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Rain, rain go away come again another day – just not on my wedding day!

Rain can be a real dampener (pun intended) on your wedding day, but if you are prepared you needn’t worry so much.

Some of my favourite images captured at weddings are those that are in the rain. Where the sky is dark and moody and the rain leaves puddles that bounce your reflection back at you. And if you’re lucky, thick fog will settle in on your venue and make it that little bit more romantic. Not to mention the quirky and coloured umbrellas that come out to play.

Here are a few pointers to help you prepare for the possibility of a rainy wedding day:

  • Umbrellas! Go a little wild and buy colourful and patterned umbrellas to match your colour scheme or theme.
  • A change of shoes. If you are planning on getting photos in longer grass and don’t want to ruin your shoes, a good option is Gumboots! Go colourful or patterned (I love polka dots) to add a little colour to your day and they always look so damn cute poking out from under your dress. Don’t forget gumboots for your bridesmaids too!

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  • Waterproof makeup! There is nothing worse than your make-up running down your face. Ask your make-up artist to use waterproof products.

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  • Check that your photographer is willing and able to shoot in rain. Some will not due to the risk of equipment getting wet. If they won’t shoot out in the rain, make sure you have an idea of other sheltered locations you would like.
  • Make sure your venue is prepared for rainy weather, especially if you are having an outdoor ceremony and reception.

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As John Ruskin once said – Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.