(Closed) Tips on Rainy Wedding Days

posted 10 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
735 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

I read somewhere to ask the limo driver to hold your umbrella so no one in your party gets wet because they are holding your dress/umbrella/anything else!… thought that was a good idea

Also, rainy day sunlight is often really pretty for pic’s ask your photog about it. I love the cute umbrella pix!

 Is your venue outside or inside? maybe contact your peeps there to see what needs to be done ahead of time…

OMG 8 days! Sweeny, we’ve both been on this thing forever! Congrats! 

Post # 4
29 posts

Just like most brides, as a photographer I carry an emergency kit on me whenever I shoot.  My rainy day gear contains towels (to dry an area off before anyone sits on it), a big umbrella (to stay dry of course and also for the cute in-the-rain shot), and chalk, baby wipes, and a Tide pen (just in case someone does get dirty).  It would be worth it to mention your concern to your photographer, and ask him/her to be prepared.

Also, if it does rain, DON’T let anyone rush you out the door until you’re ready!  When you need to walk outdoors, take all the time you need to get ready – and get all the help you need from your bridesmaids!  I’ve seen many brides get the train and skirt of their dress wet and muddy because they allowed themselves to be rushed and didn’t take it slow or wait for help with their train.

Tallbride is right about the light – overcast days are the best for shooting outdoors, because the light tends to be soft and diffused, and it makes colors just pop beautifully.

You can get a great rain shot without exposing yourself to the elements if your venue has any type of porch or entrance with an overhang.  You and your guy can stand there, out of the rain, and your photog can go out in the rain.  It’ll look great and you get to stay dry!

Hope this helps!  Good luck!

Post # 7
2324 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I think that a darling umbrella and rain boots would make very cute pictures if it does rain. Also, you might want to get something a little bigger (a tarp?) to have held over you if you have a long walk from the car/limo to your church/venue. Oh and find some tall people to carry it over you. I’m sure the forecast will change though. They are never right that far out…or even a day out!

Post # 8
62 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

i got married in april and was worried about rain, so i bought two golf umbrellas from this website:


they are huge (60 inch) umbrellas, much bigger than regular umbrellas, and the website even has selection of wedding umbrellas and they are not expensive. in the end, my wedding day was dry and sunny, but it was nice to have a backup plan!

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