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Wedding Advice- What if it rains on my wedding day?

Tips for how to manage when it rains on your wedding day:

1. Be prepared in advance.

If you live in New Zealand you probably know that we get a decent amount of rain throughout the year. It can be unpredictable and even if it’s the middle of Summer there’s always the chance it could rain. Rather than dwelling on our temperamental forecast it is best to be prepared for every possible situation. Have a backup plan if your ceremony is outside, have a bunch of umbrellas (preferably clear or white ones to keep your photographer happy!) on hand and consider how rain may affect your timeline.

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2. Chat to your photographer about a ‘rain-plan’.

They may be able to suggest some sheltered photo locations or do a scout in advance to find some other options for you.

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3. If it happens… embrace it!

You can’t do anything to stop the sky from falling so there’s no point worrying about it. Rain photos can actually be really beautiful and if you’re willing to get a little wet, it will so be worth it! Umbrella shots can be really pretty too so don’t be afraid to get amongst it.

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If you are getting married at a pretty venue or your reception venue is awesome why not go there early and have some photos? Inside a church, hall or house can be a great spot to find shelter for a while and relax with your bridal party. Also sometimes semi-outside places like under a porch or in a doorway can be great sheltered spots with more natural light.

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Sometimes it just POURS (see below images). Ceremonies move indoors, bridesmaids get eaten alive by mosquitoes (sorry guys!) and your dress gets a little muddier than you planned. I have done some weddings where the rain is just relentless and there is no break. We had to adjust plans but that’s not what I remember about these days (if anything, it made things even more of an adventure!). I remember two people who love each other, making an incredible commitment and having an epic celebration. That, is what really matters the most.

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Tips for how to manage when it rains on your wedding day:

1. Be prepared in advance.

If you live in New Zealand you probably know that we get a decent amount of rain throughout the year. It can be unpredictable and even if it’s the middle of Summer there’s always the chance it could rain. Rather than dwelling on our temperamental forecast it is best to be prepared for every possible situation. Have a backup plan if your ceremony is outside, have a bunch of umbrellas (preferably clear or white ones to keep your photographer happy!) on hand and consider how rain may affect your timeline.

lydia-rachel-auckland-wedding-photographer lydia-rachel-auckland-wedding-photographer

2. Chat to your photographer about a ‘rain-plan’.

They may be able to suggest some sheltered photo locations or do a scout in advance to find some other options for you.

lydia-rachel-hamilton-wedding-photographer lydia-rachel-hamilton-wedding-photographer

3. If it happens… embrace it!

You can’t do anything to stop the sky from falling so there’s no point worrying about it. Rain photos can actually be really beautiful and if you’re willing to get a little wet, it will so be worth it! Umbrella shots can be really pretty too so don’t be afraid to get amongst it.

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If you are getting married at a pretty venue or your reception venue is awesome why not go there early and have some photos? Inside a church, hall or house can be a great spot to find shelter for a while and relax with your bridal party. Also sometimes semi-outside places like under a porch or in a doorway can be great sheltered spots with more natural light.

lydia-rachel-blenheim-wedding-photographer lydia-rachel-auckland-wedding-photographerlydia-rachel-blenheim-wedding-photographer 5. It will all be ok!

Sometimes it just POURS (see below images). Ceremonies move indoors, bridesmaids get eaten alive by mosquitoes (sorry guys!) and your dress gets a little muddier than you planned. I have done some weddings where the rain is just relentless and there is no break. We had to adjust plans but that’s not what I remember about these days (if anything, it made things even more of an adventure!). I remember two people who love each other, making an incredible commitment and having an epic celebration. That, is what really matters the most.

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