Wedding in the Rain: How to Make it Fun and Guarantee Good Photos

When most people plan their wedding day, they do so with sunshine and blue skies in mind, but in the UK this is far from guaranteed.

For a lot of people, even in the height of a British Summer, a wedding in the rain is a real possibility, but it can actually be a unique and enjoyable experience for both the couple and the guests.

With a little bit of planning, you can make a wedding in the rain fun and ensure that your photographs are unforgettable.


How to Make a Wedding in the Rain Great

  •  Embrace the Rain – Instead of trying to fight it, embrace the rain and make it a part of your wedding theme. You can incorporate umbrellas, wellies, and raincoats into your decorations and attire. You could even play rain themed music, such as “I Can’t Stand the Rain” by Tina Turner or “It’s Raining Men” by The Weather Girls.


  • Provide Shelter – Make sure to provide shelter for your guests during the ceremony and reception. You can rent tents or canopies to keep everyone dry. As long as people are dry, they won’t care that it’s raining and neither will you.


  • Have Fun with Photos – Take advantage of the rain to create some unique and memorable photos. You could use colourful umbrellas or take photos of people splashing in puddles, you could even use your transport for photos to ensure there are some flawless shots. These are guaranteed ways to capture images that people won’t forget any time soon.


  • Plan Rainy Day Activities – To ensure that guests are entertained even if they can’t go outside, plan some indoor activities like fun games, a photo booth or magician. Or if the wedding is during the winter & rain is a given, maybe make a real deal out of it & serve warm drinks like hot chocolate or mulled wine to keep your guests warm and cosy until the rain passes.


The most important thing is to have a positive attitude and enjoy the moment, regardless of the weather.

Though a wedding in the rain is unlikely to be what you planned, there is no reason for it to ruin your big day.