No one ever plans for rain on their wedding day, but let’s face it - it happens sometimes. And all of your plans for an outdoor wedding suddenly have to be changed.
If you have chosen an experienced team of vendors, they will know exactly what to do to make sure you have a beautiful wedding day and the best wedding photos to show it off.
We have photographed plenty of rainy weddings. For some, they went ahead with an outdoor ceremony, with everyone holding umbrellas. Others rented tents at the last minute or moved the ceremony under cover. No matter what you do, as photographers, we can tell you that interesting weather only makes for more interesting photos.
We have seen genius wedding coordinators turn nice weddings into really unique and even more beautiful events because of last-minute changes due to rain. So let Mother Nature surprise you, and just roll with it. Stay focused on marrying your best friend, and let the professionals handle the rest.
Here are three wedding tips for making the most of it when it rains on your wedding day.
1. Buy colorful vintage pagoda umbrellas for your wedding party to hold as they walk down the aisle. If your bridesmaids are wearing short dresses, buy some cute rain boots for them at Target. The rain boots will look adorable with the vintage umbrellas.
2. Rent a big tent, put all your original decor inside it so everything is the same except covered. One of our brides did this and had the hotel lay down plywood on the aisle so the guests could walk to their seats without getting their shoes wet. Just cover the plywood with pretty fabric for the bridal party processional, and you’re set.
3. You can still do family portraits and creative portraits outside. Grab those colorful umbrellas, find a pretty green spot, and have some fun with your photographers.
Check out how the Chrisman Studios photographers handle rainy wedding days. We hope you will trust us to give you the best wedding photos no matter what the sky has in store for you.