. It will create a different mood + look to your photos.)
3 // Keep everyone comfortable. While the day is certainly about you as a newly married couple, you’re also surrounded by wonderful family, loved ones, and close friends so it’s naturally about them, too. You’ll want to make the conscious decision to keep everyone as comfortable as possible, especially in case of inclement weather. Make sure to keep comfort in mind as you plan a backup location – sometimes working indoors or under an overhang is the only option in the case of a downpour, strong wind, or severe heat.