What to Do If It Rains on Your Wedding Day

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A rainy wedding day is probably one of the biggest fears many brides have leading up to their big day.  You've put in so much time, so much effort, and you've been dreaming of your wedding day your whole life.   Bad weather can sound like an absolute disaster!

Luckily, you don't have to let a little rain get in the way of taking unforgettable photos. :) The rain can actually add a beautiful and romantic element to your images! So here are three things to keep in mind if the clouds roll in, and it starts to rain on your wedding day.

3 Tips For Rainy Wedding Day Photography

1. Keep a Positive Attitude

It is a bummer when the weather doesn't cooperate with you on your wedding day.  No doubt at all about that.  But luckily, that doesn't mean your whole day is ruined! If you have a negative outlook on the rain these expressions will show in your wedding photos - so relax, keep a positive mindset and pay attention to your body language. You're going to be just fine! :)

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2. Remember that You can Always Find a Place to Stay Dry.

Awnings, porches and even the protection of tree branches can shield you from the rain and provide the perfect backdrop for your gorgeous photos. Your photographer has probably already scouted out the area and made note of these areas, just in case!  One of my favorite personal options is to incorporate umbrellas into your photos. A cute clear umbrella makes a great prop for portraits and you can personalize it to display your name, initials, or wedding date!  

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3. Keep Your Day as Planned.

Many couples consider forgoing some of the scheduled shots because of the rain. But the rain can actually enhance the images,  and be the picture-perfect settings for your wedding photos!  Rain serves as a beautiful natural backdrop, and the overcast clouds are ideal for outdoor lighting. It also gives your surroundings a boost in saturation so the colors around you really stand out. (Not to mention all the glimmer of light it can reflect for an enchanting look!) So before you write off these outdoor portraits, talk to your photographer and let them work their magic!

If you are really against the idea of shooting in the rain, talk with your photographer and the venue about setting up a time to come back for bride and groom portraits. Otherwise?  Don't let the rain get you down on your wedding day! Embrace it! :) And trust that your photographer has all the tools and creative mindset to capture you beautifully, in whatever elements you may find yourself in. :) 

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