These rainy wedding photos will go ahead and prove that rain on your wedding day isn’t the worst thing. In fact, you may even wish for it after seeing them! While you should still be prepared if the forecast shows a chance of rain (more on that later), it doesn’t have to dampen your day. There is always a small chance it will rain no matter when you are planning your wedding, so take advice from the pros below, and most importantly embrace it with a smile, because although you can ensure almost everything else goes as planned, you can’t control the weather. It is good luck, after all! See how these couples embraced it (and order those umbrellas!).
Here are a few things to keep in mind from Jenna Miller, Creative Director at Here Comes the Guide:
Clear umbrellas are your best bet for wedding photos, since they won’t obstruct the view or cast a shadow on your faces. If you have your heart set on taking pictures outside, an umbrella or two for you and your partner are a must. You may even want to consider giving them out as bridal party gifts for the group shots. Although transparent umbrellas are preferred by photographers, we can’t help but swoon over the more colorful options.
Dance in the Rain
No, not literally (unless you don’t mind getting soaked!), but you can tie in the dreamy weather—while staying dry—with an appropriate first dance song, like “She’s My Kind of Rain” by Tim McGraw.
Rent a Clear Tent
“Rainy weather” doesn’t have to mean “indoor wedding”. In fact, quite the opposite! We LOVE the idea of renting a clear-top tent for an open-air wedding in the rain. The tent provides completely unobstructed views of the sky, the raindrops make for some beautifully ambient white noise, and the romance factor will go through the (transparent) roof. Make sure the tent also has clear sides to protect your guests from wet gusts of wind. And if it’s a chilly day, you may want to rent portable heating towers as well to keep your guests comfortable.
Drink It Up
Serve up “Dark and Stormy” signature cocktails consisting of dark rum, ginger beer, and a slice of lime. And although it doesn’t typically come garnished with a cocktail umbrella, it might be fun to add one. (We just love a good theme!)
Still worried about the rain? You could always elope!