If you live in Vancouver, and are planning an outdoor wedding or having your wedding photos taken outside (at any time of year) you KNOW that theres a good chance it will rain on your wedding day. Here are our top 5 Tips to Conquer Rain On Your Wedding Day, to ensure you are well-prepared and can enjoy every moment!
Rain On Your Wedding Day Tip #1: Umbrellas, Umbrellas, Umbrellas!
Clear umbrellas are our #1 suggestion for our couples, as they keep you dry and let through that soft, flattering light that we love so much from over-cast days. ⠀
Rain On Your Wedding Day Tip #2: Always have a plan “B”. ⠀
Especially if you have a large bridal party, having a secondary covered location for your group shots is much more efficient than accommodating 14+ people with umbrellas. For this particular wedding, we found that under the Granville Street Bridge gave us the rain cover we needed while still letting in the stunning soft light of the day.
Rain On Your Wedding Day Tip #3: Think about your feet.
If you are planning an outdoor wedding on the West Coast, have some practical footwear for your wedding photos if you want to get a little adventurous during your portrait time. We love these cute yellow rain boots! They kept our bride’s feet dry and cozy, let her easily adventure around the rocks at Lighthouse Park, and added a pop of colour to the otherwise monochromatic day.
Rain On Your Wedding Day Tip #4: Just Own It.
If you are stressed about a little drizzle, it will be reflected in your body language and therefore your wedding photos. Embracing the rain, relaxing and focusing on your new life partner is the best way to get beautiful photographs. Plus- they say that rain on your wedding day is good luck!
Rain On Your Wedding Day Tip #5: Watch The Clock
As adventurous as you get in the rain, allow for time afterwards to touch up your hair, makeup and dry off before your reception.