Making the Most of a Rainy Wedding Day 

rainy wedding day

The April showers seem to be continuing into May this year, but here in New England, we all know that a rainy wedding day can happen at any time. While planning a Massachusetts wedding during any season can lead to a rainy wedding day, a rainy wedding day forecast will not ruin your day. Besides, remember the old adage that rain on your wedding day is good luck. There are many ways to make your rainy wedding day the best day, in any weather. Here are a few tips to make the most of a rainy wedding day. 

First and foremost, try not to stress about the rainy wedding day! Embrace the rain and have fun with it!  Use colorful umbrellas, rain boots, and raincoats to make your photos unique. You can provide colorful matching umbrellas for your guests or have a rain-inspired cocktail at the bar. Not everyone gets to use props for their wedding and photos, and the experience is sure to be a memorable one. 

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Seasoned wedding photographers know how to get the best rain day wedding pictures. There are so many opportunities for rainy day wedding photos that are unique. You can look for reflections in puddles or on wet surfaces, which can add depth and interest to your photos or get down low to capture a close-up of raindrops on a leaf or flower. Many could be shot in black and white or using a filter to give photos a moody, atmospheric feel. Your photographer won’t be afraid to get creative and have fun with your rainy-day wedding photography. Discuss any specific shots or poses you have in mind with the photographer beforehand, so they can plan accordingly and ensure that you get the rainy wedding day shots you want. What seems like a dreary day can be transformed into a beautiful one if you have a rainy Massachusetts wedding day.

Because planning a wedding in New England, you will want to have a backup plan in case the rain becomes too heavy to take photos outside. Considering indoor backup plans will be crucial for any event, especially during rainy seasons. Make sure your venue will have suitable indoor spaces for the ceremony and reception. Seeing your venue’s back-up plan spaces ahead of time will allow you to make sure the lighting and ambiance of the indoor space will match your vision. Confirm with all your vendors to make sure that they will be able to adjust to the indoor backup plan. And, you will want to have one designated point of contact to handle any last-minute changes or adjustments.

In addition to having suitable indoor spaces for the ceremony and reception, there are some other things to keep in mind. Make sure the indoor space can accommodate all your guests comfortably. Also, to avoid confusion, you may want to communicate the backup plan to your guests ahead of time. 

rainy Massachusetts wedding

Keep your guests comfortable by providing umbrellas and towels at the venue. Providing umbrellas and towels not only keeps your guests dry but can make for a great group photo opportunity if the rain lets up for a bit!  You can also add a personal touch to the towels by having them embroidered with your event’s logo or a special message. 

Additionally, offering warm drinks and blankets to your guests is a great way to keep them comfortable during chilly evenings or if the temperature suddenly drops. By taking these extra steps to ensure the comfort of your guests, you’re sure to leave a lasting impression and create a memorable event.

Remember that New England weather is unpredictable and out of your control, so having a back-up plan in advance will help take some stress off of the day. Whether it’s moving things indoors or having tents, towels and umbrellas on standby, having something planned out will help in the long run. Finally, remember to relax. Enjoy your special day no matter what the weather brings. At the end of the day, it’s about celebrating your love and commitment to each other; rain or shine.