What To Do If It Rains On Your Wedding Day
Whilst we can assure you that you can count on us on your wedding day, we can’t count on the weather. We can’t promise snow for a winter wedding; we can’t promise sun for a summer one, and we definitely can’t promise the heavens won’t open as soon as you step outside for photographs. However, rain on the big day doesn’t mean your day is ruined by any stretch! There are a number of ways that we can work around it, or even make the best of it if you’re up for that too. The best thing you can do if the weather is something you are worried about is to get ready for it.
Therefore, prepare for rain on your wedding day! If you prepare for the worst, anything less is a bonus.
We’ve Seen It All
We have a decade of experience in capturing people on a wet and windy wedding day, and so we are here to tell you: don’t panic! We have captured people in conditions from light drizzle to heavy downpour and everything in between, so we’ve got plenty of tricks up our sleeve. We’ve got you.
If you are not keen on getting wet on your wedding day, there will always be various places we can take shelter.
If you are planning on having an outdoor wedding, consider a marquee or a tent for guests. That way, you can hang a whole bunch of fairy lights in there, and shield from the wind and rain whilst getting some super cute shots under tiny twinkly lights. The whole day can go ahead as planned, whilst maintaining that outdoorsy feeling you were aiming for. Decorate it with plants and foliage to bring the outside, in.
Depending on the location of your wedding, there will be a varying number of areas we can dip in and out of for photos. Firstly, we can make full use of the venue, working with different backdrops and lighting.
Otherwise, we can work in the doorways of the venue; take shelter under any trees, or sometimes even jump into little outbuildings on-site at your location.
More often than not, you will have had some form of covered transport bring you to your wedding spot. If it rains, we can jump into a car, a bus, or a VW campervan to make sure you’re getting plenty of memories captured.
I’m not sure if full waterproof wedding dresses and suits exist – might have to tap into that niche market if not – but it is always a good idea to have a few big umbrellas to hand, and it can actually make for a brilliant wedding shot. You can also go all out and hire a load of cool designs for your day so that everyone has one, and if it doesn’t rain, use them as décor.
It Doesn’t Rain *That* Much
Although Scotland is quite famous for being cold and wet, it tends not to be constant. We can keep an eye on it, and when it clears up, head out to get some shots whilst its dry.
Multiple Mini Shoots
We might get a small window of nice weather to go outside and start a shoot, but if the clouds come rolling in, we can split the shoot in two and come back outside when the rain stops. We will work around the weather to ensure we provide you with memories you’ll love looking back on, rain or shine!
Other ways you can prepare are to have blankets for guests, have a bit of a back-up plan in place should anything need to be changed if the rain starts, check the weather in the run up to your wedding and be sure to keep your guests in the loop, and we highly recommend some wellies so that even when the sun shines, you’re not sinking your lovely heels into mud to get the picture you want. Seriously, wellies are your friend, bring them along!
The last option is, of course, give in to the weather. If you want to embrace the rain, we are more than happy to oblige! Rain can make for some absolutely stunning photographs – dramatic, adventurous, and romantic.
So, if rain is one of your biggest worries about your big day, remember that there are a whole bunch of ways we can alter the way we capture you for the best results. Check out some of the ways we have navigated a rainy wedding day for yourself and put that worry to rest!