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How To Prepare For A Rainy Day Wedding


How does one prepare for a rainy wedding day? Well, this scenario happens more often than we think. The good news is that wedding professionals have come up with great ways to combat rainy day weddings. There are several different precautions that vendors will take in order to ensure the wedding is a success despite the rain. Here are a few key ideas to keep in mind if your wedding falls on a rainy day.


First and foremost, we need to consider the outdoor ceremony. More often than not, we are seeing ceremonies outdoors. What does this mean for your ceremony when it’s raining? Well, venues always have a contingency plan. They will have a backup plan in place to ensure that your wedding is a success. This contingency plan can look a few different for each wedding and venue.

  • The venue will move the ceremony and have it in the reception space. In doing so, they will need to consider if they want to have guests sit at tables that are already set up, or, rearrange the tables to keep the integrity of the ceremony.
  • Some outdoor ceremonies have tents or pavilions where your ceremony can be moved too.
  • Even though it is hard to predict what the weather will do, sometimes venues will set up tents before the rain hits to ensure a dry ceremony.


If the reception is going to be outside, there are a few things to consider. Always plan to have a tent. Not only will the tent offer a safety net if it does rain, but if the weather is hot, it will provide much-needed shade for your guests. This will allow everyone to stay dry and comfortable.

Photographer & Videographers 

One aspect of a rainy wedding day that can be overlooked is the photos. In most cases, wedding photos are taken outside. What does this mean for the wedding photos? Well, it is the photographer and videographers’ job to get creative. Most photographers and videographers have a backup plan in case the weather does not permit. A couple of ways photographers and videographers can prepare is by visiting the space prior to the wedding. Having them scope out the space before the wedding allows for more creativity and opportunity for photos.

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