I've seen my fair share of rainy wedding days, but I’ve never seen a sad bride or Groom! While you may think that the weather will dampen your spirits, it honestly doesn't! We are with you to ensure that not even the weather can ruin your big day. With some creative thinking and preparation by Occasion Queens, we help you embrace the rain, have a magical wedding experience and get fabulous wedding photos. Here are our top tips for making the most of your rainy wedding day:
Chat with Your Photographer
Don't despair about rainy day wedding photos! Your photographer is a pro and has probably shot many wet weather weddings - so trust in his direction and ideas. Trust that your photographer will still capture the love, personality and beautiful moments of your special day. If the weather forecast is looking rainy the week of your wedding, then have a chat with your photographer about alternative photos, areas in your venue and listen to their suggestions. Bringing along some fun umbrellas and rain boots can also create playful and fun photos . Your photographer may even have some cool editing tricks to make the rain hardly noticeable in photos so you will still receive atmospheric and romantic wedding photos you'll treasure.
Bulk buy Umbrellas
Make sure you have plenty of umbrellas on hand for your bridal party and guests if you need to walk between your ceremony and reception venues. Top tip: opt for clear umbrellas so your faces are still visible and can be seen for wedding photos! There are even businesses that will let you rent large numbers of umbrellas for the day.
Explore Indoor Spaces
Most wedding venues have beautiful indoor spaces you can utilise if needed. Take photos by windows, in hallways, on staircases, or in other photogenic spots. Move your cocktail hour indoors and set up cosy furniture groupings for mingling. Your reception venue likely has multiple rooms - use them for varied experiences like the dance floor, photo booth, dessert bar, etc. Guests will love exploring the different indoor spaces at your venue.
Lean Into the Theme
If rain is inevitable, embrace it! Nature-inspired weddings can highlight the beauty of the outdoors, rain and all! Or it can create atmospheric, moody and romantic city weddings. A rainy wedding day gives you permission to get extra creative with indoor venue spaces or fun and messy outdoor photos if you don’t mind getting your dress wet!
Focus on your Day
No matter what the weather brings, remember that this day is about you and your partner. When you see each other for the first time, you won’t even notice the rain. As your Wedding Day Coordinator we are by your side to move any last minute decor or games inside, usher guests to rooms inside your venue and offer photo opportunity suggestions. We are super experienced in organising and managing anything the weather throws at us! So you are in safe hands with Occasion Queens by your side.