Part 2: The “R” Word

Last week, I shared with you three tips in easing the anxiety of rain on your wedding day. Without further ado, here are tips 4 & 5:

Tip #4 – Make it fun rain or shine! 

Let your guests know right from the start that no matter rain or shine, this is going to be a celebration to remember.  Have an attendant handing out cute little, clear bubble branded umbrellas with the “Bride” and “Groom” names and wedding date printed on them as wedding favors. Hello, Etsy! Similarly, you could do monogrammed Poncho packs. These are not only fun ideas that make light of a “pending doom” situation, but things that your guests will actually use again in the future and serve as a memento of a wonderful day!

In addition, these props can be used during the couple’s portraits and wedding party photos. It can add much personality and uniqueness to your overall gallery of images!

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Tip #5 – When to make the call?

The time to decide if you are going ahead with plan A or moving to plan B can vary.  Now you’re thinking, “That didn’t help me at all.” But hold on! It all depends on the level of man-power and time needed to set up “operation backup plan.”

Sometimes the call can be made as late as the hour before the ceremony begins.  If its simply a matter of moving a few chairs and floral arrangements 50 yards to the left, then you can have your recon guy or gal keep an eye on the clouds for you and report any suspicious activity leading up to the final hour.

However, in some cases where guests need to be notified of a new location or the 30 piece orchestra is going to need to set up in a moisture free zone, then the call most likely needs to be made the day before your wedding day, if the forecast is looking gloomy.

Now that you have prepared for the worst, you can say the “R” word without fear.
To see the complete gallery of photos from the rainy day shoot, click here.
Becca Bell

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