04/02/2018 / Destination Wedding, Tips for Brides & Grooms, Wedding Tips

HOW TO PREPARE FOR A RAINY DAY WEDDING

We don't have a lot of rainy days in the summer and a rainy day wedding is not something that a bride wants to prepare for when planning her big day. Rainy wedding days do happen in Italy too! Here some tips for taking wedding photos in the rain
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If you are planning a Wedding in Italy, probably you LOVE sunny day! We don’t have a lot of rainy days in the summer and a rainy day wedding is not something that a bride wants to prepare for when planning her big day but, unfortunately, rainy wedding days do happen in Italy too!

There’s nothing we can do to stop rain on your wedding day but there are some simple ways to make the best of it and ensure you still get some great images. Today we’re share some tips for taking wedding photos in the rain…

BE PREPARED.

A set of matching umbrellas will be your best friend if it rains. We suggest you to choose between black, white or transparent ones. Avoid colored ones like green or red!

 Image:  Amy&Jordan
Image: Amy&Jordan

WATERPROOF YOUR MAKE UP

Wear waterproof mascara, good for happy tears and rainy days, and ask your make-up artist about using a fixing spray once she’s finished your look. 

BE FLEXIBLE.

Nothing every goes as planned on a wedding day, but on a rainy wedding day? You definitely have to just roll with it! We will do our best to ensure that you get all those must-have family shots and romantic photos of you and your groom. 

Don’t be afraid to switch up your timeline, head to your cocktail reception, then nip out for short bursts of photos, rather than doing the usual long photo session. Being flexible means you can take advantage of any breaks in the weather.

 Image:  Katelyn James
Image: Katelyn James

CONFIRM PORTRAIT LOCATIONS WITH YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER.

If you chose your wedding venue because of its beautiful grounds, use them! Just because it’s raining doesn’t mean you have to abandon the idea of outdoor photos! You can use some umbreallas and you’ll be glad you did when you see the variety of photos you were able to get because you went out in the rain. Looking for buildings with overhangs and covered terraces that will provide a great solution for getting outdoor photos without having to use umbrellas all the time. 

DON’T BE AFRAID TO GET YOUR DRESS WET OR DIRTY.

We know this one is hard!!! You have been waiting a long time to wear your beautiful wedding dress, and you most likely spent a lot of money on it! However, try to keep in mind that the only things that remain long after your wedding day are the photos and film that you hire us to capture. Your dress might get a little wet, but it will all be worth it!

WRAP UP

So your dress doesn’t get totally soaked, have a cardigan, or jacket on stand-by (your everyday leather jacket, it’ll perfect!). If you’re wearing heels, have a second pair of flat shoes ready to take with you outside. It’ll make walking from location to location in the soft, wet ground easier.

 Image:  Katelyn James
Image: Katelyn James

WET WEATHER WEDDING KIT

Pack a bag with some wet weather essentials in advance, and leave it in the charge of a bridesmaid on the day. Have you ever think about an Emergency Wedding Kit? Take a look HERE

HAVE A BACKUP PLAN FOR YOUR OUTDOOR CEREMONY.

If you plan to have an outdoor ceremony, then a backup plan is in order. As soon as possible call your venue to review the plan in case of rain. It’s important to be familiar with the plan that is in place, not just for you, but also because all your friends and family will need to know.

BE POSITIVE AND HAVE FUN!

Your attitude will make all the difference in the world on a rainy wedding day. If you’re happy, your groom will be happy. We guarantee that everyone around you will go with the flow if they see you aren’t letting the rain get you down! Even if torrential rains keep you inside during portraits, there are always doorways, windows, and areas inside your venue that can help provide variety in your photos. Sometimes the funnest rainy day wedding photos are the ones where the couple just danced in the rain. Once you’ve got the formalities out of the way, there’s nothing wrong with just embracing the wet weather and having fun with it. Remember that this is going to be a day to remember, so embrace the rain and make this a happy day, one of the happiest of your lives!

 Image:  Katelyn James
Image: Katelyn James

We hope this post has been helpful to you!

Happy wedding planning! Daniel&Valentina

 

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