What If It Rains On Our Elopement Day?

Imagine this: You’re putting on your last touches of makeup and you happen to look out the window on your wedding day, and you can’t believe your eyes when you see...


You think to yourself, what do I do now? Start panicking, cancel the wedding, completely switch the timeline around? No, there’s no reason to panic!

With some rain, there’s no reason to fear the worst! To ease your mind, here are some ideas for you if it does happen to rain during your elopement!

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1️⃣ Wait out the rain. This is a huge reason that I encourage all day elopements. If we have to wait a few minutes for the rain to quit, we can just chill and not worry about a strict timeline.

2️⃣ If you’re eloping in the PNW, it’s just good to just keep it in mind that it can rain unpredictably. Pick a time of year where it doesn’t rain as much, and plan around that if you’re super worried about it.

3️⃣ Bring some clear umbrellas. These can fit right under the seat of your car or your trunk and they look super cute in photos! Clear umbrellas make it so there aren’t any bright distracting colors like on traditional umbrellas, and we can take some cute detail shots through the umbrella while you’re nice and dry!

4️⃣ Just relax and go with the flow. There’s no sense getting angry about something you can’t control on your wedding day. The focus is to marry your best friend, and there will be adorable photos of you two either way.

5️⃣ Schedule bridals a few days before the wedding. This gives you more flexibility in working with the weather, and you can plan to get photos without the rain if you’re worried. So the day of, it’s not stressful to make sure you like your hair in the photos.

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And there you have it! Some ways to help relieve the stress if you're worried about rain on your wedding day. If you had a rainy wedding day, let me know in the comments some things you did to combat the rain!

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